Pauline's

4.6
699 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
One of the Burlington area's most renowned restaurants. Pauline's Cafe & Restaurant is located on Shelburne Road (Rt. 7) in South Burlington Vermont. The restaurant services the surrounding communities of Shelburne, Burlington and Charlotte and is considerate one of the best places to celebrate events with fine food and wines. Our Contemporary American Cuisine features wild and cultivated edibles from the Lake Champlain Region. Pauline’s offers imaginative seasonally inspired menus, local products and a carefully selected wine list. Dining options include our café, upstairs restaurant, seasonal patio and private rooms.
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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Risotto and Filet. Drinks were great too. Cozy atmosphere.

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vippeterj
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovey - they are doing a great job during this slamdemic.

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KenM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and we will return. Everything was wonderful

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vipCbraun
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, decadent menu! The escargot is divine and the Key Lime Pie dreamy. My new favorite Burlington area restaurant!

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MarkW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure to dine at Pauline’s. The food is always exceptional & very carefully prepared & presented. I consider it a step above for the area as a dining experience.

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JayM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was for our 50th wedding anniversary on that day. It was a wonderful day and such a joy for us to enjoy it at such a wonderful place with such delightful food and with such a pleasant staff. Thank you all for the beautiful memories.

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Susan
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Pauline’s for my husband’s birthday, because it has always been very good in every way. Dennis loved his seafood selection and I really enjoyed the only vegan item on the list of entrees: an “Impossible Burger”, with a gluten free bun I had brought from home. Dennis loved the creme brûlée. The waitstaff were delightful!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything tasted amazing. It is my third year living in the area and this is one of the best places around I’ve experienced.

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MalcolmG
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pauline's is always a great experience: excellent food with a wide variety, very attentive service, nice quiet ambiance.

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TinaK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Server was awesome. They were so nice and friendly.

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Margaret
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner at Pauline’s. Our waiter did a great job, I think his name was Jay. The portions are really big and they’re plated beautifully.

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Gabi
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great adherence to Covid procedures - would recommend!

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whether it’s for a special evening out or just because… This place is a special experience on every level!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Everything is great except it’s cold by the windows.

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JoeW
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent at Pauline's Saturday night.
The staff was great only surpassed by the food !!

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jessap
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for Thanksgiving - wonderful service and incredible food. Really enjoyed ourselves.

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Foodie
New England
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star Thanksgiving dinner**

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love Thanksgiving at Pauline’s! Service is appropriately relaxed but professional, food is fine although nothing is elevated and the carrot soup, dressing and gravy was bland when turkey needs some sides that sing!

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Clint
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paulines has amazing food! My favorite Filet Mignon!

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LisaW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to gather for a meal! Our brunch food was great and we enjoyed catching up in a safe COVID environment.

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KimM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As a person with celiac disease, I really appreciate the many gluten free choices.

KH
KathleenH
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You get 6 stars in all categories. The food is always incredible. The service and staff are friendly and personable. We have never had a bad experience. We would recommend Pauline's to anyone and everyone. Thank you and keep up the good work.

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KatherineW
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Consistently delicious. Brunch was excellent and waitstaff was great.

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MichaelN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a fantastic lunch at Pauline’s. Always a favorite stop when heading into Burlington. Food was excellent and the young gentleman serving us was exceptional. Hope to return soon!

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vipHeleneE
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from Ardmore, PA. I found Pauline's on Trip Advisor so I thought this would be a wonderful place to dine on our last evening in Vermont. We were seated immediately by a very gracious hostess. Our server, Alisa, was very helpful. We shared the Caesar Salad which was made with very fresh, crisp romaine (anchovies on the side). My husband couldn't decide between the House Schnitzel or the Crab Cakes. While Alisa said it was a hard decision, she recommended the Crab Cakes. Great choice! My husband loved them. I had the Eggplant Parmesan. Crispy nuggets of eggplant in a delicious tomato sauce. Not to sweet and definitely not acidic. We were full so we passed on desserts.

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Irritation
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were there for an hour before we got our appetizers. My husband's cheese plate had 3 pieces of cheese and 2 grapes which were cut in half. My onion soup was okay. Another 40 minutes and still no main course. We gave up, asked for check. They didn't charge for his cheese plate. To say we were disappointed does not encompass the irritation we felt. There was a party of 4 next to us that was also experiencing the same things we were! Won't return EVER!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were really pleased with the COVID precautions. Plenty of spacing between tables ( without feeling empty), masked staff who maintained a respectful distance, and attentive service. Definitely recommend.

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food. Just a night where staff was small. Had to be patient.

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vipDonnaI
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent. The server even suggested a custom dish since I said I couldn’t decide on the risotto and something else. She gave me risotto as my side dish with the salmon. So nice of them. They completely understood my gluten intolerance as well.
Unfortunately I live in Pennsylvania so who knows when or if I’ll ever be back but I highly recommend it !

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JasonB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drink and service at Pauline's was terrific. Our table was spaced well away from others and everything was very clean and quiet.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pauline’s is always wonderful

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ElizabethM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!! Pauline's never disappoints. Solid, reliable, delicious menu with friendly, welcoming staff in cozy setting.

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VondaC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I grew up in VT and never tried Paulines. I really should have because we enjoyed our overall experience. We will be back when we are in town again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A nice overall lunch

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Pete
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved the crab cakes, they were delicious. One of our party ordered onion soup (also delicious) and a grilled cheese sandwich which was very bland and the bread cut far too thick to be eaten easily.

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CarolT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE have never been let down when dining at Pauline's!

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Tess
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pauline’s is one of the best places to dine; a great experience every time.

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AnneB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch the other day. The crab cake was full of crab, rather than breadcrumbs and the eggs were done perfectly. The basket of homemade breads were delicious. And the patio ambiance reminded me of being in France.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find for us. First time visiting. Food was great. Nice atmosphere too.

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Marko
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food at Pauline’s. It is always, always consistently outstanding. That’s why we keep coming back!
Sincerely,
Mark

FAQs

Pauline's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (802) 862-1081.

Pauline's is rated 4.6 stars by 699 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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