About 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.

1633 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT 05407
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Burgers

Hours of Operation:
DINNER
Monday through Thursday
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday
5:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday
4:30pm - 8:30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(802) 497-1207

Website:
http://www.guildtavern.com/

Parking Details:
Large private parking lot.

Executive Chef:
Phillip Clayton

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining room able to accommodate up to 60 guests

Private Party Contact:
Lindsey Campbell: (802) 497-1207

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

Guild Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New England)·Dined on March 22, 2014

My boyfriend and I were a little set off on the price of the meals, but the food, service and overall experience was worth every penny!
We were sat over in a corner spot, felt very private. Ordered the rib eye dinner for two. I had a special drink made by the bartender that was very refreshing!
We would go again for sure. The only bad thing is the price. But again, it really was worth it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 21, 2014

As we waited for our guests to arrive we ordered onion rings as an appetizer and we were so unimpressed with the lack of sause and small portion. They also for the high price were fair at best. Much better onion rings at Texas Roadhouse or Outback Steakhouse for half the price. The ambience and service were very good but when our friends arrived we decided to bolt and go somewhere else. It is my opinion that the place is overpriced but I will have to be fair and say that a good place with high prices should make sure that the appetizers are top notch cause that experience made us leave before we could give them a fair review.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 21, 2014

Extremely great food and great friendly informal service. We are regulars at the Guild and greatly appreciate the recognition by the Guild staff of our loyalty.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 19, 2014

Guild is so well done. The food is delicious and the ambience relaxing. We can't wait to go there again.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 16, 2014

The food was amazing, highly recommended. I would absolutely go again and again just to taste that wood fired steak again!

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 (New England)·Dined on March 14, 2014

The filet and the ribeye were the best I've ever tasted.
The food had so much flavor. I understand why the
prices are so high but it will have to be a special
occasion place for us rather than a place we go often.
They do have other offerings that aren't as pricey but
once you have the filets you will crave that flavor. You
probably won't order steak anywhere again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 13, 2014

Take my word for it, everything about the Guild is Amazing !!

Don't walk, run for a magnificent dining experience !!

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 (New England)·Dined on March 8, 2014

Without question, the food was very good. However, the price was more than a little high for the food and service. I understand that the food is high-quality and locally sourced, but it just doesn't command the prices charged

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 (New England)·Dined on March 8, 2014

I have had a better steak. The meal was good but just not worth the money. I thought my side dish was better then my steak.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 8, 2014

A restaurant in Burlington, or really anywhere now, should be able to accommodate a vegetarian. They told me that because I could not have cheese "that makes it very difficult".

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 7, 2014

Great food, very loud though, my husband and I practically had to scream to have a conversation. And it was really busy so service was very slow. Still a great place to get a great steak though.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on March 7, 2014

We always have a wonderful dinner with great service!

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 (New England)·Dined on March 6, 2014

Excellent steak! Cooked to my liking
However my friend's "mixed grill" steak was tough and chewy but the salmon was very good.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 1, 2014

The steak for 2 was good but for the price I expected great.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 1, 2014

This is a boisterous yet sophisticated place to bring a bunch of friends or co-workers for great drinks, apps and entrees. One should understand that things are somewhat pricey but what you are paying for is meat and other ingredients of the highest quality and freshness that you can't get anywhere else. The cocktails are fantastic as are the desserts. The staff is very customer oriented and a lot of fun. Our server had a great sense of humor and was super responsive and helpful. The menu is quite creative and the burgers are outstanding. Oh and they have two fireplaces you can request a table near.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 27, 2014

We have always enjoyed friendly, efficient service, incredible food and drinks and a warm welcoming atmosphere. This is our favorite place! Can't say enough good things about the Guild.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 25, 2014

I've eaten at the Guild Tavern/Guild & Company a number of times and been pleased enough to continue returning. However, my Steak Sandwich (first time I tried it) was a disaster - a too thick gravy overpowering a somewhat tough pile of overdone and tasteless beef product on a doughy roll. Sides were well prepared, well presented and tasty. Service was very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2014

They did a great job with the kids. It was my wife's birthday and they were wonderful. Children's menus and great service.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 22, 2014

We frequent The Guild because the dry aged steaks are the best in the area, the service is always top notch, and everyone is friendly and accommodating.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 22, 2014

Just a wonderful place to be. The waitstaff is well versed with a things menu. There was no rush even though we were a party of 6 on a Saturday night. Great selection of beverages. Presentation was lovely. A great way to celebrate someone special or just to get your fix of fine meats!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 22, 2014

While the services was very good and the ambience fine my order of steak frites, medium rare was tough as shoe leather. I will not be returning.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 21, 2014

I found the food was good, but I didn't find it special. The dishes were simple, and I was expecting more flavors and uniqueness for the price of the food. A really nice restaurant however, and the ambience with the fireplaces makes it warm and cozy. I ordered the salmon, it could have had more flavor. I also tried the meat dish with the mashed potatoes and the crab cakes, it was good.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 21, 2014

We made reservations and our table was ready within minutes of our arrival. We each had a cocktail - very tasty! The meal was relaxed and cooked just as we wanted.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 20, 2014

My outrageously priced ribeye was mostly fat and bone. I am aware that ribeye's are a fatty cut but for $48. Sides and bread were good. Not into that much open seating ,creates more noise. Wanted a more romantic experience.
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Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on February 20, 2014

The food is ok/decent, but not spectacular. The combination dinners are overpriced, as are many menu items. The tiny (maybe 3 oz.?) steak with a few small shrimp with a half cup of vegetables and watery mashed potatoes does not warrant a $29 price tag in this market.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2014

I traveled from Albany NY for a special dinner with my son and his girlfriend. They reside inSouth Burlington.
The ambiance was wonderful and the food and service even better. I can't wait for my next visit. The fillet of beef could be cut with a fork. My son loved it.Thank you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2014

We have tried the high end items and during our recent visit we selected lower priced items. The first visit we were seated in a booth which was too small for our party. The restaurant was not busy at the time. The steak for two was very good, however, it was a small portion for two hungry steak eaters. Additionally, we were not given spoons for our side dishes so we waited a while to eat them, The second time we went we waited a long time for a burger that was cooked medium well instead of medium as orderd. The fries were a bit limp. The mushroom sauce for the sliced steak sandwhich was bland. With the high prices and all great competition in Burlington, including the restaurant groups's own Farm Table, we will hesitate to dine here again.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 16, 2014

Overall I was satisfied with my experience, the wait staff being main reason for this. We had numerous people tending to our table all of whom were excellent.

My first criticism is the atmosphere. I was expecting relaxed and more intimate environment. Unfortunately it was a bit loud. I often had to talk over the diners around us.

The food also left a bit to be desired. We both ordered the Mixed Grill dinner (Steak w/Salmon). It was cooked well and tasted alright, but didn’t achieve the same level that other establishments in the area have met.

Would I return, possibly, however most likely not. For the price, atmosphere, and food I feel the money is far better spent a few minutes down the street in Downtown Burlington.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 16, 2014

Guild Tavern was great! I went there with my boyfriend for a belated Valentine's dinner (our first), and we had an amazing time. We enjoyed some of their cocktail menu, oysters, their ribeye, and salmon. ALL were insanely delicious, great presentation, and all served with kind, thoughtful service and great ambiance. The manager even knew we were coming in for a special occasion and kindly seated us by the fire - it was lovely. Thank you! We'll be back!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 16, 2014

I have never had a bad meal at The Guild. It's pricey but not so much that it's a once a year type of place. They have a menu that can keep most people within their budget. Food is simply amazing. I have had the steak and the burgers. Both cooked perfectly and the fries that come with the burger are some of the best I have ever had (and burgers and fries are my go to meals). Cocktails are great. They make some of their own stuff for the cocktails. Beer list is great, as it is with all of the farmhouse group restaurants. You can go wrong. I drag out of state friends to either The Guild or to The Farmhouse and they always leave wanting to come back.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 16, 2014

Food as always was delicious. Last visit we were disappointed with the waitress but not so this time. She was attentive but not hovering, friendly and made us feel like she was glad we came. Only downside is the high noise level, we actually went for dinner early to avoid the noise but within 30 min restaurant was filling up and the noise level really jumped. Only downside to this place

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 (New England)·Dined on February 15, 2014

I highly recommend The Guild, excellent food and great service. The only negative thing I would say is they don't include a veggie with the entree, they only offer one side and for the price I think a veggie could be included.

It's a little pricey (but worth it!) ... just make sure you prepare yourself for the bill. :)

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 15, 2014

accomodating to gluten free diners. very nice dining room and open kitchen. many menu choices that are equally delicious. nice drink menu.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Great restaurant. I was very happy to go here for Valentine's Day. We shared the tasting menu forbtwonwhoch included a salad, fired artichoke hearts, a 30oz rob eye, and chocolate mousse cake for dessert. Everything was wonderful and the service was excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Best steaks in the area by far, very attentive servers, but pricey.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Little bit on the pricey side, but if your looking for a very nice place to enjoy some delicious steaks, this is your place.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Food was amazing. Every item was tasty and seasoned well and cooked perfectly. The only issue we had was the price. The food was priced so it would only be a very special occasion destination. A variety of price points would help more often repeat dining.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Not sure how often i'd visit just based on the prices alone; we got the 2 for $100 v-day special and it was excellent. All around great experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Guild is by far our favorite restaurant for special occasions. The ambiance is cozy. We have been seated by the fireplace twice now and felt as though we were the only people there. The wait staff is stunningly professional and extremely attentive. The food is out of this world. We highly recommend Guild to anyone who is looking for a fine dining experience; there is nothing like it in the area!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2014

The Guild is by far my favorite Restaurant! Love it!

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