I had heard mixed reviews,
I had heard mixed reviews, especially about the price. We loved it and found it to be moderately priced - we had 2 couples, each of us had a drink, we shared a bottle of wine, an app and 2 desserts and each had an entree. Our bill was $160.
The food was delicious and it was a wonderful ambiance for hanging with friends. It is in a great location for us. We look forward to enjoying the outdoor seating in the summer.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Poutine was very tasty,
The Poutine was very tasty, but vegetarian options I tried weren't anything special. The physical place is great, very comfortable to hang out and chat with friends. Desserts were also very yummy
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
A gem for Hinesburg
Wow! what a gem in the town of Hinesburg. Everyone is very friendly, pleasant and helpful, the food we had was all exquisite, and I really enjoy the atmosphere: with the gregariousness of a pub, a beautiful view to the Southwest, tables that are spaced properly, and nice old chairs of all kinds that are sturdy, yet have lots of character. I can imagine coming here time and time again. This would be an incredible spot in the summer, as the restaurant is perched up high on the land and overlooks the spire of the church and the town, and you can watch the sunset. There is a happy bustle that is simply a brand new thing for this town.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
well priced, farm fresh food~
Great find! Local, sustainable food with great flavors. Something for everyone~ Popular spot- reservations are helpful. Will go back again!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, great service - a welcome addition to a great town.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice Easter Brunch
Went to the Hinesburgh Public House for Easter Brunch. Great bloody mary made from juicing a variety of veges...tomato, kale, beets, etc. Very fresh flavor. Excellent.
Though I've seen prettier poached eggs, the eggs benedict was great. Being a vegetarian, I substituted their "garlicy kale" for the ham. Wow, one of the best benedicts I have had (and I've had many).
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The turkey meatloaf was OUTSTANDING
The turkey meatloaf was OUTSTANDING (what makes those mashed potatoes so good?) and I love the accomppanying salad. I try to recreat HPH salads at home, but can't get them quite right, so I have to keep coming back.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good vibes and great food!
This was our second time eating at HPH. We love the energy and the decor. The staff is always friendly and attentive. The food is fresh and delicious. Our first visit, we came alone and our second visit brought friends. Am looking forward to my next visit and eating outside if the weather permits.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, excellent service..
Great food, excellent service.. Will be going again!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great experience.We
We had a great experience.We were seated right away for our 8pm reservation.Our server was perky with just the right amount of attention.My steak was fabulous done perfectly, melted in my mouth.Way better than the steak house on williston rd for alot less.My husband's rump roast was eligible salty but good. We got out to dinner several times a month and we will definitely be back.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Public House is a great
The Public House is a great resource for Hinesburg. Lots of local people gather there. The food is satusfying: good comfort food
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our group of four celebrated
Our group of four celebrated my husbands birthday here. We were seated promptly when we arrived and the staff was friendly and competent throughout the evening. The chef even came out for a chat and to ask how we were enjoying our dining experience. The food was excellent; somewhat gourmet without being "over the top"! Everything was perfection and our bill for the evening did not break the bank!
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time eating here
The food was delicious, the presentation was top shelf, the portions were very reasonable and the staff was very friendly. I ate on the porch which is very nice. They have a new smoker which was evident in the air but not bothersome. It was truly one of the best meals I've had in a long time at a reasonable price. I will definitely be going back!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very stylish, service excellent
Very stylish, service excellent and the food was just as we requested, If you are looking for a comfortable atmosphere with friends, I would highly recommend the Hinesburgh Public House.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for Mother's Day brunch,
We went for Mother's Day brunch, the table we were sat at gave off the feeling that they were trying to squeeze more people in. The food was excellent, the polenta was the best I have had to date. The downfall; the service. We saw more of other servers than we did of our own. Very inexperienced/ not knowledgeable. I would go again.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We took home a slice o strawberry cheese cake and a slice of their carrot cake. I didn't have the cheese cake but the carrot cake was the best I think I have ever had. The brunch dishes we had were well presented and delicious. This place is worth a try.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great variety, innovative menu of locally grown food and some great local micro brews
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Elegant, delicious, and personal
Wonderful selection of local and fresh foods, also inventively presented and enticing. I highly appreciated being able to customize some of the entrees and appetizers to fit dietary restrictions.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
A nice place to take our daughter
A nice place to take our daughter and granddaughter for lunch!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The meals were prepared as good as you get. Everything we ordered was great. The service was top notch as well.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Attractive pub with nice tables,
Attractive pub with nice tables, low noise level, and good food. Good place for lunch or dinner.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have had dinner at Public House on various occasions. Food and service are fantastic. In May, I had probably one of the best meals I have ever had at a restaurant. Friends that have dined with us or that we have referred to the Public House, have given us very positive feedback.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hinesburg Public House -AGem
Food was excellent as was the service. Pretzles were awesome along with the chocolate flavored ale. Salmon was delicious as was the pulled pork sandwich. I would definitely dine here again.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice selection of options
I liked the ability to either go with pub fare (cheaper) or more high end stuff. Our waitress (a young woman from Hinesbury) was terrific, attentive, sweet. Everyone in VT seems so grumpy because of all the rain, but she was a ray of sunshine. And it didn't feel put on one bit!
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food and realistic prices
Drinks are a tad pricey, so I only ever have one. Food is delicious and well-prepared and the local desserts are delicious. Wait staff is very high quality; attentive but not over-anxious.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall we enjoyed the entire experience. The food was very good and portion sized were plentiful. Service was also very good however, there were not many patrons the evening we dined so our waiter didn't have many tables to serve. I was disappointed that blender drinks were not offered but the wine list was nice.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food continues to be well prepared, and tasty, but the service still needs some work. The staff is very friendly and helpful (which is most important), but simple things like asking for a kids menu took almost 10 minutes to get.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Local Jem
This was our first time dining at Hinesburgh Public House. We will definitely be returning. It was a busy night and the kitchen fell a little behind but the servers communicated it well and managed the situation bringing the children's meals out first. The kids raved about the lobster mac and cheese. Our dinners were fantastic as well. We will definitely go back!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time trying the Public House
From appetizer to desert, everything was fresh, tasty, good portions. Service was prompt, waitress was knowledgeable of the menu. Outside deck was comfortable and roomy. We will be back!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Share holder's comments
We are frequent diners and had a good meal and experience. Just a couple of comments. We like to sit in the bar area at a booth, but the service can be a bit questionable there. We had 4 different wait staff help us, but didn't feel like we received very good personal attention. We never got a refill on our waters and had to wait a while for someone to take our payment. My fish & chips was excellent as usual, my wife's smoked brisket was good although a bit fatty. We love and support Hinesburg Public House so we thought you might like to have our comments. We have had other experiences with less than ideal service.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
My new favorite!
Excellent, high-quality ingredients make Hinesburg Public House's food unforgettable in the best way!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great dinner at the Hinesburgh Public House last weekend. The food was great. Very nice setting. The waitress was super nice. I would definitely recommend it.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Add to my list
Seems like a relatively new restaurant. It's some kind of CSA/ membership thing, but open to public. We tried it for birthday dinner and were very pleased with the selection of local foods, the dishes were delicious, and the service was great! They offered fish&chips that wasn't fried! Would go here again. the price was very reasonable for a good meal.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good meal - love the use of
Good meal - love the use of local produce and meats whenever possible - Service excellent
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Attractive ambiance with a
Attractive ambiance with a country flavor, good service, and good food.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit to the Hinesburgh Public House after hearing rave reviews from friends. They were right! The menu was an interesting mix of traditional and exciting new dishes, with many of the ingredients being local. I had locally foraged black trumpet mushrooms in my vegetarian dish and it was fabulous. The local bakers make an awesome triple layer chocolate cake. Nice wine selection and not your ho-hum draught beer list. The atmosphere is casual and open, even so, we enjoyed a romantic dinner for two for my husband's birthday. Lastly, but certainly not least, our server was very knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. Great service is not common these days. Go, explore new food or enjoy a favorite, and enjoy!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent new restaurant
Be sure to check this restaurant out - the food is fantastic - I do recommend the fish & chips - not fried and the seasoning was so tasty. Waiter attentive, owners friendly.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relatively new restaurant and pleasantly surprised at how well dinner was. Our waitress was very good and extremely friendly! Food was delicious and great selection of microbrews.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very special specials
Great regular menu, but the specials are especially great. They have a smoker on premises and it often inspires amazing entrees.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant, 10 minutes
Great restaurant, 10 minutes from Burlington. Great selection and good service.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Neighborhood Restaurant
Although it's great to have folks from neighboring towns visit "our" restaurant, what I like most about the Public House is the fact that it's a real community gathering spot. The food and drinks are affordable, the atmosphere is casual, everyone feels welcome.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Community Dinners are wonderful
Went to Hinesburgh Public House to support a fundraiser by ordering the "Community Dinner" where half the meal cost was donated to a local non-profit organization. These Community Dinners are a regular monthly occurrence. What a great way to give back to the community.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not many people realize that "pub" is derived from the more archaic "public house". The Hinesburgh Public House is much more than a "pub", however. It was kid friendly, with an amazing kids' menu that blows away the typical "spaghetti, chicken fingers, mini burgers" menu that you find elsewhere. The spicing is delicate without being bland. The only thing negative is that some might find a dish that is too salty, but I didn't mind it. This is definitely the kind of place where you NEED to taste your dishes before choosing to add your own condiments.
The porcini-mushroom gravy poutine was outrageous!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time here for my birthday and I was such a gift! I adored or server, Nick. He was friendly, honestly knowledgeable, and overall attentive. I adored the menu and can't wait to go back, I adored the chef who came out to ask how everything was, I adored the atmosphere, I just loved it there. It's also competitively priced, has a great beer list and easy parking.
I sent my brother and his girlfriend there the next night for their "anniversary!"
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great family pub
We had dinner at the Hinesburg Public House before going to a play at CVU High School. It was pretty busy, but our service was very prompt. The menu is varied, and our two kids (middle school & high school) found something that they like. The food was uniformly very good. The beer selection is excellent. Its on the pricey side for a pub, with entrees starting at $15 and going up to the high twenties, but the food is good.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Experience
Four of us had dinner and had another great experience. The menu provides a nice mix of options and the beer list is full of Vermont brews. I had the lobster mac and cheese and the other folks had burgers. It was all great!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, nice atmosphere
Love this restaurant.
Great atmosphere, wonderful fresh food. The pretzels are now mandatory when we visit.
We have dined here a dozen times or so and have never had a less then delicious meal. Love the broiled fish and chips, pulled pork, and mussels are to die for.
Save room for dessert, as you wil be tempted by the dessert table you pass by when you are being seated.
Just a thought, being the pretzel lover that I am. Dessert pretzel option would be yummy, with Carmel, chocolate, or cinnamon sugar dips or toppings! YUMMY.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM