Great date spot!
We had a very enjoyable evening at The Daily Planet. I've been there a few times before and enjoyed it, but my date hadn't. She found the experience to be enjoyable and can't wait to go back. The waitstaff was very friendly and helpful and the food was excellent, especially the deserts and wine. I loved that I didn't have to shout to be heard and I didn't feel like it was quiet enough that others were listening to our conversation.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic food. The chocolate
Fantastic food. The chocolate crème brûlée was to die for!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Comming of age
Nice menu borders on bar food to fine dining. Overall pleasant atmosphere with a menu suitable for mixed company. Our server was superb and the food was better than average. I'd go back.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
I grew up in Burlington and
I grew up in Burlington and lived there when the Daily Planet first opened, mainly as a small bar. I didn't realize that it has expanded into a charming restaurant with a warm ambiance and great food! We will be back!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had large reservation and
Had large reservation and arrived early, was able to sit down about thirty minutes early, which was great for our out of town group! Great service and food.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Restaurant was a lot of fun,
Restaurant was a lot of fun, fresh farm to table local products used. Very relaxed atmosphere, everyone was friendly and helpful
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Back on the radar!
Hadn't been here in ages, but was lured back by local Restaurant Week. Of the several places we tried, this was hands-down the best. The ingredients were fresh. The sauces were subtle and enhanced rather than hid their flavor. The desserts were superb. I will not let years go by again without enjoying what The Planet has to offer!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed a wonderful Mother's
We enjoyed a wonderful Mother's Day diner with the kids. The food and atmosphere where excellent.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Daily Planet , the good, the bad
This restaurant serves good food with something for everyone. The decor is pleasant, two separate dining rooms one of which is a lovely atrium and a bar that is separated from the eating spaces. This time the service was sketchy. The waitress "forgot" to put our order in and we had a performance time to make . She was, however, friendly and attentive otherwise so this was probably a rare mistake. The walls are brick with no carpeting or curtains which tends to make the main dining room noisy. Great location in the middle of downtown Burlington on a quiet street. I don't believe there is a space for outdoor dining. My main complaint is the noise but I do return to the Daily Planet at least two or three times a year.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A fun evening
We enjoyed eating at The Daily Planet while visiting Burlington. We were happy to be seated in the dining area away from the noisy bar. Our food was delicious (pea soup, spring salad, filet special, chicken) and our waitstaff was friendly and efficient.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
always a good bet. interior looks better than ever and the staff was very attentive and pleasant. food was very nice and the place was very animated. We'll be back.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
well prepared food
The menu is small, but has variety, and the food is well prepared. The salad Nicoise was very good, though perhaps a bit under-dressed. The pasta primavera had a good variety of vegetables, a nice sauce, and the added shrimp were cooked properly.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seated in the Solarium, a
Seated in the Solarium, a flashback to the 70"s. Edamame with olive oil and black sea salt as a starter with a couple of their special cocktails. BBQ duck confit and porcini dusted steak were both hits! The one of us who does not like coconut cake enjoyed the coconut cake with lemon-ginger curd. Seemed like we were the only non-locals there (not a bad thing), on a Tuesday night.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Daily Planet is a sure thing
We've enjoyed many delicious meals at the Daily Planet. It is among the 3 or 4 restaurants that we choose from when coming to Burlington for an evening event. The food is consistently very good and creatively prepared. It's especially convenient to be able to book a reservation online and for a smaller size party.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Restaurant called to confirm
Restaurant called to confirm reservation. Table was ready when we arrived. Smaller menu, but very nice selections of differing sizes and food types. Nice presentation. Service was slower, but we were not in a hurry, and had a table of 8.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gotta Try It!
Second time I've been to The Daily Planet. I love when a restaurant is TAKING CREATIVE RISKS. These guys are THINKING and have a great menu with reasonable prices.
I took business associates there for dinner. Everyone loved it. Great place because the food is good but it also speaks to being a Vermont business. Great for guests from out of state.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eating a vegan diet isn't always easy at restaurants. They were able to alter their main meal to make it vegan friendly. Very understanding staff and awesome group of people to make you feel welcome.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was great all the way around !! Something for everyone & fabulous!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service was excellent.
Food and service was excellent. Simple menu, but something for everyone. Meat was cooked as requested. Kitchen was prompt.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Server was very informative
Server was very informative about food selections and drink selections and even willing to change up some stuff suit our needs. We had age ranges there from 26- 84 and everyone was happy.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Haven't been in a while.
Glad we went! Food was interesting and delicious. Pan grilled duck on grilled lettuce was delicious as was the corn crusted calimari. Service was perfect and delightful. Opted not to enjoy the "outdoor dining" which was kind of a deck in the busy parking lot.
The Planet retains it's "local" feel. Nice that we could reserve a table on a busy Friday night. Inside dining areas are very nice and away from the busy bar area. I recommend the Daily Planet on it's own merits, and because it is off the "Church Street" tourist beat.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food. Good service. Not your run of the mill establishment. Definitely worth a trip.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun spot in Burlington
Definitely worth checking out if you want some great food in downtown Burlington. We had a group of 12, which our server had trouble dealing with, but overall we had a really fun time. The food is solid, drinks are great, and the scene definitely worth seeing.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a great dinner however,
We had a great dinner however, our appetizers arrived at the same time as our main course, meaning we waited about 45 mins to get food to our table! The waiter didn't seem to notice and did not make an attempt to let us know of any delays.
Besides that, the food and portions were very tasty and all around we would recommend it as a great place for a dinner.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved this restaurant our
Loved this restaurant our second time here. Food was wonderful as well as the service. Will be back again. Our favorite restaurant in Burlington. Looking forward to checking out the bar.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
have been to Daily Planet on other occasions. Preferred the Sunday night dining because it was quieter, not as crowded. It was a birthday celebration and the manager went above and beyond with "procuring" a Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream cake for us. The salmon dish was nice, but could have used a bit more spice or something in a sauce to hit it up a notch. Mashed potatoes needed a little more flavor also...garlic? (Maybe it's just my palate.) Maura's Greens were superb. Ordered a bottle of Rioja but our first choice was unavailable. Went with the second option. We surprisingly took advantage of the "dinner and a movie option" so continued the celebration across the street at the Roxy. All in all, a good evening.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waitress wasn't that great, seemed a little confused at time but great food made up for it.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our anniversary & we were out w/friends. We sat outside & had a wonderful dinner! Nice ambience - trees were encircled w/white lights & even though the outdoor patio/deck looked partially out onto a parking lot the view was partially obstructed by a nice lattice style wall w/vines. Great service; friendly, timely & knowledgeable. Give it a try.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
UVM Parent's weekend
This was our first Visit To Daily Planet - we like to try different places every time we are in town. Restaurant was very accommodating and understanding about part of our party being 30 minutes late for the reservations. They took in stride and had given us over 2 hours for the reservations, so did not feel rushed. Service was attentive, although disappointed they ran out of house Chardonnay on a busy weekend. Seems they could have offer another one that is normally only served by the bottle. Their Daily Cosmos was one of the best have had! I really like the variety of the menu and everyone enjoyed heir meal. Since my daughter is a Freshmen I am sure I will be back many times.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Varied menu and food lived
Varied menu and food lived up to its description -- would definitely go again
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Daily Planet is such a great spot! The food is amazing, the staff is amazing and the atmosphere is amazing. I'd recommend getting the McVey!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been coming here for more than a dozen years and have never been disappointed. Reservations are always a good idea. Will return every time.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
As a patron of the Daily Planet for 30 years, this restaurant always comes through. The staff is professional, friendly, attentive, and accommodating. The food is always top of the line - I have never had a bad meal no matter what I've ordered. The atmosphere is fun and special and the prices work for a range of budgets. The entrees frequently are priced just below other comparable restaurants in Burlington while offering consistently better quality. The flavor of experience really comes through!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food & ambiance.
Excellent food & ambiance.
The new menu is wonderful and the service superb!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my fourth time eating at Daily Planet, and I've yet to be disappointed. The menu offers your "standard" fare, but with local options and other touches that make it exceptional. The staff have been timely and friendly, and it has a nice bar scene; not too seedy, not too fancy. It's just a perfect casual place to get a good meal and hang out with friends. The price is reasonable too.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Every time my girlfriend and I have been to the Daily Planet our experiences have been great (minus the cold soup I gto one night). They always seem to cook the food perfect to our liking. The vinilla bean creme brule is also very good. I will be going back for sure.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food from local farms,
Great food from local farms, all brought together in clever combinations, decent prices
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will go back!
Went with a group of five and we had a variety of entrees between us, including two light entrees for appetizers. Everyone was happy with their choices. I had the Curried Vegetable dish and it was delicious and nice and spicy. I would definitely order it again. Others had the Spaghetti Squash entrée, the House Burger and a Special of the day. No one was disappointed. Service was a bit to swift for my liking, but she had nothing to do with the flavors of the food.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM