We dine at the Windjammer regularly and would say it's our favorite eating spot in South Burlington and Burlington. The service is always professional, cooperative and friendly. We had a minor "blip" with one of our appetizers Friday night but the waitress handled the situation with finesse and it was hardly a problem. The salad bar is always a hit and our food was prepared properly and the taste was as expected. The greet staff is friendly and the small request I write on my Open Table reservation is always honored. There are now two new "high end" steak houses in the area and their only advantage is that the prices are 25 - 30% higher than the Windjammer. Our visits to them will be "one-time occurances".
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Windjammer is always a great place to go with my women friends for lunch or anytime with my partner. Food is great and service has always been friendly and efficient. Will keep going back.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great salad bar! Wonderful
Great salad bar! Wonderful pulled pork sandwich; moist and tender meat with a tasty sauce. Highly recommend it.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great spot for salad bar
A great spot for salad bar lovers. Menu can accommodate steak-eaters and vegetarians alike. Nice selection of local draft beer. Very busy on a Friday night but were seated promptly with our Open Table reservation.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The four of us dined in the garden room where the smaller, but still excellent, salad bar was set - super convenient and no waiting. The Windjammer salad bar is their crowning glory! Our shrimp and raviolis were great and the service outstanding, as always!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just good food
We mostly had items from the seafood side of the menu. Each of us in the party like what we had. The quality of preparation and taste was excellent and the portion size was ample. A special touch is their great salad bar with some unique touches, such as wasabi peas and bulgur salad.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Continues to impress...
We had a fantastic dinner experience, very romantic, and a wonderful ambiance to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. The salad bar (boat) was great and the entrees very tasteful with multiple choices and portions.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Twice for us
I'm a french Canadian, so I do my best for the english.
Me and my boy friend went their last year in july. We go back this year just for pleasure and ate the fried calamari again, so delecious.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great, as usual!
The salad boat is super, and the meals were great. They did something amazing to my broccoli side veggie and it was flavorful, not blah like most places. Seafood and steaks were wonderful and cooked appropriately. We have always enjoyed this restaurant, as they are consistently good with service and with the food.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food!
Food at The Windjammer is never disappointing - great service & great drinks!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Comfortable seating. I requested
Comfortable seating. I requested a booth and we were seated in a nice booth. We were not hurried and enjoyed a long leisurely dinner with friends.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
great place to eat
The Windjammer is the best place around. Great food, wine list, and excellent service. Would recommend this place to everyone.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Windjammer has an excellent reputation and atmosphere and it did not disappoint.
The servers were attentive. The salad bar offered a great variety of salads and accompaniments. Several in the party had the salad bar for their meal! I had the chicken granchi (might be misspelled) which was delicious. It was an outstanding mix of flavors. Looking forward to another reason to return to the Windjammer. A shout out to Sarah at the reception desk for making sure everyone in our party got to the table!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out on the town
Very nice Steakhouse at affordable price, loved the fish and the Prime Rib.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the Windjammer. Everything
I love the Windjammer. Everything was wonderful, except for the people seating the costumers. There were four of five people standing behind the counter. It seems that they did not a clue.. Wow.. not good first impression.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I live in montreal, canada and when i comes to going to a great restaurant The Windjammer is worth the trip. Great food and service everytime.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love going to Windjammer, it never disappoints me. Even with the new Executive Chef, its still has great tasting food that is worth the price!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Higher ground Pre-show dinner
Nice dinner before show at higher ground next door. Food was good - esp bruschetta. Service and wine selection very nice
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Salad Bar!
You can definitely make the salad bar your meal, but who would want to with the the Prime Rib, melt in your mouth Filet Mignon, and Chicken Granchio (tender bread crumb chicken breast with crab meat, roasted peppers & baby spinach topped with a walnut pesto cream sauce) all waiting for you - Yum. The server was very attentive. Our salad plates were removed within minutes of finishing our salads and within minutes of their removal our entrees arrived. Although the restaurant was busy, our table conversations were private as were the tables next to us. My son was the only one in our party with room left for dessert and loved the cheesecake. He refused to eat his comp candy because it would interfere with the leftover dessert flavor he had.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always head to the Windjammer Restaurant when we want to celebrate a special occasion with a fantastic meal. Sometimes we try new things but usually choose the same great meals that we have been having there since the restaurant opened. Every time we go we say it is still just as good as it has always been. We appreciate the consistency of quality of the meals and the best salad bar in Vermont. With so many restaurants in the Burlington area you know that you are doing everything just right when your customers have been loyal fans for decades!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great restaruant to try!
Very busy, make reservations! Atmosphere was cozy, candlelit tables. Food was a little pricey, but excellent. Service was quick and professional. Salad bar is great, comes with your meal and there is fresh bread too. The restaurant is kid friendly, we had our 6 year old with us and I requested a booth , which was nice. Overall, a great place. Have gone there a few times while visiting my son at a nearby college. Also, there is plenty of parking in the lot, a lot easier than trying to park downtown in the Church St. area.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place for steak and seafood! It's the restaurant we keep going back to. Always highly recommend!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Back again after 26 years
We recently went back to the Windjammer after 26 years. Had our Pre-wedding party there. It was very good then and continues to be good. Moser vice is great, food is solid and good. From a Berger and a beer to seafood or a good steak all good. They try to use as much local grown as possible down to local beer and distilled vodka. Give it a try we will be back again next time we are in the area and it won't be 26 years.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun, romantic place for two!
Great atmosphere and great food selection! Went there for my 2nd time this past time for my birthday, the previous time being for my anniversary and I have yet to dislike the environment/food/time there. The staff, especially the waitresses/waiters are always super nice and accommodating and you can tell they enjoy their job! Would totally go here again for any future special occasions.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as Usual
Best salad bar in town! The filet mignon was excellent...cooked to perfection. We always have a great dinner at the Windjammer!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I have eaten here many, many times, but this is the first time I am writing a review. The Windjammer is one of our favorite regular rotation local restaurants. The menu is varied with several seafood,steak and chicken options. Salad bar is huge and always fresh. This time I had the Scallops St. Jacques and my husband had the Broiled Shrimp. Both of us expressed many "yums" during our meal. We finished by sharing the Brownie Sundae which is even too much for two people. Only one complaint this time which is not typical, the waitress was not rude, but she seemd less than enthused in her job. I will excuse as perhaps she was having a bad evening or needs a bit more training. Still would highly recommend this restaurant.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best All Round Place
Always a terrific meal at a very reasonable price. Very attentive wait staff, AWESOME Salad Boat salad bar. Great destination for fish, beef and vegetarian minded patrons. Seating for quiet discussions, seating for large groups and parties, you name it, they have it!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great "salad boat", steak and fish were perfect, service was top-notch! A bit pricey but good value for money...average about $40/person.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waitress was wonderful
Our waitress was wonderful and the food was out of this world!!!!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet corner table was accommodated, as requested. Dinner was delicious, as anticipated.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saturday in Vermont
This was a very busy Saturday but the staff was up to the task. There was a car show in town, College Family weekend and just a beautiful weekend in Vermont. Salad Boat was fresh. Our food came quickly. I could tell our waitress was running ragged but attended to our needs, still remaining pleasant. Strongly recommend reservations.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and salad bar. Windjammer
Good food and salad bar. Windjammer is a good family restaurant and is suitable for the whole family.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a must stop for us every time we visit Burlington. Food is always consistent and the salad bar is great.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place in VT for occasions
We loved the steak selections . The cuts were juicy and cooked with accuracy.
The seafood and burger menus lack depth.
The service and ambience was excellent as was their signature salad bar. My only complaint was that it was a bit crowded with enthusiastic patrons piling their salad plates too slowly thus hindering access to the bar.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
An absolute delight!
A great and atmospheric place when you find it. As tourists we found ourselves in completely the wrong part of town (I blame the sat - nav but it was probably just me!), and, after we had reprogrammed the device we again could not precisely locate the restaurant in the dark so we had to ask in a petrol station only to find that our destination was behind it. All in all we arrived 25 minutes late on a busy Saturday night and were welcomed by the friendly front desk staff.
We soon entered the bustling and vibrant restaurant, relaxed with some excellent wine (Silver Oak, Napa Valley - 2007, a gift at 110 US, we thinks!), and had a superb steak meal served well by engaging staff.
It was a great experience.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always go in part for the salad bar, which is great. And all our entrees were quite tasty.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lived up to expectations
Enjoyed a wonderful dinner there on Saturday night. Reservation was ready despite people waiting. Request for a quiet table was honored without having to ask again. SO nice to actually have somewhere read the requests placed when making the reservation! And then the food - extensive menu, delicious salad bar (when was the last time anyone said that!), side bar with cheeses, fruit, crackers, and homemade chutney, the halibut au poivre beautifully combined richness with pepperiness, the salmon dolce was smooth and wonderful. While the dessert menu looked great, we were too tempted by having some more cheese and fruit to accompany the excellent coffee - coffee is too often a disappointing end of a good meal, but not hear. Enjoy!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Salad bar alone was fantastic; add the NY Strip w/ a baked potato and I was in a state of bliss. Moderately priced, very good food and friendly, efficient service..... what's not to like?
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Steak House Value
This is a real-deal steak house featuring, of course, a full range of excellent steaks. The food is excellent at prices that, while not inexpensive, as very moderate and fit most budgets. This is an excellent special occasion restaurant while also offering a very suitable day-in, day-out meal. The steak dinners include the usual features - a large salad bar, excellent bread, excellent potatoes - and are missing only the hash browns that are a fixture in top steak houses in New York, Chicago, etc. The menu is large and varied so there are plenty of high quality options for those who prefer to skip the steaks. This is a terrific restaurant with a well-earned excellent reputation.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love online booking
Never used this feature, but love it.
Comfortable, great service.
Been going since 1977.
Love the salad bar!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Prime Rib, children's chicken fingers and petite filet - all excellent! Best French Onion soup in any area restaurant.
Our table was ready and a great one for us. Love the Open Table option for quick reservation making.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Salad Bar
Came here to try out the salad bar and was very happy with it! Delicious and filling. A refreshing change since I am unaware of any other restaurants in Burlington that have a salad bar. Requested a quiet area and was very happy with the setting while eating. Would love if the salad bar had soups with it but was still very pleased. Plan to come back soon.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite places!
As always,the salad bar was excellent.I tried to go easy so that I could eat more of my entree.My lovely bride had broiled scallops that were cooked to perfection (moist and plentiful)I had prime rib (A nice medium rare)that was to die for.Couldn't eat it all so brought home a doggie bag and finished it Sunday!! Service was great and timing of entrees after the salad bar was just right. Will definitely return again.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Small portions on an over-sized
Small portions on an over-sized plate and over-priced. Nothing I tasted stood out as "outstanding".
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Make a reservation. We did
Make a reservation. We did and still had to wait 15 minutes which did not make my hubby happy. But that was a small problem they more than made up for. The food was fantastic. The service is top notch. The salad bar is a great thing. I will definitely go back again.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lacking Server Skills
The waitress seemed rough around the edges and wasn't as customer focused as we would have liked. The timing of the food was off as it was for another table, She failed to watch the table for when we went to the salad bar. Instead she put the order in immediately and the meal was rushed.
Also, even though it was an 8:00 reservation - the servers were re-arranging tables and chairs and getting the vacuum out to prep for the next day. This was very rude considering that we spent this much money on a romantic evening.
Next time I will wait to be seated on the floor where we always have good experiences.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a dinner for three.
We had a dinner for three. The items on the menu were distinctive. Our dinners were excellent. The Windjammer has Heady Topper beer, which is excellent and hard to find. A memorable occasion. We will go back in the future. Highly recommended.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
we enjoyed the porterhouse and scallops with local wine, it leaves all good taste buds to savor.........!!!!!!!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Decent food & dinning experance
Had dinner here as we were staying in the Best Western that is on the same property. Food was good, I had one on the dinner specials, a bit pricey but was well presented and tasted good. Wife and daughter had soup and salad boat (salad bar) which was priced a bit high for what the ate, I supposed they could have gone for a second helping but thinking you need to eat more just to get your money’s worth is tells me it’s just priced too high. Overall we would go again. Just come hungry and only get the salad boat.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time customer
I met friends from out of town for lunch and this restaurant was suggested by a family member, as I'm not familiar with Burlington area restaurants. The food was delicious and we were able to visit without having to shout above noise. But most of all--our waiter was wonderful. I don't know his name, but he was from Albania. It makes ALL the difference in the world when wait staff give the sense that they truly want to make your experience a good one.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM