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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in Vermont

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in Vermont? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Inn at Burklyn restaurant
5.0
5 (151)
$50 and over
American
Lyndonville
About the restaurant
The Inn at Burklyn is excited to present our Restaurant serving a la carte dinners off a small, locally-focused menu each Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday evening along with daily specials. We also offer seasonal cocktails, local craft beers and our extensive wine list, featuring over 100 curated choices from around the world!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 2, 2024
This was our first trip to this exquisitely restored turn-of-the century mansion. It won't be out last. Pricey, but we expected that. An altogether delightful experience.
A photo of The Reluctant Panther Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1122)
$31 to $50
American
Manchester
About the restaurant
The Reluctant Panther Restaurant features locally sourced American cuisine in a relaxed yet elegantly upscale atmosphere. Menus are complemented by a multiple year Wine Spectator award winning wine list
The Reluctant Panther is happy to accommodate well behaved children but does not offer a children's menu.
Reservations Required.
Please Note: We do not allow dogs in the restaurant, inside or out, with the exception of service animals.

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LeslieEvip
Dined 3 days ago
Fabulous as usual. Fantastic food, lovely, elegant environment. Do not miss.
A photo of Starry Night Cafe restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1139)
$31 to $50
American
Ferrisburgh
About the restaurant
Specializing in locally-sourced, organic and seasonal Vermont products, the Starry Night Café invites you to experience our unique and intimate historic buildings, artistan-crafted decor and our fresh, inventive menu. We invite you to enjoy a little taste of delicious cuisine within our lovely countryside setting under the stars!
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JenP
Dined 2 days ago
This was one of the best meals I've ever had. The food was phenomenal and so well created. The staff were attentive but not hovering and so friendly. I love the renovations. I can't wait to go back. It's worth every penny!
A photo of CurATE at Southern Vermont Arts Center restaurant
4.8
4.8 (391)
$30 and under
American
Manchester
About the restaurant
curATE café in Vermont promises to bring a modern sensibility paired with classic and regional fare. Artfully curated small plates, salads, artisanal sandwiches, flatbreads, entrees and a full bar — all in the artful setting of SVAC’s galleries and grounds.

curATE will delight diners enjoying the museum’s art and beautiful grounds. The café will be the perfect spot for a special lunch or afternoon beverage – curate your own experience.

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RobinKvip
Dined 1 day ago
We had a great time at Curate last night. Our service and server were fantastic as was the food. We had apps to dessert and loved all of it. Also it was a beautiful night and so great atmosphere and quiet. The service was leisurely and welcoming. Thank you- we will be back!
A photo of Highland Lodge restaurant
4.7
4.7 (60)
$30 and under
American
Greensboro
About the restaurant
Highland Lodge is pleased to offer a full service Restaurant & Bar on site. Enjoy the sunset views over Lake Caspian from the convenience of our Queen Anne Porch or nestle up to our cozy little bar and get to know your neighbors and drinkmakers. Our cocktail list has been described as one of the best in the state- featuring producers such as Barr Hill Gin and Whistlepig Whiskey.

We are just a stone's throw from Hill Farmstead Brewery which has been rated #1 in the world several years running. We have a permanent HFS draft line at our bar as well as other local Vermont favorites such as Foam & Burlington Beer Company.

Led by Executive Chef, Kyle Rowell, our dinner menu boasts local and seasonal items that highlight our special little regions thoughtful producers and growers.

In the Summer months our bar is open for Margarita Monday as we host Caja Madera Taco Truck out in the beer garden from 5-9pm [ Memorial Day- Labor Day ]. On Thursdays we host Trivia starting at 7pm.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 16, 2024
We love the place! We’ll recommend it to everyone.
A photo of Sawmill Bar & Table restaurant
4.7
4.7 (98)
$31 to $50
American
Dover
About the restaurant
Sawmill Bar & Table, Southern Vermont’s culinary gem, uses the local agricultural bounty to create world-class farm-to-table fare. Executive Chef Christopher Lauinger brings his wealth of culinary offerings to provide a menu driven by the seasons for an unforgettable dining experience. Enjoy your evening in our modern rustic Great Room by the fire, in one of our 2 beautiful dining rooms, at our 18th century historic bar, on our beautiful Bluestone Terrace, or in our private dining areas; The Emerald Room & Candlelit Wine Cellar. We are equipped to accommodate events of all sizes, from intimate dinner parties to full-scale weddings. Sawmill Bar & Table welcomes you to the Inn at Farm Road Estate and looks forward to offering a fine dining experience in a casually elegant atmosphere.
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SueG
Dined 6 days ago
A very delicious dinner. The service is outstanding and the atmosphere is beyond lovely. Each dish seemed like someone who cared about you made it.
A photo of Mountain Top Resort restaurant
4.8
4.8 (28)
$30 and under
American
Chittenden
About the restaurant
We pride ourselves on artfully crafted cuisine delivered by attentive staff within unrivaled settings for both indoor and outdoor dining. Choose to sit in our rustic-luxe Dining Room or pub-style Tavern. In our warmer months, enjoy outdoor dining on our patio – with spectacular meadow, lake & mountain views, and fire pit seating by night.

Here at Mountain Top Resort, our chefs are known for crafting unique menus, using locally sourced products whenever possible. We invite you to join us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, open year-round!

Reservations are strongly recommended (and required for holidays & weekends).

Picnic lunches and to-go’s are also available upon request.

Hours vary seasonally.

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MelissaRvip
Dined on Feb 27, 2024
The waitstaff were great and really created a warm VT vibe for our broker team from TX. The food was amazing!
A photo of River Pub & Grill restaurant
4.7
4.7 (220)
$30 and under
American
Brandon
About the restaurant

Good clean food served up fresh in downtown Brandon, VT on the banks of the Neshobe River.

If you are not finding the time you’re looking for on Open Table please call us at 802-465-8112 any time after 12pm

The River Pub & Grill offers a casual environment with pub style food, drinks and cocktails in an open concept dining room or covered patio dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 4, 2024
Wonderful caring staff! Food was great! Would definitely come back!!
A photo of Simon Pearce Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5832)
$50 and over
American
Quechee
About the restaurant

Reservations are recommended.
LUNCH 11:30 AM – 2:45 PM Wednesday-Sunday | DINNER 5:30 -8:30PM Wednedsay + Thursday
| 5:30 – 9:00PM Friday + Saturday

The dining room at the Mill is a wonderful way to experience Simon Pearce. Using fresh local ingredients, thoughtfully prepared creative American cuisine is served with the backdrop of the Ottauquechee River waterfall and covered bridge.

Simon Pearce Retail Store- Shop before you dine! Our restaurant also features our flagship retail store, where you can explore all our Simon Pearce glass and pottery in person. All our products are handmade with love.



Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Possibly the best lunch I have ever had. Delightful Quiche, cappuccino and dessert. Outstanding view and friendly service. A thrill to watch the glassblowing artists in action.
A photo of The Fullerton Inn restaurant
4.5
4.5 (99)
$31 to $50
American
Chester
About the restaurant
The Fullerton Restaurant features a modern twist on classic American dishes and flavor combinations, resulting in unique tastes and presentations that are innovative and delicious.

The restaurant serves both lunch and dinner - guests can choose to dine in our more formal dining room, outside on the porch or in our cozy, old world tavern, complete with traditional oak bar and wood burning fireplace.

A carefully crafted wine list complements the menu with a range of distinctive international selections.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Hidden gem. The second time dining here. This time a new chef. Excellent waitress Chloe. Filet was excellent as was the chicken piccatta. Started the meal with onion rings and a summer salad with berries and goat cheese, both were exceptional. Cocktails spicy peach margaritas and a martini were also good. Ended the dinner with maple bread pudding and maple crème brûlée. I love seeing the use of Vermont food producers incorporated in the menu. This isn’t a strictly farm to table restaurant, which is perfectly fine and is creative. The only downside was the large obnoxious party-who was seated and partially served inside then when seats opened up outside requested to be moved. Which the restaurant obliged. I was impressed with the professionalism of the staff.
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