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Name
Cuisine
Area
 
A Single Pebble

A Single Pebble

133 Bank Street

Dinner

Chinese

Burlington

At A Single Pebble, dining is discovery. Each dish carries its own history; each bite brings the essential flavors of China to your table.

ArtsRiot

ArtsRiot

400 Pine Street

Dinner

Bars, American (New), Art Galleries

Burlington

From a wild idea, a website, to a mechanic's garage. From a food truck, a Chinese food restaurant and to a collection of chefs rotating their menus nightly. Now, we are... ArtsRiot. Come and see and taste. The identity of food changed a lot for us in the early stages but the concept then is the same today, bring people together and break bread. Serve delicious food and make people happy. Chef George Lambertson is now creating the most craved art in Burlington's South End Arts District. Come have fun at dinner.

August First Bakery & Café

August First Bakery & Café

149 South Champlain Street

Lunch

Bakeries, Sandwiches, Coffee & Tea

Burlington

We’re completely dedicated to having fun, baking amazingly delicious bread, making you feel warm and welcomed, and having you feel nurtured when you’re here. We keep our menus simple in choice, but deep in flavor and character. We create natural, healthy food from scratch every day that is absolutely delicious and makes you feel good after you eat it, not bogged down!

Bistro de Margot

Bistro de Margot

126 College Street

Dinner

French

Burlington

Bistro de Margot is a French restaurant located in Burlington Vermont. Voted "Best New Restaurant 2015". Available for private and corporate events.

Bleu Northeast Seafood

Bleu Northeast Seafood

25 Cherry Street

Breakfast

Seafood, Contemporary American

Burlington

At Bleu Northeast Seafood we aim to provide a warm, friendly and refined dining experience in a comfortable and modern setting. We celebrate the connection of Burlington and Lake Champlain to the sea by providing the finest quality regional seafood. While giving a nod to the French heritage of the lake’s namesake we draw influence from the St. Lawrence region as well as the New England coast and the Canadian Maritimes. We work with small purveyors and fishermen to ensure the fish are caught or raised with the most sustainable practices possible. In true Vermont style we also work closely with area farmers and food producers to get the highest quality meat, produce, cheese, and baked goods.

Blue Cat Steak & Wine Bar

Blue Cat Steak & Wine Bar

1 Lawson Lane

Dinner

Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Wine Bar

Burlington

Welcome to Blue Cat Steak & Wine Bar. We are located in the center of downtown Burlington in a little alley called Lawson Lane. In our cozy corner of the town we serve all Certified Angus Beef (CAB) steaks and a variety of fresh seafood and vegetarian options. We use local produce whenever possible and feature a rotating selection of Vermont cheeses. Our wine list contains three-hundred labels from all over the world with an emphasis on big, bold, steak-friendly wines. The proprietors, Mariasha and Ozzy Giral are always on site to help you find the perfect wine for any occasion. We hope to see you soon.

Bluebird Barbecue

Bluebird Barbecue

317 Riverside Avenue

Lunch

Barbeque, Chicken Wings, Sports Bars

Burlington

It’s a place for friends and family, a place for great barbecue, and amazing craft beer. Most importantly, it’s a place where people spend time together making great memories.

Butch + Babe’s

Butch + Babe’s

258 North Winooski Avenue

Dinner

Thai, Pubs, American (New)

Burlington

Our mission is to build community + tell our stories through good food + drink as a welcoming family + neighborhood hangout. We are committed to environmentally friendly practices + utilizing local purveyors.

Church & Main

Church & Main

154B Church Street

Dinner

American (New)

Burlington

Citizen Cider

Citizen Cider

316 Pine Street, Suite 114

All Day

Breweries, Wine Tours, Cideries

Burlington

Justin Heilenbach, Bryan Holmes and Kris Nelson founded Citizen Cider in 2010 on a hunch and some good old-fashioned hard work. Kris was working as a wine salesmen, Bryan as a chemist and Justin as a small farmer. All discontent for one reason or another, they started pressing sweet cider in Kris’s barn and fermenting test batches of hard cider in Bryan’s basement. As it happens, they discovered that their ideas about hard cider translated into some pretty unique and interesting finished products.

City Market/Onion River Co-op

City Market/Onion River Co-op

82 South Winooski Avenue

Lunch Dinner

Grocery

Burlington

Choose from grab-and-go meals, side dishes, sushi, baked goods, signature sandwiches and salads — or make your own meal from the hot and cold bars.

Dedalus Wine Shop, Market & Wine Bar

Dedalus Wine Shop, Market & Wine Bar

388 Pine Street

Dinner

Beer, Wine & Spirits

Burlington

Welcome to Dedalus Wine Shop, Market & Wine Bar! We’re going to show you a whole world full of delicious bottles and food made by amazing people.

Duino! (Duende)

Duino! (Duende)

10 North Winooski Avenue

Lunch Dinner

Gluten-Free, American (New)

Burlington

A theatrical theme pervades this international street-food spot — open ’til 1 a.m. on weekends. Dishes range from fish tacos to chicken and waffles to poutine. Brunch on Saturday and Sunday only.

East West Café

East West Café

2 North Winooski Avenue

Dinner

Thai, Vegetarian

Burlington

Thailand native Samran Kaewkoet prepares authentic Isaan cuisine to go. Try a noodle soup, chicken satay or traditional sticky rice dish.

El Cortijo Taqueria y Cantina

El Cortijo Taqueria y Cantina

189 Bank Street

Lunch Dinner

Mexican, Lounges

Burlington

This taqueria from the team behind the Farmhouse Tap & Grill serves locally inspired tacos, burritos and entrées, along with “wicked fly” margaritas.

Esperanza Restaurante

Esperanza Restaurante

180 Battery Street

Dinner

Mexican, Salvadoran, Filipino

Burlington

A Salvadoran man and Filipino woman teamed up to open this casual restaurant, where the fare includes pupusas, tamales, egg rolls and fried-chicken lollipops. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Foam Brewers

Foam Brewers

112 Lake Street

All Day

Breweries

Burlington

Foam Brewers was started in 2016 by an eclectic group of industry professionals with a shared appreciation for brewing, science, art, music, and culture. If you would like to get to know more about the individuals behind the brewery, stop on by for a little Foam.

Gaku Ramen

Gaku Ramen

144 Church Street

Dinner

Ramen

Burlington

Using recipes crafted by Japanese ramen sensei, this late-night kitchen serves noodles in tonkotsu broth with chashu pork or with black garlic and miso. Other snacks include rice bowls, karaage fried chicken and steamed buns.

Hen of the Wood (Burlington)

Hen of the Wood (Burlington)

55 Cherry Street

Dinner

American (New)

Burlington

The Queen City counterpart to Waterbury’s beloved restaurant brings rustic charm, locavore cuisine and a legendary wine list to the table. The bar is open for cocktails and craft brews until midnight.

Juniper

Juniper

41 Cherry Street

Brunch

American (Traditional)

Burlington

Head inside Hotel Vermont for food and drink inspired by fresh, local ingredients. Enjoy cocktails on the outdoor terrace.

Leunig’s Bistro & Café

Leunig’s Bistro & Café

115 Church Street

Lunch Dinner

Contemporary American, Contemporary French

Burlington

French-inflected fare and great views of Church Street make for a memorable meal. The upstairs lounge has made-to-order tapas and inventive cocktails. Brunch on Sunday.

Myer’s Bagel Place

Myer’s Bagel Place

377 Pine Street

Breakfast

Bagels, Gluten-Free

Burlington

A wood-fired oven bakes Montréal-style bagels by the hundreds. Pick up a dozen or try a sandwich made with local meat.

New Moon Café

New Moon Café

150 Cherry Street

Lunch

Sandwiches

Burlington

A warm interior and awesome chandelier lend this spot a funky elegance. Choose from a wide array of fresh ingredients to create your own salad or sandwich. Save room for a cupcake. Closed Saturday.

Pascolo Ristorante

Pascolo Ristorante

83 Church Street

Lunch Dinner

Italian

Burlington

Family-friendly dining here means fresh pasta, sausages, antipasti and wood-fired pizza, all made in-house. Complete the meal with a fine Italian wine.

Pizzeria Verità

Pizzeria Verità

156 Saint Paul Street

Dinner

Pizza, Italian, Wine Bars

Burlington

The oven here quickly blisters thin-crust pies topped with San Marzano tomatoes, housemade mozzarella, local veggies and meats.

Sherpa Kitchen

Sherpa Kitchen

119 College Street

Lunch Dinner

Himalayan/Nepalese

Burlington

Classic Himalayan dishes include momos, curries, thukpa and stews, best enjoyed with mango chutney and mixed pickles.

Sotto Enoteca

Sotto Enoteca

150 Saint Paul Street

Lunch Dinner

Wine Bars

Burlington

Head to this subterranean spot for a cocktail or glass of Italian wine; stay for cured meats, calamari and other selections from the Trattoria Delia kitchen. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Sweetwaters

Sweetwaters

120 Church Street

Lunch Dinner

American (Traditional)

Burlington

In the heart of Burlington, on the Church Street Marketplace, Sweetwaters has served locals and visitors alike for over 30 years. As unique as Church Street itself, we offer American Bistro classics made with local ingredients, complemented by our selection of craft beer and cocktails. Our warm, family-friendly atmosphere features a beautifully restored historical interior as well as outdoor seating. We serve lunch and dinner daily and our late night menu is a highlight of the Burlington nightlife.

Thai Dishes

Thai Dishes

161 Church Street

Dinner

Thai

Burlington

The owners of Royal Orchid in Montpelier sling authentic noodle plates, curries and tropical salads from a lofty dining room at the end of Church Street.

The Daily Planet

The Daily Planet

15 Center Street

Dinner

Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic

Burlington

The Daily Planet — a relaxed eatery, funky bar, and vibrant solarium. We give you the choice: let orb lamps and celestial surroundings illuminate your house-infused cocktail, share dessert under the stars in our indoor solarium, or enjoy the dining room for a more private evening.

The Farmhouse Tap & Grill

The Farmhouse Tap & Grill

160 Bank Street

Dinner

American (New), Bars, Gastropubs

Burlington

Burgers, charcuterie and farm-to-table comfort food draw daily crowds, as do rare brews from Vermont and beyond. Sip them fireside or in the seasonal beer garden.

The Gryphon

The Gryphon

131 Main Street

Brunch Dinner

American (New)

Burlington

An elegant space houses southern-inflected farm-to-table dishes and classic cocktails. Weekend brunch.

The Scuffer Tap & Table

The Scuffer Tap & Table

148 Church Street

Dinner

American (Traditional), Seafood, Steakhouses

Burlington

With 18 beers on tap and an extensive menu of pastas, seafood and meats, this spot has something for everyone. Brunch on Sunday.

The Spot

The Spot

210 Shelburne Road

Dinner

Diners, Sandwiches

Burlington

The colorful menu features breakfast faves such as huevos rancheros, while fish tacos brighten up lunch. Dinner served Tuesday through Saturday.

Trattoria Delia

Trattoria Delia

152 Saint Paul Street

Dinner

Italian

Burlington

A firelit setting and award-winning wine list distinguish this authentic Italian spot. Try the housemade pasta or osso bucco.

Vermont Pub & Brewery

Vermont Pub & Brewery

144 College Street

Lunch Dinner

Breweries, Pubs

Burlington

Burlington’s first brewpub deals in classic dishes such as country meatloaf and fish and chips, best paired with one of 10 ever-changing beers made on-site.

Our House Bistro

Our House Bistro

36 Main Street

Lunch Dinner

American (New)

Winooski

“Twisted comfort food” here includes frickles, fish tacos, and mac and cheese with add-ons such as lobster and pulled pork. End the meal with a deep-fried PB&J.

Pauline’s Café

Pauline’s Café

1834 Shelburne Road

Dinner

American (New)

South Burlington

A longtime local fixture, this café-restaurant serves up Maine crab cakes, racks of lamb, Vermont meats and seasonal specialties

Silver Palace

Silver Palace

1216 Williston Road

Dinner

Chinese

South Burlington

Dishes such as popcorn squid, orange beef and crispy pork come with an American twist. After dinner, head next door for live music at Higher Ground. No lunch on Sunday.

Stone Corral Brewery

Stone Corral Brewery

83 Huntington Road

Dinner

Breweries

Richmond

This award-winning brewhouse follows German, Belgian and British traditions. Pair your favorite with pork schnitzel, housemade ravioli or a themed special. There’s live music nearly every night.

Sugarhouse Bar & Grill

Sugarhouse Bar & Grill

733 Queen City Park Road

Lunch

American (Traditional), Sports Bars

South Burlington

Nachos, wings and overstuffed sandwiches nourish drinkers day and night at this roadside spot boasting 24 taps. Pair your maple breakfast stout with a pulled-pork stacker.

Tavern at the Essex: Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa

Tavern at the Essex: Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa

70 Essex Way

Breakfast Lunch

American (New)

Essex Junction

Reimagined tavern fare meets local ingredients here. Pair your meal with a brew from an extensive draft list, or a glass of wine or specialty cocktail.

The Bagel Place

The Bagel Place

1166 Williston Road

Breakfast Lunch

Bagels, Coffee & Tea

South Burlington

Specialties such as a Caprese with fresh mozzarella, basil, tomato, prosciutto and balsamic vinaigrette take bagel sandwiches to the next level.

The Bearded Frog

The Bearded Frog

5247 Shelburne Road

Dinner

Desserts, Salad, American (Traditional)

Shelburne

Chef Mark LaRiviere offers eclectic fare in an upscale setting. In winter, warm up by the two-sided fireplace; patio seating is available in summer.

The Kitchen Table Bistro

The Kitchen Table Bistro

1840 West Main Street

Dinner

American (New), Diners, Wine Bars

Richmond

Three courses: choose a small plate, a large plate and a sweet plate off of the regular seasonal menu. Dishes below are samples only. Closed Sunday and Monday.

The Lighthouse Restaurant and Lounge

The Lighthouse Restaurant and Lounge

38 Lower Mountain View Drive

Dinner

Seafood, Steakhouses, American (Traditional)

Colchester

A trip to the 60-item salad bar comes with every entrée at this steak and seafood restaurant. The tuna tartare is excellent. Sunday brunch.

The Windjammer Restaurant

The Windjammer Restaurant

1076 Williston Road

Dinner

Steakhouse, Seafood

South Burlington

Aged beef, hand-cut steaks, prime rib, fresh seafood and a 150-bottle wine list keep ‘em coming back. Check out the unique, boat-shaped salad bar that comes with an entrée order.

Three Brothers Pizza & Grill

Three Brothers Pizza & Grill

973 Roosevelt Highway

Lunch Dinner

Italian, Pizza

Colchester

Owned by a Lebanese family, this pizzeria emphasizes local products. During Vermont Restaurant Week, dine from a special menu of Middle Eastern specialties.

Toscano Café and Bistro

Toscano Café and Bistro

27 Bridge Street

Lunch Dinner

Italian

Richmond

At this chef-owned bistro, try the crispy artichoke hearts with lemon aioli or housemade ricotta gnocchi with Vermont goat cheese.

Waterworks Food + Drink

Waterworks Food + Drink

20 Winooski Falls Way

Lunch Dinner

American

Winooski

Nestled on the Winooski River, we are located in the Champlain Mill in the heart of Winooski, Vermont. We are pleased to offer a unique dining experience that encompasses the history of the mill and the people of Winooski. Our menu features creative New American cuisine and there is hardly a seat in the house that does not offer a spectacular view of the Winooski River. We hope to see you soon!

Wicked Wings (Essex Junction)

Wicked Wings (Essex Junction)

1 Market Place #25

Lunch Dinner

Chicken Wings, American (Traditional), Cheesesteaks

Essex Junction

Chicken — wickedly hot and otherwise — is the main attraction. Choose from 16 sauces, three levels of heat and seven types of dry seasoning on your wings. You’ll find burgers, falafel, salads and craft beer, too. Seasonal hours.

Cornerstone Pub & Kitchen

Cornerstone Pub & Kitchen

47 North Main Street

Dinner

American (New)

Barre

Craft beer flows from 28 taps while dishes such as barbecue-braised pork shank with bacon-jalapeño mac and cheese take pub food to the next level.

Down Home Kitchen

Down Home Kitchen

100 Main Street

Breakfast Lunch

Southern

Montpelier

Southern comfort comes to the capital every day starting at 8 a.m. Breakfast includes biscuits and gravy and fried catfish. At lunch, there’s fried chicken and grilled trout.

J. Morgan’s Steakhouse

J. Morgan’s Steakhouse

100 State Street

Dinner

American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Montpelier

Inside the Capital Plaza Hotel, meat and seafood lovers can find made-to-order dishes and model trains chugging around the dining room. Sunday brunch buffet.

Kismet

Kismet

52 State Street

Dinner

American (New)

Montpelier

Freshly farmed ingredients, innovative cocktails, and artisan wines and beers bring big flavors to a globe-trotting menu at Montpelier’s first organic restaurant.

La Puerta Negra

La Puerta Negra

44 Main Street

Dinner

Latin American, Tex-Mex, Mexican

Montpelier

A Latin-inspired menu features yellowfin tuna ceviche, twice-cooked pork carnitas and lots of tacos. Sip a caipirinha at the bar, or take in live music on weekends.

NECI on Main

NECI on Main

118 Main Street

Dinner

American (New), Cooking Schools

Montpelier

The New England Culinary Institute’s flagship restaurant showcases contemporary farm-to-plate dining. At dinner, try the Provençal beef stew; at lunch, housemade charcuterie or the smoked salmon club. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Sarducci’s Restaurant and Bar

Sarducci’s Restaurant and Bar

3 Main Street

Lunch Dinner

Italian

Montpelier

A custom-built wood-burning oven cranks out pizza, salmon cucina and other authentic dishes. Check out the gluten-free menu. No lunch on Sunday.

Three Penny Taproom

Three Penny Taproom

108 Main Street

Dinner

Beer Bar

Montpelier

Twenty-three taps supply hard-to-find craft brews for every palate. Sip happily in between bites of imaginative pub fare. Brunch only on Sunday.

Blue Moose Bistro Italian Restaurant

Blue Moose Bistro Italian Restaurant

39 Main Street

Dinner

Italian, American (New)

Brattleboro

Chef Ken Flutie interprets traditional Italian recipes in a cozy Italian bistro. Diners can enjoy homemade pastas with a glass of wine or local spirits.

duo Restaurant

duo Restaurant

136 Main Street

Dinner

American (New)

Brattleboro

This locavore restaurant comes on the heels of an award-winning Denver location. Enjoy an indulgent brunch on the weekend, or come in for Meatless Monday.

The Bryant House Restaurant

The Bryant House Restaurant

657 Main Street

Lunch

American (New)

Weston

Next door to the Vermont Country Store, Bryant House offers New England staples such as clam chowder, chicken pot pie and gingerbread.

The Marina

The Marina

28 Spring Tree Road

Lunch Dinner

American (Traditional), Seafood, Burgers

Brattleboro

At the edge of an estuary, soak in sunset views over fried whole-belly clams and a burger, or relax with popcorn and a cold brewski.

Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery

Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery

36 Bridge Street

Lunch Dinner

American (New), Breweries

Brattleboro

Take in views of the Connecticut River over craft beers and plates of fish tacos or spiced-cider ribs. The Whetstoner session IPA is always on tap.

Superfresh! Organic Café

Superfresh! Organic Café

30 Main Street

Lunch Dinner

Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Juice Bars & Smoothies

Brattleboro

Health food gets creative at this vegan café. Think raw Brazil nut-turmeric cupcakes, sunseed-guac nachos, and smoothies made with hemp milk, cacao nibs or ashwagandha. Closed Tuesday.

Hazel

Pizza, Barbeque, Cocktail Bars

Brattleboro

Pair smoked wings, ribs or an indulgent pie — topped with everything from house-smoked pork to fresh pineapple — with a beer or cocktail special.

The Porch Too

The Porch Too

648 Putney Road

Dinner

Cafes, Breakfast & Brunch, Sandwiches

Brattleboro

At breakfast, patrons dig the garden omelette, brimming with spinach, artichoke, cream cheese and avocado. Lunch brings lemon-dill tuna melts and gingered pork banh mi.

Blue Paddle Bistro

Blue Paddle Bistro

316 US Route 2

Dinner

American (New), Wine Bars

South Hero

Artsy décor here includes a wooden canoe suspended over the bar. Inventive, unpretentious cuisine — think coffee-crusted pork tenderloin — is on offer.

Maple City Diner

Maple City Diner

17 Swanton Road

Dinner

Diners

St. Albans

This spot lives up to its name with specialties such as maple-cinnamon buns and a bacon waffle topped with maple butter.

Smokin’ Butt’s Bar-B-Q

Smokin’ Butt’s Bar-B-Q

133 North Main Street, 14th Star Brewing Co.

Dinner

Barbeque, Diners

St. Albans

Pair St. Louis-style ribs or pulled-chicken tacos with a pint of Tribute double IPA or Maple Breakfast stout — this smoke pit is located inside 14th Star Brewing Co.

Apple Core Luncheonette & Brew

Apple Core Luncheonette & Brew

3600 Route 100

Lunch

American, Soups

Waterbury Center

Sandwiches are served on Vermont-baked bread at this lunch spot located by Cold Hollow Cider Mill. Save room for cider doughnuts and one of 60 locals beers and ciders.

Hen of the Wood (Waterbury)

Hen of the Wood (Waterbury)

92 Stowe Street

Dinner

American (New)

Waterbury

Upscale dining takes a rustic turn in this former grist mill. Creative use of ultra-local meats, greens and cheeses has earned the chef-owner seven James Beard Award nominations.

Hyde Away Inn and Restaurant

Hyde Away Inn and Restaurant

1428 Route 17

Dinner

American (New)

Waitsfield

Classic comfort food gets a boost from local ingredients — think bacon-wrapped meatloaf and cider-braised pork osso bucco.

Maxi’s Restaurant

Maxi’s Restaurant

47 North Main Street

Breakfast Lunch

American (Traditional)

Waterbury

Home-style fare here includes pastas, open-faced sandwiches and smoked-Gouda mac and cheese. Breakfast all day, including seven different eggs Benedicts.

Michael’s on the Hill

Michael’s on the Hill

4182 Waterbury-Stowe Road

Dinner

American (New), French, Caterers

Waterbury Center

Elegant, ever-changing dishes highlight Vermont ingredients and the chef-owner’s European roots. Closed Tuesday.

Prohibition Pig

Prohibition Pig

23 South Main Street

Dinner

American (Traditional), Bars, Burgers

Waterbury

Locals come for the barbecue and “proper” cocktails, as well as one of the largest craft-beer selections in New England. In the adjacent brewery, pair a pint with tacos and small bites.

The Mad Taco (Waitsfield)

The Mad Taco (Waitsfield)

2 Village Square

Dinner

Mexican

Waitsfield

This lucha-themed eatery specializes in Mexican dishes made with local, farm-fresh ingredients. Have a margarita with your tacos, or opt for one of 11 craft beers on tap.

The Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room

The Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room

1 South Main Street

Lunch Dinner

American (Traditional), Sports Bars, Comfort Food

Waterbury

Dive into Vermont’s culinary culture here: There are 38 beers on tap — some of them brewed on-site — and locavore pub fare such as fried chicken and big-time burgers. Lunch on weekends only.

Zenbarn

Zenbarn

179 Guptil Road

Dinner

Bars, American (Traditional)

Waterbury

Items such as charred broccolini mingle with juicy half-pound burgers — topped with kimchi or onions braised in Heady Topper — at this “soil-to-soul” facility, which also houses a yoga studio and cultural center. Live bands on the weekend.

3 Squares Café

3 Squares Café

141 Main Street

Dinner

American (New)

Vergennes

Chef-owner Matt Birong melds international flavors with local ingredients in his bean-to-bar chocolate and “creative-casual” food. Look out for eggs Benedict specials on Sunday.

51 Main at the Bridge

51 Main at the Bridge

51 Main Street

Dinner

Desserts, American (New), Gastropubs

Middlebury

Not your usual college bar, this lively lounge offers pub fare, pastas and tapas. There’s live music Friday and Saturday.

Bar Antidote

Bar Antidote

35 C Green Street

Dinner

American (New), Lounges

Vergennes

The eclectic fare at this speakeasy can be super-local — as in, from pigs raised by the chef himself. Pair it with a local brew or specialty cocktail.

Bobcat Café & Brewery

Bobcat Café & Brewery

5 Main Street

Dinner

American (New)

Bristol

Contemporary comfort food — think lamb kebabs and smoked-tofu banh mi — is on offer with beers brewed in-house and throughout Vermont.

Fire & Ice Restaurant

Fire & Ice Restaurant

26 Seymour Street

Dinner

Pubs, Seafood, American (Traditional)

Middlebury

Known for its historic décor and huge salad bar, this steakhouse is popular with adults and kids alike. There’s a separate room with books and movies for little ones. Lunch Friday through Sunday.

Hired Hand Brewing Co.

Hired Hand Brewing Co.

35 Green Street

Dinner

Pizza, Salad, Bars

Vergennes

Chef-owner Ian Huizenga opened Hired Hand directly above Bar Antidote, his popular neighborhood speakeasy. Pints brewed with locally grown grains and malts pair well with wood-fired pizzas and steamed pork-belly buns alike. Save room for a stout ice cream float.

Morgan’s Tavern at the Middlebury Inn

Morgan’s Tavern at the Middlebury Inn

14 Court Square

Dinner

American

Middlebury

Classic New England cuisine incorporates local ingredients — think French onion soup made with stout from Otter Creek Brewing Co. Afternoon tea is served daily.

Park Squeeze

Park Squeeze

161 Main Street

Dinner

American (Traditional)

Vergennes

This hip neighborhood restaurant has exposed brick walls, metal sculptures, and dishes such as steak frites and St. Louis-style ribs.

Starry Night Café

Starry Night Café

5371 Route 7

Dinner

Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free

Ferrisburgh

The handcrafted décor is as distinctive as chef Josh Krechel’s use of local ingredients in international dishes. Sit fireside in the octagonal dining room or on the stone patio in summer.

Storm Café

Storm Café

3 Mill Street

Dinner

American (New)

Middlebury

The seasons dictate the hearty breakfast dishes, specialty sandwiches, steaks and seafoods offered at this inviting eatery on Otter Creek. Dine on the deck in summer. Closed Monday.

The Lobby

The Lobby

7 Bakery Lane

Dinner

American (New), Burgers, Bars

Middlebury

Choose from an eclectic mix of handmade pastas and unique burgers in the heart of downtown, overlooking Otter Creek. Sunday brunch.

Tourterelle

Tourterelle

3629 Ethan Allen Highway

Dinner

French

New Haven

Classic French cuisine merges with Vermont ingredients on a seasonally driven menu. Try the signature red-curry bouillabaisse with saffron aioli.

Kingdom Taproom

Kingdom Taproom

397 Railroad Street

Dinner

American (New), Bars, Sandwiches

St. Johnsbury

This beer bar pours pints of Hill Farmstead and other rare brews. Try them with charcuterie plates, sandwiches and flatbreads.

Positive Pie (Hardwick)

Positive Pie (Hardwick)

87 South Main Street

Dinner

Pizza, Bars, Sandwiches

Hardwick

The Hardwick outpost of this growing chain taps area farms for the toppings on its handmade thin-crust pizzas. Find 18 beers on tap and imaginative cocktails at the bar.

Ariel’s Restaurant

Ariel’s Restaurant

29 Stone Road

Dinner

American (New)

Brookfield

Sophisticated, healthy food reigns at this 16-year-old destination restaurant. Many ingredients come from the Brookfield area.

Black Krim Tavern

Black Krim Tavern

21 Merchants Row

Dinner

Seafood, Cajun/Creole

Randolph

The menu changes weekly to accommodate local and imported ingredients. Specials might include sweet-chile tofu or goat-cashew curry.

Café Provence (Brandon)

Café Provence (Brandon)

11 Center Street

Dinner

Mediterranean, French

Brandon

Inside this airy restaurant, chef Robert Barral crafts French-inspired comfort food. Try his famous seafood stew of scallops, shrimp and mussels served over saffron risotto, then doused in lobster broth.

Roots the Restaurant

Roots the Restaurant

51 Wales Street

Dinner

American (New), Vegetarian

Rutland

Fresh, healthy, local food is the focus here. Try the maple-and-molasses-braised pork or a noodle bowl featuring Vermont Soy tofu. Closed Monday.

Table 24 Restaurant

Table 24 Restaurant

24 Wales Street

Dinner

American (New), Bars

Rutland

Classic comfort food goes gourmet at this upscale eatery, thanks to a wood-fired grill and rotisserie. Save room for the banana cream pie.

Stowe Bowl

Stowe Bowl

1613 Mountain Road

Dinner

Bowling, Lounges

Stowe

This retro-style bowling alley offers shareable plates — such as popcorn with Asiago, truffle oil and sea salt — as well as burgers, salads and flatbreads.

Doc Ponds

Doc Ponds

294 Mountain Road

Dinner

Bars, American (Traditional)

Stowe

At this pub from the team behind Hen of the Wood, pair a burger or smoked chicken with one of 24 beers on draft, or linger over a craft cocktail and pie.

Picnic Social

Picnic Social

433 Mountain Road., Field Guide

Dinner

American (New)

Stowe

Cozy up around a backyard firepit for elevated picnic-inspired fare such as spicy cider wings and s’mores. In summer, craft cocktails meet games of cornhole. Weekend brunch.

Charlie B’s Pub & Restaurant at Stoweflake

Charlie B’s Pub & Restaurant at Stoweflake

1746 Mountain Road

Lunch Dinner

Contemporary American, American

Stowe

This destination for deck dining, après-ski and live music offers more than 50 wines by the glass, 10 draft beers, upscale pub fare and farm-fresh cuisine.

The Bench

The Bench

492 Mountain Road

Lunch Dinner

Pizza, Bars, American (Traditional)

Stowe

Wood-fired pizzas, roasted meats and burgers accompany thoughtful cocktails and 25 beers on tap. Lunch on weekends only.

Colatina Exit

Colatina Exit

164 North Main Street

Dinner

Pizza, Italian

Bradford

For more than 40 years, the trattoria has specialized in hand-tossed, thin-crust pizzas and pastas embellished with local meats and produce. Live entertainment most nights at the upstairs pub.

The Mill at Simon Pearce

The Mill at Simon Pearce

1760 Quechee Main Street

Dinner

American (New), Cocktail Bars, Wine Bars

Quechee

Elegant cuisine meets local produce in this old mill along the Ottauquechee River. Sample the famous cheddar soup or the San Daniele prosciutto with fresh fig compote, Bayley Hazen blue and grissini. Voted one of the most romantic restaurants by Travel & Leisure magazine. Brunch Sundays.