Chittenden County (59)

A Single Pebble

133 Bank St., Burlington, 802-865-5200

Traditional preparation and presentation influence dishes such as the nationally recognized mock eel. Try the tasting menu. Dim sum on Sunday.

ArtsRiot

400 Pine St., Burlington, 802-540-0406

Dine on market-driven, inspired Vermont fare (the menu changes nightly) at this performing arts space and community gathering place. Closed Sunday and Monday.

August First Bakery & Café

149 S. Champlain St., Burlington, 802-540-0060

Grab breakfast, lunch, freshly baked pastries or locally roasted coffee in a bright and friendly setting. Closed Sunday.

Bistro de Margot

126 College St., Burlington, 802-863-5200

Chef-owner Herve Mahe channels the spirit of fine dining into this modern French restaurant, pairing seasonal bistro classics — escargots, pan-roasted quail, savory tarts — with fine French wines. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Bleu Northeast Seafood

25 Cherry St., Burlington, 802-864-8600

Inside the Courtyard Marriott, chef Douglas Paine serves fresh food harvested from New England waters and farms. The cocktail bar offers inventive cocktails and acoustic music on the weekend. Sunday brunch.

Blue Cat Steak & Wine Bar

1 Lawson Lane, Burlington, 802-363-3639

Hearty steaks come with locally sourced side dishes, and more than 300 wines are available by the bottle. It’s open late Friday and Saturday.

Bluebird Barbecue

317 Riverside Avenue, Burlington, 802-448-3070

Down-home regional barbecue includes smoked brisket, pulled pork, ribs and traditional sides — plus 24 beers on tap. Daily specials include ramen and Tex-Mex nights; lunch Sunday.

Butch + Babe's

Butch + Babe’s

258 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 802-495-0716

Bangkok native Narin Phanthakhot’s fusion cooking connects the Pacific Rim to Middle America at this neighborhood spot serving mac-and-cheese pancakes, kimchi dogs and homemade ramen. Sunday brunch.

Church & Main

154B Church St., Burlington, 802-540-3040

The chef here puts an electric spin on local ingredients — think foraged mushrooms, cheese plates and farm-fresh greens. A DJ plays after hours on Friday and Saturday. Seasonal lunch. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Citizen Cider

316 Pine St., Suite 114, Burlington, 802-448-3278

A lively tasting room has 10 ciders on draft, plus local beer, spirits and nonalcoholic concoctions. Taco Tuesday draws a crowd.

City Market/Onion River Co-op

82 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 802-861-9700

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.

Cook Academy at the Essex Resort

70 Essex Way, Essex Junction, 877-684-1123

During Restaurant Week, the Cook Academy will flip the usual dining model by inviting guests into the kitchen for two courses in continental cuisine.

Dedalus Wine Shop, Market & Wine Bar

388 Pine St., Burlington, 802-865-2368

A warehouse-size space stocks charcuterie, imported specialty goods, cheeses and breads. The glass-enclosed bar and restaurant — serving small plates to complement the extensive wine list — is fronted by a James Beard Award-nominated chef.

Duino! (Duende)

10 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 802-660-9346

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

2 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 802-540-8145

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

189 Bank St., Burlington, 802-497-1668

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

Esperanza

Esperanza Restaurante

180 Battery St., Burlington, 802-657-3377

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 St., Burlington, 802-399-2511

Pouring imaginative beers for enlightened palates on the Lake Champlain waterfront, the eclectic brewery also offers world-class cheese and charcuterie, live music, and local art.

Gaku Ramen

Gaku Ramen

144 Church St., Burlington, 802-497-3050

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.

Grazers

192 Boxwood St., Williston, 802-857-5829

Burgers — with beef, turkey, lamb, pork or veggie — are the stars of this menu. Specialty milkshakes and vodka martinis are also popular.

Guild Tavern

1633 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 802-497-1207

The wood-fired grill here cooks dry-aged steaks and other local meats. Don’t miss the exquisite cocktails.

Happy Belly Deli

Happy Belly Deli & Grill (Winooski)

65 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, 802-655-5003

Close to the Winooski Riverwalk, customers fill their bellies with panini, wraps, burgers, poutine and — in summer — scooped ice cream.

Hen of the Wood (Burlington)

55 Cherry St., Burlington, 802-540-0534

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.

Joyce’s Noodle House

5 Carmichael St., Essex Junction, 802-288-9828

The cuisine here can be traced back to the Shang Dynasty. Try the mustard greens with smoked tofu.

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

70 Essex Way, Essex, 802-764-1489

Dining is intimate at this upscale, forward-thinking restaurant. Chef Kyle Wescott’s large, small and tasting plates are tailored to your tastes and cooked in plain view.

Juniper

41 Cherry St., Burlington, 802-651-5027

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

Leunig’s Bistro & Café

115 Church St., Burlington, 802-863-3759

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.

Misery Loves Co.

46 Main St., Winooski, 802-497-3989

From an open kitchen, the chef-owners dish out imaginative food — think scallop crudo and house-cured meat and fish — that nabbed them James Beard nominations in 2013 and 2016. Lunch Tuesday through Friday; dinner Tuesday through Saturday; weekend brunch. Closed Monday.

Mule Bar

38 Main St., Winooski, 802-399-2020

Pub fare takes a gourmet turn at this popular hangout known for seasonal dishes and a rotating selection of local and regional brews.

Myer’s Bagel Place

377 Pine St., Burlington, 802-863-5013

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

150 Cherry St., Burlington, 802-383-1505

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.

Our House Bistro

36 Main St., Winooski, 802-497-1884

“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. Brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Pascolo Ristorante

83 Church St., Burlington, 802-497-1613

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.

Pauline’s Café

1834 Shelburne Rd., South Burlington, 802-862-1081

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

Pizzeria Verità

156 St. Paul St., Burlington, 802-489-5644

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

Sherpa Kitchen

119 College St., Burlington, 802-881-0550

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

Silver Palace

1216 Williston Road, South Burlington, 802-864-0125

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.

Sotto Enoteca

150 St. Paul St., Burlington, 802-864-5253

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.

Stone Corral Brewery

83 Huntington Rd., Richmond, 802-434-5767

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. Closed Monday.

Sugarhouse Bar & Grill

733 Queen City Park Rd., South Burlington, 802-863-2909

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.

Sweetwaters

120 Church Street, Burlington, 802-864-9800

A Church Street cornerstone for more than 30 years, the bistro serves tried-and-true fare. Try its Shirt Sleeve, a wrap stuffed with almond-crusted chicken, local bacon and Swiss cheese.

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

70 Essex Way, Essex Junction, 802-764-1489

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.

Thai Dishes

161 Church St., Burlington, 802-448-3215

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 Bagel Place

1166 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 802-497-2058

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

The Bearded Frog

5247 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 802-985-9877

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 Daily Planet

15 Center St., Burlington, 802-862-9647

Since 1982 this downtown standby has been a hip place to eat and enjoy local art and music. The menu ranges from sandwiches to pan-roasted lamb.

The Farmhouse Tap & Grill

160 Bank St., Burlington, 802-859-0888

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

131 Main St., Burlington, 802-489-5699

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

The Kitchen Table Bistro

1840 W. Main St., Richmond, 802-434-8686

Haute cuisine and bistro dishes have earned locals’ hearts and the attention of national awards. Inside this historic brick home is an ever-changing seasonal menu; don’t miss the decadent desserts. Closed Sunday and Monday.

The Lighthouse Restaurant and Lounge

38 Lower Mountain View Dr., Colchester, 802-448-3361

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 Scuffer Tap & Table

148 Church St., Burlington, 802-864-9451

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

210 Shelburne Road, Burlington, 802-540-1778

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

The Windjammer Restaurant

1076 Williston Road, South Burlington, 802-862-6585

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

973 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, 802-655-5550

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

27 Bridge Street, Richmond, 802-434-3148

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

Trattoria Delia

152 St. Paul St., Burlington, 802-864-5253

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

Vermont Pub & Brewery

144 College St., Burlington, 802-865-0500

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.

Waterworks Food + Drink

20 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, 802-497-3525

Window seats are in high demand at this former textile mill overlooking the Winooski River. The wood-fired oven turns out flatbreads; pair them with inspired cocktails. Lunch Monday to Friday; Sunday brunch.

Wicked Wings

Wicked Wings (Essex Junction)

1 Market Place, Suite 25, Building 3, Essex Junction, 802-879-7111

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.

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