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 York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2014

I went here this last week with a vendor who was visiting from out-of-town. Everyone was very pleased with their meal, the service and the atmosphere. I am already making plans to go back with friends.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2014

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2014

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2014

Good solid light meal at the bar. Salad, burger, onion soup and beer selection were really good. Mussels were gritty and served with no broth. Soaking in flour is an easy trick to serve clean and sweet mussels. We will return again.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2014

Fine presentation. Noise level a bit much. Small table. Nice fireplace. With the exception of the steaks, not as expensive as word of mouth would have it. We will be back. Glad we made a reservation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2014

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!!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2014

MK was very nice and super attentive. Couldn't stop smiling about the food. Overall, really really great. Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2014

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!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2014

Love the new menu, great variety of choices. Food is great. Service and atmosphere are excellent.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 28, 2014

You should read my review on Tripadvisor

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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2014

burnt black on the outside and still raw on the inside.
MW.
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.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2014

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2014

The menu choices ranged from good standards (ceasar salad, chicken sandwich) to very unique (especially the specials). Loved the open kitchen and it was not noisy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2014

I found the meal very good and the atmosphere agreeable not loud as some have suggested

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 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2014

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

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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2014

Food and service was very good, as is the ambience, but this restaurant is slightly overpriced, especially the bottles of wine.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 18, 2014

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2014

Great atmosphere. Great food. Great service. The steak was cooked perfectly and the sauces divine. Great carrot cake dessert!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 16, 2014

Very good food but noisy and expensive for this market.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 16, 2014

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2014

I opted to venture from the steak this evening and was not disappointed. Perfectly cooked, impeccable flavors... will absolutely be back...again and again!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2014

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?

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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2014

After reading on facebook from a S. Burlington friend that The Guild was mentioned in the NYTimes, I decided to treat my husband
to a birthday dinner there. We all were treated to a wonderfully delicious and fun evening. Plan to return soon. Thank you.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2014

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2014

Burger was decent as were the fish and chips . The open face steak sandwich was almost inedible. The best part of the evening was the outstanding service from our waitress. Might go back for the burger. Steak prices are ridiculous .

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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2014

Good food, good service, nice decor but noisy. Very expensive, would only go for special occasions.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 10, 2014

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 10, 2014

The food was excellent. Innovative and refreshing, right down to the house cocktails. Waitress was unobservant, and quite close to rude. Too bad, we'll have to try again.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 10, 2014

A great place wonderful atmosphere, great food, (steaks), very accommodating and gracious staff. We will be back and have already recommended it to others.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 2014

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!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2014

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2013

Went here for New Year's and it was our first experience. It was lovely! Excellent food and wine list! Lots of local products! Food was great and crab cake appetizer was delicious! Make sure you make a reservation!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2013

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...

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2013

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2013

Food, service, ambiance all outstanding. This ia a regular spot for us. All the staff very friendly, efficient. And accommodating. Food always consistently delicious and extremely well prepared.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2013

Loved this restaurant! Great steaks and appetizers!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2013

We expected a $ 50 steak house to serve steaks that tasted like steak not charred excessively and the special roasted chicken was
" cut up in the kitchen ' and just plain put on plates. This is first class ?

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2013

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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