Solstice

3.9
368 reviews
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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.
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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food is subpar at best. Don’t know how one can cook ravioli wrong?! Menu very limited and service average.

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Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Easter dinner, did not offer anything special. Service was average.

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VC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great Steaks and Awesome View. Service was good and they were very accommodating to our larger party. I would definitely recommend especially if you are staying at the Lodge.

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitstaff was very professional yet personable. They were very familiar with the menu offerings . The food was excellent and beautifully presented.

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g
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We had a great dinner! The pappardelle was delicious, as was the pork chop. Casual, fun and delicious and a little pricey - but a great experience!

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D
New England
28 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

This was supposed to be the fine dining option at the resort. Some of the food was really great, and some not great...didn't appreciate the inconsistency given the prices. The asparagus/avocado citrus salad was exceptional. The server suggested brussel sprout/beef perogies which were horrible/big disappointment. The venison loin was also very good, but the wedge salad was just ok.

Service was ok, but not great and not top notch as expected (e.g., took long to deliver initial drinks, and then served food without delivering ordered wine.

The space is very nice and noise level was moderate.

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ES
New England
20 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

An excellent slope-side dining experience. Would absolutely go back the next time we're in Stowe.

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OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was VERY good. The bread pudding was amazing!!

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Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

So disappointing! Food took so long, my steak (wagyu) came out extremely raw and when they “fixed” it, it was charred. While it was removed from our bill, it took forever to even get our waiter’s attention to request any help. Beautiful restaurant, terrible service, and for the price— food is absolutely not worth it

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ST
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

I would recommend choosing from the extensive wine offerings and excellent cocktails along with mouth watering desserts. Dinner was disappointing and fell far below expectations for our party. However service was attentive and management did all the right things to make up for an overwhelmed kitchen.

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SD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall experience

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R
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Waitress was friendly and professional. Food is okay, nothing memorable. On the expensive side which is expected given this is the only restaurant open for dinner on the mountain. My wife had the special, sea bass, which was two very thin and small pieces of fish. I had the lamb shank which was very good. Room is pleasant. Do not sit against windows on a cold evening. Sat there and had to move. Would not rush back.

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K
New England
71 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solstice was delicious! The tomahawk ribeye for two was perfectly prepared. Our service was excellent as well. The restaurant was a little loud because we were seated by the opening to the bar, but other tables looked cozier. The food and drinks were excellent and it is the perfect place for a nice dinner in a ski resort!

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JS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was ok. Nothing special. Service very robotic and forced. Pricey for hotel fare.

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D
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was surprised that Solstice was as good as it was given that the food elsewhere in the resort is so ridiculously overpriced. The work by our server was outstanding...professional and courteous. The "front" people calling about the reservation were neither. It was freezing rain and my 2 guests could not make the 1+ hour drive and they are threatening me about charging $20 per "missing" person even though the restaurant was nearly empty. Furthermore, I called earlier in the day to advise. Anyway, the sushi was very fresh and well prepared as were all of the dishes. Cocktails were interesting. Wine was overpriced but it is a resort so not a big deal.

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IT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, very nice waiter, well located.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Went for a birthday dinner. Overall pleasant staff however the food was sub-par and there were many kids running around.

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GB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We have been going to The Lodge at Spruce Peak since the opening 10 years ago and I can honestly say the food some years has been fair. I know the chef changes pretty often because of the seasonality of the resort but the food offerings were extraordinary good this past weekend.
We ate at Soltice on Friday night and it has never been better. Hourglass was our choice Saturday night and it was a great choice. We aslo had drinks and small bites in the lobby and they were also very good.
Overall the best food since we started going to the Lodge.

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WM
New England
33 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Overall good but overpriced

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JR
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 3

Awful. Make the drive for real food. Extremely slow and very poor service. I would overlook considering location if the food was good, but it wasn't even edible and I was hungry, left starving. Management didn't even apologize. Would not recommend even if desp.

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CC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Chef was amazing and went out of his way to make our favorite

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JA
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steaks! Chef was awesome!

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SG
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner very much. Our server Dawn Marie was great! Very caring and personable and on top of service. The sommelier leaves less to be desired. He was asked by our server to come to the table 3 times and still we saw him to attending to another table repeatedly. We ordered our wine without his assistance after our appetizers came, even though we had some questions. When he did get to us there was 0 apology. He just said, oh, you already ordered. When he brought the wine he was exuberantly telling us about the wine and what a good choice we made. which we di btw, it was awesome. But, a genuine apology would have gone a very long way and been much more professional. That being said, the lamb shank and wine were very good and our dinner was enjoyable.

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LU
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Much more casual atmosphere than fine dining. And with a fine dining billing and expensive entrees - $130 for a steak - a patron of the establishment should not endure children from the attached hotel darting by and crawling through tables to complete a scavenger hunt the restaurant in conjunction with the hotel participates in.

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OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We were seated right away. Waitress came over and explained the menu. There were 6 of us and we ordered our drinks . The waitress came back a few minutes later to take our food orders. A few minutes later one out of the 6 drinks arrived. I had to flag the waitress down a few minutes later to let her know we only received the one drink. She immediately got the rest of the drinks but it was about 20-25 minutes after our drink order was taken. Food was very good Except for the Tomahawk steak. We ordered it for two , they split the steak in the kitchen and honestly it didn’t look like a tomahawk , we never saw the big bone and it didn’t taste that great,especially for $130 . The brussel sprouts, mushrooms and fries were excellent. Chicken dish was also very good.

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Kids buffet was terrible. Stale bread, no cheese for burgers. No options for kids if they want to order off the regular menu. Bussers took appetizers when we went to buffet before we were done. Hostess was not polite. Waiter was nice, but did not make up for the rest of the experience. We stay at the lodge a few times a year and always give it a shot. Unfortunately, we won’t tey it again.

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BF
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and delicious...Jonathan is a rockstar he knows his food and DRINKS!

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k
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Went with my family and was really disappointed. Many of the items on the menu were gone by 8:00. The children’s buffet was cold and the prices for steaks were more expensive then a really good steak house....150 for a steak here? Come on! We ordered scallops and received 3 for 38.00. My pasta was terrible. We spent 120 with tip which was a total waste of money. I never write reviews but this was awful.

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PD
New England
72 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good. Many things on the menu are quite sweet (maple glaze, etc) so our options were limited.

The waiter was as nice as one can be. However, he was a banquet waiter who was filling in during the busy season so he couldn’t answer any questions about the menu. We felt badly making him huddle with other waiters or the kitchen staff every time we were curious about a sauce with an unfamiliar name (like Fregola sardus). Also, they were out of the filet (which we wanted) and substituted the fish).

All in all, at a $250 for 2 without dessert it was nice but not worth it.

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YK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We were a party of 5 on Christmas Eve, we were very disappointed , at our arrival we had to wait 20 minutes because our table was not ready. It was a prix fixe menu , that was ok , but for $ 65 the choices were not terrible : caesar salad was an option (you get caesar salad on a normal menu) pear and endive salad. The lamb was cold and not tender at all, the pot roast was ok, for desert there was no option, they served only a glass of milk and 4 cookies. We were there last year and had dinner a la carte, that was great. So we thought that for Christmas it would be at least the same if not better. We will not go back in the future.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

It was amateur hour at solstice. Place is a joke. Have been going to Stowe for several years, always liked this restaurant. Has gone downhill. Waiter was borderline incompetent. My son and I both ordered steak, mixed up the plates. Not too difficult now, is it. Isn't this what they do for a living? No value for your $$. Don't waste your money.

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WM
New England
33 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very good
Would be better with more entree selections

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CJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 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 17, 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 27, 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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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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