Very good food, a bit pricy
Very good food, a bit pricy for Burlington, VT. Excellent service
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Brunch is only a Sunday option
Brunch is only a Sunday option and it was amazing. Most places in Burlington have hour waits for brunch on a weekend but I dont think people realize bluebird tavern does brunch so no wait and amazing food! A great option for when you want good food but not to wait forever. Also they give you little muffins once you order while you wait for your food too cute and delicious. Super helpful waitress too!
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
High praise for Bluebird Tavern
Our family enjoyed a delicious and beautifully prepared and served dinner. Wonderful service and high-quality food!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Oysters in Burlington, Vermont
We loved our meal - especially the oysters! Very inventive choices on the menu. I had the lobster with strozzapreti with morels and almonds - yum. My husband had the smoked chicken pie - wonderful. The only fault we found was that our waiter did not tell us about the specials. We heard them after-the-fact from a waiter at the next table. He also never asked us if we wanted dessert.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun, vibrant restaurant in
Fun, vibrant restaurant in Burlington, just off of Church Street. Accommodated a group of 5 easily---good energy, service and food
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, delicious,
Great service, delicious, inventive menu - great place. IT was a wonderful evening, except for one thing....if only it weren't quite so noisy! The cement floor and bare walls give it an oddly cold feeling that bounces sound all around. A good place to go with friends and enjoy some great cuisine, though.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Street dining
Our server was fantastic - on top of everything and knew the menu, including wines. We took advantage of the Burlington restaurant week. Both of our dishes were good and eating outdoors on the street made for a wonderful evening.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and the service were
The food and the service were outstanding. I particularly enjoyed the fiddleheads--a memorable dish.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Group of five and all had a fantastic meal. The salads were unique and very good. The soft-shell crab was very tastey. We have been there a few tines and would definitely go back.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Marvelous brunch, large portions
The place smells like warm maple syrup and good bacon, and the menu reflects that nod to comfort and imaginative uses of food. Even the menu language contains this flair: A mimosa is "OJ and Bubbles"--well, why not? The orange juice contains pulp, and the glass is big; so it's different from the usual, and it might as well have a name to reflect that difference. Come here for the good food, the well-trained staff, the smells, and the good spirit that pervades the place.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic as always!
This was my first time to the St. Paul location and I was just as blown away with their food and service as I was when they were on Riverside. A wonderful experience to have when visiting Burlington.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really like how many restaurants
Really like how many restaurants in Burlington use fresh and local suppliers. Started with Jar of PIckles - yum! The greens with my chicken were the best I have ever eaten. Saw really good looking burgers passing by too. Their Bluebird Cocktail list is interesting.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun & Easy
Bluebird Tavern offers a simple, diverse menu. East Coast oysters were super-fresh and briney, served with a vinegary mignonette & spicy horseradish cocktail sauce. Tempura soft-shelled crab were crispy-crunchy, with creamy, crabby insides, served on parsnips (advertised as mashed, but came sliced instead), and sweet-sour pickled paper-thin carrots. A bit of spicy remoulade or tartar sauce would've added a lot. Had the appetizer of 3 local Vermont cheeses as dessert. Nice selection of blue, creamy and salty, served with a housemade chutney and french bread toasts.
Delicious Beefeater martini, followed by an Austrian Gruner Veltliner. Perfect. Efficient and friendly service from the waitstaff, and timely delivery of courses. Most enjoyable.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the meal
The food was fresh and the menu had enough interesting selections.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Interior was too loud for
Interior was too loud for us, but fortunately a table outside was open. It was lovely; service was good, food was great. Oysters were terrific (opened by a pro--no grit, liquor not spilled), as was everything else.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding chowder, creatively seasoned and perfectly balanced. Nice simple arugula salad. We both enjoyed the branzino and shrimp special. Perfectly cooked and nicely presented. Chocolate tort was huge but somewhat lacking in taste.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My UVM Student's Top Pick
My wife and I get to visit Burlington a few times a year when we visit our daughter who now lives there. On our last two visits we went out to the Bluebird Tavern and both times we thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. The atmosphere is trendy and smart and the food is fresh and local (whenever possible), well prepared and always seems to have a delicious twist. The restaurant is a block away from the crowds on Church street, which makes it that much better. We'll go back again!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
a nice meal, got a bit loud
Good cheese-plate appetizers; risotta quite good, tho not outstanding; a pork special was especially delicious. Wait staff was attentive and discrete; let us enjoy the meal and one another's company without having to feel we had to forge a new relationship with the wait staff. Small but v good beer selection.
I'd go again, easily. THe one downside, common of late, given the hard-surface design trends these days, is that the place got so loud we had ttrouble hearing one another now and then. Not as bad as many places, though.
Very enjoyable, I won't hesitate to go again.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just good food
Farm to Table deliciousness. Fresh locally sourced food. Everything we ate was great. I really wish a salad came with pasta dishes, though. I had to order a small side salad separately, and it was expensive.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bluebird Tavern - 09/27/13
I had the artic char and it was cooked perfect, but it lacked flavor. I felt my meal was a little on the bland side. No herbs or seasonings were used when cooking. My husband and son both got burgers and the said they were really good. My son's gf got the chicken and it was also good, but a little bland. For the price of the whole dinner, $250.00 for 4 people, I do not think we'll be going back.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Dining Experience
My wife and I had a wonderful dinner at the Bluebird Tavern - from the amazingly helpful and friendly staff to the fantastic dishes (Arctic Char and Lamb). The ambience is a perfect balance between an upscale restaurant and a friendly tavern from the brick facade and high ceilings to the heavy wooden chairs and table tops and candles on every table. I would definitely recommend it!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This Bluebird Is Not Timid
Although expecting a more formal setting, I was in no way disappointed with the vibe, the wine list or the exceptional nightly draught beer list. Being from Maine, it was especially pleasing to be able to order a Hill Farmstead, Edward. Although I was tempted to order the mussels, I thought they were a bit pricey. The Lamb Ragu was the perfect cold defense comfort food dish for that anticipated brisk night - nice portion, strong flavors and a little heat! My wife had a wonderful-tasting Chicken Under a Brick with sweet potato and chard ( both sides being a staple late Fall, early Winter showing on our own plates at home ). I will definitely return, even with so many other great choices downtown, if only for a bar seat and a Hill Farmstead!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent as were the cocktails. The servers were also very pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu and appropriate wine parings. Great dinner at a reasonable price.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM