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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.
South Burlington, VT 05407
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Burgers
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday
4:30pm - 8:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Large private parking lot.
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining room able to accommodate up to 60 guests
Private Party Contact:
Lindsey Campbell: (802) 497-1207
Banquet, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
Guild Tavern Ratings and Reviews
Ribeye was outstanding, potato leek gratin scrumptious. The bread was fantastic. Squash side was too sweet. Service was fair, we had empty drinks for what I consider too long. Overall, I really enjoyed my experience and would go back again for sure. Bonus points: Our table was not ready at the reservation time and the host was quick to treat us to a drink on the house which we thought was classy.
Burlington has no shortage of good restaurants, but this is the first the I have visited that can reasonably be compared to a NY-style steakhouse. Oysters and clams both available, again a rarity in Burlington, though no lobster and no creamed spinach. Wide variety of choices, so everyone should be able to find something. Steak obviously a specialty, but the seafood was good too, along with some unique specials. How many places offer homemade tonic for your G&T? One strange omission is that they have only two blended scotches in the house, although a host of single malts. Also nice to find a very good restaurant that's not on Church Street.
Nicely understated, expensive but value is delivered with
small and elegant touches. Perfect wine glasses, prompt and
quiet removes, wine tastes if you are in doubt.
The offerings feature the Vermont "locavore" theme and are
prepared and presented in a thoughtful and satisfying manner.
We will return as often as our budget allows.
Delicious food, outstanding service -- on the expensive side, but well worth the dining experience. When dining, have always chosen steak, salad and dessert for most members of our party. May try the pub-style food at some point in the future. I am sure it will be as amazing a dining experience as the spectacular steaks!!
The atmosphere was really cool and the wait staff was very attentive. We went for an "incredible" steak and it was good but not great. However, it was better than your average steakhouse. It was cooked perfectly and presented very well. We were hoping for a local alternative to something like The Capital Grille. The salads and sides were awesome and so was the Smugg's vodka tonic with their own homemade tonic!
burnt black on the outside and still raw on the inside.
I guess not. How about burnt.
How about a nice burnt taste in ur mouth for a couple days after even. Ugh.
Also it was so small after carving, the bone was bigger than either of our portion.
I was still hungry. Very very disappointed.
To think the waiter recommended the dinner for 2 had a definite effect to his tip. Sorry.
We do not mind paying for a great meal and beverages and dine out at many different restaurants. We ordered a glass of wine and a martini at the bar before dinner and upon paying that bill before being seated was over $ 30.00 with a tip. That is ridiculous! Just a plain martini $ 16.00. The food was great, pricey but good. Why do you have to charge so much for a drink? We won't be returning.
Ambience was good, wait-staff was attentive, kitchen was a bit slow. Wife ordered salmon, quite a small portion for the cost and the taste was not extraordinary. I ordered steak frites, nothing special in taste, presentation or tenderness. All in all, nothing special
This was our first dining experience at the Guild Tavern. The food was quite good (the sweet onion soup was a particularly nice touch) and portion sizes were appropriate. The entree was cooked well and quite tasty. Our primary observation was simply that the entrees - especially the beef - were pricey. I guess that's the price to pay (literally) for locally sourced beef.
I had heard it was expensive but we looked forward to what we expected to be a fine dining experience. However, the food was disappointing, especially at those prices. My filet was cooked exactly to my specifications, but the flavor was just average. I've had much better steaks at other area restaurants at MUCH lower prices. My wife's chicken had no specific flavor and had to be swallowed with water, it was that dry. She took two bites and brought the rest home to be salvaged with a peanut sauce. The side dishes were tasty, but her smashed potatoes were deep fried! In closing, we had a $40 bottle of wine, two entrees, no appetizers, no dessert and the grand total came to $170 (including tip). That's obscene and we won't be returning.
Most of us "Locals" really want to see this place survive...It is kind of a treat without going into Burlington.
HOWEVER,...the steak prices are geared for" expense account" diners. We had the Fish & Chips this time and they were by any measure Extraordinary compared to the $48 Ribeye.
I wish you well but Dry-aged beef in other Major East Coast Cities is cheaper...And better in other Burlington area restaurants.
Is there another replacement for this GroundRound location replacement?
The restaurant is cozy and the food is amazing. I highly recommend the creamy kale and spinach side. The wine is perfect. My steak was done just right. Even the bread and butter is extra yummy. We sat near the fireplace for dinner and the. Stayed for an after dinner drink in the leather seats. Perfect.
Went to this steakhouse for a date and was our second trip.
The previous time visiting, we sat at the bar as it is very difficult to walk in and get a table with a reservation. Both times we had great food. We loved sitting at the bar the first time as we could see the kitchen and watch them prep the food.
Our second trip we sat in the dining room. The food was spectacular. My steak was perfectly done. The mashed potatoes were light and fluffy. Despite being full we were still too tempted by the carrot cake which exceeded our expectations.
The only drawback the this restaurant is the cost ($48 for my steak). The steaks don't come with sides--vegetables are an add-on cost. Great place for a fancy occasion.
I was hoping for a nice quiet and somewhat romantic evening, but it was anything but. The food was excellent, but the restaurant was so loud my wife and I could hardly talk to each other. The service was fair, but not what it should have been for $180.00 -- FOR 2 People. I have no plans on returning nor will I recommend it.
This was our fifth dinner at The Guild & Co. As always the food was simply delicious and waitstaff professional. Our party of four made selections from all over the menu -- appetizers, salads, soups,(the clam chowder was amazing) entrees, entree salads, dessert, wine, specialty bourbon and a specialty cocktail (which I thoroughly enjoyed) and everything was scrumptious. My only small criticism is that I would not describe the noise level as energetic....it is always noisy! However, this visit was a bit more pleasant as we were seated in a booth. We enjoy the food and ambiance of this local spot and find the food well priced and well prepared & presented. We'll be back!
Great food, great service greatly overpriced.
A simple meal for two should never cost $130, one appetizer, no beverages other than water and no dessert. I have been to 5 star restaurants, and this is the price to expect at them, but this is maybe a 3 star at best. An effort has been made to be a cut above, and they are in a couple of aspects, but the culinary talent and presentation just is not there.
we usually get oysters for a 1st course, but decided to try the fois gras with honey..expected nice pate' with some honey drizzled
on top, and instead got a gloppy mess that hardly tasted of the liver that we love...very pricy for a lousy tasting tablespoon of liver flavored honey...however the big rib steak with a bone was fab...
Although a bit pricey, the food was very good and presentation was excellent. The decor and feel was great too. The bar served some interesting cocktails and had a good beer selection, although I was hoping for Hill Farmstead beer on tap, since their on line menu said they had it. The service was great - very friendly and attentive.
Burlington has a great foodie scence and without a doubt Guild and Company provided us with one of the best meals we've had in a long time. It can be tough to find a place that knows exactly how to prepare a steak to perfection. My wife and I ordered the Ribeye for two (served tableside) and received a juicy cut of beef cooked to (medium rare) perfection. The sides were delish and our server friendly and knowledgeable. Her timing was perfect. We never felt rushed but at the same time never felt abandoned. Prices are high, but like many things in life you get what you pay for.
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