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3 Squares Café

141 Main St., Vergennes, 802-877-2772

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.

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.

Bar Antidote

35 C Green St., Vergennes, 802-877-2555

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.

Barkeaters Restaurant

97 Falls Road, Shelburne, 802-985-2830

There’s a “little bit of everything” on the menu at this Adirondack-themed Shelburne eatery. Meat lovers can nosh on espresso-crusted pork, while vegetarians can choose from hearty salads and pastas.

Black Krim Tavern

21 Merchants Row, Randolph, 802-728-6776

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

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 Paddle Bistro

316 US Route 2, South Hero, 802-372-4814

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

Butch + Babe's

Butch + Babe’s

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

The casual Old North End kitchen connects neighbors over new American pub fare with a creative twist — think kimchi hot dogs and mac-and-cheese pancakes. Sunday brunch.

Cafe Provence

Café Provence

11 Center Street, Brandon, 802-247-9997

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.

Charlie B’s Pub & Restaurant at Stoweflake

1746 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 802-253-7355

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.

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Coriander

1 Washington St., Middlebury, 802-458-8134

Farm-to-table American fusion plates — including mussels Provençal and wraps stuffed with chipotle-rubbed shrimp, avocado and herbed aioli — draw a diverse college-town crowd.

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Cork Wine Bar & Market of Stowe

35 School St., Stowe, 802-760-6143

Home to one of Vermont’s largest natural wine collections, this market, bar and dinner spot pours more than 15 varietals — and several local beers — by the glass. Snack on curated cheese and salumi plates, and larger plates that change with the seasons.

Dedalus

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 serves small plates to complement the extensive wine list.

duo Restaurant

136 Main St., Brattleboro, 802-254-4141

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.

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Echo Restaurant & Lounge

73 Main St., Brattleboro, 802-254-2073

Start with a craft cocktail, then sink your teeth into bold Italian American flavors. Plates from the kitchen include fried chicken sandwiches, brick-oven pizzas and pan-seared duck.

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.

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 11 p.m.

Hen of the Wood (Waterbury)

92 Stowe St., Waterbury, 802-244-7300

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.

Hired Hand Brewing

Hired Hand Brewing Co.

35 Green St., Vergennes, 802-870-7191

Directly above Bar Antidote, chef-owner Ian Huizenga crafts brews from local grains and malts. Pair one with a wood-fired pizza or pork-belly steamed bun — but save room for a stout-ice-cream float.

Hyde Away Inn

Hyde Away Inn and Restaurant

1428 Route 17, Waitsfield, 802-496-2322

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

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

70 Essex Way, Essex, 802-764-1489

Dining is intimate at an upscale, forward-thinking restaurant. The chef tailors small and large plates to individual palates, cooking in plain view. Extensive and diverse wine selection.

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.

Kismet

52 State St., Montpelier, 802-223-8646

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

Magnolia Bistro

1 Lawson Lane, Suite 10, Burlington, 802-846-7446

Vermont’s first certified green restaurant cooks up breakfast and lunch favorites with a twist — think Belgian lime waffles and Philly cheesesteaks made with seitan.

Michael’s on the Hill

4182 Waterbury-Stowe Rd., Waterbury Center, 802-244-7476

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

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.

Morgan's Tavern at the Middlebury Inn

Morgan’s Tavern at the Middlebury Inn

14 Court Sq., Middlebury, 802-388-4961

Chef Stephen Young’s classic New England cuisine incorporates local ingredients — think thick-cut pork chop with a Woodchuck Hard Cider glaze. Afternoon tea is served daily.

NECI on Main

118 Main St., Montpelier, 802-223-3188

The chefs at New England Culinary Institute’s flagship restaurant include two French master chefs, as well as a farmer and board members of Slow Food Vermont and Vermont Fresh Network. Catch a taste of their collective expertise, as expressed by student-cooks using fresh, local ingredients.

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.

Park Squeeze

Park Squeeze

161 Main St., Vergennes, 802-877-9962

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

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.

Prohibition Pig

23 S. Main St., Waterbury, 802-244-4120

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.

Roots the Restaurant

51 Wales Street, Rutland, 802-747-7414

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

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Solstice Restaurant

7412 Mountain Rd., Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe, 802-253-3560

Breakfasts such as cinnamon steel-cut oatmeal fuel mountain fun. At dinner, there’s lobster-and-truffle risotto and all-day braised short ribs in the elegant 110-seat dining room.

Starry Night Cafe

Starry Night Café

5371 Route 7, Ferrisburgh, 802-877-6316

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.

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Stone Corral Brewery

83 Huntington Rd., Richmond, 802-434-5787

An award-winning brewhouse riffs on German, Belgian and British styles. The kitchen puts out kale Caesars, pulled-chicken sandwiches, and cheddar-ale mac and cheese. There’s live music nearly every night.

Storm Café

3 Mill St., Middlebury, 802-388-1063

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.

Superfresh! Organic Café

30 Main St., Brattleboro, 802-579-1751

The café overlooking Whetstone Brook gets creative with health food — think Brazil-nut-turmeric cupcakes, sunseed-guac nachos and hemp-milk smoothies. Closed Tuesday.

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.

Table 24 Restaurant

24 Wales St., Rutland, 802-775-2424

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

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.

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 Bench

492 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 802-253-5101

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

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.

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The Great Northern

716 Pine St., Burlington, 802-489-5102

The kitchen here takes its cues from global cuisines of the north. Slurp shellfish from the raw bar, or snack on fries with smoked pork and Korean pepper aioli. Weekend brunch.

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.

The Lobby

7 Bakery Lane, Middlebury, 802-989-7463

In the heart of downtown, overlooking Otter Creek, diners choose from handmade pastas, dressed-up pub fare and creative cocktails. Weekend brunch.

The Mill at Simon Pearce

1760 Quechee Main St., Quechee, 802-295-1470

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.

The Old Foundry at One Federal Restaurant and Lounge

1 Federal St., St. Albans, 802-524-0330

Plates at the family-friendly spot include loaded potato skins, roasted-beet salad and coconut curried mussels.

Parker House

The Parker House Inn & Bistro

1792 Quechee Main St., Quechee, 802-295-6077

This chef-owner has been dishing out imaginative food for the past 13 years at this local, unpretentious icon of the Upper Valley. Creative selections from the best the local farms have to offer — blended with French, Mediterranean and Spanish influences or sometimes just the chef’s whim!

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 Saturday; Sunday brunch.

Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery

36 Bridge St., Brattleboro, 802-490-2354

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.

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Zenbarn

179 Guptil Rd., Waterbury, 802-244-8134

Enjoy items like ramen, tempura mushrooms and signature grass-fed beef burgers — at this “soil-to-soul” facility, which also houses a yoga studio and cultural center. Live bands on the weekend.

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