About Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
A casual, yet sophisticated dining experience in a rustic Vermont meets urban chic atmosphere. Our menu is similar to the State of Vermont...."a little weird"
The restaurant is named after the iconic fire tower that sits atop of Stratton Mountain where multi generations of skiers and riders made the hike to the summit.
Nestled in the heart of Stratton Village. Whet your appetite with Fire Tower Shrimp, our famous Ahi Nachos or a Winter Chevre. Salad. For dinner variety of eclectic menu options to choose from including Samoan Tombo Tuna, Seared Spiced Venison Medallions, Sausage & Kale Cavatappi, Hand Crafted Flatbreads or Mountain Burgers
Combining the spirit of a traditional tavern with upscale modern materials we take great pride in our unique bar design.
We offer some of the most unique Vermont craft beer and craft cocktail selections.
Come try a Makers Cider Smash.
Hours of Operation:
The Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern has re-opened for the 2016 summer Season. Our tavern and and dining room are open at 4pm Thursday to Sunday
Sit on our new patio and enjoy an afternoon cocktail
4pm - Full Menu
Please check our website www.firetowerstratton.com for more information.
$30 and under
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Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern Ratings and Reviews
Very limited vegetarian options. I ended ...
Very limited vegetarian options. I ended up with just a side dish and some burnt rice. Of course this is partially on me for not doing my research ahead of time, but in Vermont on the mountain I am accustom to plenty of options!
The food all tasted sour. I rarely leav ...
The food all tasted sour. I rarely leave negative reviews but felt compelled to mention it. I feel the quality is suffering as they have a captive audience there on the mountain and therefore don't have to try as hard to know they will get diners.
Love the convenience, location & accessi ...
Love the convenience, location & accessibility. Menu has not changed for two years & fish dinner (Opah) was tough & dry. Services excellent with willing & able young wait persons, priced right. Need to upgrade menu!
We had a really good meal. We were worki ...
We had a really good meal. We were working in Stratton and the restaurant had been recommended to me. We had a member of our group with Celiac Disease and a few vegetarians, the hostess sent the head chef out to our table to discuss the options and ensure that the meal ordered to be gluten free would indeed be GF, with no cross contamination. As well he offered suggestions and modifications for the vegetarians. Food was good, service was good, laid back vibe, just what we were looking for after a long day at work.
How we'd LOVE to keep this place a secret!
We have been to the Firetower Restaurant on Stratton Mountain many times, and it never disappoints. The menu is varied and unusual, and each member of our family has tried every dish at least once. The chef, Max, is amazing, and creates some really creative dishes. Don't miss out on the Fire Tower shrimp. The appetizers are substantial, and the salads are unique and wonderful. We can't say enough good things about the restaurant, and making reservations is so easy online.
Excellent Stratton Village Restaurant
I frequent Fire Tower during the ski season. It is one of my favorite restaurants at Stratton Mtn. The food is always top notch, their menu is never run of the mill, and everything is very fresh. The Ahi Nachos are the best I have had anywhere! They have a nice bar area with friendly bartenders and you can always find yourself getting into pleasant conversations with other patrons if you choose to. I find the food here to be as good, and a better price point than some the other restaurants on the Mountain. It is a good scene for those of us no longer in our 20's and that can be nice from a noise standpoint. Everything about it is well done.
One of the few choices on the mountain. ...
One of the few choices on the mountain. Food was fair. Limited selection. The biggest flaw was from the host to server they had definite attitude. White wine served room temperature. Asked to share salad and it was presented on one plate and no additional offered. I could go on but I'm sure you get a sense of the experience.
We were there for Super Bowl weekend and ...
We were there for Super Bowl weekend and this restaurant was definitely the place to be! The venison was perfect and I loved the Hawaian Opah. The entrees were delicious and creative! Thank you for a memorable evening!
Creative Drinks and Nice Menu
Dined with three kids and two adults (including myself). The drink menu is outstanding. I started with a Bacon Old Fashioned and it was just excellent. I have had bacon infused bourbon on several occasions, and this was well done in that it was not OVER done - the infusing was just right and the bacon garnish was a fun touch and made for an excellent FB pic. (In hindsight, I'm not sure if they make the drink with Bourbon or with the traditional Rye.) I then had another craft cocktail that had bourbon and apple cider - it too was excellent. Dinners were solid all around though the kids menu, as is always the case, was nothing but fried junk - I so wish they would put decent food on kids menus! For my entree, I got - a pretty expensive - venison medalions. While the meat was tender, it was over-seasoned by quite a bit. It was still good, however, and when paired with a bite of the mushroom risotto, it was indeed excellent. For dessert we shared a chocolate pie thing that was awesome - I paired it with a nice glass of Warre port. My wife got another GREAT drink for dessert - I think it was called a Maple Jiggler. Fantastic! It was Frangelico, Maple liquer and a couple other things served in a little tiny mason jar with a tiny slice of fresh waffle - yes waffle! Really good stuff. Overall enjoyed it very much. Well behaved kids will do okay here, but there was a kid a few booths over that made it kind of loud - his parents dealt with it as best they could. (My kids are perfect. hahahahaah).
Small in space, big on ambience and food
We've been here with our teen kids several years in a row now. I love the small dark feel with the big windows, it's a very comfortable space after skiing. Great wine and beer list, and the rolls they serve when seated are fantastic! Menu choices are very good, they do have a kids menu and the pizza is terrific! Much better than most VT pizza which tastes like cardboard. I can happily say the steak was great, and my wife loved her seafood. We will be back.
We had great experience on Saturday of C ...
We had great experience on Saturday of Columbus Day weekend. This is a busy weekend in VT and at Stratton, so the bar was packed and the restaurant was too. This did not take away from the service or food. The server was prompt and quick. The food came out in a very reasonable time for how busy they were. I had an excellent fall Manhattan drink, which was a special. We ordered the pot stickers as an appetizer, which were just average. The dinners were excellent though. I had wanted the seasonal dish entree, but they ran out, so I went with the Venison. My wife had a flat bread, which was also very good. The ambiance was nice, but a little noisy. We still very much enjoyed ourselves and would definitely go back. This restaurant is much better than the Italian place that was here before.
The chef's takes and twists on traditional dishes, using locally sourced food, are simply brilliant. This a place for starving hikers and skiers; for foodies and gourmands; and for guys looking to catch the game. The only problem that I am able to articulate is that there were too many things that I wanted to try. Parenthetically, this place is gluten-free friendly, with clearly marked menus and GF pastas and pizza crusts for easy substitution. You must try this place!
A great find but stick to the water
Everything was perfect - the food, the greeters, the waitress, the ambience, the beer and wine selection. But boy do they know how to sting you for the wine. This is without a doubt the most expensive cheap wine by the glass or by the bottle that I have ever encountered. Is it really necessary to rip people off with the wine when you are already making a packet on the food. I know that you are on Stratton but are you trying to completely eliminate locals and only service the Stratton clientele who have endlessly deep pockets?
Another great dinner at The Fire Tower
The risotto was so tasty, perhaps it was the addition of the crab or more cheese...flavors were great! Basil and gin together works great, the drinks are creative and interesting! Fire Tower shrimp and Ahi Nachos are always a family favorite. Key Lime pomegranate pie....what a great ending to a perfect night!
The Fire Tower is an excellent restaurant found in Stratton Village! The atmosphere in this restaurant is fabulous! They have a wonderful bar area that is bustling. It's all very rustic and warm feeling. The food is excellent and the staff is very accomodating. You can enjoy excellent drinks, wine and food that ranges from great appetizers to full dinners! This is our favorite restaurant in Stratton Village!
restaurant improvement at Stratton
Food was very good on first visit on 2/22/15, I had pork porterhouse and my wife had Ahi Tuna. Went back on 2/23/15 and my wife had the cod which was overcooked, but my strip steak was perfectly cooked. Service on 2nd visit was bad. Had to wait 40 minutes for our food to arrive, and waitress never stopped by table to check on us or explain delay. Seemed odd since it was a monday night. We will chalk it up as one bad night, and try the place again. Stratton needed an improvement in the quality of restaurants in the village and hopefully this one will come through.
Come for location not the food
We ate here twice in our week's stay at Stratton over the February break. The location is great, right in a Stratton ski village. The decor was upscale and went with the mountain theme but ask for a table in the main dinning room, it's more quaint. The food need improvement - all dishes were over seasoned and very salty. The best dish we tried was the chicken. The ribs were a pile of fat and the venison was soft but drowned in source. The drinks were decent but the wine was better. Great maple ice cream to finish off your meal. Finally, this place isn't cheap so if you're on the budget you may want to look at other options.
The restaurant was VERY busy the evening we were there; many families, so it was rather loud, although not obnoxiously so. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. Food came out hot and cooked as requested. Menu has an eclectic selection of traditional and very non-traditional items. The "tamale" appetizer has all the components of a traditional tamale (with the exception of the corn husks), but combined in a non-traditional manner. For instance, there were corn masa triangles rather than the meat being wrapped in the masa. My only complaint is that I emailed once and called the restaurant twice regarding where to park. Both times I called, I left a message as it seems humans do not answer the phone, but neither my email nor either phone message generated a reply.
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