133 Bank St., Burlington, 802-865-5200
Traditional preparation and presentation distinguish dishes such as the nationally recognized mock eel — a favorite of the Food Network’s Alton Brown. Try the tasting menu. Dim sum on Sunday.
115 St. Paul Street, Burlington, 802-861-2999
Flatbreads topped with local, organic ingredients bake before your eyes in an open, wood-fired oven. Sample Zero Gravity Craft Brewery house ales. Weekend brunch.
149 S. Champlain St., Burlington, 802-540-0060
Laptops and tablets are off-limits at this community-focused café — all the better to strike up a conversation over fresh croissants, soups, garden salads and sandwiches. Look for the baguette-carting Bread Bike in summer.
126 College St., Burlington, 802-863-5200
Chef-owner Hervé Mahé parlays Parisian culinary training into classic French cuisine. Pair buttered escargots with a wine from Bordeaux.
25 Cherry St., Burlington, 802-864-8600
Chef Doug Paine punctuates his menu of sustainable seafood with small-farm meats and produce. Choose from eight inventive Benedicts during Sunday brunch, or pair inspired cocktails with acoustic music on the weekend.
317 Riverside Avenue, Burlington, 802-448-3070
The wood-fired smokers run 24-7 outside Burlington’s only dedicated barbecue joint. In the dining room, visitors mix and match two dozen draft beers with brisket, ribs, beans and mac. Cold outside? Try the pitmaster ramen.
258 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 802-495-0716
The laid-back neighborhood restaurant is a go-to for grown-up drinks and unexpected creature comforts — think General Tso’s cauliflower and mac-and-cheese pancakes. Sunday brunch.
316 Pine St., Suite 114, Burlington, 802-448-3278
Burlington’s hometown cidery invites visitors to “get excidered” about its local-apple beverages. The modern pub fare includes poutines and handmade veggie burgers.
207 Flynn Ave., Burlington, 802-540-6400
The South End location of Burlington’s grocery cooperative offers a robust selection of marinated meats and spit-roasted birds in addition to groceries and prepared foods.
82 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 802-861-9700
People of all stripes converge at Burlington’s downtown grocery cooperative. Buy some kale, get a sandwich fresh-made at the deli or peruse the hot bar.
388 Pine St., Burlington, 802-865-2368
For many Burlington oenophiles, Dedalus is the place to buy wine. Peruse the expertly curated bottle shop and cheese counter, then visit the charming, low-lit bar for natural wines by the glass — plus handcrafted charcuterie and small plates.
2 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 802-540-8145
In a sunny corner storefront, chef-owner Samran Kaewkoet whips up affordable Isan cuisine to eat in or take out. Like it spicy? Try the super-fresh green papaya salad.
189 Bank St., Burlington, 802-497-1668
The Farmhouse Group’s hip taqueria keeps it fresh and fun in a revamped 1950s diner car. Go for tacos, burritos and killer margaritas.
55 Cherry St., Burlington, 802-540-0534
Rustic charm, locavore cuisine and a legendary wine list distinguish this James Beard Award-nominated restaurant. The bar is open for cocktails and craft brews until 11 p.m.
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.
111 St. Paul St., Burlington, 802-310-7828
Pastry shop, café and cocktail bar in one, this posh “fine diner” was voted Vermont’s best new restaurant in 2017. Swing in, too, for a handmade CBD truffle. No dinner Sunday or Monday.
150 Cherry St., Burlington, 802-383-1505
A showstopping chandelier lends funky elegance to the dining room. Enjoy a vegan salad or sandwich made from fresh ingredients — or take a specialty coffee and scone to go.
83 Church St., Burlington, 802-497-1613
Part of the Farmhouse Group, this subterranean spot crafts fresh pastas, wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas and housemade salumi. Pair it all with a fine Italian wine.
156 St. Paul St., Burlington, 802-489-5644
Co-owner John Rao spent years perfecting the Neapolitan-style preparation of his paper-thin pies, which come topped with San Marzano tomatoes and housemade fior di latte. The bar stocks an extensive collection of Italian amari.
9 Center St., Burlington, 802-448-3657
Burlington’s first all-vegetarian restaurant promises upscale, “good for you” food made with fresh, local and organic ingredients.
123 Church St., Burlington, 802-860-9401
Here you’ll find a friendly pub experience featuring an Irish-inspired menu, craft brews and single-malt Scotches.
7 Fayette Dr., South Burlington, 802-497-3819
The restaurant’s barbecue smokers work their magic on chicken wings, ribs, sausage, brisket and more. Meanwhile, bartenders serve flights of whiskey and “adult” shakes with bourbon or vodka.
1 Lawson Lane, Orlando's Bar & Lounge Burlington, 802-540-0033
Smoked meats and traditional sides — think slaw, mac and cheese, and corn on the cob — pair well with live music at this subterranean club. Look for Vermont brews on tap.
120 Church Street, Burlington, 802-864-9800
Try the Shirt Sleeve — a wrap stuffed with corn-flake-and-almond-crusted chicken, local bacon and Swiss cheese — at one of Church Street’s time-tested restaurants.
15 Center St., Burlington, 802-862-9647
Since 1982, the Planet has carved out a hip space for food, local art and bar banter. New chef-owner Neil Solis took the reins in early 2020, promising to continue the restaurant’s rich history.
160 Bank St., Burlington, 802-859-0888
Where a McDonald’s once stood, crowds now come for local burgers, innovative entrées and craft beers. The menu showcases ingredients grown, raised and produced in Vermont.
86 St. Paul St., Burlington, 802-495-5491
Retro furnishings complement a fun menu of all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are six types of eggs Benedict. Don’t miss the cocktail flights.
716 Pine St., Burlington, 802-489-5102
Chef Frank Pace’s casual kitchen 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.
131 Main St., Burlington, 802-489-5699
An elegant space houses southern-inflected farm-to-table dishes and classic cocktails. Weekend brunch.
152 St. Paul St., Burlington, 802-864-5253
A firelit setting and award-winning wine list distinguish this long-standing restaurant as a romantic Italian destination. Try the housemade pasta or the brick chicken.
144 College St., Burlington, 802-865-0500
Burlington’s original brewpub deals in classic plates such as country meatloaf and fish and chips, best paired with one of 10 ever-changing beers.
716 Pine St., Burlington, 802-497-0054
American Flatbread’s flagship brewery pours pints of Green State Lager and Conehead IPA in a hip South End bar. Pair yours with a handmade sausage in the summer beer garden.
10 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 802-660-9346
Sandwiched between Radio Bean and Light Club Lamp Shop, the lively café touts international street eats, from Korean tacos to Hawaiian volcano fries.