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Junction Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.essexresortspa.com/burlington-vt-restaurant-en.html
  • Phone: (802) 764-1489
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Weekly 5:30pm-10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, European
  • Executive Chef: Shawn Calley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi private dining is available the tasting room.
  • Private Party Contact: Hostess (802) 764-1489
  • Special Events & Promotions: Contact our events coordinator for private events.

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample parking with overnight lighting and handicap access
A word from Junction
Foodies, rejoice: our newest restaurant, Junction, will make all your culinary senses sing. Why? Besides the quirky décor – a feast for the eyes – you’ll enjoy the scents and sounds of the open kitchen, the flavors and textures of the creative tasting menus, and above all: you and the Chef will become BFFs. At Junction, you’ll feel like you’re dining in the Chef’s own home…and in a way, you are. This is our home, and at Junction, you’re always welcome.

The menu at Junction is evolved nightly, blending locally-sourced ingredients with some of the world’s most coveted delicacies. Guests can put themselves in the Chef’s hands with a full-table five-course tasting menu, or create their own three-course tasting menu from the small plate, large plate, and cheese/dessert offerings.

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Diner Reviews
  • "Extremely creative cuisine. I think it is worth a star in Michelin. Some of the best food we have ever eaten in New England."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "This was the most memorable meal that I have had. The fresh ingredients, the sauces, the quality of the entrees was beyond superior. I wish that I had room to order another complete meal! If you love excellent food, excellent service and direct interaction with the chef, this is the place to go. I had the Weylu beef short ribs that were melt in your mouth delicious. My wife had the robolo fish sitting on a bed of white beans, artichoke hearts, corn cut fresh off the cob. She was in heaven. Chef Alex was very informative and friendly. Overall, a night to remember."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We sat at Chef's Counter and spoke with them while they worked. Chef's were very nice and coimmunicated with us the entire time. Food was out of this world. A great time for both my wife and I."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "New ambience and look are very comfortable. Food was superb. Best rib eye I have had in many years."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Signature restaurant at hotel that advertises it self as "spa and culinary resort". Clearly passionate about their enterprise. Youth and enthusiasm for the "foodie" aesthetic live large here."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The food is absolutely delicious, but very rich and you can leave feeling really overfull!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Chef interacts directly with customers. Enables foodies to get into deep dive discussions about the menu. Wait staff very knowledgeable as well and genuinely committed to providing a fine dining experience. Whimsical decor a big plus."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal the other night at Junction. We each did the five course tasting menu and barely had room for the special dessert addition brought out by the chef."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "this was for Tavern, not best service, neraby table was very nosiy. Amuse www was down, so we ate at Tavern, nearby"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I was concerned since it separated from the CIA. The food was still wonderful and service was top notch. But we noticed that the restaurant was almost empty on a Saturday night."
    Dined on 6/26/2010
  • "We stayed at the Inn and dined at Butlers on our way to Montreal. We hadn't been there in years, not since NECI had a school there. It's changed, and not for the better. The menu used to be filled with creative dishes that were inspired by the chefs at the school; now, it's all common fare that you'd find in any American restaurant. Ambiance is a bit spartan as well. We had high expectations when we made the reservations, but were somewhat disappointed that it wasn't as good as we had remembered."
    Dined on 5/15/2010
  • "this was truly an amazing dining experience. our server was knowledgeable, the food INCREDIBLE. The wine pairings were exquisite. We were impress by our appetizer and each course just got better. The cassis-champagne sorbet was to die for!"
    Dined on 6/19/2009
  • "I always have a great meal at Butlers. The meals are prepared by students, with instructor supervision. For a meal that's prepared by students it tends to be very pricey, but the food is well worth it in my opinion. The Inn at Essex has great rates, especially with Travelzoo deals, so overall I feel that I can splurge on the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2009
  • "The food was very good but most of the hot food was cold. For the price I would have expected better. The table was not cleared of dirty dishes in a timely manner. We had to stack the dirty dishes in an unused area on our table. A price of 14-15$ per person would have been more in par."
    Dined on 9/7/2008
  • "Butlers was fantastic! We had the tasting menu with the accompanying wines and were not disappointed by anything we were served. The service was excellent. We both liked the idea that we were giving young culinary students a chance to strut their stuff, and they did a fantastic job. The atmosphere is cozy and romantic: fresh flowers and candles at each table, lights were low, noise level was minimal. We would recommend this place to anyone interested in a quiet, romantic setting with superb food."
    Dined on 7/31/2008
  • "Beautiful night at Butler's! Very romantic evening with gorgeous flower garden view. Even with two weddings going on at the Inn we felt like we had a quiet and private intimate meal. The food and presentation were outstanding. Can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 7/27/2008
  • "Sunday brunch - a bit dissapointing. Cold waffles (make the waffles hot & fresh at the omlette station - easy solution from a non-chef) extremely bland eggs benedict with one over cooked and one under cooked. Overcooked potatoes, or cooked the previous day, with the Nicoise tuna salad. Nice, but inconsistent service. Three plates had stacked up on the table, a no-no for brunch service - add more wait staff? The highlights: pork tenderloin, catfish and zuchinni french toast. The breakfast portion really wasn't anything to write home about - not overly excited to return."
    Dined on 7/13/2008
  • "The food was flavorful, but not served hot. When I made reservation, I told the place it was my friends birthday, his 69th. No mention was made of it during the entire dinner. My friend is diabetic and wanted cheese for dessert which was part of the meal. We were told that cheese was $12.00 extra and would get 5.00 credit. The cheese plate had 4 pieces of cheese 1" square. This was a ripoff. I did not make a scene and just paid the bill. However, I would not go back or suggest anyone else does either."
    Dined on 7/3/2008
  • "I feel that the meal was not worth the value. I have had just as good a meal for half the price that was charged for our meal at the Butler's Restaurant. I had the lamb dinner and the portion should have been doubled. As the lady dinning next to us said when asked about the meal--"its good but where is the rest of it". My wife and I do not plan to eat again your restaurant."
    Dined on 6/27/2008
  • "Wonderful experience. Corey was a great server. Fantastic food and wine, not at all rushed. We felt like we were the only people in the room. Would definitely return. Jack and Julie Stein"
    Dined on 6/25/2008
  • "My wife & I really enjoyed the food. Our only complaint is that the chairs become very uncomfortable after about an hour. We would choose this restaurant more often if they improved the comfort. This is really a distraction to what would otherwise have been a fantastic experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2008
  • "Overall, very nice. However, expensive. Not quite equal value for the price."
    Dined on 3/25/2008
  • "Easter brunch at Butler's is always a treat....the best I have ever found anywhere."
    Dined on 3/23/2008
  • "Service was impecable, even while seated in the bar before our reservation. Waitperson was well informed and attentive. Food was delicious and well presented."
    Dined on 6/30/2007
  • "We have dined here three times. I've read that it can be "hit or miss" but all three times we had a good to great meal and always great service. The bar ws full all three times as they seem to do a lot of weddings andspecial occasions."
    Dined on 4/7/2006