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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Vermont

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Vermont? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of The Inn at Burklyn restaurant
5.0
5 (154)
$50 and over
American
Lyndonville
About the restaurant
The Inn at Burklyn is excited to present our Restaurant serving a la carte dinners off a small, locally-focused menu each Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday evening along with daily specials. We also offer seasonal cocktails, local craft beers and our extensive wine list, featuring over 100 curated choices from around the world!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Everything was fabulous! The host/bartender was exceptionally welcoming in talking about the history of the property, etc.
A photo of The Four Chimneys Inn restaurant
4.9
4.9 (72)
$31 to $50
French
Bennington
About the restaurant
At Four Chimneys we will impress you with the finest French cuisine with a American touch and a Vermont flavor. You choose from our a-la-carte menu that changes regularly to include seasonal changes .
The menu can also be adapted to fit your dietary restrictions. just inform our waiters and we do everything we can to accommodate your request.
Combine your meal with a choice of our wine list, or go with the paired wine suggestion that we made for you.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Absolutely amazing from start to finish! A culinary gem with outstanding service!
A photo of Starry Night Cafe restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1145)
$31 to $50
American
Ferrisburgh
About the restaurant
Specializing in locally-sourced, organic and seasonal Vermont products, the Starry Night Café invites you to experience our unique and intimate historic buildings, artistan-crafted decor and our fresh, inventive menu. We invite you to enjoy a little taste of delicious cuisine within our lovely countryside setting under the stars!
Top review
Bruce
Dined 5 days ago
The food was great, we had the duck, and service prompt and good. We shall return.
A photo of The Reluctant Panther Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1125)
$31 to $50
American
Manchester
About the restaurant
The Reluctant Panther Restaurant features locally sourced American cuisine in a relaxed yet elegantly upscale atmosphere. Menus are complemented by a multiple year Wine Spectator award winning wine list
The Reluctant Panther is happy to accommodate well behaved children but does not offer a children's menu.
Reservations Required.
Please Note: We do not allow dogs in the restaurant, inside or out, with the exception of service animals.
Top review
Cindyvip
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
Food service and cocktail and wine, all wonderful. Great selection of everything. All delicious. Service was wonderful and friendly.
A photo of Dorset Inn restaurant
4.8
4.8 (844)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Dorset
About the restaurant
All of us here love food and enjoy sharing that with you. The warm and welcoming ambiance of the historic dining room, and the cozy New England tavern, near Manchester VT, allows guests to relax and enjoy the food, the wine, and the friendly Southern VT hospitality. As a member of Vermont Fresh Network, we support as many local farms and businesses as possible, and our food includes the freshest ingredients. Our cuisine is uncomplicated, and bistro-style. It demonstrates classic culinary techniques and traditions, with regional Southern Vermont influences. To showcase Vermont’s four unique seasons, the menu changes frequently.
Top review
BillHvip
Dined 2 days ago
Dorset Inn never disappoints, service, meal and ambiance were all excellent!
A photo of Jessica's at Swift House restaurant
4.9
4.9 (821)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Middlebury
About the restaurant
Jessica's at Swift House Inn is located in Middlebury, Vermont, just two blocks from downtown Middlebury. Set in an 1814 stately home, surrounded by beautiful lawns and gardens, Jessica's elegant atmosphere is the perfect place for a dinner for two, or a celebratory dinner for four to forty. Come experience Chef Rob Fenn's seasonal, Vermont-inspired menu for yourself!

Our Sommelier Sam Lipin can help you choose the right bottle of wine from our extensive cellar. Jessica's is the recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for our wine list, one of only a small handful of restaurants in Vermont and fewer than 1400 restaurants world-wide which have won at this level.

Outdoor seating is weather dependent. Call to inquire.

Please note that when making a reservation online, we plan on seating your party in the dining room at that time. If you'd like to relax with a pre-dinner beverage in the bar or parlor, we invite you to arrive well before your reservation time.

Top review
BillPvip
Dined 4 days ago
Always have had a great experience. Excellent food and wine list in a relaxed setting.
A photo of Mountain Top Resort restaurant
4.8
4.8 (28)
$30 and under
American
Chittenden
About the restaurant
We pride ourselves on artfully crafted cuisine delivered by attentive staff within unrivaled settings for both indoor and outdoor dining. Choose to sit in our rustic-luxe Dining Room or pub-style Tavern. In our warmer months, enjoy outdoor dining on our patio – with spectacular meadow, lake & mountain views, and fire pit seating by night.

Here at Mountain Top Resort, our chefs are known for crafting unique menus, using locally sourced products whenever possible. We invite you to join us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, open year-round!

Reservations are strongly recommended (and required for holidays & weekends).

Picnic lunches and to-go’s are also available upon request.

Hours vary seasonally.
Top review
MelissaRvip
Dined on Feb 27, 2024
The waitstaff were great and really created a warm VT vibe for our broker team from TX. The food was amazing!
A photo of Roots The Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1262)
$30 and under
Comfort Food
Rutland
About the restaurant
*For parties larger than 6 please call for your reservation.

Roots mission is to create delicious food from fresh, local ingredients. Vermont offers an agricultural bounty of flavorful produce, meat, dairy and other food products that are staples of the Roots menu.

Roots is committed to providing affordable meals from minimally processed, locally grown ingredients, including organic crops and humanely raised, pasture fed livestock.

We are proud to partner with local providers Boardman Hill Farm, Hathaway Farm, Woods Market, Blue Ledge Farm, and other smaller scale produce, dairy and maple syrup providers.

Visit us at 55 Washington Street in downtown Rutland and enjoy a delicious, wholesome local meal.
Top review
TheresaT
Dined 7 days ago
Food and service is consistently very good. Inside dining can be a little noisy because the restaurant is open and mostly concrete floors. Outside dining is very nice when weather is agreeable.
A photo of Barrows House restaurant
4.8
4.8 (433)
$31 to $50
Gastro Pub
Dorset
About the restaurant
Barrows House Restaurant is an American gastropub with a modern twist on traditional New England tavern fare that pairs great food with craft beers. Our menus and beverages showcase Vermont’s abundance of local products and celebrate its farms and producers. These quality ingredients are simply prepared demonstrating classic culinary techniques offering guests uncomplicated seasonal tastes of Vermont. Set against the historic backdrop of a circa 1803 building, the ambiance is at once warm and welcoming, sophisticated yet casual featuring Dorset white marble accents and historic black & white photos from the local Norcross-West Marble Quarry, one of the oldest in the country. Paired with our large outdoor terrace and colorful gardens, Barrows House Restaurant is the ideal setting for outdoor dining and all types of special events.
Top review
BruceK
Dined 5 days ago
Barrows House exceeded our expectations on a recent visit and will be a restaurant we return to often!
A photo of Harpoon Brewery - Windsor restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1102)
$30 and under
Brewery
Woodstock
About the restaurant
WE ARE OPEN FOR ON-SITE INDOOR & OUTDOOR DINING!

The Harpoon Riverbend Taps is now open for dining in our spacious dining room or patio. We look forward to welcoming you!

The Harpoon Brewery Taproom and Beer Garden is open 7 days/week for outside/inside dining or take-out food orders. We are open Sunday through Tuesday from 11AM to 6PM- Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11AM to 8PM. We have live music every Thursday from 5pm-8pm. Our retail store is also open for merchandise, beer, cider, and hard seltzer to go. You must have proper ID that verifies you are 21+ to pick up alcoholic beverages.

Please call 802-674-5491 x221 with any questions or to place a take-out order. Click here to order online and to see our daily offerings.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
We invited friends from out of state to join us. Selections were great and we all enjoyed the meal. We had a reservation for 1145 and it got busy soon after soglad we got there a bit earlier. We also enjoyed Harpoon's beers. Everyone was very pleased with the entire meal.
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