Table 43.1 at Black Bear Lodge

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47 reviews
$31 to $50
American
Table 43.1 offers a comfortable, family-friendly, inviting dining experience in the main den of Black Bear Lodge. Daily specials complement a menu designed to combine local flavors with familiar favorites. Children’s menu is always available. Vermont craft beers, wine, and seasonal drink specials featuring Vermont artisan spirits. Tables have 1 hour 30 min time limit. Delivery is available for guests in Long Trail, Hearthstone, Rising Bear, and Founders lodges only with a $50 minimum order. Come join us!

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
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 47 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
4.3
Service
3.6
Ambience
3.6
Value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TOMEVA
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Clean environment; greeted quickly on arrival; friendly staff.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The first night I had chosen crabcakes and the Black Ash Pasta . Super good amount of food and simply delicious. Luka the chief is right on point. The next night I had shrimp wonton with amazing sauces. Then a margarita pizza
which was very good
Once again superb delights.
Very friendly staff Kara was a great hostess and Al did a great job as my waiter.

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vipSethRobins
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was great. Definitely would go back

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stephenp
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

food was great. a big improvement since last time we ate at black bear lodge 4-5 years ago.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

The place was empty. It was a giant open room with only a handful of tables, which felt awkward. The food was only fair. Our waitress did a great job.

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vipJeanyangny
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and ambience! Highly recommend all to try!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

This is a hidden gem of Stratton. Food is absolutely fantastic, for reasonable price. It may not be in the Village but for a good meal this does not disappoint.

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RalphG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

My Osso Bucco was excellent
My Wifes Pasta special was great
Our waitress was terrific

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Cara
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have eaten here before, but not in the last couple of seasons. The food was excellent, was served hot and really was delicious! We were pleasantly surprised and send kudos to the (new?) chef.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

We were 5 minutes past our grace period as we had traffic to Vermont and no cell service to tell them. They tried to send us away saying we were late so they could no longer seat us. We finally convinced the manager to let us sit. We would have been better off not getting seated after all. The food was awful. Everything we ordered was greasy, cold, and unappetizing. Costco makes better appetizers. I’m having PTSD from the mystery meat sauce I ate. Never again. Would NOT recommend this place.

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Disappointing
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

We were very excited to go here but it was a real disappointment. The place was eerily quiet and it felt like we were eating in a conference room. The food was not that good either. I had the pesto gnocchi and it was sub par at best. Note, the gentleman sitting near us who talked on his phone at full volume the entire evening sent the same dish back so clearly we were not the only ones who felt this way. The ambience was not inviting at all. And, the food and drinks were not cheap ($64 for 4 mules). The ONLY positive was the service -- our waitress was very kind and super helpful, so much so that we didnt want to send the gnocchi back. We were bummed we ended our weekend here.

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Table 43.1 at Black Bear Lodge was very accommodating. Staff was helpful and gave some great recommendations. Service was quick and the restaurant is super convenient for the Lodge's guests.

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Stephanie
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

My friend got the arugula salad with calamari and I got the Black ash pasta. We also got a side of fries. Out reservation was at 4:30 (restaurant for dinner opens at 4) and they were out of arugula (only one other party was there) so they subbed the arugula for kale. The dressing lacked flavor--or maybe not enough dressing. Calamari was a bit salty but made up for the lack of flavor of the salad. As for the black ash pasta, it was more of a chicken noodle soup dish. Lack of flavor, the pasta was overcooked and became mush in the soup. I actually barely touched the pasta and ate everything else around it. A waitress (different lady than our actual waitress) came to clean the table and did not bother to ask me if the pasta was okay, even though it was obviously untouched. I have to say, any 2 star rating I gave was due to the focaccia that was given in the beginning. The free bread and the side of the fries were the clear winners of this dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Caitlin was an awesome server

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. Reservations are easy, food is consistently delicious, and the staff are always friendly, upbeat and energetic. Does the manager ever get days off? She is always there and always very friendly when we've dined.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was very good as the reviews I read were mixed. The service was excellent and we were very pleased. Highly recommend. Will go back...

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TatianaH
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Average food, overpriced.

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EvelynM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fantastic service! Food on Wednesday was AMAZING!!! On Saturday it was just good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Food took 2 hours and every burger and pizza was burnt.

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vipSuedev101
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Portions were generous and a number of the pasta dishes were housemade. I got the beef stew, which was excellent.

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MarcusF
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Got the Rack of Lamb special. It was reasonably priced and possibly the tastiest lamb dish I’ve ever ordered. My compliments to the chef! We’ll definitely be back soon

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mikeg
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

Overall we had a very nice experience
We would come back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Good food in a hotel setting good service a little overpriced

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TOMEVA
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warm ambience with friendly server and good food.

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vipColleenM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

Our waiter was eager to please and efficiently took care of our table.

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Rayman15
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

The interior furnishings, decorations, Walls and carpeting are at least 10 years old. The interior in very dated and very unappealing. Very drab and dark. Other than a new fancy name and updated menu the facility is downright miserable.

Where are tablecloth’s and nice lighting? The bear motif post lights are cheesy. And right in your eyes. Come on Stratton. Paint and new carpets and tablecloths and new chairs will liven up the dining room.

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Mindy
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

I had read other reviews but decided to go in anyway. It was worse than expected. Food was cold and bland. One out of the two meals was good, for the price- totally not worth it. I made a reservation so we wouldn’t have to wait in long lines on a Saturday night in the village. If I had to do it over again, I’d rather wait outside in the cold than have a reservation here. The waitress was nice although experienced waitstaff would’ve offered some sort of compensation for cold tasteless food that was not consumed.

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vipM610
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience1

This place needs an overhaul. Terrible food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

The veggie burger is amazing. So happy to have gluten free bun as an option. The garlic lemon vinegarette is delicious. Staff is so pleasant and accommodating but they seem to be a little slow paced.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Great menu. Lots f great choices. The steak s great. They do drop the ball often causing the food to be very in consistent. If they could execute better the food would’ve really good.

Service is lacking. That should implement a training program for their servers.

Atmosphere is lacking. They should definitely spruce the place up a bit. At least try by adding some plantlife, lighting, and use the fire place daily.

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RalphG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience2

Certainly convenient when staying in the Lodge.
Initial seating and service was a bit slow.
Once we ordered, the service was more attentive.
The food was quite good. The Calamari appetizer was crispy and tasty.
My wife certainly enjoyed her Pappardelle with sausage. My beef with Madeira sauce and Smashed potatoes was great.

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PamL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We had a nice dinner. Service was friendly and attentive. The burger (which I had without the egg) was excellent. Better than other Stratton restaurants Grizzly's and Mulligans. Husband's pasta was OK. Prices are high and we expect that at a ski resort. Ambience OK. Tables were well spaced for Covid. In terms with their mask policy: wear at table when not eating or drinking and when server is present - this may be more stringent than other places or than the state mandate - but let's keep the servers safe so this restaurant can stay open and servers can keep their jobs.

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SharonW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience1

We will no longer be dining in restaurants that require people to wear masks while seated. This is not acceptable or makes any sense. We have found the food in this restaurant to be not consistent. The same dish from one day to another can be good or bad.

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varedbaron1
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Stopped by after skiing. Food was pretty decent, but a small menu choice to order from. The service was a bit poor, mostly due to the negative attitude from the server. I'd skip and go elsewhere next time, especially for the price.

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irishrover
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

COVID experience makes difficulty but service was great
Food solid
Drinks well served
Honored reservation right on time

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JeffB
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We arrived to a very empty dinning room, with only 2 other tables inhabited. We were walked to our table, and told that we must wear our masks at all times unless eating or drinking (in a very negative rude tone). We indicated that on that same day we had been to other restaurants in Vermont (Stratton Mountain), that did not have that requirement in place. The employee sent her manager to our table and in a very rude manner she stated we must leave if we did not comply with the mask rules while seated at our table. We left the restaurant, and immediately checked the Vermont COVID restaurant guidelines, and there was no such mandate on the official governors web sight. We are property owners at Stratton mountain and really like to support our local businesses, especially during these most difficult times. With that said it was a very negative uninviting experience. The employees were sullen and rude. Net, net even under normal conditions we would never step foot in their property again.

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vipDiDi
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

So happy to see the restaurant open and keeping safety in mind. Great selection of menu items and good food and service. Casual dining after skiing all day - if they dressed up the interior a bit it would really improve the rating.

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BethC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

VERY quiet due to Covid constraints and at least 4 tables of diners who decided they'd not wear masks when the server was at their tables so they got up and left the restauarant.

No vibe as there were only 5 tables seated while we were there but we had a courteous server, yummy apps and it felt safe to be out.

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DawnK
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

The waitress was not friendly and made us feel uncomfortable even when we were placing our order and asking questions. Then we asked for water and extra chips and no one came back to the table for over 15 min. When she brought back the water she slammed it on the table and didn't say a word or ask if we needed anything else and walked away in a hurry. The restaurant is very pricey and I expect to have a waiter who is friendly and courteous even if they are under stress. The food was very good and the social distancing was appropriate considering the current covid situation.

The first night we ate there we had a different waitress and she was very friendly and helpful in placing the order and came back frequently to see if we needed anything.

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KristelH
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice place. Food was delicious. Tabled nicely spaced out for social distancing.

FAQs

Table 43.1 at Black Bear Lodge offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (802) 297-6520.

Table 43.1 at Black Bear Lodge is rated 4 stars by 47 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 reservations at the moment.