Newfane, Brattleboro and the surrounding area offer a wealth of restaurants from scenic outdoor barbeque joints to mid-scale gastropubs to authentic farm-to-table dining experiences to a French-style country bistro with its own chocolate factory!

Scott & Dave will gladly help you with recommendations and reservations.

Below are several of our favorite local area restaurants:  [click here for a printable PDF version of this list]

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Choose from outdoor BBQ joints…mid-scale gastropubs…farm-to-table dining…French-style country bistros – and more!

NEWFANE AREA (5-10 Mins)

The Fat Crow Our local fave! Resurrected on the site of the Newfane Café & Creamery and under the same ownership, the Fat Crow offers an amazingly diverse menu of wood-fired pizzas, kobe beef burgers, lobster rolls, tacos, shrimp & grits, steak and BBQ in a brand-new space with a unique architectural design in Newfane Village. A nice selection of regional draft craft beers & ciders and niche vineyard wines. Open Wednesday through Saturday at 5pm. 550 Route 30, Newfane 802.221.4177 www.facebook.com/Fat-Crow-Restaurant-238242966868278/ appx 4 miles.

Dutton’s Berry Farm & Farm Stand, Newfane. Locally-sourced goodies direct from their own farm right here in town!  Fresh fruit, vegetables, local cheese, snacks, maple syrup and on-site bakery with daily-baked pies, breads, cookies and more, plus a very broad assortment of local beers, wines, (sweet and hard) ciders and other refreshments. Family owned and operated, open 7am-7pm. 407 Route 30 Newfane 802.365.4168 www.duttonberryfarm.com appx 3 miles.

The Newfane Store, Recently reopened under new management offering a nice lineup of sandwiches, Burgers, salads, ice cream, beer, wine and snacks. Open 7am-7pm Monday-Thursday; 7am-7pm Friday; 9am-7pm Saturday; 9am-5pm Sunday. 596 Route 30 Newfane 802.365.7775 www.facebook.com/thenewfanestore appx 3 miles.


Brattleboro Food Coop, Brattleboro Our own version of Whole Foods Market with a great deli, prepared foods/take-out sections. Huge beer & wine selection! 7 days 2 Main St 802.257.0236 www.brattleborofoodcoop.com appx 12 miles.

Peter Havens – and The Oyster Bar at Peter Havens, Brattleboro For over 20 years, one of the area’s best restaurants (and priced accordingly). Founded by Newfane locals Tom & Greg (a couple since high school) and recently sold to chef Zachary Corbin who continues the tradition of inspired meals. Wed-Sunday 32 Elliot St 802.257.3333 www.peterhavens.com appx 12 miles.

TJ Buckley’s, Brattleboro Another one of the area’s best restaurants (and priced accordingly). Located in a converted railroad dining car diner that seats 20. Chef/owner Michael Fuller is a skiing & cycling bud of Scott & Dave. Wed-Sunday 132 Elliot St 802.257.4922 www.tjbuckleysuptowndining.com appx 12 miles.

Echo Restaurant & Lounge, Brattleboro Wood-fired pizza, pasta, risotto, burgers, steaks & salads. Really good martinis & mixed drinks, fun, city, loft-like atmosphere. Tuesday-Saturday. 69-73 Main St 254.2073 www.echofoodanddrink.com appx 12 miles.

Vegan AF, Brattleboro According to the owners, “Vegan A.F. was born to bring vegan food to a higher level.” Menu items include Jamaican Jerk Tofu Bowl, Smoked BBQ Plate, Kale & Butternut Pasta, Street Corn Tamale Bowl, Chili, Chili Cheese Fries, Gyoza, Mushroom & Walnut Pâté, Buffalo Cauliflower Wings and more. Monday, Thursday-Saturday 5-9; Friday-Saturday 5-9 105 Canal Street 802.536.4789 www.veganaf-vt.com appx 12 miles.

Kipling’s, Brattleboro Tasty pub fare, local Vermont Beer & classic craft cocktails served in a warm, lively atmosphere with an old-school bar & retro accents. Monday-Tuesday 4-9; Wednesday-Thursday 4-10; Friday-Saturday 4-11. 78 Elliot Street 802. 490.2904 https://www.facebook.com/Kiplings.Pub/ appx 12 miles.

Martocci’s, Brattleboro Italian American cuisine in the heart of downtown Brattleboro featuring Meatball Platter, Mushroom & Polenta, Pizza, Calzones and more. Wednesday-Thursday 4-9; Friday-Saturday 4-10; Sunday 12-9 75 Elliot Street 802. 579.1092 www.facebook.com/martoccis appx 12 miles.

A Vermont Table, Brattleboro Chef-driven menu featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients served in classic American cuisine and inspiring international fare. Main entrees include burgers, ribeye steak, pork tenderloin, delicata squash and pumpkin gnocchi. Sides include Brazilian cheese bread, apple cider sprouts, shallot kale, fries, and potatoes. Monday 4-8; Thursday 5-9; Friday-Saturday 5-9.30 22 High St. 802.387.0151 www.avermonttable.com appx 12 miles.

Panda North, Brattleboro Chinese & sushi in a casual setting. 7 days 1332 Putney Rd 802.257.4578 www.pandanorth.com appx 12 miles.

The Marina, Brattleboro Casual & eclectic waterfront eatery overlooking the Retreat Meadows. 7 days 28 Spring Tree Rd 802.257.7563 www.vermontmarina.com appx 12 miles.

Yalla, Brattleboro Yalla’s Israeli-born owner grew up in a Greek Yemeni household as a new type of Israeli fusion food was emerging. Enjoy the taste of a hot hand-fired pita overflowing with homemade hummus, spicy skhug, fresh falafel, and an endless salad bar to remind you of the melting pot tastes. 80 Main St. Thurs-Sun 11-3 802.579.1309 www.yallavermont.com appx 12 miles

High Thai, Brattleboro Recently opened to positive reviews, serving modern & traditional Thai cuisine in a contemporary setting, offering craft beer & wine Closed Wed-Thurs 7 High Street 802.490.2117 www.highthaivt.com appx 12 miles


Wunderbar, Bellow Falls VT Gay-owned (let Remy or Alain know we sent you), eclectic restaurant & bar fusing international flavors with local ingredients. Dishes include Fish Tacos, Disco Fries, Bao Buns, Kale Caesar Salad, Tostada, Scotch Egg, Mac & Cheese, Kufteh, Brussel Sprouts, Carrot Farro, Cubano Toast. Tuesday: 5-10 (Industry Night/Limited Menu); Wednesday-Sunday: 5-10 PM; Kitchen Closes at 9:00PM. 22 Rockingham St. 802.489.0289 www.wunderbarvt.com appx 28 miles.

Burdick’s, Walpole NH Worth every bit of the 45-minute trip! Unpretentious & sublime bistro-style cooking. The NH flagship location (branches in Boston, Cambridge & NYC) features an extraordinary chocolate factory so save room for dessert! 7 days 47 Main Street Walpole 603.756.9058 www.burdickchocolate.com appx 27 miles.

The Hermitage Inn, West Dover The culinary program at The Hermitage Inn includes seasonal menus and local ingredients, an upscale Tavern, a fine dining restaurant, and beautiful outdoor spaces that can be enjoyed throughout the seasons. 25 Handle Road Wed-Sun 802.618.0051 www.thehermitageinnvermont.com Appx 17 miles.=

Trail 87, West Dover Top-notch casual dining experience offering an innovative menu of comfort food in a friendly and fun atmosphere, full bar with craft cocktails. Thurs-Mon 271 Route 100 802.464.2422  www.trail87.com Appx 14 Miles


Frog Meadow Farm Bed & Breakfast and Massage Oasis for Men is a welcoming, non-judgmental place for men of all colors and backgrounds to unwind and shed the trappings of busy modern life.

Situated on 63 beautiful & private acres, Frog Meadow frequently hosts men’s gatherings, workshops and retreats. Hosts Dave & Scott are committed to providing a welcoming environment to re-connect with nature and yourself.

The South RoomFrog Meadow is only 4 miles from the popular Rock River swimming hole, 10 miles from Brattleboro, VT and 30 minutes Mount Snow & Stratton Mountain ski resorts.

Relax in our spring-fed swimming pond, soak in our wood-fired hot tub, or enjoy our 4-season recreation trails and extensive perennial gardens and orchard!

Be sure to check out our special events calendarphoto galleriesrooms/lodging pages & lodging specials and discover all that gay-friendly Southern Vermont has to offer!

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As a couple of New Yorkers, we find the need to flee the concrete every few weeks, and Frog Meadow has become one of our favorite escapes. The owners, Scott and Dave, have created a property for gay men that perfectly balances rustic simplicity with high-end accommodations.

The B&B sits on a beautifully landscaped plot tucked away in the woods. When you’re on the property, the rest of world disappears. You can hike the secluded trails, take a swim in the pond, relax in the wood-fired hot tub, or just sit on the patio and watch the hummingbirds and chipmunks. And be sure to take advantage of the outdoor shower–it offers a spectacular view at sunrise!

Each morning Dave will make a big breakfast that incorporates many locally-sourced ingredients. We’ve had omelets made with asparagus harvested from the garden, honey from their apiary, and apple cider made with fruit from their little orchard. Everything feels very special and deliberate.

While it is a hike from NYC–about 4 hours each way–we always come back so relaxed that it’s worth the trip. You won’t be disappointed!

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