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Black Bear Inn, Bolton VT?

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My wife's booked us in there for Labor Day weekend - is the restaurant worth eating at? Other recs in the area? Thanks in advance!

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  1. The room is nice but I have not eaten there (was there for a fundraiser that utilized chefs from other restaurants). The three courses for $27 seems worth a try. For other options within 20 minutes, I would point you to Hen of the Wood and The Kitchen Table Bistro. Peak season so make your reservations ASAP.

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    Kitchen Table Bistro
    1840 W Main St, Richmond, VT 05477

    Hen of the Wood
    92 Stowe St Ste 1, Waterbury, VT 05676

    1. In case anyone else is wondering about the food at this place - don't bother. If you're staying there and don't want to drive to dinner you won't starve, but you won't be thrilled either. Their dinner food is plentiful and mundane - a big portion of so-so protein, with sides straight off the Sysco truck (and I say that literally - we had to maneuver around it when we pulled into the parking lot).

      Breakfasts were better - each morning there was a choice of an egg dish or a pancake/french toast dish, well prepared, and a serve-yourself bar of cereal, fruit salad, and juices. But the fruit salad too was off the Sysco truck.

      The inn is cosy and comfortable, and the people who run it are great, friendly and welcoming, but as far as food is concerned, you're WAY better off driving 15 - 20 minutes to Hen of the Wood for dinner, or up to Burlington for an array of decent choices.

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      Hen of the Wood
      92 Stowe St Ste 1, Waterbury, VT 05676

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      1. re: BobB

        I started to say it wasn't fifteen minutes away, but then I relooked at where it is in relation. Fifteen to twenty mins is a fair evaluation of the time. Hen of the Woods is SO worth that short jaunt. :)

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        Hen of the Wood
        92 Stowe St Ste 1, Waterbury, VT 05676