Junction
Junction

Junction

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.essexresortspa.com/burlington-vt-restaurant-en.html
  • Phone: 8027641489x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Weekly 5:30pm-10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Contemporary American
  • 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 802-764-1489x
  • Special Events: 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
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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Junction reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (13)special occasion (11)romantic (6)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Lovely dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had a lovely dinner that was delicious, thoughtful, and presented nicely. The wait staff was easy going and seemed to like what they did!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Michelin Candidate
    TheBPFoodies
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Extremely creative cuisine. I think it is worth a star in Michelin. Some of the best food we have ever eaten in New England.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A culinary triumph
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Mike
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceeded expectations
    NeilG
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    New ambience and look are very comfortable. Food was superb. Best rib eye I have had in many years.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Passion for food
    DSaltyNaptownVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Canadiner
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food is absolutely delicious, but very rich and you can leave feeling really overfull!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Junction's a keeper
    VTfoodies
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ZeyadVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    this was for Tavern, not best service, neraby table was very nosiy. Amuse www was down, so we ate at Tavern, nearby
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 16 reviews are from the Junction reviews archive.
  • I was concerned since it separated
    MaryellenK
    Dined on 6/26/2010
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We stayed at the Inn and dined
    werfoodiesVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2010
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • this was truly an amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/19/2009
    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!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I always have a great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very good but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/7/2008
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Butlers was fantastic! We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/31/2008
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful night at Butler's!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/27/2008
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday brunch - a bit dissapointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/13/2008
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was flavorful, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/3/2008
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I feel that the meal was not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/27/2008
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience. Corey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/25/2008
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My wife & I really enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall, very nice. However,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/25/2008
    Overall, very nice. However, expensive. Not quite equal value for the price.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Easter brunch at Butler's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    Easter brunch at Butler's is always a treat....the best I have ever found anywhere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was impecable, even
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/30/2007
    Service was impecable, even while seated in the bar before our reservation. Waitperson was well informed and attentive. Food was delicious and well presented.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have dined here three times.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/7/2006
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet