Burlington + Northern Vermont

Restaurants in Burlington + Northern Vermont

Situated in downtown Burlington, L'Amante is an upscale Italian restaurant run by husband-and-wife team Kathi and Kevin Cleary, who have more than 40 years of combined culinary experience in both the United States and Italy.

Chow down on pub grub, including burgers and wood-grilled pizza, served amid ski memorabilia at extreme skier John Eagan’s restaurant.

Ensconced in a former grist mill built in 1835, Hen of the Wood’s modesty keeps it off the main tourist trek in nearby Stowe, but chef Eric Warnstedt wins continual praise for his uncomplicated, lightly seasoned menu with predominantly locally sourced dishes.

Hang with locals over hearty breakfasts and French bistro fare, including cassoulet, at dinnertime.

As one of Vermont’s most-loved businesses, it’s fitting that Ben and Jerry’s flagship Scoop Shop resides in the heart of the Burlington’s commercial and entertainment district.

Enjoy a fancy meal (think Australian rack of lamb) in a comfortable setting.

At Zabby & Elf’s Stone Soup, located just off downtown Burlington's Church Street Marketplace, customers start at the hot food and salad bar and proceed past platters of baked goods and pizza to the cashier (cash only).

The lunch menu here includes excellent burritos and crab cake sandwiches.

Though located outside of Burlington’s historic center, Al’s French Frys remains an institution and veritable rite of passage for locals.

The menu that features seasonal, locally grown ingredients—dishes like pork loin with rhubarb and maple.

The restaurant, known for its house-made pastries, is locavore in its approach.

Taking over Ben and Jerry’s old downtown scoop shop in 1998, Charles Reeves and Holly Cluse opened a brunch café that serves gourmet versions of omelets, huevos rancheros, and gingerbread pancakes to an eclectic crowd that ranges from students to professionals, even tourists.

Lunch on regional microbrews and tasty pizza with Vermont-smoked sausage.

In a town known for chalets and wealthy tourists, McCarthy’s Restaurant in remains decidedly laid-back.