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Oct 4, 2010 06:17 AM

Montpelier this Weekend, Looking for Alternative to Hen of Wood.

Will be in Montpelier this weekend and was hoping to go to Hen on Wood in Waterbury. Can't get a reservation. What would be a comparable alternative in town/


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  1. My favorite place in Montpelier is The Black Door Other good options are:
    Skinny Pancake, a good crêperie.
    Main Street Grill, a restaurant run by the culinary institute; can be very good on a good day, but it can be uneven since it's done by students.
    Tasca, a tapas place about 20 minutes away in Plainfield

    Tasca Restaurant
    65 Main St, Plainfield, VT 05667

    Main Street Grill and Bar
    118 Main St., Montpelier, VT 05602

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    1. re: MightyFrog

      Thanks. The Black Door sounded perfect for us but they are closed on Sundays, when we will be in Montpelier. Anything else?

      1. re: chuck s

        Tasca is open on Sundays. We just ate there Monday (gonna do a review soon) and really enjoyed it. It's not as high end as Hen of the Wood, but it's very good.

        Other possibilities (but again, not as high end as Hen of the Wood) are Sarducci's and Thai Orchid.

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

        Tasca Restaurant
        65 Main St, Plainfield, VT 05667

        Thai Orchid
        28 Mill St, Orono, ME 04473

        3 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602

    2. A little late now, but for future reference...

      3 Main St
      Montpelier, VT 05602-2926

      54 State Street
      Montpelier, VT