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About Solstice

Solstice, Stowe Mountain Lodge'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.

7412 Mountain Road
Stowe, VT 05672
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
SOLSTICE - Breakfast: 7:00am - 10:30am / Dinner: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
HOURGLASS BAR & LOUNGE - Lunch: 11am - 5pm / Dinner: 5pm - 11pm

Cross Street:
Base of Stowe Mountain Resort

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(802) 760-4735

Website:
http://www.stowemountainlodge.com/

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 Stowe Mountain Lodge can customize your next catered event on the Mountain.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking for dinner guests.

Executive Chef:
Cody Berry

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Holiday dinners

Solstice Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

3.9

ambience

4.2

value

3.2

Noise

Quiet

65% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (6)
Scenic View (6)
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Good for Anniversaries (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
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Creative Cuisine (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Cozy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2017

We had an amazing New Years Dinner!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Friendly and fun staff with great food- did not rush us through our meal - and were very attentive- went back in the next day for lunch and they remembered us and welcomed us back -

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 28, 2016

The restaurant had a great decor, service was very spot on, our server was constantly making sure we were happy. The food was also great, shirt rib was exceptional.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Please realize this was Christmas day. We booked via open table weeks in advance and was told we can only get a 3:30 dinner reservation. Place was empty so we took our time and our waiter ms name was Justin I think. He was great! Food was a buffet and I'm not to fond of them. Basic prime rib and turkey etc. food was ok. Next door is a bar lounge restaurant called the hourglass which has the same exact menu and is first come first serve. Overall it was a great experience.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 16, 2016

We absolutely were treated like Royalty for the evening. My wife loved the Norwegian Salmon extremely moist and flavorful and I enjoyed the NY Steak. The experience was highlighted by the attentive staff lead by our waitress Dawn. She was very knowledgeable, especially about the local goings on... This is a great place to relax and enjoy contemporary dining after a day on the slopes, very warm and engaging.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2016

Outstanding cuisine and awesome service

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 1, 2016

Very nice restaurant, wine was a little bit expensive, but the food was very nice and the waiter was very polite, I would recommend it strongly

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2016

I guess the typical location was under construction so we ended up in a banquet hall like atmosphere, it was cold, a table sat down 10 mins after us but received service first, even though we had the same server. Once we got service he was pleasant but timely not so much. The food was good but not great as I was expecting. Lots of room for improvement at Solstice.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Really enjoyed our meals here. We had dinner and breakfast and the food was very good. I just wish the main restaurant was not under construction. I think it took away from the atmosphere a bit, but the wait staff was very friendly and gave us many suggestions for activities around town.

Tags: Romantic, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Food was over priced and bad selection of menu especially for kids

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Perfect restaurant for us. We were seeking quality food with a classy environment, but not so "up-scale" that we felt out of place. I will dine here again and recommend it to family and friends.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2016

This was just terrible. The service was so bad . They bar was out of an ingredient for several drinks featured on the menu. The crab carbonara was lacking crab and over peppered. Ordering water for our daughter took 20 minutes to arrive at our table and that was after asking a manager for it. I could list a few other things, too

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 14, 2016

This is a ski lodge with the ambiance of a "Disney" restaurant. The food however was excellent with healthy choices. Our service was also favorable.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Solstice was one of the most disappointing dining experiences we have had. I was shocked that it has received such good reviews in the past. We were not offered bread before our meal and no coffee was offered after. My husbands lamb was mostly fat and inedible. The prices were way too high for what you get, portion were inadequate . I'm a light water and left feeling hungry. Dessert tasted like it was out of a box. Never again!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2016

I was there two years ago and had a great experience. This past week we were staying at the Stowe Mountain Lodge with the Southern Seniors Golf Association, so I made a reservation for my wife and I and six close friends. The evening was a disaster. Very limited menu for supposedly a fine dinning restaurant, slow service and cold food. I should have known, as someone that I played golf with that day, told me they walked out the night before when they still hadn't received their dinners in over an hour after ordering. Never again. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 25, 2016

We were with a large group all staying at the resort. In spite of being told some of our friends waited two hours for their food the night before and finally walked out without waiting the night before, our group decided to still give it a try.

We were seated, presented menues and ordered in a timely manner. Our food came in a timely manner and it was OK. JUST OK

For the price, and the few offerings on the menu, I would not recommend eating here. It is convenient if you are staying at the resort, but eat in the bar or drive to a better restaurant.

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on July 22, 2016

My wife were looking forward to returning to Soltice. Initially, were were disappointed because the menu had been completely overhauled with more limited starters. However, despite the reduced/modified menu, the food ended up being excellent and the service friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2016

In Stowe for a meeting, this was the hotel restaurant and meals were included as part of the program. While the food was very well prepared and appealing from both a presentation and taste perspective, service was very spotty and slow. Dinners were a 3-hour affair, with significant time waiting for service, waiting for food, and between courses. While meal vouchers were part of the program, I would have been unhappy paying the prices listed on the menu for the service received.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 17, 2016

Excellent food but service was VERY slow. They need more staff and definitely more training.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2016

We went to dinner expecting the normal menu which is pricey, but a "fine dining" experience, On this night, they had a Food Around the World buffet instead of "fancy" menu. We were there for a lacrosse tournament and had three teens with us so it ended up a wonderful choice. The food was really really good. The buffet price was also $25 for all you could eat. You couldn't beat it. Selection was great and the staff was wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 3, 2016

We were here on July 3, so a very busy night. Our wait staff, Brandy, , was fabulous!
The food and service were outstanding. Because it was a fireworks night, there were many more "casual diners " than usual, which detracted a bit from the ambiance. That said, it was still a great dining experience. Highly recommend and we will return on a less hectic night !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 28, 2016

A poor showing for Solstice. First the good. Beautiful facility and view of mountains. Unfortunately that was it. Wine Service was poor. Prices were bloated even by luxury resort standards but to be expected. The killer was the general lack concern for listening to guests. My wife has a dairy allergy and Solstice simply isn't prepared to accommodate these situations. All menu items,minus the salad , had butter or cream. Same for desserts. All cheeses were cow and no sheep or goat option. When we advised of the allergy and ordered the salmon with no diary, the dish came with a cream sauce. We don't expect a resto to change their business model for our personal situation but they should be capable of listening. Conversely, we went to a brewery up the street for lunch and when they learned of the allergy , the chef , without asking, offered a couple of off menu suggestions to pair with the local beers which totally shocked us. I would have expected the opposite to be the case. In general, Solstice was more interested in flipping the table than he overall experience. Disappointing.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2016

Good food, great ambiance, perfect service - you can't expect more.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2016

Lobster risotto was excellent
Chicken was delicious waitress was friendly and extremely prompt and professional apple crumble was top notch. We loved the whole experience. It was very expensive but we figured off season in VT a living has to be made. We will certainly return

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on May 28, 2016

Best rack of lamb ever, with wine, and exeptional service from Brandy. Restaurant requires a more intimate atmosphere. Decor was lacking, need to separate diner secting from gourmet dining area. FOR 65TH BIRTHDAY, HAD A MEMORABLE MEAL. COMPLIMENTS TO THE CHEF. THE DECOR AND ATMOSPHERE DO NOT DO JUSTICE TO THE QUALITY OF THE FOOD.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on March 14, 2016

The menu and prices are much better suited for a special occasion restaurant than for a restaurant in a hotel where eating a high quality meal elsewhere would require getting in a car and driving off property. We enjoyed the dinner but thought it was considerably overpriced and not the kind of food we'd want to eat many nights in a row. Not surprising that there were few other diners the night we were there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Overpriced for the food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2016

I have been going every year for the past five years for my Birthday at Solstice I wouldn't have it any other way. The stuff now remember me and it's so meaningful to know they know me by my name, and take really good care of me.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2016

The service was the worst that I have had in a very long time. We ate with our three kids and it took over an hour just to get bread, which was cold when it arrived. We asked the manager to check on our food and the rest of the food took an additional 30 minutes plus to arrive. They didn't even offer to take anything after our bill. Although very convenient, I doubt if we will return to the restaurant. We had a similar experience in January, but decided to try it again. Bad choice on our part. 2 strikes

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2016

Good was very good and it is very convenient if you are staying at Stowe Mountain Lodge. For the money, there are other exceptional restaurants nearby worth venturing to off the resort.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2016

The atmosphere was comfortable. The location was perfect. The food was decent, but expensive. The wait time when we were there was ridiculous. We sat at our table and waited about 50 minutes for our food after our order was taken. We waited about 20 minutes for our dessert (ice cream shouldn't take that long to prepare). The "artisanal bread basket" that costs $4 is really awful. Cold bread that wasn't as good as what I buy from Shoprite. The wooden box gave me a splinter. Seriously, if they offered the bread for free I would decline!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2016

Awesome dining experience! What a view. Having lunch looking at the slopes. Great food as well as drinks. Nothing like a hot Kentucky Hollow drink to warm you up from the cold.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2016

Food very well prepared and nicely sauced and plated. E.xcellent service. Wines a bit pricey

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2016

75 minutes is much too long to wait for a meal to be served. Not even bread was brought to the table.

Free dessert is not appropriate compensation. Inattentive service points to a need for better staff training.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2016

Solstice is a great complement to the Stowe Mountain Lodge. The food, service and ambiance are all exceptional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2016

Brutally overpriced. As in, this is borderline unethical. Everything has Manhattan prices without the Manhattan quality. They even charge $4 for a basket of cheap bread! $15 Lobster bisque without a single shred of lobster. It's chicken broth and tomato paste or something of that consistency. It's offensive. We were "taken" by this place.

The whole place is a bad value. Total rip off. Would never recommend the food and the service was all with a smile but outrageously slow. It's a bunch of high school kids with limited experience.

It all wouldn't be such a big deal if the pricing wasn't so out of market. But $52 for a NY strip steak that's over cooked and $36 for scallops that are over salted. It's offensive.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2015

The Waygu steak was truly outstanding. The atmosphere is very open and lacks for coziness, but food is good and so was the service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2015

I was so looking forward to this restaurant, it had great food reviews. Our waitress could not wait to get us in and out as quickly as possible, when we indicated we were not in a hurry, she basically disappeared for most of the meal. The food was very average, we were so disappointed. Most of all it was overrun with kids everywhere, don't get me wrong we love them, but at the end of the ski day, perhaps it was not our best choice, it was difficult to enjoy our meal with kids running into our chairs, screaming in the restaurant and shouting to their parents to hurry up as they were bored. Overall, sad it was not as I had expected.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2015

Food was good but overall just not worth the money. Very expensive!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2015

Solstice has improved over the years. My wife and I had lamb and beef this time and Stephanie was knowledgeable of the Chef team's creation and matched our preferences to the day's offerings. We were seated at a calm and positive location of the high-ceilinged restaurant. My wife and I enjoyed a great supper experience at Solstice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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