Guild Tavern
Guild Tavern

Guild Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.guildtavern.com/
  • Phone: 8024971207x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Neil Solis
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room able to accommodate up to 60 guests
  • Private Party Contact: Scott Olmstead 8024971207x
  • Special Events: Every Thursday is an Evening Out at Guild Tavern! These very informal, free-form events are designed to celebrate a select spirit, cocktail, wine/region/winery, food, farm, etc. These events are open to everyone; no tickets or reservations required. Just show up and join the conversation!

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large private parking lot.
A word from Guild Tavern
Guild Tavern is a farm-to-table dining experience featuring dry aged, local beef, pork, and poultry grilled over Vermont hardwood. The menu offers casual tavern fare alongside classic steakhouse entrees, wood fired mixed grills, seafood and vegetarian options, and an innovative cocktail program.

Join us for your next celebration--our private dining room is great for bringing family & friends together.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Guild Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (95)fit for foodies (80)good for groups (46)romantic (36)neighborhood gem (31)notable wine list (26)vibrant bar scene (14)kid-friendly (13)hot spot (13)late-night find (6)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Outstanding!
    65vette
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We were celebrating our anniversary and they sent over champagne! The food and service was outstanding! We really enjoyed the whole experience. My husband had never been before and now he says its new favorite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Good date place
    Lovefood
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We had a blast started with a Bottle of wine and Oysters than moved to the Vermont cheese board Staff was fantastic we did not order our meal until a good hour after we had sat and had no pressure from the waiter. We ended up ordering 2 meals and sharing them. Highly recommend going early in the week and take your time and enjoy life, good food, and some wine. All said in done our tab was only $120!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Nice cut of meat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I found the steak excellent, the cocktails phenomenal and the bleu cheese butter blew my mind
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very small selections to order from
    fatty
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I couldn't order a Bloody Mary because it wasn't natural food. Nor was there a selection of steaks other than Rib Eye or Filet Mingnon. No appetizer like sliced tomato and onion that I get in ALL of our local steak restaurants nor a shrimp cocktail even though they had oysters. The food was just okay. The ceaser salad was very good.
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  • Slow food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    you've heard of slow food as a term well this was slooowww... so the food was great but it took forever.. We didn't get our food until 2 hrs after we sat down.
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  • The Guild
    vtmimm62
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Though it is an excellent restaurant, it is very pricey. There are many other places that have excellent steaks with less expensive price tags...we would go again, though probably just to order their specials.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Agreat food,excellent service
    Andyo
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We ate at the guild last Saturday night , we had a party of 4 adults and 3 small kids. The staff was very accomadating and the food and service were excellent as usual. I highly recommend this resturant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak Ever
    Mae4545
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The Guild has wonderful food. The steak is dry aged and the best. Lots of great artisanal cheeses and meats. Did I say the steak was the Brst!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Best steaks in town! Great atmosphere. It can be a little loud if it's really busy but still a great find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • resting on laurels?
    disappointed14VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We've gone to Guild frequently since it opened. The last few times we've been disappointed--especially by the food. Perfect burgers and fries should be a no brainer here, but our burgers were tiny and the fries looked and tasted like they were reheated leftovers. Maybe this group is spreading itself too thin with too many restaurants too soon? I've heard similar complaints from friends about their other restaurants. Cost exceeds value by far. Service is friendly and pretty good, although our wine didn't arrive until we were half way through our main courses. She apologized for forgetting. We won't be in a hurry to go back, sadly
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  • Business Owner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This place is fantastic. Great Steak. I've already recommended to several people -- a great place to go to.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Katherine
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Brought my SO here for his birthday dinner. Everything was excellent. I like the local source features. My only complaint was our waitress forgot to bring our leftovers ( and it was more than 1/2 my dinner as I filled up on bread ) and we didn't realize it till after we were home :(
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Love Tuesdays
    DaisyMaeVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The Tuesday specials are half-price oysters and drafts. That and a burger is all you need. Can't beat that!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb.
    BeerAndPancakes
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating our one-year anniversary, and they really put on a show for us. I let them know in advance that we were interested in the tasting menu and they delightfully obliged. The food was cooked to perfection and we were treated so nicely. I'd say that you could certainly go there without a special occasion in mind, but it is specifically nice for special events as was ours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very pleasant experience
    YumYumVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This isn't big-city chic dining, but really offers well prepared food, an upscale but relaxed steak house atmosphere and very down to earth service. There were couples on dates, families celebrating and everything in between. The tables were well spaced and it wasn't overly noisy. I would return for the filet, fresh veggies, great mashed potatoes and apple pie.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service and food need to match $$$
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Another disappointing experience - I think our last... The pace of the service was slow and when our waitress did come by, she seemed overwhelmed and was not very attentive. We waited over 10 minutes just to get our drinks (non-alcoholic) after ordering, she forgot to bring my salad (had to ask) and when my steak was served, she forgot to bring my side dish (also had to ask). My son ordered the steak off the children's menu, asked for medium, and it was well done/charred so he didn't eat it. (They did take it off our bill but she never came around to see how our food was, so it was too late/she didn't offer to get him a new one.) When you spend $200, you expect everyone to eat! We went to Al's following!
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  • Loved it!!
    foodieRossi5
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Loved all the food..excellent!!! Only complaint is the poutine was WAY TOO SALTY!!! Would never order again. However my cocktail was really good..mixed grill option was absolutely perfectly amazing!! Brownie desert was fabulous!!!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK, but not worth a repeat visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    With a number of good restaurants in the area, this one would not be a first choice. The food was OK; not exceptional; a little pricey for what you received. Noise level was marginally acceptable. Service was excellent; friendly staff.
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  • Fun atmosphere but expensive
    JTRD2
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Several in our party ordered the Chef's Tasting and T-bone for two - both of which were very good but seemed expensive for the setting and service. Oysters were very briny. Two others in our group ordered the beef brisket and were very disappointed in their selection especially for the price of the dish - the brisket was overcooked and fatty. In all fairness, we did not approach the management about the brisket so it is unclear whether or not it would have been addressed. Specialty cocktails were fun, though! Atmosphere was lively too. Nice setting and ambiance for a group - but plan on it being an expensive night.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lakediva
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great food, great atmosphere. Loved seeing the kitchen right there in the open. Overall, it got a little too loud as the night wore on and the place filled up. But otherwise, a great experience. No disappointing surprises. Just a nice time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • One of the Best Meals in Burlington
    WineAndDine
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great food, good service, and wonderful ambiance and decor. Making reservations ahead is the way to go.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • All around great
    VeggieLove
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I'll start with this: The wood fired local beef burgers are likely the best you'll ever have. Wrap that in a great space (both cozy and accommodating), great service, lovely wines, beer and cocktails, and you've got yourself the perfect spot for pretty much occasion, from easy weeknight out to celebration. Sure to delight even your sophisticated foodie friends from the Metro areas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ginger
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Very disappointed and won't go back. I ordered a dinner salad with shrimp at nearly $25. It was supposed to have roasted beets and nuts as well as roasted shrimp. At that price, I expected a beautiful composed salad with lots of veggies. Instead I got wilted greens with two very small pieces of beet, one cherry tomato cut in half, one walnut piece and four small shrimp. Obviously, the Guild is a beef place (and I was with a friend who wanted beef) but everything else on the menu, including dinner salads should be high quality and worth the price. I would not be so negative if the salad was priced at $12-14 but I left the restaurant feeling ripped off.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Food
    Flatlander
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Loved the ease of making a reservation with Open Table. Seated by a few large parties at the far end of the restaurant.The volume was a little too loud for my liking. I was at a two top and had difficulty hearing across the table from my guest. Waitress was attentive and informative regarding the menu and spirits offered. Will definitely return only request a table closer to the grille.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Foodluver
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The dinner was very good, all of our choices were cooked correctly and tasted good The servers were very good and attentive.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Fantastic!
    FeinSchmecker
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This was my third visit to this restaurant and it was wonderful as usual. The food and service were exceptional. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable, friendly and gave us just the right amount of attention. The food choices are great. Whether you're a steak lover or not, you will find something that suits your tastes. The chicken, crab cakes, salmon are all excellent. And of course, the steaks are fabulous. Try Guild, you won't be sorry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Good food, proper service
    BTVfoodie32
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Good food, proper service. Everything below is nitpicking: Steak tartar was good but not foodie level great - something about the balance wasn't perfect...but tell that to my clean plate. Bone in ribeye was a good piece of beef but came to the table solidly medium, not medium rare as I ordered. Again, clean plate. Overall a good meal and I'm sure I'll go back again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was good not great, certainly not worth the high prices and I won't be running back. I would recommend that your waitstaff dress up a bit and not wear faded jeans. The pricing doesn't match the expected professionalism.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    Gsd1
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Love the Guild! Our favorite restaurant! Will go back soon!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Guild Tavern does it right!
    BinaBabeVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The Guild never disappoints! Great service, great food, great wine list, great cocktails, great atmosphere, I love it all around! I'm very happy to find that Red Hen bread is back on the table, the focaccia did not cut it at The Guild. The Oysters and the Steak Tartar should not be missed! I highly recommend the House Salad. The house made sauces are a delicious addition to the sublime Bone-in Ribeye for two. I highly recommend the Salmon and also the Crab-cakes. The sides are always delicious! The French Press Coffee is a great way to end that delicious meal along with their numerous and fantastic desserts. My all around favorite restaurant has been The Guild since they opened. They provide a great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice variety of local foods
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The Guild Tavern is an awesome restaurant, that pays particular attention to serving great Vermont foods. Yum!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall very good
    Eatsout
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was very good and the waitress steered us in the right directions for first time guests. I recommended it to a few people I know in the area.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Great Restaurant!!
    Patti2Ray
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were in Burlington to visit or daughter who works at the Guild. We like the layout of the restaurant, enjoyed our visit with her as our server and enjoyed our dinner! Thank you for the lovely dessert--blueberry pie--delicious!
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Restaurant for a Quiet Meal
    habinvt
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My wife and I came here for a quiet Sunday night dinner. This was our third visit to the Guild and once again we were not disappointed. The food was excellent; my wife had chicken and I had beef which was cooked to perfection. Our waitress was attentive and helpful, paying attention to details such as asking us if we might like a second plate of their bread! (we did!). We will be returning soon!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better Than Ever
    MarcVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I've been to The Guild Tavern before and it was excellent. Unfortunately at that time the service was a little stuffy and the prices were seemingly unreasonable. Now, they've revamped the menu. The higher end entrees are still there (and still worth every cent) but there is a greater variety. You can't beat the meat at this place - hands down, the best steaks in Vermont. The service at this time was excellent. I'm forgetting the waitresses name but she was outstanding. From the time you walked in there the staff was attentive and upbeat and SMILING. That alone adds value and helps create a great experience. We went for our anniversary and I can't think of a better choice. A great place for any special occasion. Truly special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    JCinBurlington
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The menu is a bit limited. Steak is the reason to go here. And while the prices are as high or higher than a Capital Grill or Ruth's Chris, the decor is more Bonanza or Western Sizzler - really plain and simple, with not much privacy. But the steak is so good that it makes the high prices and lack of ambiance nearly irrelevant. The bone-in ribeye for two is amazing.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try It! You'll like it!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Having the choice of an "all included" option gave us the opportunity to try something we normally wouldn't order, such as the oysters on the half shell that was included with our 5oz Filet Mignon meal...which was excellent!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lpeteVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Delicious. Ordered the mixed grill (chicken & salmon) with 2 sauces, mashed potatoes and veggies. The entire group loved their dishes, and we had a good variety including steak, quinoa patties, tomato sandwich, BBQ chicken & salad. I have to give extra kudos to our server who divided the bill for each of our 7 diners.
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  • Disappointing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Service was friendly, but extremely slow. They could use more wait staff. Soups were very good. The "steak frites" were not like any we have ever had (and we have had them in Paris, Montreal, Chicago and elsewhere.). Thick floppy fries and slices of flank steak. We expected better and cannot recommend this restaurant.
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  • dininghero
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The menu highlights the variety and availability of local products with seasonal offerings that are beautifully prepared and delicious. Portions are not huge but are perfectly adequate for an average appetite. The service is friendly and helpful without being intrusive. We have been to this restaurant several times and have not been disappointed.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate