Fritz Bar + Restaurant

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23 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Step into our cozy dining room, named after world-famous mountaineer and one-time resident of The Stowehof, Fritz Wiessner. In 1929, Wiessner emigrated from Germany and pioneered many popular American mountain-climbing routes. Now, we commemorate him at the Fritz Bar + Restaurant, with a casual American Bistro menu serving locally-sourced foods, beers, and spirits.

We are known for our fun dining atmosphere. We recommending ordering many small share plates to get a taste of everything, all while enjoying a Heady Topper or craft cocktail, mixed with Vermont's finest distilled liquors.

For holidays, we often put together special tasting menus with multiple courses and a more formal feel to celebrate the occasion. During these times we do limit our regular dinner menu. Please give us a call or visit our website for more information.
What 23 People Are Saying
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3.9
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4.1
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4.1
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3.7
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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We had a nice dinner with our party of four. We had wine and dinner then went out to partake in the Marshmallows and the fire pit. Unfortunately they didn’t have any chocolate For s’mores. Really??? Who runs out of chocolate for s’mores!!?!!!

RA
Poland
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to have a quiet evening of good food, company & drink!

MM
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Went here expecting great things after reading all the good reviews. It was disappointing experience and we ended up only having a cocktail and appetizer (pretzel). Pretzel was good but overpriced for what you get. Atmosphere felt stale.

SF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Gnocchis dish was too small for an entree, at 22 dollars I would expect double the pasta, and the steak came out undercooked and ended up over cook after we sent it back. However, the staff did halve the price of the pasta and flat-iron steak. Would not come back. Staff was very hospitable and understanding.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Laid-back, great food and service.

BK
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere, service and friendliness of the staff at Fritz Bar and Restaurant was second to none! We loved it there. I could not understand the rating OpenTable was asking for noise level. My noise level mark should indicate that the noise level was fine. It was quiet and pleasant.

M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Never tasted the food because the service was so poor. We left after waiting 30 minutes for drinks, and after watching a table of 4 and a table of 2 leave due to lack of service. What is worse, two general managers were there, received their food and drinks, and did nothing to intervene. I cannot recommend this restaurant as there are too many excellent restaurants in Stowe that value service and great food.

D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place. Very cozy. The food was great and great service.

YY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I would recommend to a friend but would tell them the food is just ok. The location is interesting but the parking was horrible particularly deep puddles & snowy. Limited menu but interesting (rabbit schnitzel was excellent) but should have had vegetables.

CK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy! Rabbit schnitzel was delicious but everything was so good!!

k
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Our visit was a total fail. The downstairs pub area had old Vermont charm, but we could not get service. After seating ourselves as instructed and being given menus by a waitress, she had a glass mishap at the bar where she got a cut on her arm. We understood when she disappeared for 10-15 minutes to take care of her cut. After getting a bandage, she came back out and immediately took the order of a table who had arrived way after us. Then she vanished again. I asked another waiter if we could please get our order in and he did put it in. However, when the burgers came, he had forgotten to put in my daughter's grilled cheese w tomato soup. Half an hour later, her food came, but the tomato soup was marinara sauce that you might dip mozzarella sticks into. Burger buns were not pretzel as advertised on website menu, but decent burger, not large portions for the price. We would never go back.

Fritz Bar + Restaurant
Responded on 6 February 2019

Hi Kelly, I apologize that your experience didn't exceed your expectations. I would be happy to bring you back for a meal on us as I know we can do better. Thank you so much for your feedback. - Kelly Tailer AGM

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LA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As if the Stowehof needed anything else to make you never want to leave except maybe to ski. The fondue is perfect, the Gluehwein sweet. I wish I could have made my way down the menu, but if you stick to the alpine you won't go wrong. I had a cassoulet that while flavorful was bone-dry, and the creme brulee wasn't up to the standard of the amazing berries and cream from the previous night. Spaetzle with an egg on top and poutine with bacon were both heavenly.

K
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and ambiance! A hidden little jem.

Fritz Bar + Restaurant
Responded on 14 January 2019

Thank you Kathy! We hope to see you again!

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OQ
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This is a rustic, quaint dining place with lots of ambiance, accommodation for bigger groups, and above average food.

M
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was nice to book the dinner earlier in the evening as the place got really busy at the end. The food was great and the chocolate fondue was exactly what we wanted as the last thing for the dinner.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun place, server was charming and helpful, ski village casual vibe

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a fun and low-key experience - friendly staff and great fondue.

TW
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A wonderful neighborhood sort of spot with a good variety of delicious dishes. serving sizes were appropriate - neither too big or small.

j
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Frit's or Open Table took the reservation for 2:30pm but the restaurant does not open until 4pm. I didn't have the opportunity to eat there but it looks and feels like a neat place to have a light meal.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My mom and I went to Fritz (at the Stowehof inn) on a Tuesday evening. I was surprised that it was super quiet and nearly empty. To be fair, it was a Tuesday in the off-season for Stowe. The ambience was lovely - a very classic, warm pub feel with low ceilings and post and beam construction. The hotel itself has interesting architectural details (including an impressive entry portico) and a cozy European vibe. Service was managed by a single employee —the bartender. Since it was a slow evening, it was no problem. They have some interesting appetizers and I enjoyed the snap peas and radishes with whipped goat cheese while Mom opted for the grilled sweet corn. Both were delicious. For the main entrée, I chose Fritz for the Tuesday special—Family-Style Fried Chicken—and was disappointed that it was no longer on the menu. So, I ordered the Steak Fritz which was a strip steak, not a hangar steak. It came *way* overcooked (well done instead of medium) but they promptly adjusted it and delivered one that was medium-rare. Okay, fair enough. The Chilean Pinot Noir was excellent and the Bratwurst that my mom ordered was on point, including what appeared to be homemade sauerkraut. Overall, this is a nice place for low-key comfort food. Friendly staff, not too fussy, decent prices, and a nice view.

C
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience5

This was one of my worst dining experiences ever . Made a reservation on open table . They didn’t have a seat for us so we put one together . Waited 10 minutes for menu. When waiter brought them he literally gave us 30 seconds and asked if we were ready . We ordered drinks . Nothing came until 45 minutes later . No silverware . Fries were cold so we sent back and then were charged for a side of fries . Had to send one entree back as it was not edible . Manager took half off our bill but still was really disappointed as I’ve had several wondeful evenings here with previous management and owner .

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazingly beautiful and fun....unbelievable view-13 of us loved it

EA
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our wedding reception at the Stowehof last year and were more than eager to return for our first anniversary. There were a couple of menu changes and the food was outstanding! We had the General Tsao's Stack... delicious!! The staff remembered us and were enthusiastic and cheerful. A great place to have a wedding or a simple dinner. We can't say enough about this place.