We love this place - dark,
We love this place - dark, small and cozy – very romantic. This was our second visit here and plan to come back when we return to VT next month. There wine list and steaks are amazing! Service was top notch and the staff is very knowledgeable.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great ambiance. Excellent
Great ambiance. Excellent wait staff. A gem in a unique location.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always eat here when we go
Always eat here when we go to Burlington to visit our sons in college. Pricey, but a great meal in a setting where you can talk.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Blue Cat worked out very well
I booked the Blue Cat Cafe for a group of 6 in order to celebrate my daughter's graduation from St. Michael's College. It was perfect for our occasion and the food was creative and well prepared. My newly graduated daughter raved about her steak topped with foie gras. I was impressed with the ambiance as all the tables were lit by candle and the setting was very intimate.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hidden in Plain Sight
A lovely spot if you are craving locally harvested red meat, and a thoughtful wine list. Each red meat selection was cooked to perfection. The menu sides are simple, and delicious. The roasted asparagus was unforgettable.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great find - tucked away -
Great find - tucked away - small and intimate dining room. Excellent individually prepared meals - filet mignon melted in your mouth.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for an intimate dinner
The food was excellent. Great atmosphere for a romantic dinner. Service was great and they have one of the best wine lists in town. Can't wait to go back
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Def worth a visit
This is a little gem. Hidden away, small and intimate interior, we had a great time as a party of ten. It would be ideally suited for a romantic evening as well. Definitely a warm retreat from the world; quiet, warm woody interior. Feels like an escape. And an escape into a really tasty world! If you like meat, (steaks, duck, foie gras) and a hearty wine list, this place will satisfy! Really enjoyed the food and ambience. Heartily recommend it. I saw some of the earlier reviews which seemed mixed, but I would place my review along side the "highly recommended" set and say go check it out. You won't get better foie gras anywhere else in Burlington!! Probably not anywhere else!!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place has absolutely delicious steaks! I've been here on multiple occasions and the various steaks I or a friend have ordered are fantastic - cooked to perfection!
It's a small little place which I personally like. And the servers are very nice!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Drôle d'endroit pour un restaurant de ce type, mais très bonne nourriture et bon choix de vin! Le seul bémol irait au service du vin. Quand on s'appelle wine bar, il est inconcevable de ne pas placer une bouteille de vin blanc sur la glace, dans un sceau ou au froid, pendant le service. Sinon les plats sont savoureux e juste assez assaisonnés.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small & Smashing
What a gem!
Set back off the street, the cat is worth the find. A cozy setting with well crafted food, steak and a whole lot more
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great steaks and other meats
Great steaks and other meats in small, quiet, romantic restaurant. Lots of personal attention. Sort of like a club or fancy train.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was looking for a restaurant for an anniversary dinner........someplace that we had never been before. I spoke with four or five people who all said " I haven't been there yet, but I heard it's great". We will certainly go back, and I know our friends are anxious to go now as well. Very classy, intimate setting, with great food and nice service.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brought the boyfriend for our anniversary. I had been there for the wine and really wanted to go back for dinner sometime. The price makes it a special occasion spot (I don't make much $$$) and the food is definitely a splurge. The Filet Mignon was AMAZING, and the boy had duck breast, which he said was cooked perfectly. The wine went down nicely. The environment was perfect... dark and quiet.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice, intimate restaurant. The food was awesome. The steak was great and they serve foie gras, one of my favorite foods.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic All Around
Went during the week with my boyfriend for an anniversary dinner. We make a point to eat at a different place every time we plan to have dinner out somewhere, but this is the first place we would come back to in Burlington. This place was away from the beaten path of busy downtown Burlington, which we prefer. Other places have great food, but the plates here were FANTASTIC, locally grown, yet what sets this place apart from other restaurants that boast good local food was the SERVICE. The waitress was awesome, and even accommodated my gluten free diet. I'll be suggesting this place to many people, and since I work front desk at a hotel, I get asked where the good restaurants are in Burlington all the time.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a very local spot yet out of the hubbub of the church street noise. Very small, cozy and romantic.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A pleasant surprise
Perfectly cooked steaks of reasonable size, local fresh vegetables, interesting wine selections. We shall certainly return.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again the Blue Cat delivers on a superb meal! The steak was on par with the best I've had in NYC, Boston or Montreal. Cheese plate was fantastic with plenty of pita and apple slices to devour it all. Ambiance was romantically dim, a great atmosphere for my girlfriend and I to enjoy a special evening. Her duck confit was excellent (though she detested the beets that came with it) and the Bloody Mary shrimp cocktail was fresh and a nice little twist on the standard cocktail sauce.
Our server was excellent, as usual, and even remembered us BY NAME, even though we haven't been there in over 4 months.
I honestly think its the best meal to be had in Burlington for a romantic evening for 2. Again: the NY strip was succulent.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue Cat was a nice find,
Blue Cat was a nice find, a bit out of the way of the tourist traps on Church street.
Food was good, original, and with fresh local produces. The steak was good.
Service was great. We had an infant, which they accommodated kindly. Not many patrons, maybe because it was Tuesday night and place is a bit hard to find in an office building.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The group had a wonderful
The group had a wonderful time. The staff was very friendly. It was the chef's birthday but he came in anyway as the owners were away attending a wine tasting. Very impressive. The wine list was fantastic, even wines by the glass.
We will definitely be coming back!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our new favorites!
Very delicious food. We were also very impressed that the waitress remembered us from a month or more before. The staff was very accommodating of special requests. The steak with foie gras is to die for!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent BTV restaurant
Great restaurant! May have found my new favorite in downtown BTV. Loved every part of the experience. Excellent food, nice pour on the wine! Our server was attentive, knowledgeable and engaging. Steaks were cooked to perfection. Salmon delicious. Will be back often!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Added to my total special occasionj
We found our waitress most welcoming, accommodating. She provided us with necessary info about the menu, answered questions and gave us the space and time to enjoy our meal. The food was amazing, so delicious. We loved the atmosphere as well. We returned to our B&B and suggested they put you on their recommended list of places to eat. Thank you so much for adding to our memories of Burlington. We hope to return to your city and having dinner at the Blue Cat is a must do!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cosy and delicious
Love ether ambience. The simple wood paneling and warm lighting make for a cozy romantic atmosphere. Amazing steaks and nice wines.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Children need to be Tazered
Dinner was great! Service-excellent. Food-fantastic. Ambience-10pm at night---why are 4 year old children still out? Especially ones that are screaming---repeatedly.... this kid was almost as obnoxious as the parents who let him/her do it. We finally just decided to have dessert somewhere else.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Anniversary Dinner!
The Blue Cat was a wonderful find. Our server had great recommendations.
We had the Sunday night special, which was a Flat Iron Steak, local and grass fed beef, with two piles of veg and choice of starch, choice of salad and a single glass of wine for $25. The steak was the most succulent, perfectly cooked, most delectable piece of meat and could have easily been $25 alone.
The salad we chose was the house Caesar, excellent. Prior to our meals, we were served fresh, hot, grilled pita bread with house made hummus. I would return for that alone. We tried the Salmon dish with mashed sweet potatoes and grilled asparagus, also excellent.
Burlington has lots of dining options, but The Blue Cat is definitely on our "must return" list.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved this lovely restaurant
We loved this lovely restaurant
The food was excellent.
The service superb and the atmosphere
Beautiful, quiet,relaxing and very charming
It will be a destination annual for us.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect romantic evening
We recently dined here and had a fabulous evening. Quiet table, great food and we both had steaks which were cooked and seasoned perfectly. Wine list was extensive. Service was perfect (Joselyn) and will certainly come back again. I had what they called the "Sunday night special" - salad, steak, 2 sides and glass of wine for $25. This is certainly the best deal in Burlington. We dine out in Burlington every other week and this place has made the top of the return-to list. We always ask for a quiet table when we make a reservation anywhere so we can sit and talk to each other. This is the first place that fully honored this request and sat us at a table in the corner next to the bar. Simply perfect!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good dining experience. Went
Good dining experience. Went with several friends for dinner on a college reunion weekend. We were all a little apprehensive that we made a reservation without a personal recommendation however we all were pleasantly surprised.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Burlington's hidden treat
Good food and ambiance at the Blue Cat! Especially appealing is the Sunday night special of a salad and excellent steak with sides and a glass of wine of your choice for $25. Try it, you'll like it.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue Cate Cafe is hidden down an alley and takes a little work to find. Fortunately, it was worth it.
An important bit for me: I am somewhat hearing-impaired and cannot suffer noisy restaurants in the slightest. Blue cat was quite busy when we were there, and I could hear my wife's conversation perfectly.
I would not suggest this restaurant for families with kids- it's small and quiet and the mac-and-cheese crowd is unlikely to enjoy it. On the other hand, it's perfect for date night for mom & dad.
I can highly recommend the seared duck breast with maple jus.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I celebrated my 70th birthday with our son and lady friend. It was the perfect venue, good food and quiet enough for conversation. We will certainly return before my 80th!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tiny little gem. White linens.
Tiny little gem. White linens. Great steak and local fare. Will dine again.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quiet and small
The restaurant was a little tight. You had to slip into your seat. The food was good. There were four of us and we could have a nice conversation. Waitress was attentive. I had the steak with the Foie Gras, yummy! Diner that had raviolis said they were good but not enough.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I went to the
My wife and I went to the Blue Cat for our anniversary. The restaurant is small and quite, perfect for a romantic dinner. Service was great.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Quality is Consistently Good
We have been loyal patrons for about 5 years and find the Blue Cat to be the perfect place for an excellent and very pleasant dining experience. The wine list is outstanding. The number of French speaking customers from Quebec is a tribute to the excellence of this restaurant. We have never been disappointed. The service is always outstanding, and the hosts, thoroughly charming.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the quiet coziness and the feeling of intimacy. The steaks were cooked to perfection as well as the salmon. The service was terrific. She made sure we were able to get to our play on time without feeling rushed. Can not wait to return to try more dishes.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place
I always have a good meal at the Blue Cat. They have great steaks at a fair price. Nice wine list and good service.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Romantic at its best
The best romantic place in Burlington, and the service was excellent. Very friendly and smiling people. Definitely a must.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Blue Cat is a hidden treasure in the heart of Burlington! The food and atmosphere are both spectacular and the wait staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and great at what they do! I highly recommend dinner at The Blue Cat, one of the best meals you can find anywhere!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been to The Blue Cat twice in one week and had the filet both times because it was so good the first time. The second time was just as fantastic as the first. My wife had the sirloin special and raved about the flavor. The menu is skewed in favor of steaks for entrees, but there also seemed to be a nice list of salads as well. The restaurant is intimate and wood paneled. It was a thoroughly wonderful meal.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved Blue Cat
Will definitely return. Excellent food. Excellent wine. Excellent server. Small & intimate.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best restaurant in Burlington, VT
We regularly visit Burlington from Boston.
A real and significant reason is another fine meal att the Blue Cat, which we think of as "our place"
The "specialties" are WINE and steak(s).
I note the wine first because the wines by the glass are better than any I've encountered.
As for the steak, steak is (largely) steak, but these are thick and cooked just as you ordered them (many restaurants overcook due to sloppiness).
My simple suggestion: GO!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM