Church & Main
Church & Main

Church & Main

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.churchandmainvt.com/
  • Phone: 8025403040x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary European, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: No
A word from Church & Main
Church & Main is located in downtown Burlington, Vermont, at the corner of Church and Main Streets across from historic City Hall. Locally owned and operated, the restaurant offers a sophisticated yet comfortable dining experience in a relaxed, cosmopolitan atmosphere. As a member of the Vermont Fresh Network, we locally source as many ingredients and products as possible, and the creative Contemporary American menu will appeal to a wide variety of tastes.

Church & Main stands out among the best and most coveted reservations within the Burlington area by adhering to uncompromising standards, ensuring that you feel welcome upon your arrival and always leave smiling. A creative kitchen, elegant atmosphere, sophisticated wine list, well-equipped bar, and a welcoming and responsive staff promise to make Church & Main a unique dining experience you will be eager to return to time and again.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Church & Main reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
73% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (17)great for outdoor dining (16)special occasion (15)romantic (12)vibrant bar scene (9)notable wine list (8)good for groups (8)neighborhood gem (6)great for lunch (4)hot spot (4)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • TASTY
    food4evr
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Very good food. The chocolate dessert especially. Yum good :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice for valentines day
    VTFoodie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I gap had a nice "date" for valentines day. The service was great. All the staff were really nice. They even commented on the note I made when making the reservation on open table.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fancy date-night spot
    Vsauce
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We enjoyed the romantic atmosphere but were a bit disappointed by the lack of vegetarian options. Our server was able to accommodate my girlfriend and I by offering us an entree of the prixe fixe menu, but it would have been nice to have the option of an appetizer other than a cheese board. Wine was nice and the overall experience was positive, but menu options are very limited if you don't eat meat.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Craft Cocktail Spot
    ctxfoodie
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    I love Church & Main. I am so happy they are finally open on Sundays (and with the Church Service menu)!!! This is a great spot to get a craft cocktail and enjoy local Vermont food with a twist. The service is spectacular with a true neighborhood feel. I always end up in a great conversation at the bar sipping on a champagne cocktail. Definitely recommend the Spanish Influence as an appetizer. It is one of the best places to see and be seen in town. Will be coming back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a very enjoyable dinner
    Roberto
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We had a very enjoyable dinner prior to our attending a cultural event at the Flynn Theatre. Service was good, along with the food, ambiance, etc.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant
    GirlsNightOut
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We were put at ease immediately by the attentive staff. Drinks were well made and quick to arrive . The food was delicious. Gnocchi, scallops and steak tartar were our choices. They were all delicious; we could have licked our plates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too little
    Eldiablo
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    I don't mind going to a restaurant and spending 100 dollars for two people or even for myself alone, but I shouldn't leave hungry. The entre's were 28 and 32 respectively and they should have been considered a good sized appitizer. They have appitizers on the menu, but I can't imagine how small they would have been. We ended getting a glass of wine each, the "entres" and a shared desert for $105 before tip. We went around the corner for a small app to curb the hunger. I wish them luck, but we're definitely not going back there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice night out
    shcufj
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The food here is wonderful. We had a great pork chop, salad and a few appetizers. The steak tartare was good, but I have had better. Pork chop was fantastic. Dessert was incredible; probably the best maple ice cream I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off Night
    jack
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    It may have been an off night, but our food experience was just average! The twin lobster tails were tough and the steak frites was vert chewy. The service was very friendly and timely. Despite being a trainee our young waitress was a delight. The saving grace was the chocolate dessert which was outstanding. This was our third time back and somewhat disappointed. But hey, two out of three ain't bad!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place, great food
    Harry
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    A great place, great food and a great atmosphere for a great evening with friends...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but pricey
    yogini
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Interesting menu, not too long. Good flavors &local food.Can get same quality for less up the street.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They didn't have the wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    They didn't have the wine that our waiter helped us pick, and other restaurants have upgraded us to a different bottle, but we just had to pick a new one instead.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Ambiance
    Richard
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    It is hard to say what I love so much about Church & Main, but it is always a pleasure to eat there. There is something about the ambiance that I love - trendy, interesting, and comfortable. The food is excellent, and I had a superb glass of Malbec.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is excellent - a bit
    Carol
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Food is excellent - a bit on the pricey side since all is a la carte. We go only when we have a deal chicken/jump-on-it coupon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Hungry
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    This was a very disappointing diner. We had heard good things about the restaurant - but our meal was only fair - and thus very expensive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Very Good Place to Eat!!!
    nevermiss
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    All of us enjoyed our meal and service at Church and Main. The ambiance of the room was very inviting - black and exposed brick walls. Our waiter Tyler was very good - attentive without being obtrusive, recommended items and was overall very nice. We also enjoyed everything we ate. The bread they bring you was very good. I can always tell what the rest of a meal will be by the quality of the bread and it did not disappoint. Our appetizers were great - calamari and the spanish influence - worth ordering. All enjoyed the entrees, esp. the sauces on the pork chop and the fish stew. The prices were also very reasonable for the quality of the food and the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More Hits than Misses
    Epicurus
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    I've had some very good meals at Church and Main, and the waitstaff is friendly and efficient. When I've not been totally satisfied with a dish, they've been quick to offer me a replacement, or just quietly remove that item from my bill (which I've never asked them to do). There have been quite a few restaurants at this location, but Church and Main is the one I like best: the menu is varied and interesting (without being outlandish); the preparation is first rate; the interior is handsome--well designed, nice lighting--and comfortable; and the waitstaff, as I mentioned, is attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprisingly good
    HiexpextationsVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    I had been to Church and Main many years ago. I don't remember it as a great place - just ok. So I was very pleasantly surprised to find the food much better than expected. I ordered the wilted spinach salad and the steak tartar and they were both very good. The spinach in the salad was not as wilted as I thought it should be but the salad was very good despite that. The other members of my party both had the salmon special which was reported to be very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fit for Foodies
    RealHousewifeOfWilliston
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    My husband and I decided on Church & Main as a prelude to our evening at the Flynn Theater. The calamari starter made with a light rice flour was excellent; not the typical deep-fried staple at most restaurants. For dinner I had the scallops. My husband had the stuffed portobello mushroom. We shared our meals. They were fantastic. For dessert I had the cheesecake. My husband, the salted-caramel ice cream. Cheesecake was so so. Ice cream was excellent (I had to have some of his). My husband had a tawny port with his ice creamto finish. Frankly, I was surprised that it was so good, as I had read some not-so-nice reviews along with those giving high praise. I highly recommend this place. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Glitterdog
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Food and service were excellent, but it is bit pricey
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice to find something unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    I always really enjoy food and generally just love food and am not a picky eater, but this place had a delicious flavor I hadn't had before that really blew me away!! It was expensive but expected, and the cocktails are amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High priced mediocre food!
    Qualiteer92
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The food was disappointing- surprisingly tasteless eggplant parm, small portions and very high prices! Our waitress was pleasant but other waitstaff came off as arrogant and not very concerned with the impression they gave to the customer. I have had much better food in a nice atmosphere in Burlington. I wouldn't bother going back here - even for a beer!
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  • Excellent food, good choices
    itzik
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Right at the center of things in Burlington, across the street from the Flynn Theater and you can walk to almost anything else happening in town. I had the seafood special, ciopinno & my wife had cornish hen.off the menu. Nice atmosphere. Service was prompt & friendly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diverse menu
    LoveaGoodMeal
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Great food with interesting offerings. Local ingredients, always the best. Very good, friendly and knowledgeable service. Regarding reservations, you might want to call the restaurant directly. I was looking for 6:15-6:30, as we had tickets for an 8:00 show at the Flynn. Open Table only offered 5:45 or 7:15. I took the early one, but there were many tables still available at 6:45. Not sure what happened here, but you should definitely get a table whenever you can. You'll love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • business diner
    visitingVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    Easy to find, great place and ambience, great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, service needs work
    HaroldMc
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We had a reservation for three people. We were inexplicably seated at a table for six, which felt very awkward. After asking for another minute to make out drinks decision (we had just been seated) we were left for 10 minutes before our waiter returned. At one point the waiter knocked one of my forks onto the seat and picked it up off the seat and put it back on my setting without offering a replacement (!). The lasagna was served on an awkward long wooden board that the server oddly jerked onto my wife's setting ramming everything else out of its way as if the bread plate was a bumper car. Lastly, when refilling water glasses he picked up each glass with his fingers by the rim of the glass. Gross.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Engagement Dinner
    Jimmy
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    The food and service is great. Meals are about 25 dollars a plate on average but the food makes up for the price. Will go again
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trying to be something it is not
    FurbyVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    Church and Main is basically a local bar that is attempting to become an upscale Bistro. The decoration is there but the food and service are not. Not only were the 4 people at the bar very noisy when we were there but the staff continually seemed to be banging dishes and the restaurant section had only 5 people in it on a Thursday evening . Service was passable but nothing memorable. The food had its share of challenges. The pumpkin soup arrived cold and had to be sent back for reheating. The scallops were severely over done and the accompanying green vegetables somewhat undercooked. The only saving grace was the restaurant made salted caramel ice cream. Church and Main should probably stick to the local bar scene of which there are many.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a party of 6, and we
    malund66
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    We had a party of 6, and we all enjoyed every dish. The swiss chard side with the ribs was great, though the ribs were not that spectacular. The calamari was excellent. The cheese board quite good, though the size of the serving could be a bit more generous. Rabbit stew was very nice as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unforgettable Evening...
    Bdaygurl
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    I was blessed to enjoy a birthday celebration at Church & Main. There were four of us in our party. Service was impeccable; the server was informed, discreet and friendly. The food was outstanding. I had THE best beef tenderloin I've ever enjoyed in my life, hands down! I especially appreciated the atmosphere; the noise leve was quite low, something that's very important to me. Thank you for making my birthday extra special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very expensive. Nice spot,
    Aspen
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Very expensive. Nice spot, but would not recommend to friends based on how much $$$. 4 dinners and it was $60.00 a person. Not worth it. Meat was very fatty. All of the wait staff was very friendly and a very nice bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor time management
    FoodieFam
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    I really want to like this place. The location is great, the menu seems great, but every time I have gone it is loud, and the service is sloooooow. This time I went out for a dinner before the show at the Flynn. I made an early enough reservation considering the restaurant is right across the street. We didn't get our appetizers until 45 minutes in--they were cold and bland. We asked about our dinner since we were running out of time before the show. Our waiter replied with a "yeah, you and everyone else" attitude and did NOTHING to help. Finally grabbed a host to CANCEL our dinner when 10 min til show time and our dinner was nowhere close to being ready. Manager was nice to comp the apps, but I don't think we'll ever be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Disappointed!
    DestinyRidesVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    My husband and I always said don't eat in a place where there is no one else. Well, we broke our rule and ate here, much to our dismay. It was a Tuesday night, and there was NO ONE in the restaurant, and 2 couples outside. Given that, service was slow - took a long time to order and drink and have it served. Then, my salmon special of the day came raw. When it was taken away by the manager, I heard him yelling at the kitchen staff that it looked like sushi. The wine list is way over priced, and the bubbly we ordered came warm. So sad!
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  • Very good
    traceVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Have enjoyed two excellent dinners here. Service is particularly good, but we really went back for the steak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food In Small Dishes
    AZAZ
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    The food is very good, but the dishes are smaller than what we are used to in American restaurants (and this is not necessarily a bad thing), so per bite the price is rather expensive. The service can be significantly improved. They forgot to bring bread to our table and it took us few minutes to get the waitress attention; we waited (we empty glasses) few minutes for a water refill, etc.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Limited options; service mediocre
    waterwater
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Food beautifully prepared and very good, but few options on the menu. 20% auto-gratuity for 6 is fine, but service poor. Water glasses not filled until we asked; one basket of bread (same for table of 2) until we asked (we had 3 teenagers). Worst of all, server couldn't answer questions about the ingredients of the dishes (only 7 main dinner plate options) -"really nothing else of substance on the plate"....! Seated outdoors in perfect weather (we had to ask) and never went inside, so I can't comment on interior atmosphere. Again, the food was very good, but for a multi-generational casual family dinner, we probably would have been better off at one of the many eating establishments along Church Street with more flexible eating options.
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  • Picked this one based on diner
    south
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Picked this one based on diner reviews and it did not disappoint. I chose this restaurant for my birthday dinner while visiting our two daughters in Burlington. It is on the smaller side but with lots of atmosphere and attractive bar. Our food selections were awesome.Our waiter Tyler was very attentive. We will definitely return on our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice spot
    VTFoodie
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    This is a nice little spot on church street if you are looking for that sort of a place. The presentations are creative. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    Steak was great, fries were alright, service was excellent. Price per entree ranges from $20-25.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    We enjoyed the overall ambience here. It was a great place to enjoy a good meal and conversation. My meal of scallops was excellent. My husband and son had steak. They were somewhat disappointed as although it was tender there was so much fat on the outside it was difficult to eat. Neither could finish it as the portion was quite large. The "perfect gin and tonics" were a little odd as they contained so much mint that it overpowered the taste of the gin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate