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Cliff House Restaurant

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5781 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4803
+1 802-253-3000
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Vermont
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The gondola ride up Mansfield and the views from the restaurant make the $$ worth it! The staff are friendly too!

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Thank Lolor99
Davis, CA
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381 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

You can walk up the mountain or take the gondola. There is outdoor seating. The crab cake was really good but the fennel salad was nit etible because it was smoothered in dressing. The ginger carrot soup did not taste homemade as the ginger was bitter. The falfel was good. Service was just ok.

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Thank Chiili
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I have been up to the Cliff House a zillion times over the years and I still love the views no matter what the season. The only real issue is if you are not an annual pass holder you have to pay the $25 per person to get to the Cliff House. Once that trauma is over the views take... More 

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Thank Mark D
Stowe, Vermont
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The views are amazing! You can sit and sip on a beer or chard and just take in the breath taking views. Food is average.

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Thank Anne M
Florida
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We recently dined here for lunch for a special birthday. It's a very worthwhile experience - for locals and visitors alike! Even though it's owned/operated by Stowe Mountain Lodge, to get there you follow the signs to Stowe Mountain to get on the gondola. Park in the main parking lot at the base of the mountain and walk to the... More 

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2 Thank learnlovelivetravel
Ridge, New York
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Since we were still full from breakfast, just had hot chocolate and appetizers. Not to be missed is the fried Brussel sprouts - pass on the pickled vegetables. Hot chocolate was excellent, serving staff great,,.couldnt ask for better. I would have eaten lunch here.

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1 Thank Yetanotherroadtrip
Mad River Valley, Vermont
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

There were 5 of us, 3 adults and 2 children. The staff was great, the service was great, the food was great........ The Brussels sprouts were amazing, even the kids loved them! The kids menu was wonderful. The views!!! Unfortunately, I had the Lobster Roll.....can you imagine putting a granny smith apple in a lobster roll.......now, that is a sin....lobster... More 

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1 Thank Mountainduo
Stowe, Vermont
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The price was high, but what you should expect at the top of a high-end resort. Fortunately lunch was good (although service was slow). BLT was a creative twist on a classic sandwich. I wasn't a huge fan of the tomato jam but my wife liked it. As other reviews mention, the view is spectacular on a clear day.

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Thank markleach1113
Clifton, New Jersey
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155 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The restaurant is accessed via a gondola ride up Mt. Mansfield! We expected it to be expensive but found that the menu suits all possibilities. And oh what a view. Clouds rolled over the mountain top while we were eating and rain broke out but quickly dissipated. Fascinating!

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Thank Rich41
Hamilton, Canada
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We stopped for lunch here while touring with a car club. The gondola ride up offered good views but there is not much to do (aside from dining or using the zip line) once you have reached the top. We had a section to ourselves and the restaurant had prepared a special menu with options for our group (22 people).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5781 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4803
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Stowe
  • Phone Number: +1 802-253-3000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?