Juniper Restaurant and Bar at Hotel Vermont

4.5
145 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
  • Casual
Our menu is a celebration of community effort and our local producers raising food, brewing beer, distilling spirits and making wine. Our bar and restaurant blend seamlessly, creating an open, action packed and lively scene. We feature trivia on Mondays, jazz on Wednesdays, and a rotating cast of Burlington's best known musicians on Friday and Saturday nights.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Brunch (Breakfast and Lunch options): Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(802) 651-5027
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Doug Paine
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Cross street
Battery Street
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Parking details
Parking is available in a city run garage with direct and covered connection to the Hotel. Valet is available.
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Entertainment
Monday - HotelVT Trivia; Wednesday - Live Jazz; Thursday - Acoustic Night; Friday - Live Band; Saturday - DJ
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 145 People Are Saying
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food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Very good. I’d go back.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Excellent food, short but well chosen wine list. Our waiter was knowledgeable and offered to cool our gam at wine which was just the right thing.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Interesting menu in a friendly atmosphere. We like to meet friends here and have always felt welcome to linger in conversation.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Nachos were fantastic! Fried chicken was very good, pollack was delicious. Server was terrific! Key lime tart was mediocre: bland flavor, no contrast in texture. We did not finish it between the two of us...would not order it again and we LOVE key lime tarts/pies.

Thank you!

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

The food was delicious and top notch, so were the drinks! Lovely setting, but noisy.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Diverse menu and really good. I had a gnocchi daughters had chicken. Plus desert. All were excellent

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Great restaurant with a wide variety of craft beers and wonderful cocktails with local ingredients. The food was delicious and if you are looking for the farm-to-table experience, this is a good introduction.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Meeting special friends for dinner before a show at the Flynn!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Juniper has a nice atmosphere. The service has always been very good and the food is always fresh and tasty.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My husband and I were craving burgers and live nearby, so we swung over for a quick bite. We started with the chopped salad to share, which arrived on the table dry and undressed. Once we got dressing from our server and tossed the salad, it ended up being pretty tasty. Then our burgers came. They were simply, not good. They were dry (and my husbands was MR and mine was M), the bun was dry, they had very little cheese, and they actually tasted fishy. The fries were under fried and gooey - no crisp or brown in site. While I recognize this is not a burger joint, for $18 a pop, I expected a tasty burger. If you’re craving a burger - this is not the place to get one. Otherwise, Juniper is beautiful inside and has a relaxed ambiance.

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Limited menu, but the food was good. Dessert was excellent. The coconut cake was rich, dense and not overly sweet.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

I took my teenage son after a day of touring UVM. The menu was interesting and everything we ordered was delicious. The service was excellent and I liked the ambiance, although we had a fairly noisy family dining next to us. Farm to table in Vermont, can't go wrong!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great wait staff who are very knowledgeable! We very much enjoyed our dinner and learned a great deal about the wines we were drinking.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Was visiting UVM for admitted students day, and stayed at Hotel Vermont and had dinner at Juniper. Great food! Definitely would recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great food, knowledgeable staff. More expensive than anticipated.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great music at Juniper. And I've had good food there, but not recently. The portions have always been tiny, but in the past, at least the food and service were good. Last night, the food was mediocre at best, and it took FOREVER to get there. So I ended up paying way too much for an average-at-best meal ... and getting a parking ticket because it took so long! Juniper's never been a great value, but at least it used to offer good food and service. Hey, at least the live music is still top notch.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Stopped for pre-show meal and drinks. My wife got a small plate with a couple of sides,and I got a hemp seed veggie burger. Their beer menu was a bit too heavy on IPA's/double IPA's,but I guess that's all the rage these days.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Perfect space to enjoy time with friends. Food and beverage choices are great. Service is warm and hospitable. Everything you need for a memorable evening.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Drinks were great.
Burger was $18, good but not great. Fries were okay.
Chicken was worth it.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We've been here a couple of times over the last month and have had tasty, innovative meals each time. The menu doesn't seem to change that quickly, and it's somewhat limited, but the plates are all enjoyable. The bar is great, the built environment has lots of natural materials in a modernist Vermont way, and the outside patio is fantastic, weather permitting.

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2.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Two drinks, $25.00. My girl's hlass of Pinot Grigio was only half full and my gin and tonic tasted like it was distilled from tree branches. Just terrible. The bartender served me as if he was doing me a favor.
We then sat down at the lower level to listen to the Jazz group and the ambiance (for lack of a better word) was that we were sitting next to some hippie chick who had her dog with her. When she left there was dog hair all over the cushion where the dog had been sitting. We left far earlier than we had planned to stay.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Juniper is always good. This time we were there for Christmas dinner and ordered part of the special prix fixe dinner, a la carte. We each had the oyster stew: delicious, piping hot, cream-rich, salty, w many plump oysters in each bowl. We shared the beef Wellington entree, also exceptionally delicious. Great wine and beer selections, excellent service, friendly and "hip" bar scene, comfortable for people of all ages. We love Juniper!

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

The way Christmas day worked out this year, I ended up at this restaurant for brunch with my mother and my son. It couldn't have been more perfect!

Cozy., relaxing, quiet, and great menu selection/food

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Patrick was our server and he was so amazing....it was late but he was so professional - the food was amazing and the ambiance was as well

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2017

exceptional food and service. while the ambience is plesant, the noise level is not acceptable for intimate dinners. if not for this fact, would rate it much higher....then again I'm sensitive to noise level.

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2.0Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a nice meal but the food overall was fair to good given the price. Drinks and service were great. Two drinks each, two apps and an entree split between us would need to be excellent for the $120 spent and unfortunately it wasn't excellent. Just being honest.

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3.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Our dinner was good( the food) but our server took the dinner order before we had our cocktail! Even though I said I was worried about being served dinner too soon he took the order and brought it 5 minutes later, followed almost immediately by the dinner!! I wasn’t even halfway through my drink.
We finished our drinks, pushing our food aside. The server was clueless. When he noticed we weren’t eating he asked how the food was!!!
I told him we’re were finishing out drinks and weren’t ready to eat.... he shrugged a walked away as if I said everything was fine. Did I have to clobber him to make my point?!!
He ruined a tasty dinner by trying to rush us through the experience. We didn’t want fast food...

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

The place was amazing, the food was great, service was wonderful. Really loved the place.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

I bought a gift very to Junipers at an auction. It’s lication is an hour from me but I had heard the hotel and restaurant were worth the drive. From the moment we stepped in I loved the atmosphere. The sitting area is modern with very cool lights and a lovely fire was roaring. The hostess was very nice. Our waiter was young and patient and attentive. The food was very very good. We ordered 2 delicious appetizers and the fried chicken for dinner. Delicious. All in all a great evening. I wish it were closer to me. When I am in Burlington again I will make an effort to return.

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

An excellent and unique dining choice in Burlington! Love the intimate setting.

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful 1st meal in Burlington! Loved location in our hotel as well.

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4.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Turned out to be a great choice for a first date. Not overly romantic, vibrant, but not too noisy. Food was excellent. Expect to pay $100 (before gratuity) for two people, but your taste buds will thank you, and you will probably have leftovers.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

I had a wonderful time here with my parents. The food was delicious and of excellent quality, the menu was unique and engaging, the service was fantastic, and we never felt like we sat around waiting that long for anything. I will absolutely eat here again.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2017

Wonderful ambiance. Not normally fans of noisy places but the buzz, & sense that we were dining with the local community, added to our enjoyment.

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Great menu with a wide selection to please almost everyone. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on October 12, 2017

Everything delicious and Vermont fun! Very loud though. Steak was fantastic, gnocchis were delicious & flatbread was also very good. Service quite good. Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on October 8, 2017

We ate here for dinner on a brief stay in Burlington. The menu was diverse and had plenty to offer the adults as well as a picky young eater. They were even willing to do a half order of a sandwich, which was a pleasant surprise. The local beer selection was great (though our waitress was not very familiar with them) and after dinner, lounging on the patio by the fire pit was a great way to end the evening.

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1.0Dined on October 5, 2017

Disappointed but maybe new menu still had kinks to work out.

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

New improved fall menu. Service was very good. Food was excellent.

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2.0Dined on September 30, 2017

After hearing over the years about how great Juniper is, my husband and I chose to celebrate our birthdays here. Wish we had spent the money on Hen of the Wood. This place is way over rated. Meh food at fine dining prices. The ambience is definitely of a hotel lobby. I got a chèvre gnocchi that was too doughy, so every bite was just mush. We ordered the vegetable momos as an app, which are basically $3 per momo that were pretty, but not actually good. In summary, go somewhere else.

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