Solstice

4.2
337 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
Solstice, The Lodge at Spruce Peak's signature restaurant, offers Vermont artisan-inspired cuisine in an elegant and relaxed setting. Enjoy views from every direction – an open kitchen and interactive chef station tantalizes the senses, and a wall of windows overlooking Spruce Peak mountain offers an exhilarating background for every meal.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
SOLSTICE - Breakfast: 7:00am - 10:30am / Dinner: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
HOURGLASS BAR & LOUNGE - Lunch: 11am - 5pm / Dinner: 5pm - 11pm
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Phone number
(802) 760-4735
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Sean Blomgren
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Catering
Imagine your guests sampling local Vermont cheeses presented by fifth generation cheese makers, freshly caught trout cooked over an open fire with babbling brook background sounds, T-bones served in cast iron skillets, grilled slow cooked local suckling served on authentic picnic tables with blue denim linens, campfire music, sing-alongs, or blue grass tunes. The team at Solstice and The Lodge at Spruce Peak can customize your next catered event on the Mountain.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Base of Spruce Peak
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking for dinner guests.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 337 People Are Saying
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WM
New England
22 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very good
Would be better with more entree selections

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CJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I went to Solstice for an Anniversary dinner. The service was really good! Our waitress was Jen. The only downside to the night was that there was a limited amount of food and side options. Overall it was a great dinner, service and ambiance for our Anniversary dinner!

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c
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my wife here for her birthday. Our meal was excellent and the service was outstanding. I definitely will be back.

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R
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to this restaurant. We booked it because it looked impressive on the web site. The décor lived up to the web presentation. What surprised me was the quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff. I had the lamb shank and was captivated by the different tastes and textures used in the presentation. My wife had the salmon. She was impressed with the topping on the fish. Finally, we were taken good care of throughout our meal. No fewer than four individuals came to us asking if everything was to our approval. The answer was definitely yes. A little expensive but for a special night out this would be my first consideration in the future.

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EK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely good service. Our server Adam was beyond excellent. The food and atmosphere were fantastic great. We were there for our anniversary. It was a bit pricey beyond what we expected though.

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KC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful place!! Very warm, cozy, romantic environment. Food was tasty with ample portions! Our waitress Brandy was amazing! She was attentive and made some good recommendations. We will be back!

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AF
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was nicely prepared but the presentation of my duck entree was unfortunate, looked like it had just been shot with the sauce application. Music was a tad off from the setting. Atmosphere was nice and staff attentive. Just something not quite cohesive about the whole experience.

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GL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Service with Brandy was more than excellent ! Seasonal plate (braised pork with appels) was good but salmon was not fresh as we expect for this price.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I came here for dinner when on our honeymoon and it was amazing food with an amazing view. Service was on point and outstanding.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Overpriced for the quality, limited menu. $240 for a dinner for 2 .... Should be amazing food, atmosphere and service. not just average across the board. Don’t waste your money or time. Stowe has soooo much more to offer.

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TW
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Solstice looks nice but its pretentiousness leads to high prices compared to other restaurants in Stowe. The food was good but no better or more creative/imaginative than other places that are half to 2/3 the price

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DO
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and a delicious meal....highly recommend!

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JH
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Currently the best place in Stowe. Get the pork cutlet. It is superb.

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KN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Beautiful location
Not able to provide menus for 20 minutes

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EF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food as always

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SR
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We’ve dined at this testaurant multiple times solely out of convenience while staying at the lodge. Service is always fair to good but food is constantly below average and far overpriced.

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E
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

When we arrived at the mountain lodge, where the valet parking was,the valet sent us around the back searching for this restaurant and parking, wasting 20 minutes! The food was delicious (I recommend the Gnudi!), the restaurant has nice ambiance and the waiters were friendly,but our table was right by the entrance (and strangely there were both customers and waiters walking by with plates of food throughout) and the service was sporadic, at times rushing the meal along and at others, forgetting our food. I would go back on a less busy weekend!

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MM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Very limited menu. My wife had trouble finding something and had to ask for something off menu - which they accommodated but charged heavily for.

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ST
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Place was nice looking and warm cosy ambience, but food was mediocre - sounded much nicer than it actually was and much too pricey for the quality. I’ve never been to a restaurant that serves a cider in a can to your table that you have to ask for a glass for. Kind of set the tone. I had smoked corn bisque which was alright (although the pork belly was more like cheap sausage) and my husband had the grilled peach toast - which was fridge cold like it had been prepared earlier and using the ricotta like cement to hold everything in place, not really what we were expecting for $18. Chicken for main was chewy, beans were a bit old and the Parmesan fries we ordered were forgotten about. Dessert is cookies and ice cream which were ok but again nothing particularly special. We didn’t complain because it was alright and edible, we chalked it up to not meeting the expectations that the price or the setting had given us. Overall, I’d say not worth the money, disappointed given the price and wouldn’t recommend/go back.

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E
Tucson
110 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Very good food with excellent presentation and wonderful service.

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PH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Unfortunately it was a terrible experience. Overrated, over priced, undercooked food, poor welcome. Would definitely not go back again.

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AC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere and soaring ceilings and beams, right at the base of the mountains, make for an incredible setting. The food spans excellent upscale offerings, and numerous local VT brews are on tap. Highly recommended. Only falls short with ...

1. Very limited dessert offerings. Cookies, with optional ice cream. That's it.
2. Enigmatic menu. Each ap/entree has a name, followed by a sequence of about four to five ingredients. Despite being moderate foodie-types, my wife and I had to google several ingredients. Such menu minimalism may have pleased the chef or whomever composed it, but this gives little to no sense of what one is ordering.

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RK
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very informed server who knew the menu and wine list inside out and the local attractions, great entrees for my wife and I, we both enjoyed the 14 oz NY strip, cooked to perfection... over the top sauce with mushrooms and the creamed spinach was amazing. Great job by the staff and would recommend to all.

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DP
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was superb and the staff were very friendly and professional.

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for making Paul’s birthday so special! Excellent service, inspired cuisine, great atmosphere. We can’t wait to visit again!

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SJ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was very good. In fact the heirloom tomato pie was delicious, except for the delivery. It was very cold in the middle and hot/warm on the outside, so was obviously reheated. Reheating is not a problem if it is done evenly to one temperature so it is not obviously reheated. The pie was so delicious though that we couldn't tell if we liked the hot parts or cold parts better! So the cuisine is delicious but the staff needs to be better managed. But the service was VERY VERY friendly so we didn't want to complain.

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M
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner was nice. Wine prices are 3x retail. Was the start of the fall season so not all the bugs have been worked out yet.

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NT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Very dissapointed. A limited menu and very overpriced

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DG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food that was well prepared. Spices and vegetables picked from a garden just outside the restaurant. Service was outstanding.

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B
Dallas
68 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the Sterling Bowl - a real treat. The berry smoothie was excellent! Our scrambled eggs with chives were delicious and the hot tea was perfectly prepared with boiling water. Our server made sure all was proper.

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LA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice, good food, not 5 stars though.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

While the restaurant was beautiful, the food was generally under seasoned, served barely warm, and generally not good. Perhaps it was an off night in the kitchen but the restaurant was not busy at all and it should have been an easy lift. The menu is very limited so they should have easily been able to produce a hot dinner, with all four served at the same time, not minutes apart. For what was charged ($60 for a steak), the prep should have been top notch and it was not. While lovely, will not go back ever again. Don’t waste your money

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LS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Very expensive for what you get. Our food was underwhelming and our martini glasses were only half full when delivered. The wait staff was too busy chit chatting amongst themselves to actually pay attention to the customers. Not impressed

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E
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I Was there 2 years ago and the food was fantastic. This year the food was good but didn’t “wow” me. That aside the desert menu now consists of only cookies and ice cream. The ice cream was good for what it is but a selection like this is disappointing for an up-scale restaurant.

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B
Dallas
68 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent halibut! We had a lovely dinner very well prepared and served. Probably the best restaurant in Stowe.

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ET
Caribbean
19 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

They changed the menu to buffet. Very disappointed.

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l
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

I hate to leave a bad review, but I’m hoping the restaurant makes some changes. The staff were all lovely.—hardworking, helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The decor was attractive too. However, it was rather darkly lit yet there were no candles lit on the table, so it wasn’t very enjoyable to sit there. Our main issue was finding anything we wanted to eat on the menu—it had just changed that day. We couldn’t find any green salad, but our waiter kindly got us one off-menu. Once our food came, some of it was okay (not much flavor but cooked professionally) and some tasted downright bad—charred radicchio, for example. Portions were so small, that we were still quite hungry when the meal was over—that’s not really acceptable at those prices. We are used to spending that at other places, so that wasn’t the issue. The lodge is lovely, & so are the people, so I hope the restaurant works out it’s menu kinks.

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LM
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Poor menu - food worse

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B
Dallas
68 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent Sunday brunch at Solstice. The smoked salmon dish was artfully prepared. Our egg dishes were very tasty and fresh croissants to finish. Pots of hot tea washed it down and Michael provided expert service.

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MR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at the Stowe Mountain Resort for our 10th Anniversary. We had made reservations for diner at the Solstice for our 1st night's stay at the resort. The restaurant was not busy and we received great service from everyone. Our meal was well prepared and it was excellent. I had a glass of Scotch, Macallan 12, which I thought was a little expensive at $20, but what the hell...it was our anniversary.

We will definitely go back to the resort in the future.

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