Guild Tavern
Guild Tavern

Guild Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.guildtavern.com/
  • Phone: (802) 497-1207
  • 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
174 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (111)fit for foodies (97)good for groups (63)romantic (46)neighborhood gem (38)notable wine list (33)hot spot (21)vibrant bar scene (19)kid-friendly (13)late-night find (7)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Excellent steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    I'm a steak snob and normally only try them out at national brand names. I found the steak here as good or better than the national brands. Cooked to perfection, high end beef, fine wine and excellent staff all made this and enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service WAY TOO SLOW
    brandigirl
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    While the food itself tasted good, my husband ordered the chicken and received a very small chicken leg on a bed of mashed potatoes; it looked like a joke. It was not busy at all, yet it took 40 minutes just to get our salads. The service was excruciatingly slow, and other patrons in there were extremely loud. We have been to this restaurant before but will not be going back.
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  • Great dinner for two - excellent service
    otter
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Great service and excellent food and drink. My date really enjoyed herself, she was impressed. The menu is excellent and there are always delicious specials. The maitre di was super friendly and knew I was there on a date, she let us chat at the bar and gently moved us to a secluded table, perfect !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Friendly
    habinvt
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    My wife and I have been to the Guild several times but this was the first time we brought our10-13 year old grand children and their parents. Wait staff were patient, courteous and helpful. The grand children enjoyed the quiet atmosphere of the Guild and dinner was made more enjoyable by the quality of the meals. We will return with our grand children..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real food people can eat here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    They do an excellent job sourcing and being upfront about what your being served. They're also very accommodating to gluten free eaters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice noisy dinner
    sumac
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Great food. Servers were very friendly and helpful. Biggest problem for us was noise. We had two older people with us and it was just a bit too noisy to be comfortable talking.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Tuesdays
    DaisyMaeVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Thanks for the Bivalves & Beer Tuesday special! Have to get our fix of both at least monthly if not more often. Great even though Hill's Edward was not on tap this week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lpeteVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Monday night is half price wine night -- although only a few bottles are reduced. We went on Merlot & Cab day; still a good selection of price points and regions. My spouse had his go-to dish (steak frites) and I had mine (salmon.) The braised greens on the fish were great but it seemed like the lentil-mushroom ragout absorbed all of the buerre blanc. Steak frites is really good, as always.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet and Enjoyable Meal!!!!
    habinvt
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    On a cold night as we were about to be seated, our hostess asked us if we would be more comfortable by the fireplace! The setting was perfect, the service first class and our meals arrived in a short time. Serving sizes were perfect and the meals cooked to perfection. Our waitress was appropriately attentive without being intrusive, We are never disappointed at the Guild!!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good meal, pleasant atmosphere.
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Had to try Guild, after eating at, and loving, Farm House and El Cortijo, a few times each. Sorry to say, it's my least favorite of the 3. All our meals were very good, 3 of us had perfectly cooked, beautiful steaks. Cesar salad was delicious but over dressed, and the onion rings were tasteless, and way overpriced. Cocktails and wine were reasonably priced and excellent. It was really just the atmosphere that will keep us from coming back. The space lacks charm and has a chain restaurant or hotel restaurant feel. We were seated in a side room and felt cut off from the action. I prefer the energy of their other restaurants as well as the lower price. Will look forward to trying their new Italian restaurant on our next visit to Burlington.
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  • food remark
    starfish
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This was our first time there. Ordered the bluecheese burger as it was $10 burger night.(Good to have specials like that). The burger was so tasty. The only thing I was not pleased with was the fries. They were supposed to be steak fries as stated on the menu but they came to us kind of burnt and thin and not very pleasing looking, like they were the last of the batch. I was expecting "steak fries". Other wise the atmosphere and the restaurant itself was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dinner at Guild
    vtsoxfan04
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Our family recently went to Guild Tavern to celebrate two birthdays. The food was excellent - not only the steaks, but also the Poutine, and the Chocolate Stout Cake! The beer drinkers in our group also liked the selection available. It is expensive, but worth it for a special occasion. The service was great as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to do it again!
    JGfoodaholic
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Bartender suggested nice cocktails, and they did not disappoint, high quality ingredients superbly blended! Purple carrot soup was divine, filet was perfectly cooked, potato leek augratin extremely yummy, wait staff attentive. On a chilly night, try to reserve a fireside table. Very enjoyable evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Director of Sales
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The atmosphere was good and noise level tolerable. Service was excellent and appreciate the ability to move the bar tab to the dinner table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • anniversary dinner
    Diners2
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    First time at the restaurant and won't be our last. One of the best meals we've ever had. Service was great and the food was fantastic. Nicely done, in every aspect. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was superb
    meamerhill
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Crab cakes were delicious, brownie dessert was sublime.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    foodiegourmet
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a group of 11 and the Guild managed us expertly. We had a lot of drinks, apps, entrees to keep straight and everyone got what they ordered. The steaks were delicious, but the people that had the NY strip, could not stop raving.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feels like a chain restaurant
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Based on their website and reviews I thought this would be an upscale, unique experience. It was OK but not fine dining. It used to be a Ground Round and it feels like it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date night October 25 2014
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The appetizers were small but very good, crab dip and spinach dip, red hen bread, yum. Salmon dish was very flavorful and done to my request, my companion's dishes were all very good I was told. They could use a few more fish and vegetarian dishes on the menu. I realize it is a steak house so I wasn't surprised. Wine list was also good, many options although more lower priced ones would have been appreciated. We were there for a couple hours and were not rushed, just what we like when out for a nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Done!
    krejci3944
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Best Chicken Sandwich I have ever had! I will sample the beer list next time I go. Great service, great local food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cherylou
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Absolutely a wonderful dining experience. The meal was terrific, and help from our waitress enabled us to enjoy new choices for dinner drinks. The service was excellent, our meals were outstanding, and we can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    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 :(
    Special Features:
    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!
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.