Burlington + Northern Vermont

Restaurants in Burlington + Northern Vermont

One of Vermont’s most dramatic views belongs to Stowe’s Cliff House.

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

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.

Pizza has always been the carb of choice for the Burton board set, and this groovy branch of a Sicilian family pizzeria chain earns black diamond status for its righteous pies. The young pie masters here can toss a round of dough as expertly as they carve runs on Mount Mansfield.

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

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

60-odd sketches and prints by the French artist and caricaturist Honoré Daumier are on display at this favorite spot for buttermilk-marinated pork chops and hand-cut fries.

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

Pizza toppings come almost secondary at American Flatbread. Instead, it’s the bread that receives the most care, baked according to old-world methods and recipes in earthen, wood-fired ovens.

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.

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

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

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.

Order an apricot- almond scone and a cup of Indonesian coffee at this neighborhood eatery.