Chef/Owner, David Hoene is known for his use of local products and for the outstanding quality of his cuisine. Pauline's is a great place to meet friends and company for delicious foods,fine wines and a wonderful time.
We found Pauline's on OpenTable. We'd just arrived after a drive from Boston.
- Everyone was super-nice and super-polite. Can't fault them for that.
- We had to request nearly everything several times. I asked for hot tea with honey 3x before it arrived.
- There were four parties in our section. We were the first of them to order, and the last to be served. When I complained (for the 2nd time) about our entries, the bartender (seemingly the only one in charge) said there was a large party upstairs. So...their money is better or more important than ours? Or the Mgt didn't plan to serve regular customers while ignoring everyone downstairs?
- I would NOT have left a tip - but it was not the server's fault.
- The Waldorf salad was, well, strange: apple slices instead of chunks, and cabbage slaw instead of lettuce?
- The pork schnitzel was very flavorful - except that it was room temperature as well as late.
I WOULD NOT go back. And Pauline: I want my money back!
We picked Pauline's based on Open Table reviews and we were not disappointed. We had a good meal at a reasonable price.
The front room is a bit close, which makes it a little noisier. Everything else was great!!
I selected this establishment from Trip Advisor. Food was all excellent especially the pear salad. Server was very friendly but could not serve alcohol so we had a bit of a wait. Once the beer and wine were served all was good.
Always great food, a go to place for a rewarding dinner with friends family or clients. Offers not your everyday options with local produce! Using on line reservations is super helpful.
Must have been understaffed. It took 45 minutes to get our drinks. We were sitting next to the bar. No one behind bar for half hour...?
Delicious dinner and professional, courteous service from the very personable Sidney. All three of us loved our entrees (and each other's; we're a sharing family): very "crabby" crab cakes, salmon with tender sauteed greens atop, and succulent steak done precisely to order.
I had been once before and loved it. Wasn't quite as enamored the second time. Had to send my salmon back to be cooked more and was sort of glared at by the bartender. I'll probably look for another place to try next time I'm in the area for my work.
A very pleasant meal. Very attentive wait staff. Menu options for everyone in our party.
I enjoyed my dinner at Pauline's very much. The service was incredibly good, and the atmosphere was very relaxing. I especially enjoyed dessert, which was the flourless chocolate cake with the raspberry sauce.
Good menu selection including gluten-free items. Cozy atmosphere.
We chose Pauline's based on online reviews and ratings, and it lived up to the billing. It was a quiet night at the restaurant. Cocktails were excellent and unique, including local spirits. The French Onion soup was incredible, and the special Spicy Tomato Soup with Bacon was a big hit. We had three different entrees and they were all delicious, delivered hot, and with great presentation. The Bananas Foster with locally-produced vanilla ice cream was amazing. This place has the look and feel of a local landmark, with comfortable seating and a friendly atmosphere. Staff were all knowledgeable about the menu items and cocktails, and were prompt and attentive in service. Loved it and would recommend for special occasions or while vacationing in the area.
Cosy atmosphere and excellent food.
Wonderful evening. Good food and timely service. Thank you.
Pauline's is a very favorite restaurant of ours but not just for the great food. The Hostess and servers are top notch, friendly, remembering our favorites and just plain old good people. Dave and his crew are artists in the kitchen. Just an overall great place to be!!!
We’ve usually had a nice experience at Pauline’s and were a little disappointed at this last visit. The salad was very small and overpriced. Jeezum, lettuce isn’t that expensive- why skimp? The main dishes were well prepared and tasty. In all, an average dining experience
We always enjoy the food and service at Pauline’s and it is an absolute blessing not to have music blaring as it allows us to actually hear what our friends have to say, which is why we have gone out to dinner with them in the first place.
Amazing food amazing service as always
A creative and eclectic menu with something for everybody. Try the crab cakes, they were out of this world. And the veal meatloaf was DIVINE.
Old world charm...wonderful food and top notch service...we love Pauline's!
I love Pauline’s! Why? Excellent food, great service, food is creatively delish.
Love the food, atmosphere and staff
We wanted a quick and quality dinner near our hotel (Smart Suites), and Pauline's fit the bill. We had their salmon, which we shared and which was very fine. Only quibble: the vegetables were only lukewarm. We didn't say anything about it. But service and attention was fine, and they split our dinner and wine without issue.
Excellent dinner. Service was top-notch.
When dining with my mother who is mobility impaired, I always add a comment about access and the wheeled walker on the reservation. Staff did an excellent job meeting our needs.
Decent food. Crab cakes were just OK. Was expecting more lump crab meat. Mostly breading. Cramped seating. Too close to table next to us. Felt like we were part of their conversation. Overall though I would go back.
Pauline's was a pleasant surprise. A bit of a drive out of Burlington but not bad. Food was delicious and fresh. A quiet place for easy conversation and catch up with friends and family. We will go again when we are back in area!
Food was great. Schnitzel was perfect.
The food was average quality, but higher priced so would have expected better. Some strange combinations of flavors that didn’t work together. The schnitzel had mustard in it, who would have expected that. Salad was nothing special. We won’t go back.
Very good food. Clean, basic interior. Waze whiffed on routing to restaurant, but once we found it, the evening went well and we were pleased with this choice.
Excellent way to end our visit to Shelburne. Highly recommend!
In a nut shell, the food was well prepared and delicious. I felt that salt was the primary seasoning ie. the escargots could use more fresh garlic, white pepper and parsley...Nonetheless our foods were good. The space is lovely and our waitress was very good. Some of the staff was a bit rough around the edges ie. the hostess told another diner when she said they’d almost lost her en route to the table “sorry, I have too many other things to do...”. I gather there had been a “rush” before our 8:00 reservation which was understandable since more than 1 of the local colleges/universities had their Parents Weekend/Homecoming...something local establishments should know and plan for!
My husband proposed to me here in 1981; this has always been our favorite restaurant in Burlington. It may have been the best meal of our lives. It was the beef medallions special with porcini mushrooms and gnocchi. Thanks and kudos to David! The host also made us feel welcomed and cared about.
One guy said the n-word
Pauline’s was just OK. The food was not worth the money they charge. We will not return.
I tried Pauline’s in spite of the mixed reviews. It was just ok but not a place I would return while I visit an area with so many great restaurants. The mixed seafood grill was ok with 3 shrimp and a couple of small slices of salmon. It was filling just not overly generous. My waitress was young and could probably use some training. The restaurant manager talked so loudly to the staff that by the time I left I knew all about the incoming reservations, their appetizer choices, and her poor uber experiences. All that could be over looked but when she made fun of the party who just called for a last minute reservation, it made me hope she didn’t do the same to me after I left!
Pauline's seemed like a local restaurant and the food was delicious and fresh. The waiter (Jonah) was excellent and worked hard to accommodate us. I would eat here again and recommend it!