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Windjammer Restaurant
Windjammer Restaurant
  • Address:
    1076 Williston Rd
    South Burlington, VT 05495
    Neighborhood:
    South Burlington, VT
  • Cuisine:
    Steakhouse
    Price: $30 and under

Windjammer Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.windjammerrestaurant.com
  • Email: dan@windjammergroup.com
  • Phone: (802) 862-6585
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: JJ Vezina
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether you are hosting a business luncheon, birthday celebration or rehearsal dinner, the Windjammer is the perfect choice for all occasions. We have a large private dining room that can accommodate up to 60 guests and another smaller room that can fit up to 20. We offer lunch and dinner menu packages but can easily customize a menu to suit your needs. Whatever the event, our excellent hospitality, incredible menu and professional staff will make your experience one to remember.
  • Private Party Contact: Carrie Paquette (802) 651-0643

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dorset
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Windjammer Restaurant
My father Walt opened the Windjammer Restaurant in 1977 with a commitment to offering the best steaks, prime rib and seafood in Burlington, Vermont. Tom and I are proud to continue the Windjammer tradition of simple, classic food in a fun and inviting atmosphere. The Windjammer and Upper Deck Pub are two unique dining experiences in one location. We invite you to enjoy great food in a warm and friendly environment with some of the best local hospitality around. Laura and Tom O'ConnellContinued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "This place is outstanding for all palettes of taste and a locally famous "Salad Boat" as a side or main meal. They have a variety of service staff who all are courteous and attentive. I would recommend this to any and all for most every occasion. Thanks for an awesome experience! JB"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Reservation was made and table was ready when we arrived. Server was pleasant and made sure to give us a list of the specials. Salad bar was unbelievable! Food was outstanding and ambience was fit for a romantic night out. I would recommend this to anyone. Bill was $52 with the tip. We did not have alcohol which would have increased the overall price significantly."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "My wife and I have been dining at the Windjammer for 25 years and it is still great. I don't know how they keep the place fresh, but they DO! Its always very well attended. Reservations definitely recommended. The salad bar has always been a particular bright spot. Good seafood as well as steaks."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Service by Nathan was spectacular. He is a brilliant server. The food was delicious and and as always the salad bar was fresh."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We love the Salad Bar. When there for lunch I usually have the soup and salad bar. Great French Onion Soup!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Had to change the number of guests and they were very accomodating."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Have you ever found a great dining spot but gone back and not had the best meal you think it should've been? Windjammer is NOT that dining spot! I have dined here over the past couple of decades and seen only improvements to an already fantastic and inviting restaurant. Great for dinner with my wife, convenient and reasonable for lunch with a colleague, and I great meeting place at the Upper Deck Pub for food, drink and conversation before a big game!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I think six times...excellent overall...Prime rib my big hit...great again...noise level goes up by the half hour as the night sets in as expected...see you again..."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My wife and I loved the food, atmospere and outstanding service. From the minute you walk in you are treated like you are special, the staff are friendly, helpful and always have a smile on their faces. We called ahead to make reservations and were seated right away upon arrival. The booth where we sat was very romantic and close to their top notch salad bar. We ordered drinks, my margeritta was made just right and the waiter answered any questions we had regarding the menu. The salad bar was out of this world with so many fresh delicious iteams to choose from. We both ordered scallops, rice, asparagus and a side of mushrooms. The food was absolutely wonderful and reasonably priced. I highly recomend this restaurant to everyone."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I live in Montreal, Canada and whenever my wife and i happen to be in Burlington, VT we have to stop and eat at The Windjammer restaurant. It's a great dinning experience with great service. The steaks are out-of-this-world!!!! Good selection of wines and beers. The restaurant is a beautiful and quiet place."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Don't let the fact that the Windjammer is attached to a hotel make you think that its a typical hotel restaurant. The Windjammer (and Upper Deck Pub) are consistently good year after year. The food is simple, but surprisingly well prepared. The staff is excellent. The salad bar is constantly maintained and fresh."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We always love the Windjammer - great food, awesome salad bar with great bread, cheeses, spreads - love the shrimp cocktail and everything I've ever ordered!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "What a great dinner! Great kids menu too! Several beers on tap and extensive wine list. Salmon was perfect."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The salad bar is always fantastic. Tons of fresh options. The prime rib was amazing, cooked to perfection and the Gorgonzola cream sauce was a wonderful addition. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. Another great date night."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Always a great place to gather with friends or family. Food is always great haven't had a bad meal. Staff is wonderful and friendly. I'd recommend it to everyone"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We've had a couple of bad experiences in the past, but the one last Saturday was very disappointing. We were taking my daughter and her boyfriend to dinner and chose the Windjammer because they do take reservations and we love the salad bar. The salad bar was almost as good as the best it's been, but the boyfriend's dinner and my daughter's dinner were disappointing. The steak dinner was not cooked as requested in fact it was raw! Sent it back twice for them to get it back. By the time it was cooked to close to medium it was very tough! My daughter's chicken was tasteless and bad consistency, more like rubber. After we requested it the manager did take the steak meal off the bill."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We did the OpenTable reservations...awesome. Arrived early, went to Upper Deck barely had time to get a cocktail and we were buzzed downstairs. Server was friendly and attentive. Food was fabulous...as always...particularly love the salad bar--everything fresh and extensive selection. My favorite quality dining establishment."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "A favorite of ours when in Burlington. We consistently have a good meal and good service. My fish was prepared well and very good . My kids also enjoyed their meals. Also, I had a very nice glass of a French Chardonnay !"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The Barrios were closef die to plumbing issue and the salad bar area smelled like Lysol from the bathroom. Good was just ok. Would not return. Very over priced for quality of food. Salad bar very sloppy looking and needed to be cleaned up. Very disappointed"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We always enjoy the Windjammer and find the service to be excellent and the food consistenly very good to excellent. This night my stead was superb but my lady's scallops were a bit disappointing, a tad dry and not quite up to par flavor wise. But the server was outstanding and the salad bar beyond excellent as always. Two concerns: one, the noise level especially of booths adjacent to the salad bar where we were, is excessive and interfers with the dining experience. I would respectfully suggest placing 2' high plexiglass or a similar barrier atop the half wall separating the booths from the salad lane.Second: the parking is very inadequate: took 10 minutes to find a space!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had to return a meal 3 times. The last time I was there I also returned my meal. The food preparation has gone way downhill,"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The steaks were small and dry the chicken was small and dry the prices were too high for that food."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I am a regular at the Windjammer. The Upper Deck bar upstairs is always pretty lively but comfortable with good pub food (try the pretzels and cheese dip). The main restaurant has an amazing salad bar and wonderful entrees and appetizers. It's kid friendly in a welcoming sort of way, but not in a rambunctious/noisy way. Can be romantic if you're tucked away. Great for families and groups. I have never had a bad service experience."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Love the Windjammer -- downstairs is great for quiet, romantic dinners, business dinners, or for friends wanting to catch up -- Upper Deck Pub (upstairs) is lively and loud, if that's what you're looking for. Salad bar is exceptionally fresh and offers a delicious variety of hearty, homemade breads and a self-serve cheese and fruit tray. Atmosphere is always just right -- and service never disappoints!! Always the "go to" place for us for special occasion dinners, and special larger celebrations -- birthday luncheons, etc. We have held numerous events (60th anniversary, 80th birthday, etc.) in their specialty rooms and have always had nothing but wonderful feedback about the experience!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "my wife and I both ordered the petite filet mine was delicious but my wife's was tough. We told the waitress and she said she made a mistake and put my wife's order as the petite sirloin. The waitress got my wife a petite filet and it was delicious. I enjoy the salad bar they have a large selection. its a little pricey but we splurge a couple of times on special occasions."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My boyfriend had never been to Windjammer before, so I had suggested that we go there for a nice romantic dinner. He loved the bar (it was busy so we had to wait a little while) and the relaxed feel to the place. The food was amazing as always and the service was fantastic. This will be a restaurant that we will happily come back too."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and an excellent menu to choose from. Our table was right next to the busser entrance so it was undesirable to have to compete with the additional noise. My fiancé ordered a grass fed rib eye that was much to our dismay less than an inch thick and over-cooked not once but twice. A cut of meat that thin was a disappointment. My filet crab blue was a perfect 10 out of ten! This made it hard for me to understand how the gras fed rib eye was so poorly presented. Anyways, our server was fantastic and we had a nice experience for our Valentines evening."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Can get an excellent cut of meat at a reasonable price. No advanced pretensions, friendly and good value"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We love going to The Windjammer. It's our favorite restaurant in the greater Burlington area. The food is great, the service is friendly, the menu has old favorites along with new choices. One of a kind!"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "No pun intended! Windjammer is a favorite. We drive 90 minutes to eat here because we know we can count on excellent food, good service and an outstanding salad bar."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "My Mom and I wanted to have a nice dinner, visit, relax and not have to rush. We took our time ordering and we had delicious salad bar. We were able to take our time and eat the salad without our entre being rushed out to us. Our entre came out and was perfect. The Prime Rib was cooked as ordered. And I must say tender and tasty. My Mom ordered the Teryaki Chicken Breast and that also was very tender and juicy. We both had enough food to bring home as we were too full to finish our meal. Needless to say we were very happy and plan to return."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I was disappointed with the service we had, we had to go to the salad bar to get extras for our main course and that was inappropriate! The server seemed anxious to snatch our plates before finishing which made us feel rushed. I had also mentioned that this was my husbands 50th birthday and that seemed to get ignored, very disappointing!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Used the online system to make the reservation. Every thing was set and very good, once the server came it was super service. Margo the server was outstanding in all aspects, friendly gave outstanding advice and made the evening very enjoyable. The only item I could suggest is that the front desk and reservations let the servers know if it is a special dinning experience. This was not my experience. I did let it be known that it was our anniversary but it did not get to the server. This restraint is my wives favorite in the Burlington area and we have never had a bad visit."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "food was cold when brought out. overcooked chicken seafood was not great upon arrival to table. not sure we will come back. was coming from out of state"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "This restaurant is a must go if you are in the Vermont Burlington area."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Great salad bar and always meet local friends there. Food is good but atmosphere is buzzing!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I absolutely love this restaurant. It never disappoints at all."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had a very nice meal at the Windjammer. The Salmon I had was delicious and the steaks that my husband and father-in-law were both good too. The salad bar is always great with so much to choose from and the bread was fresh and delicious. The atmosphere was comfortable and not to noisy."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Great place for lunch. The service was wonderful and the food was outstanding. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Last Christmas Eve we waited too long to get a reservation, and boy did we pay the price. We went to a restaurant that boasted a similar experience, but it was the worst holiday meal we ever had. This year we had a terrific meal at the Windjammer. It's like a steady reliable ship- you can't go wrong!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013