Coyote Grill chef and owner Sean Stout has made quite a name for himself in Waterville Valley Resort and beyond. After running the restaurant for more than 20 years, customers have come to love his menu’s creativity, consistently good food and the welcoming atmosphere.
Stout, a Johnson and Wales College of Culinary Arts graduate, has a straightforward approach when it comes to keeping customers happy. “Keep it simple, keep it fresh, and change the menu frequently according to the season,” he said. “We always like to keep the menu new and creative.”
The Coyote Grill menu features a mix of steaks, seafood, pasta and other entrées prepared with culinary flair. Stout pays particular attention to detail and prides himself on presentation, whether it’s presenting a steak, vegetarian dish or his daughter’s favorite: tortilla crusted chicken with aged Vermont cheddar grits, fresh guacamole, roasted summer corn salad and finished with a smoked jalapeno aioli. The restaurant is also known for its shrimp and risotto, haddock and calamari, among many other items.
Local and regional products are used as often as possible and often, New England products are included in the restaurant’s daily specials. At any given time, the menu may include venison, elk, Vermont cheese, or New Hampshire seafood. The bar menu also includes New England draft beers and New Hampshire made liquors.
When he isn’t in the kitchen, Stout can be seen in the restaurant saying hello to regulars or meeting new customers. The restaurant welcomes a mix of longtime locals, visitors and families.