Raven’s Den Steakhouse and Taproom
Craft Beer, Great Steaks, Vermont Hospitality
Executive Chef Ed St. Onge has run some of Vermont’s busiest destination kitchens, from Stowe’s Topnotch Resort and Spa to the Stratton Mountain Club. In 2014, he teamed with his wife, Fortune 500 sales and marketing consultant Nancy St. Onge, to create one of Manchester’s hottest new dining experiences. The Raven’s Den is a fast-casual steakhouse where everything is made from scratch and patrons can expect great food, great service, and great atmosphere at a reasonable price.
Menu items cater to a variety of tastes; from a tender, juicy Black Angus steak to a classic seafood dish, to a plate from the salad bar stocked with seasonal produce, handcrafted dressings, Vermont cheeses, and freshly baked breads. Visitors can enjoy an upscale meal in the dining room, a custom cocktail in front of the stone fireplace, or a grass-fed burger in the tavern. Open seven days a week!
The “Den” is the area’s only restaurant to offer wines-on-tap, a state of the art delivery system where reds and whites are available by the pour, always as if they’ve just been uncorked! This offering, combined with their regular wine list and inventory of spirits, has earned the restaurant a 2015 Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence.” As a thirty year veteran of the hospitality industry and winner of the Vermont Chef-of-the-Year award from ACF, Chef Ed is proud of this achievement and says that he prices wines affordably because he wants them “to be accessible for patrons to enjoy with their meal.”
Raven’s Den also happens to be a brand new snowmobile destination! Nestled in the southwest corner of Vermont between the Green Mountains to the east and the Taconic Mountains to the west, and located just off trail 7F4 in Corridor 4, at the end of Rootville Road, riders can drive their sled directly to ample parking on the restaurant’s snow-covered lawn.
"We just popped in for some appetizers on a Saturday afternoon and we were very happy. It was our first time there and we will certainly be back. We ordered the nachos made with fresh chips and the wings. Both were great. Nice and fresh. Our waiter recommended a nice wine for me and a good beer for my husband. Heck, he even gave us recommendations on how to spend our afternoon which we happily agreed upon. It's a little out of the way from downtown Manchester but so glad we stopped in. Good food, good beer, good wine, great service. Ticks all of our boxes for sure."WhoWantsToGo, NJ (source)
The Den is becoming a favorite place for locals and visitors seeking a unique cocktail experience! Handcrafted syrups take classic cocktails up a notch while the change of season inspires new creations.
The most common question is: What's good? or What should I have? Everyone on the staff has a different answer based on taste, but we often suggest - any of the steaks, especially the filet mignon or make it surf and turf by adding some Marinated Grilled Shrimp & béarnaise sauce, the Beef Wellington, Prime Pork Chop with Bacon/Apple Chutney, Green Curry Noodle Bowl (vegan), Halibut topped with fresh Maine lobster meat & lobster bisque, crab cakes (appetizer or entree), duck dumplings (appetizer).