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

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (30)
Good for Birthdays (27)
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Good for a Date (23)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Business Meals (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Romantic (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Cozy (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Great Beer (7)
Authentic (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Seasonal (5)
Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Organic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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·Dined 21 hours ago

Food portions are very small. Meat very salty and under cooked.

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

We always have a wonderful time at Guild Tavern. Burgers on Sunday are delicious.

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

We had a lovely time, four course meal over four hours, cocktail, wine, dessert, after dinner drinks. All on point and the bartender was super pleasant (didnt get her name, but she has been working there about 3 months). Thanks for a great night out!

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Had 2 drinks, 2 steaks, and 1 dessert. Everything was perfect. Just dont know if it was $140 perfect. Good to be saved for a special occasion

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Our Entree’s did not come out in a timely manner... we heard a platter full of food crash onto floor so I’m assuming they had to redo our order.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent ambiance and food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We were given this recommendation from a friend as somewhere close to airport while doing a multi person run. The food was delicious!! I ordered the Gnocchi and had them add a 5 oz steak to the order and it was an amazing meal. I have already recommended to another out of town we friend who will be traveling there and we will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great venue with exciting dishes combined with excellent steaks!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always, always great! Roasted veg were awesome and greens were garlicky perfection! Even a lovely unoaked Chardonnay on the list, a nice change of pace from Sauvignon Blanc. The back room could use a touch more decor love, but that is hardly a reason not to go! Thanks!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and great decor. Was a great meal and awesome drinks. Would definitely go back again. Smokehouse/ Bbq joint with some high-end dishes that make your mouth water. The decor is great with lots to take in and a great ambiance.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful night celebrating my daughter’s birthday. Fantastic service. A real treat. I love the Guild.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Romantic, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I would definitely recommend Guild Tavern to friends for an enjoyable dining experience or just an evening out for drinks. The food and ambiance was exceptional and the waitstaff were very helpful and responsive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Overall great experience

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great service and outstanding food. 8 diners enjoyed their dinners immensely. Also nice to have such easy parking.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We enjoyed our meal here. It was a spur-of-the-moment birthday celebration as we had just flown into the Burlington airport which is a 5 minute drive away

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Food and service were both great

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 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Guild Tavern provided an excellent venue for a friendly business dinner. The staff and food were phenomenal, and we will definitely be going again for events both professional and personal.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

A nice casual dining spot. Highlights were the spinach artichoke dip and flourless chocolate torte. The ricotta gnocchi was tasty but the portion size was very small. The Laplatt farm beef burger was good, but VERY under done (rare) and the grilled onions were raw. This may be due to the Sunday burger special ($4 off all burgers), so they were the item of the night. Lots of burgers flying off the grill, so asking how you wanted it done was probably just a pipe dream.
Overall, it was a decent casual place for a low key 'back to school' dinner.
Oh, and one more note. Their 'by the glass' chardonnay offering is unoaked. Who does that? You already have a pinot grigo, sauvignon blanc, chenin blanc and your house grenache blanc. Put some oaky butter on your menu already!

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Always a wonderful time sat Guild Tavern! We came for poutine and burgers this time, they were both great the burgers were cooked perfectly. Our favorite dessert is the crème brûlée, it’s our favorite in Burlington!

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Service was friendly, not rushed, efficient.
Drinks offered were creative. Martini wonderful. Food was attractively plated and delicious as well. Many choices for dessert also. Four friends sat and chatted a while after dinner and were not rushed out.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Overall it was a good experience. There was some holes in the service that is more attention to detail then the basics. For example water glasses stayed empty for quite a period and never asked if another soft drink was needed. Im sure they are not refills but all the same never asked if I would like another. They dont let alcohol stay empty but that has more attention cause it helps add to the bill. Also just received salads when the appetizer ordered arrived with it. This is not what I expect for food spacing from a restaurant of this class. I can honestly say that the flavor of the steak I could do myself or get at other restaurants for a lower cost then what we paid here. The steak was good I just wasn't blown away with it for the cost. I would go again but more for those special occasions which you do provide a great atmosphere for.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I love the Guild the first time I was the a few years ago, It was one of the best meals I had dining out it a very long time. However I feel the quality seems to have gone down. I had the NY Strip... The cook was good, but the favor wasn’t there and felt disappointed and let down... Paying over 100.00 per person I feel that value is not there- I am happy to pay for a great meal with great service... Sadly, this not what we received...I will have to think hard about returning- Sadly, we can only rave about the first we dine at the Guild We have dine there half dozen time the past few years and frankly, it has never measured up to our first experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food and service was amazing! As always! We have never been disappointed!

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Often go for special occasions, especially when our grown children are visiting as they love this restaurant. We have eaten here several times to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries and have never been disappointed. The drinks are definitely amazing. Steaks are great. Just a bit expensive for VT.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

It all starts with excellent bread and butter. Crunchy
crust and chewy center plus delicious butter. Why is that so hard for some restaurants? We all ordered basically shrimp or steak plus fries. All was tasty and hot and perfectly prepared. They even serve housemade ketchup, which was tomato-y and an extra treat.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Definitely in my top 5 restaurants in the greater Burlington area. Actually probably my #1 choice. Always guaranteed a delicious meal, fantastic cocktails, and great service. You can't go wrong with The Guild.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent service and food as always!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Start to finish everything was great, very little wait time for drinks apps and food. Everything was delicious! Wait staff were great.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

One of our favorite places in a generally foodie-friendly city. This Friday evening, despite a request in OpenTable, we were not offered a booth, even though there were booths available. Noise level was, as usual here on a busy night, pretty high. Service of entrees was very slow, our server apologized and comped us an appetizer; she said they had a very large private party and the kitchen was backed up. Fortunately we weren't in a hurry this evening, and had just enjoyed a dozen oysters (always great here), so were okay with the delay. Steak and shrimp entrees were excellent.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Buzzy, good locally sourced eats, specialty cocktails.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Customer service is outstanding! Greeting at the door and with Jenna, our server.

Tags: Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Definitely worth the trip from my home which is about 45 miles away. Would do it again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food was great, service was slow, we were often left waiting for drink refills.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The Guild is one of those places we rarely think of and then when we go, wish we went more often. Excellent food. Interesting cocktails. Will go back!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Other than having my prepared food handled with bare hands it was a good experience.

I feel if other food organizations, Al's French Frys, McDonald's, Subway and the like, use correct food handling procedures, The Guild Tavern should also.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Everything the Farmhouse Group touches is brilliant. The Guild has a great blend of industrial meets Swedish inspired decor, with cozy ambiance and simple tones. Warm, friendly, welcoming, and the menu presents comfort food with the right amount of gourmet flare to make it sophisticated.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Cozy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Casual, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Visited with the family while my daughter was home from college. The steak I ordered was over cooked and the waitress never came back to ask how our meal was. I tried getting her attention but she was quite busy. Poutine was very good. We visit the Guild quite often and usually have a decent meal, so I’m hoping this was just a bad night because it is quite expensive.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food isn’t worth the cost. Not memorable. The steak was good but not worth the price.

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 (New England)·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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Perfect night out. Excellent food and service.

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