Juniper Restaurant and Bar at Hotel Vermont

4.5
155 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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 155 People Are Saying
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

OpenTable reviews looked great so I decided to try this restaurant. 1) The menu on OpenTable does not match the restaurant’s actually menu. 2) I ordered the fried chicken and two of the three pieces were raw. My waitress was super apologetic. I told her it happens. I’m not mad. 15 minutes later she brought me a new plate, but that order of fried chicken was also raw. $29 + $6 tip for raw chicken.

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j
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The atmosphere is very cozy.

He menu is very eclectic, there is something for everyone. We started with the leek tart and the beet and cheese appetizer. Both starters were presented beautifully and tasted great
My son and I had the turkey with dumplings. It was served in a lightly spiced sauce that was delicious. My wife had the turkey sandwich which was also very good. A friend had the delicious fried chicken. Every thing was presented in an interesting manner.

Our server was great. He was not overbearing but around if he sensed we needed something.

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SM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

Overall, a disappointing experience, considering that other positive reviews contributed to my selection of this restaurant. The dining area was a small nondescript area capable of seating 26 people, immediately adjacent to the bar area. Absolutely plain furniture and no wall art or decorations. Only 6 people were eating dinner, compared to about 50 people in the noisy bar. Most good restaurants we ate at in Vermont had no problem filling the tables with customers. Although the food was good and the waiter was knowledgable, the wine list was very limited for a fine-dining experience. As a final comment, no bread was served with the meal- unheard of in the State of Vermont!

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GS
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have dined here before and they never disappoint. Food is creative, local and tasty. Service is always friendly and efficient and I highly recommend Juniper.

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and our waiter was excellent and knowledgeable about the menu.

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our food, and loved the service! However, we had a gift card for two free entrees and when the server brought our bill to us (with the two entrees comp’d) it started to get awkward. We had planned to tip on the full amount of the bill (entrees included), but when the waitstaff stood to watch us leave, and then all walked over to see how much we tipped we felt extremely embarrassed. Again, we tipped $15 on a $25 bill, and had planned on it (because who wouldn’t) but it was extremely awkward. The service was great, food is always good - but save that awkward stuff for the back of the house/away from guests. It was uncomfortable.

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RD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best burger I've ever had. The cheese on the charcuterie plate wasn't ripe but the boar sausage was delicious. They serve Alchemist beer. And did I mention the best burger ever?!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Burlington has a great food and beer scene so you have to be good to survive. As hotel restaurants go, this is one of my favorites not only in Burlington but anywhere. Hotel Vermont has a great vibe and this bar and restaurant doesn't disappoint. Breakfast's are outstanding and I would recommend starting your day here. There are plenty of things on the menu but go with the pancakes or the breakfast burrito. Dinners are great too because you have the option of a burger or a sandwich.....or a full dinner entree. Great patio for pre game drinks. Oh yes, the drinks here rock!!!!

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VV
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation for an early dinner after dropping our daughter off at college as we knew we would be tired. We ended up eating at the bar - which is very inviting, and just loved it. Very nice ambiance, great drinks, good food, and a couple of wonderful bartenders who we found very interesting to talk to. There was also outdoor seating /dining, which looked lovely, but we stayed inside. I had a wonderful lemon cosmo of some sort which hit the spot. I would recommend this spot for something fun and relaxing

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JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My wife and I visited Juniper Restaurant for our 42nd anniversary and we certainly enjoyed the experience.

Because it was our anniversary, which I noted on the online reservation, our waitress brought champagne to our table, which was very nice.

The staff were very friendly and nice, the food was very good. We had the steak dinner for two and it was tender and perfectly done.

The one shortcoming, and it might have been due to the early hour--our reservation was for 6:15--was that the noise level was a bit higher than we would have liked. Still, I consider that a minor drawback in light of the overall very positive experience.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good. I’d go back.

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J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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SM
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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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DS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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SM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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M
El Paso
18 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

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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CD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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

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E
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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MH
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, knowledgeable staff. More expensive than anticipated.

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JC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

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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PB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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CP
New England
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

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

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BM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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New England
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

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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New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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New England
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

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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m
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

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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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

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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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CM
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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r
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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

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