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About Hinesburgh Public House
The Hinesburgh Public House in Hinesburg, Vermont, specializes in “Vermont Cuisine”, serving up local favorites that could be the star of any Vermont grandmother’s table. Using only seasonal, locally-available ingredients, the Hinesburgh Public House has something for everyone. Vegan and vegetarian options, as well as gluten-free entrees are served along with a variety of meats, pastas and seafood dishes.
The menu features dishes such as lamb burgers and Canadian salmon, as well as more elegant fare such as duck cassoulet and vegetable risotto. The menu at Hinesburgh Public House changes seasonally, but always includes meals that any Vermont native will know and love.
Hinesburg, VT 05461
Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Tap Room: Mon-Thur: Open at 4:00. Fri-Sun: Open at 3:00.
Dining Room: Sun-Thur 5 - 9pm. Fri & Sat 5 - 10 pm.
Mechanicsville Rd & Rt 116
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Handicap parking is available in the lot. You may also use a loading/unloading zone near the entrance to drop people off.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Hinesburgh Public House Ratings and Reviews
We had heard it was good for burgers, and found the menu a bit limited. Although the individual prices didn't seem out of the ordinary, the bill seemed high for a mid week dinner for 4 ($150+). We had one soup and salad, two steaks, one chicken echinladas, a bottle of wine and two drinks and one dessert. Everyone enjoyed their food. Service was slow from the time we sat down to the end. We'd probably go back for lunch just to try it again but I wasn't all that thrilled, given that there are lots of better restaurants in Southern Chittenden County.
It was bitter cold outside but very comfortable temperature when inside. Our server ,Chelsea, was very attentive and friendly, took our orders promptly and made sure that we had everything we ordered. she also checked back to see if we wanted anything more or that we were enjoying what we ordered. It was a special occasion and the experience was great!
Wonderfully varied menu that offers something for everyone from foodies to casual diners. Ambiance is great, bar scene is active with almost entirely artisan brews, ciders, and kombucha.
They work with local farmers and source great vegetable, beef, lamb and poultry. Very cool resto option. We're going back.
I so appreciate having a venue for good food and good jazz on a Sunday night, what could be
better? I drove in from Moretown and it was well worth the drive to see friends and enjoy Jody and her talented band.
I enjoyed my burger, cooked perfectly--medium rare...
The service was slow and that might have had to do with the great turnout for the music and dining! When I made the reservation I don't recall indicating that I wanted dinner, that might help the management plan for number of meals.....there might not have been enough wait staff, but aside from that....it was a lovely experience, Jody's sound system was great---perfect for the venue and adjustable....that is always an issue for performers...the sound. The space they performed in was perfect, it seemed and with her mixer, she was able to make adjustments as the space filled with people.....thank you so much for your dedication to jazz, community, and good food!!
We've frequented here and have always enjoyed the experience, but New Years Eve didn't impress. Our server was awesome ; however, several items that came out of the kitchen were overcooked and they were really really slow. We ate early and the restaurant was far from full. Disappointing.
Besides the food, one of the best things about HPH is the acoustics: conversation is easy even when the place is hopping! Other highlights: each item on the relatively short and frequently changing menu is yummy, prices reasonable; excellent beer and cider list BUT, most excellently, they take non-drinkers seriously and offer an excellent, artisanal root-beer on tap and several other quality tonics and soft drinks for the designated driver; the desserts tend toward retro-comfort food: chocolate cake with chocolate icing, apple cake, moon-pies.
Been going to HPH since it opened. They change the menu up often enough to keep things interesting, but still have a great foundation in local ingredients, especially the excellent grass fed beef from Paul List. There's always a selection of beers that come from the central tier of VT (think southern Chittenden county and south), which can be refreshing if you eat and drink in Burlington a lot.
We expected a great meal from the Public House based on the brunches. However, our dinner was only good. We both started with the butternut squash bisque. Good, thick soup but seemed starchy (?) I had the chickpea burger. It was too crumbly and could have used mayo or aioli or something. I loved the kale side though. My spouse had the short ribs. He thought they were fine but with the fat & bone, there wasn't as much meat as initially expected. We would try it again since we know they have very good hamburgers
The Public House in Hinesburg was a welcome addition to an area that was absolutely in need of a good bar/restaurant, so I really wanted to like it. First visit was pretty good, but thought it was a little expensive relative to similar restaurants in this area, but the food was good (I had a beef stew). The food on the second and third visits was pretty subpar -- a fatty pulled pork sandwich and an undercooked burger. For a place that advertises itself as a bar/tavern kind of place, those 2 should be pretty solid. This will be my last visit, and I wouldn't recommend this place to friends.
First I have to say that the food was excellent all around. We were served some special dishes created by the chef and lunch shift. Those were amazing! The tofu gnocchi were supreme! The filet, steak and salmon were also well-liked. The ambience is okay, nothing special. However, it was far too cold inside. The waiter could not pronounce chanterelle, even after I corrected him. He was nice and polite, but clearly knew very little about food. We had a special dessert created by the chef that had chicken liver, strawberries and maple ice cream. I never expected my husband to touch it – he hates liver – and he loved it! I would never have thought of that combination myself, but it was super.
We had a celebration dinner at HPH on Friday night and it was perfect! Relaxed atmosphere, positive vibe from the minute we walked in! The hostess was friendly and warm, our first waiter was Thomas and he was friendly, interactive and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list! He was relieved by Lindsay and she didn't miss a beat--attentive, fun, and friendly! The food was very good and we were all happy with the entire experience! The pretzels with fennel were excellent and the steak was outstanding!!!
I like the Public House for the quality of ingredients and the fact that it's local source. the food tasted good. Polenta was quite tasty; salmon was slightly overcoooked; filet was stuffed with or wrapped with bacon, and it did not enhance the dish. the burger and fries was good, generous portion.
We found the food extraordinarily good and sophisticated, yet affordable. It was clearly a regional destination restaurant given the license plates. Food was well above expectations - clear focus on local, seasonal foods, including grass-fed beef raised in a field behind the resto. Very cool.
The staff was very accommodating, my reservation request told the staff that is was our 9th anniversary and even though I sprung it on them the day of, they were kind enough to put some flowers and a candle on our table. It was an overall good dinner, with attentive waitstaff, tasty food, etc. I really enjoy this place.
The pulled pork was too hot for my taste. If I'd known it was going to have a little kick, I never would have ordered it. Labeling dishes that might be even moderately hot would be helpful.
I also think there needs to be more choices for the dinner menu.
On the flip side, I had a bite of the portabello sandwich and that was delicious.
The menu is boring, not enough options, too much orientation to beef and pork and I believe it lacks creativity. A half a dozen burgers is not creative. Our meals were overpriced for what we had. We have visited 4-5 times since HPH opened for business. The bar has obviously become very popular and the noise level during out last visit on 7/6 was disruptive to our conversations. I have discouraged friends from going to the HPH. A couple of times they did try and informed me at a later date they understood what I meant.
good but not exceptional meals
boring menu unless you are a meat eater
I will continue to share my beliefs with others.
This public house in Hinesburg, Vt , a Town that is reinventing itself, provides casual atmosphere with excellent food and friendly service. Try the Faroe Island salmon, cooked to order and served with sweet potato and asparagus. The servers are young, pleasant, and knowledgeable about the menu. The wine selection is adequate and local craft brews round out the bar selection. The bar itself shares the same room as the dining room, so the atmosphere is more pub than elegant fine dining, but the food competes with the best in Vermont or New Hampshire.
The Public House remains to be a "place to go" when you just want a "predictable" experience.ie.Good food,good service and friendly,comfortable atmosphere. The staff is always friendly;often w/a visit from the chef to the dining room,when time permits.Soups are not to be missed.All at reasonable prices!
My husband and I are locals and frequent diners at the Public House. The food is farm-to-table and has always been of a very high quality, prepared and presented in an interesting and creative way by chef Sean. The wait staff are friendly and attentive. We also enjoy the jazz group that plays on Sunday afternoons and evenings. One area that could be improved is their dessert offerings. Often the only choice is whoopee pies. In instances where there have been other offerings, the quality is not up to the standard of the rest of the food. The ambience of the dining room could be improved by hiding the bright fluorescent lights of the cooler in the front of the restaurant with a screen. This is a overall a great dining experience!
We had a coupon from Localvore and were very disappointed to find it could not be used for their special meal on the first Tues. of the month. We had been really looking forward to the meal. It sounded delicious and was for a good cause. Then we found out it couldn't be used for any specials they have, like half price burgers on Wednesday. The place was crowded and noisy when we arrived, I hope they did well that night. We went for pizza at another local spot instead.
Service could use some work. It took awhile for the server to greet us in the very beginning. Then got served our apps without any silverware (we were sitting outside). But we realized the computers had gone down and so maybe there was some chaos because of that. Overall we had a nice time and the food was delicious.
Nice specialty drink list, great variety of specialty beers on tap. For those who miss Monty's Old Brick Tavern, you will recognize that the chef has brought some of the memorable items with him such as the bread, the PEI mussels, pulled pork and the broiled fish and chips. The place is vibrant and friendly and always has interesting dishes featuring comfort food items.
I've been to the Hinesburg house a few times with co workers but this past week was an anniversary for my partner and I. The food was amazing and the service matched it. Our waitress was friendly, attentive and she alone would make us come back. Food was excellent and my partner who is from the south exact words were "that pulled pork BBQ sauce is no joke" Excellent Food. Excellent Service. We'll be back again soon.
We arrived and the hostess was great. Kind and friendly to my daughter. Our waiter arrived 20 minutes later and was clearly stoned. He took our drink orders and returned 15 minutes later. My drink had a clear section of glass missing and crack down the side. He returned 20 minutes later to take our order, which took 30 minutes and he forgot my appetizer. The service was horrible and every one at the table had something wrong with their food. The scallops did not specify HOT sausage and was something that my farther should not eat or be surprised by, my sister's Chicken BLT was toasted so much that she could not bite into the bread. The salad was missing vegetables, and the kids menu was very limited and the food was still more for adults.
I must admit that I have been avoiding the Hinesburgh Public House since originally trying it last year. After my first experience I felt the food was overpriced with regard to the actual flavor and preparation. I know that they support locally sourced food, so that made it a little easier to swallow. That said, when I took my wife and son to brunch on Mother's Day, I felt the food was good and priced about right for what we ordered, quality and quantity. We didn't leave stuffed and happy and I didn't feel like I'd been robbed.
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