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

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (24)
Good for Groups (20)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Casual (15)
Business Meals (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Cozy (11)
Romantic (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Great Beer (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Seasonal (9)
Authentic (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (5)
Healthy (5)
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Gluten Free Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Organic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
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 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The Guild never disappoints. During the summer, I really wish there was some outdoor seating since it's a little dark in there. But during the winter, I could live in this place!!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

The food and cocktails never disappoint. Best chicken wings anywhere. Pork shoulder with cheddar grits was fabulous. My husband raved about the perfect cook on his salmon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Fabulous as always!!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Server disappeared at end of meal to the point we had to search to find her so we could leave. It was too bad the service killed a great meal on our way to a show at Shelburne Farms.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

As usual we had a very good creative and well presented meal with great service. Keep up the good work.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Drove up from Pennsylvania to visit old friends and was able to have an extremely enjoyable dinner!
Thanks for a delicious dinner and wine!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We started with Poutine and local bread. Both were excellent! We shared the steak and shrimp and that was also good. It was served with mashed potatoes and veggies. The Red blend wine was also great.
The restaurant was not too crowded and it was nice watching the open kitchen.
Restrooms were clean and wait staff attentive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We had a lovely meal in a lovely setting. Our server was excellent and contributed to our enjoyment of the evening . All of our food was wonderful and we look forward to coming back again soon.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Fantastic experience well worth the money for a date night while on vacation

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on July 13, 2017

We had a wonderful 50th birthday dinner at Guild Tavern with 14 family members. The service was exceptional, the cocktails were amazing and dinner was outstanding. My sister said, "Every bite was exquisite."

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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 (Naples)·Dined on July 12, 2017

The food was excellent. I had salmon (in a steak house?) and it was prepared to perfection.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Great place to find locally prepared ingredients in a nice atmosphere. A little on the pricey side for a meal out. Dinner for two, each had a drink, split a dessert for $100. Food was delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Never been before and had seen on MSN that it is the best steakhouse in Vermont. Decided to treat my in laws for their 50th wedding anniversary. Very good choice. Service was impeccable. Food was even better. Served a plate of leftovers to my buddy the next day. Needless to say, we're taking him there for his 50th birthday in December.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2017

It was nice setting. Food was phenomenal.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The salmon was, hands down, the best I've ever had, and the cocktails were fantastic. My new favorite restaurant in Burlington!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Thank you for a great meal and attentive service!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We really like our dinner at Guild Tavern. The fresh products, a farm to table restaurant is always appealing for us. We were not disappointed, the quality of the food, it tasted so good. The service was excellent. The price was also very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on June 29, 2017

The entrees are pricey for Vermont, but overall it was a wonderful meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Easily in my top 5 restaurants in the Burlington area. Always a delicious meal with exceptional service. The Guild never disappoints.

Tags: Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Great experience overall. The bartender even made me a mocktail because I'm pregnant and couldn't indulge in a cocktail.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Our bartender and waitress were both extremely accommodating to our variety of requests, and relaxed timing. The bartender willingly looked up the ingredients for a classic cocktail that we requested. Our waitress was patient and helpful as we took our time with several appetizers and our main course. A great and comfortable evening.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We dined here last year and again this year on our vacation. We had steak last year and it was delicious!! This year we had burgers: the best we've ever had.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Always great food and environment.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Casual, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2017

This Restaurant was a bit of a surprise on the outside the Guild name just didn't go with the Ponderosa looking building.. The inside was very clean and open and you could watch the chef preparing your meal in the center kitchen area.
The service and the staff were great and the food was outstanding. Oysters were fresh and we loved that they had some from Canada and some from Massachusetts.
The Steak and Shrimp dinner was delicious and the brisket was very good. The prices were very reasonable and we will be recommending the Guild to all of our friends traveling to Northern New England.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We had a great time, it's out favorite Burlington restaurant

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Comfort Food, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Wonderful food. Best bbq I've had in a long time. We had a great time.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Our server was wonderful very attentive , atmosphere was fantastic. Not a fan of the $20 hamburger or the $46 sirloin steak very overpriced greasy french fries

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

For a table of two you always get seated as an afterthought. Once we changed tables...at our request...and the attention of the hostess ... the setting was nice. The service was unfortunately so so and the prices were over the top.

Overall a big disappointment.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The Guild is great! I've never had such a moist, delicious burger at a restaurant like I did at the Guild. Will definitely go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Our favorite place in Burlington! We've visited UVM three times now and each visit have made sure to have dinner at The Guild. We have never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We came to celebrate my wife's birthday. The waitress was exceptional and the service was perfect. We have come here often because we both enjoy the delicious food!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the food but thought with the steak frites there could have been more steak. It was tender and very tasty. A small salad to start would have been nice too. The wine could have been at least a half glass full.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Wonderful service, locally sourced food and interesting wines and beers. Very Vermont!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on May 22, 2017

It was our 35 wedding anniversary and the sirloin was very very small and only tender on the even smaller middle. Chicken salad was very ave not much flavor Overall just not what we had hoped for

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 (New England)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Food is excellent ! I did however feel rushed between courses but over all fantastic!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 15, 2017

The food is great with much of it from local sources. Service was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was good but overpriced. Nothing that I couldn't have found at half a dozen other local places for much less. Service was great, probably what we paid for.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We were a party it 8 with 2:00 reservations. We were seated, placed our drink order and told we could go to the buffet anytime. There were less than 8 shrimp , no French toast , no frittata,no benadicts of either kind! We asked when we could expect the buffet to be restocked and received very vague responses

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food was very good and an excellent variety of options on the Mother's Day buffet. There were numerous tables with young children that were loud and wandering away from their table. While it was definitely Mother's Day brunch, it would be nice if families with older or no children could be seated in a less rowdy area. It was difficult for the elderly in our group to hear the conversation.
Our server was very friendly! This is a very good place and I would recommend it with the caveat that it is not a quiet place on Mother's Day.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food was very good and the service was great as well will be back

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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