Restaurants in Vermont
Popular with the locals, Alfred’s Ocean Palace is a casual restaurant, entertainment venue, and hotel situated on Negril’s famous Seven Mile Beach. The simple, concrete restaurant provides both dining room seating and outdoor tables, which are illuminated by candlelight after dark.
Of the four restaurants at the Woodstock Inn & Resort in southeastern Vermont, Red Rooster garners the most attention. Its menu, which draws from the culinary heritage of the state, emphasizes fresh, local ingredients.
When Will Dodson and Ruth Schimmelpfennig graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, they established two successful restaurants in San Francisco before moving into this 1796 red-brick château in the hills of Barnard, Vermont.
Lunch on regional microbrews and tasty pizza with Vermont-smoked sausage.
Seriously good Indian cuisine is often found in the most unlikely places here, so ignore Passage to India’s location in a busy strip mall in downtown Ocho Rios—its location belies the tranquil rooftop setting with views of the sea.
Originally dedicated to Ull, the Norse god of skiing, this former lodge in Vermont’s Mad River Valley remains popular with winter enthusiasts owing to its central location and cozy cottage ambiance.
Taking over Ben and Jerry’s old downtown scoop shop in 1998, Charles Reeves and Holly Cluse opened a brunch café that serves gourmet versions of omelets, huevos rancheros, and gingerbread pancakes to an eclectic crowd that ranges from students to professionals, even tourists.
Situated in downtown Burlington, L'Amante is an upscale Italian restaurant run by husband-and-wife team Kathi and Kevin Cleary, who have more than 40 years of combined culinary experience in both the United States and Italy.
Order a Red Stripe by the pool from affable barmen Adrian and John, followed by curry goat or jerk pork. Try the Cartini cocktail, with rum, mint, cucumber, and brown sugar.
In a town known for chalets and wealthy tourists, McCarthy’s Restaurant in remains decidedly laid-back.
Enjoy a fancy meal (think Australian rack of lamb) in a comfortable setting.
Located in the West End of Negril, the Rockhouse Restaurant features the creative Jamaican cuisine of chef Kevin Broderick. The deck, lit by tiki torches, is perched on top of the coral cliffs and overlooks the sea.