Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern

4.6
458 reviews
$30 and under
American

Top tags:

Casual
A casual, yet sophisticated dining experience in a rustic Vermont setting & urban chic atmosphere. Our menu is similar to the State of Vermont....eclectic & different!
The restaurant is named after the iconic fire tower that sits atop 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 one of our unique dinner entrees.
Combining the spirit of a traditional tavern with upscale modern materials we take great pride in our unique bar design.
We offer Vermont craft beer and carefully curated cocktail selections with an extensive wine list.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 458 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
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4.0
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMMSS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place. Food is excellent. G and Mike at the bar are fabulous. And Sammy, the hostess, always makes you feel welcome. Will go back again and again.

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PatriciaW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

lovely & accommodating waitress. Ahi nachos are excellent. Great caesar salads as well

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RichardZ
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Definitely too much going on with the food, really was almost as if they want into a garden and took every herb spice and green plant they could find and dropped it on a plate! Way way too much. Carb cakes were on a bed of salad which consisted of mint salad and who knows what else. Definitely not what we expected!

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Responded on 8 July 2021

We actually source our vegetables from local Vermont farmers during our summer season. As fresh as it gets.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food and drinks were AMAZING!!!!! I got the Summer Sangria and it was so delicious, I ordered more than I normally would. My husband got the Watermelon Sugar High drinks and they were great too! We started off with a margarita flatbread on a gluten free crust which tasted great, especially with the prosciutto on it. We both got the Statler chicken dinner and I can’t say enough how GREAT it tasted!! The chicken had a slight crisp on the outside and it came with herbed butter which made it so full of flavor. The dinner also came with green bean/sweet corn mixture and roasted potatoes. Everything was absolutely so flavorful. Our server was very friendly and very attentive to my gluten allergy needs. He checked in to see if we needed anything but was never pushy or rushing us along. I highly recommend the Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern but also know it is best to make a reservation. I can’t wait to go back and try some of the other dinner choices. The only downside is the drinks are pricey.

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Responded on 8 July 2021

Hi Foodie Thank you for the 5 stars and kind words. We try our best to accommodate all guests that have different dietary requirements.

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yogabilly
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was fair.Menue is limited & does not change from last time we dined there

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Marty
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I chose high top seating in the bar area. Our server was very attentive. The food was delicious (NY strip and Mahi-mahi). Good vibe, highly recommend.

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vipDisappointed10
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Nice ambiance. I noticed that there were booths when we entered after we made our reservation and requested one. The manager with short hair and glasses refused to seat the two of us in a booth because they are reserved for parties of 4 or more. Well, it’s off peak in June and all the booths but one were available as we checked in. She refused and sat us in the bar area that was very loud. I had the chicken dish, delicious. Clams app was amazing. As for the octopus, Physically couldn’t chew it. I gave it a 3 star because our waiter was actually really nice. As for the manager, she really should of been more accommodating.

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Responded on 14 June 2021

You noticed that all the booths we're full even though it's off peak in June. We're still busy but have 1/2 the staff to run the restaurant. We only have two servers at this time. Our manager moved you into the bar area because that server had more capacity to serve you. I'm glad you thought he was really nice because he is. We actually we're very accommodating but should have explained the real reason for not seating you in the booth. We will explain better in the future

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Table was ready and staff was courteous! Drinks were great and food was good. Great spot in the Village.

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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and friendly staff!

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vipChristopherN
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whan an Unexpected great meal. We were just looking for a good burger and I had the best pork shop Ive ever had.

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MelindaM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cocktails and food. Nothing run of the mill on the menu. Attentive service. We could almost forget Covid even though safety measures were present.

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vipRICHARDS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, staff and ambiance

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vipRICHARDS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection, great food always eat there when I am in Stratton

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Kelly
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a bit irritating that we arrived exactly on time for our 8:30 reservation and once seated we were told we have to hurry up and order because the kitchen closed in 15 minutes

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Food was delicious, service was great. Mike was our server, very attentive and helpful. The ahi nachos keep us coming back along with excellent cocktails.

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BaileyB
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome, drinks were delicious. Servers were friendly, even the busboy was joking with us. They put up with our very talkative and rowdy group with no complaints. A great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great food. Thank you all for keepin on keepin on during these times!

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Responded on 13 March 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars Anonymous! Like many of us we see better days ahead.

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Jrf77
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, an excellent apres’ ski spot to enjoy unique menu offerings (ahi tuna nachos, gourmet flatbread pizzas, delicious cocktails). Our favorite restaurant at Stratton. Also high marks for service and upscale, relaxing atmosphere.

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Responded on 4 March 2021

Thank you Jrf77 for the 5 stars.......................the snow is excellent too :)

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PamS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a two hour time limit which was disappointing. But we enjoyed the atmosphere and the drinks were top notch. We ordered food which was very good. Also very disappointing you cannot sit at the bar at all

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Responded on 4 March 2021

Hi PamS Thank you for the 5 Stars. We’re glad you enjoyed our cocktails and food. COVID has mandated certain changes on how we run our restaurant and I'm sorry you were disappointed is some of our policies. Trust me we're not that happy either though we do see better days ahead as we approach summer. Thank you for visiting

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JaclynO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Kids fish and chips was delish, brisket burger was underwhelming. It just didn’t have a lot of flavor. I’ve had better burgers. Everything else was good. We would visit again on our next Stratton trip.

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Bluepoint
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was average- service a but slow. All in all a good experience.

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vipStuB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal we had since the last time we ate here!

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Responded on 13 March 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars StuB! Hope you can join us every week :)

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Stratton
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and nice experience using open table.

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Responded on 13 March 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars and we're happy you enjoyed the Fire Tower

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CraigW
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, with just a perfect amount of attention. The food was excellent! My duck was prepared beautifully and it tasted delicious. We alway enjoy our dinners at the Fire Tower Restaurant!

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Responded on 13 March 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars CraigW! We really enjoy our guests at the Fire Tower. This year more than ever. We very much appreciate your support

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AndrewM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and the Ahi nachos lived up to the hype. The strip steak over mashed sweet potatoes was terrific. Going back another night before we leave Stratton!

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Responded on 17 February 2021

Hi AndrewM The Ahi Nachos have been our signature appetizer since we opened 8 years ago and remains a guest favorite. Thanks for the 5 stars

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vipMimi22
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of my favorites but tough to get reservations. Ambience and service top notch and food is great as well!

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Responded on 14 February 2021

Thank You Mimi22 At 50% dining capacity and no bar seating it has been a difficult season to support all the reservation requests. Thanks for the 5 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and really delicious specialty cocktails. The best restaurant in the Stratton village for Apres or dinner!

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Responded on 14 February 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars Anonymous! We love that you think "Amazing food and really delicious specialty cocktails" The snow is AMAZING too.

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JaclynC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere. Service is attentive and food is delicious.
Love to go here apre ski.

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vipJohnN
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from your hostess to our waiter, Scott, to the delicious food! And you did a good job of making us feel welcomed and safe!

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Responded on 7 February 2021

Thanks for the 5 Stars JohnN. We're thankful to have the staff we have to help us execute our COVID safety plans. Oh, and we're glad to thought our food was delicious :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great meal for after a long day of skiing at the mountain

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cherrjus
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere. I enjoy a little background noise in the restaurant when eating so the quietness given the limited capacity was different.

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Responded on 7 February 2021

Hi cherrjus Thank you for the shout out "Great food and great atmosphere" and we turned up the tunes :)

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CandiceC
Poconos
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks! Great Covid procedures in place .

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Responded on 7 February 2021

Hi CandiceC We love when guests describe our food and drinks as "Excellent". Happy you noticed our safety protocol too. Thank you for joining us at the Fire Tower

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DanielleS
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dinner. Apple critter dessert is amazing! Loved the ahi nachos to start.

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Responded on 26 January 2021

Hi DanielleS Our Ahi Nachos have been a guest favorite since we opened 8 years ago. I'll let Chef Jason know you thought the Apple Fritter was amazing he makes it himself. Thanks for visiting

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LaurenB
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. With Covid the restaurant was pretty empty due to restrictions.

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CarolB
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to fire tower with my grandson for seven years .It is our favorite place to eat together. The food is fantastic,the menu has something for everyone & the service is great! The staff is wonderful! With everyone being so nervous about Covid,I can tell you I felt extremely safe! Everyone has a proper mask on at all times and they are set up so we can all social distance. Great job Fire Tower!

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Responded on 31 December 2020

Hi CarolB Glad to see multi generations enjoying our restaurant for the past 7 years. We've spent a lot of time organizing our restaurant to make our guests feel as comfortable as possible. Thank you for noticing and also for the 5 stars. Happy and Safe New Year

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vipMimi22
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fire tower atmosphere is cozy and warm and they have the best ahi nachos! Mike and G the bartenders are awesome as well!!

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Responded on 31 December 2020

Hi Mimi22 This is our 8th winter season and our Famous Ahi Nachos have been on the menu since we opened. G & Mike have also been with us for the last 8 years and that's awesome.

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vipMMSS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Scott and Sammy - always a great experience

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vipKathleenW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great server and they followed the Covid-19 protocols.

FAQs

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (802) 297-2000.

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 458 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.