Guild Tavern
Guild Tavern

Guild Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.guildtavern.com/
  • Phone: 8024971207x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Neil Solis
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room able to accommodate up to 60 guests
  • Private Party Contact: Scott Olmstead 8024971207x
  • Special Events: Every Thursday is an Evening Out at Guild Tavern! These very informal, free-form events are designed to celebrate a select spirit, cocktail, wine/region/winery, food, farm, etc. These events are open to everyone; no tickets or reservations required. Just show up and join the conversation!

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large private parking lot.
A word from Guild Tavern
Guild Tavern is a farm-to-table dining experience featuring dry aged, local beef, pork, and poultry grilled over Vermont hardwood. The menu offers casual tavern fare alongside classic steakhouse entrees, wood fired mixed grills, seafood and vegetarian options, and an innovative cocktail program.

Join us for your next celebration--our private dining room is great for bringing family & friends together.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Guild Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
155 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (101)fit for foodies (79)good for groups (48)neighborhood gem (38)romantic (34)notable wine list (24)kid-friendly (18)vibrant bar scene (14)hot spot (13)great for brunch (11)late-night find (5)great for lunch (4)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Very Noisy- Distracted Service
    hungrygroup
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We ordered drinks and dinner at 7:20 and did not get our plates until 8:20. The restaurant was busy, but there were only six of us and no one ordered a complicated plate. None of the servers came over to check on us in the meantime. The woman who told us the specials said intermittent words and then walked away halfway through. We had no idea what she said. Once we finally had our dinner, it took a very long time to have our plates cleared and get the check. The interior of the restaurant is very well done, but the place gets super super loud when busy. It has the potential to be great- they just need to work on their service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent in every way!
    Phoenix95
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I have been to The Guild a few times and have always had excellent food and service. This time we took my mother-in-law and she stated it was the best restaurant we took her to while she visited Vermont. Our server, MK, was friendly, funny and very helpful with suggestions. The appetizers, and entrees were fresh and flavorful. We had delicious and strong cocktails and were surprised with a yummy dessert. My mother-in-law requested to be taken to The Guild next time she is in town. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Foodie123
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The servers are so friendly and helpful. The food was amazing start to finish and the wine was also great! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone I know!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No words.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    There are no words that could really explain how amazing our experience was. The food was beyond amazing, the service was like no other and it's just an amazing place!!! Will be back, and will def. Recommend to friends and family. I wish I would have came and experienced sooner ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had a party of six and all of us had good meals. Portion sizes were good. The prices were high but the food was delicious and many of the products are local and of high quality so we understood the pricing. Selection of beer was great. We also enjoyed 3 desserts and all were very good. We enjoyed the open kitchen and the decor. We would definitely come here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Guild
    Gini
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Absolutely fantastic. I live in Miami and any time I visit my family in Burlington, VT going to The Guild is a must! The food is fantastic, the staff is attentive without being intrusive. I wish there was a Guild restaurant in Miami.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food but Kind of Pricey
    NightOut
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This was the first time we had been to the Guild Tavern. We had heard several mixed reviews from our friends and wanted to try it for ourselves. The service was good, the food was really good - although quite pricey, but the noise level was way too loud. It was a great place to try once but I probably won't be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot
    Happy
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Overall great experience. Would go back again. Super service, tasty food, good atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food not that great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Clam chowder very heavy, as though they had added lots of flour. Lacked much in the way of clams, potatoes or flavor. House salad was small, but OK. Roasted squash quinoa cakes were so pasty that the flavors did not come through. Crab cakes were OK, but not particularly notable. Whole potatoes were heavily fried. Spinach was tough and not too appealing. Appetizers came out 5 min. after ordering and entrees within less than 5 min. of removal of appetizer plates, so it was not a good place for a leisurely dinner. Service was excellent. Lots of space between tables, so noise and privacy were excellent. Would love to see some more fresh fish options other than just salmon, which most all restaurants offer and gets a little tiresome.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occaision Place
    goodeats7
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We love this place, but it is so very expensive. Food and service great. Only go once a year on a birthday as with 3 people eating here, with 2 drinks a piece, appetizer, salad and dinner is over $300. Really too expensive for the area. Wish there were some less expensive options on the menu. Can't complain about anything once there...everything is very very good. Don't have to dress up. Casual nice attire is fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow
    BigDaddy
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Amazing service, food was awesome!!! Go early and get a cocktail.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for 2
    WestcoastFoodie2
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Although this time at the Tavern was as a couple, we will definitely be back with friends and family. Food was excellent and the service was outstanding. From appetizers to dessert it was a treat. Cocktails were amazing and suited the "tavern" with a number of retro and innovative offerings. Steaks and crab cakes were especially good! You won't be disappointed. Thanks for a great dining evening!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday venue
    gp12
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Took my family to Guild for my wife's birthday. Food was excellent, half priced cocktails (Wed), and service was exceptional. The steaks are always cooked to perfection. I was able to order flowers with my Open Table reservation, which were waiting for us at our table. I could have ordered a specialty cake ahead of time as well. I would always recommend the the Guild for a great dinner, but you know that if you are going there for a special occasion, you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time diner
    Vtfood
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    It was my first time at the guild and I was very excited about our reservation because I had only heard good things about it. Our reservation was for 7 people at 7:00 pm. We were seated quickly and we're given the resturant week menu (which looked delicious!!). Where the resturant really lost my vote was the service. We did not order our meals until 7:50, the bread did not come to our table until we asked separately, waters were not refilled, and our check was clearly an issue when we asked to separate it. The food was fantastic -- no doubts about that. But when we were paying, our server rolled her eyes at us when we asked for separate checks and groaned until we explained what we needed (3 checks).
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Toouch service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We went on a Sunday night and it was restaurant week. Not too busy the $35 menu wAs the best choice. My friends had fish & chips or we should say fish nuggets very disappointing . They make their own ketchup but should stick to Heinz the experts, ketchup is not really N item to make. Culinary stains on. The sever was well aware of the ketchup issue. We were asked At least five times if they could clear our app thAt we were obviously still eating. The steAk was very good but a man of any size over 150 would have left hungry. Will not return too pricey not worth it
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  • Great changes!!
    Love
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    It had been a while since the last time we visited....but the updated menu was wonderful....food was delicious and the service was amazing!! Will definitely return again soon!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • D2k2b3
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    My wife and I had another great night.We were given a table we didn't care for and and the hostess graciously moved our table.Our service was outstanding and I wish I had asked the waitress her name.the food was also outstanding,some of the best salads anywhere.I mentioned that it was our anniversary and we were treated with champagne and dessert.This really made us feel special.I have found in my several visits that the service here is exceptional.The entire crew is well trained and very knowledgeable .PS I also love this groups other restaurants ,they have it dialed in.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food and service
    wunderski
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We had a party of 8 for dinner. The food was cooked perfectly and was wonderful! The service really stands out. The wood fired grill really brings out the flavor of the locally sourced steaks . The Oysters were very tasty and a wonderful inclusion to the menu. We had a really great time.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This was our first visit and my boyfriends birthday.. The wait staff was very attentive and the food wonderful.. Have told many how great our experience was. Will be visiting again :)
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I wanted to try this restaurant since it opened but was a little put off by the price. I finally had the opportunity to dine there last Thursday and was not disappointed. The food was delicious, the service good and waitstaff very pleasant. The only thing I would have changed was the booth was a little uncomfortable and it was noisier than I expected. Yes, I will be back and yes I recommend it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EBarnes
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Being from out of town (Houston Texas), we ate at several establishments during our week-long stay in Vermont. None of the restaurants came close to the service we received from Guild. Our server was extremely helpful, and never hesitated to suggest or explain any of the local delicacies such as poutine. Regarding food: I did find my bone-in Ribeye (ordered medium-well) a bit too charred for my tasting but was still good. I also had the Potato Leek Gratin and Braised Greens to accompany my Ribeye; both were extremely tasty. The only negative was they didn't offer any local wines from Boyden Valley Winery. Overall the restaurant has a nice ambiance, good food, and great service. Guild will be on our to do list in future travels to Vermont.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lpeteVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I started with the clam chowder. It was thick and creamy but needed salt & pepper. I thought it was bland. There was a burger special and it was great! The meat came out perfectly, and had a lot of flavor. I had the greens: fresh and refreshing. I like that the beers come in half sizes; great for just a taste or two.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Believe the hype!
    LeoD
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The menu will delight localvores/foodies: veggie options, great salads, seafood, all varieties of meats, all prepared with great care, presented beautifully. Try the oysters, which were very fresh, with absolutely no grit, with a delicious sauce. My husband had the mussels that come with a scrumptious broth that we were all too happy to soak up with delicious toasted Red Hen bread. My dish included surf and turf: steak was perfectly seared, melted in my mouth, and was deliciously seasoned; the crab cake was not mushy and was full of flavor. The carrot cake and mocha mousse were rich and huge. Versatile ambiance: great for romantic dinner, but we went back with young children, too. Families can ask for children's menu. Fantastic staff!!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it but...
    luv2eatsteak
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I would have loved to see some Magic Hat products available. I feel like they dont get the notoriety that they deserve. They have some fantastic beers that I'm sure will fit into the beer list well. GREAT food though.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome steakhouse
    Tim850cso
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Fantastic meal to celebrate my fathers retirement. The food was amazing, the waitstaff professional, and the dining room was tastefully done. Absolutely recommend The Guild for anyone who enjoys great food.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a tradition
    mrsAbeneto
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    My husband and I like to come to Guild to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We celebrated our third anniversary last year and so valentine's day and we came back this year for our fourth anniversary and also the first romantic tete a tete dinner since baby's birth. So it was a special evening in our favorite place. Thank you Guild for the good time (always) Lolita.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend
    upcycle
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Delicious food with many great options. Great space. Sitting in a booth is a plus. Great selections of beer and wine.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The truth
    Bigghomie
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Worth every dollar. Everything is very well done and I was very impressed. The staff is very knowledgable and helpful and the food is proper. If your a fan of red meat, you must try it here.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    CaitZ
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Extensive menus, nice array of appetizers. Great for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a nice night... oysters
    BoyzinVT2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We had a nice night... oysters were not very good although you always take a chance in VT with those.... steaks were great but service was just "Okay". Not much of a wine list in the chardonnay category for moderate costs. Good night out otherwise :)
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome steak house
    Budgie666
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Prices are high but the steaks are exceptional. For foodies looking for artfully plated, super creative food, this misses the mark. However the steaks are AMAZING. For the prices charged I would have like to have seen much more creative / interesting sides - potatoes, fries, braised greens, and maple butternut squash were great but was expecting more like what is the standard at places like Kitchen Table Bistro, shelburne farms inn, etc. Loud ambience reminded me a bit too much of other steakhouse type places rather than fine dining. Maybe since it was a busy Friday night it was louder than usual. Will probably go back and try it again when I'm craving local grass fed beef expertly prepared.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    JimBTV
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Three adults ate for $125 - no desert, only 1 drink ($10). Quick, friendly service, very good food. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local meat and vegetables rock!
    foodies
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    It was relatively easy to get a reservation for Friday night. The space is pretty big. Specialties include grilled meat and steaks were outstanding. Salad had tasty and fresh vegetables and all sides were delicious. Shrimp and grits appetizer was excellent! Carrot cake with salty caramel sauce was top notch! Would go back any time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Wine at Half Price!
    cbcly
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    We chose The Guild for our anniversary dinner on a Monday night. The atmosphere was comfortable yet clean and sophisticated. We split the filet mignon (one serving is a whopping 10 ounces, so splitting was a perfect 5 ounces). We finished the dinner off with a piece of house made mocha cake to share. We indulged in a bottle of wine (it was half price for a Monday night promotion). A lovely dinner and a perfect place to celebrate! The service was perfect and we were even treated to an amuse-bouche compliments of the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our first visit
    Selby
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I had heard good things about the restaurant from others but was warned it was expensive. We love real fires in fireplaces so were pleased to see that there were two real fireplaces, one in the more casual side and one in the more formal dining room. We were seated in the formal dining room which was OK but definitely lacked the atmosphere of the casual room. I wish we kne to request a table in front of the fire because one opened up but we weren't allowed to move there because someone had reserved it for an hour later. The food was excellent and the service was excellent but it was in our opinion, overpriced. I don't feel that a restaurant in Burlington can really ask for New York and Boston prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    JennCT
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We dined at the Guild for a special occasion. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. I would go back in a heart beat and recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance and Local Food
    DozM
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Great place to take out of towners. Especially those that fly in at dinner time! My guests were grateful and shocked that we met five minutes from the airport. They stepped into a lovely setting with quality food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Unexpected Find in S. Burlington
    LongTrailGirl
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    On a whim we stopped in to the Guild Tavern, which rose like a phoenix from the ashes of the old Ground Round. What a delightful surprise to learn that what was once a run-down sports bar is now a vibrant and creative restaurant with a focus locally sourced foods. We have enjoyed dining at the sister restaurant in downtown Burlington but had not expected to find such a delightful place along the strip of Route 2 through South Burlington. I recommend it! Only negative comment: it's pricey, but a nice treat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Burlington Burgers
    Frank
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Juicy perfectly cooked burgers! Best Onion Rings ever tasted. 1/2 price brews some nights.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Pleasant Surprise
    Lizard
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    This is my second time dining here and I have been pleasantly surprised with the service and food both times. Nice beer and wine selection. The kitchen treats prior to the meal are excellent, tables nicely appointed, and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.