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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (36)
Local Ingredients (32)
Special Occasion (31)
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Good for Anniversaries (27)
Casual (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Business Meals (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Authentic (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Cozy (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Great Beer (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Romantic (10)
Seasonal (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Organic (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Healthy (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

oysters were wonderful and steaks were cooked properly - guild understands what rare means! Always a great experience

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Perfect night out. Excellent food and service.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I have been here once before and it was significantly better the first time I dined here. This time I visited, the service was incredibly slow after we got our meals. It was salty and my gnocchi wasn't cooked correctly. I would try again because I had such a good experience the first time, but if it wasn't great again, I wouldn't recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Reservations at 7:45 pm. We arrived at 7:20 pm. Hostess tells us table not ready yet. Np we go to the bar and order a bottle of wine. 7:45 , 8:00 pm., 8:10 pm we finally go to hostess and explain we were the first 7:45 pm res. To show up and numerous people came in after us and they all were seated. She looks at me and asked me what my name was again.......... good food but extremely bad hostess.... or maybe it was bc we were the only minority couple in restaurant. Never going back.

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 (Key West)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We have been to The Guild multiple times. The menu is pricey but the quality and service are worth it. The food is excellent. Highly recommend the Sirloin for two carved table side.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Wanted to like it...unfortunately my dry rubbed blackened shrimp arrived lukewarm with tails on so a very messy experience! They were tasty, though! My companion's burger ordered as medium arrived completely red throughout, had to send it back! Martini and cab blend were stellar! Still, a $100. evening should be more satisfying!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Was super impressed with the staff and our waitress. Extremely professional, and never interrupting. Great business model, they are doing it right! The food was absolutely amazing, and cooked to perfection.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great food and service.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a great meal and great service by Brie and enjoyed our meal from start to fin9ish.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Sadly, my husband, daughter and I all left feeling like dinner was sub-par. One of my daughter's chicken tenders was black - burned to a crisp. They did tuck it under the properly cooked tender but ... come on. The poutine (a favorite dish of mine) fell flat. The gravy was lacking flavor and most of it along with the cheese seemed to be melted to the bottom of the skillet rather than over the fries. Our burgers were just ok. On a positive note, our waitress was lovely and the salad dressing on the greens was delicious.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was exquisite, but I did kind of embarrass myself asking for a vegan/vegetarian menu after I read that they have one in an OpenTable review. They don't have one, but I was able to find more than enough food to enjoy. Highly recommended.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great for grilled items done on its unusual wood fired grill. Steaks are expensive but worth it in quality, taste and size. Drinks are good but highly overpriced. Noise level tends to be high due to open kitchen layout.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I enjoyed the food very much. The setting was perfect. My friend and I planned a getaway and chose this place based on reviews. Fabulous....

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Has become our local favorite for that special meal with family and friends. The staff are so attentive and friendly, the food is consistently delicious and the atmosphere really allows for a range of formality - informal dress to more formal. Love the open kitchen concept!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A nice evening out, great service and very good food. Too salty though! And I thin $16 for a burger is pushing it, not sure the farmer sourcing the food is getting that premium. Hate to see price gouging under the guise of local sourcing. Be careful there!

Tags: Great Beer, Organic, Healthy, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The only issue we had was that the salted caramel ice cream we had for dessert had cardboard in it.....very unappetizing.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Very noisy and very slow service. It took an hour to get our food. Waitress solicitous at beginning and end of meal.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Have been here many times. Food is excellent. Prefer sitting in the main dining room with view if the kitchen versus the side room.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food, great drinks, great service

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Over priced for food that was so-so. For the price, we won’t be returning.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Welcoming service & very good food. A positive dining experience.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tucson)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The food was good but steaks are extremely expensive. The bar drinks are good too.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

It was fun to see the kitchen - which is right in the middle of the restaurant and open on the sides. This is a big restaurant, but feels special and isn't too noisy. The food was very good, and the service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The service at The Guild Tavern was top notch. Our waitress was professional, courteous and efficient. The food was prepared in a timely manner and most importantly, served to us while still hot. Although some would say that the restaurant is overpriced, I disagree. The quality of service and food warrants and justifies a more expensive value. Thank you for being an establishment that values quality. I will not hesitate to return or recommend the restaurant to others.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent service and quality/tasty food. Lots of variety on the menu.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Believe it or not, this meat tavern has an awesome off-menu vegan option. Our server made the suggestion that I try the chef's "Vegan Delight". It was SO tasty. Tasty, vinegary greens with potatoes and roasted root vegetables. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. Can't believe I am recommending a steak place, but credit where it's due, right?

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

The food was good and the service was good but too noisy to try and conduct business. I had a hard time hearing the business client's.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

I had to try this restaurant knowing it is owned by the same owners as The Farmhouse I need downtown Burlington (which is my favorite). We got to The Guild for a late dinner and I could tell it was the end of the night, but everyone was so nice! They have a cool cocktail menu , as well as an awesome beer selection. The cheese platter was amazing and the meals were incredible. The presentation was awesome! Very good meal, on the higher end price wise, but worth it!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Authentic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The scent of woodsmoke as we entered was very enticing. Fun decor and loved having a ringside seat to the action in the kitchen.
My salmon was perfectly cooked. The bread was wonderful. My husbands petite sirloin was a good size for a smaller appetite.

My one small complaint is that I thought roasted vegetables would be really roasted and something more creative than bland zucchini summer squash and carrots.

After we left the restaurant we received a call that our check was wrong and we had overpaid for our meal. It was corrected and we were very impressed!

So. Just get more creative with those veggies and you will get all five stars!!

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great meal and excellent service. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

I have been to The Guild several times and have never been disappointed in any aspect of the experience. The best dining experience in the Burlington area.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Very nice, great food, but a little pricy for the average family, loved the Poutin and desserts

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Took some time for the server to notice empty drinks. But otherwise a great experience overall.

Tags: Organic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Good food, good service. Shirt of the waiter was very crumpled like it was strait out of the dryer. Makes me laught but service was very professional.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Good restaurant - the steak is as good as it gets. The shrimp were over seasoned. Good beer list and nice environment.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Being able to sit and watch food cook on an open fire is great. The atmosphere is quiet and allows for good conversation. The ambient noise is loud enough to drown out nearby conversations, but quiet enough to hear your own table.

This review, from this night, is summed up as "we have had better meals here." We have eaten here a few times and have come to the realization that they run on the mantra: not every night can be a great night. Some of the dishes were good, others lacked.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Service was excellent and food was above average. However, Everything was over priced.

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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Really great food and drinks although it's more of a family atmosphere --if on a date, go to the bar area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Filet mignon was a little dry, but good flavor. Excellent oysters and desserts. Great experience overall.

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