Silver Palace

4.3
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51 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese (Sichuan)

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Good Vegetarian Options
Please call 802-864-0125 directly for reservations. We have been serving Vermont for 30+ years with classic Szechuan cuisine. Our Manhattan style Orange Beef is on par with the best there is. We also offer prime meat and organic vegetables. We use only the freshest ingredients available. To warm you up this winter we are serving Hong Kong Street Noodle Bowls and Steamed Buns.
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vipVince
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, absolutely delicious food and a great value! We will be back! Very attentive and conscientious staff.

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vipJohnF
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Still not sure why Orange Beef was made w/ Chicken, but it was still quite good 😅

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Ynms
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food. Good size portions. A little pricey but good. Great ambiance.

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vipBrutallyHonest
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food here is typical American Chinese, based on Guangdong cuisine. If you keep that in mind, the food here is generally pretty good with nothing that's very good or outstanding. You won't find anything that's authentically Chinese on the menu or food from other areas of China - nothing Sichuan, for example.

You have to dodge a lot of corn starch and sugar in the dishes. Avoid anything served with Gwin Jin sauce unless you like the food at the Panda Express chain of mall restaurants. Super sweet and thick. Not my thing.

The curry sauce is OK. Neither Indian nor Chinese, it's heavy on curry powder. Not bad.

The restaurant is tidy but the decor is pretty tired. The view of the parking lot from the wall of picture windows is... interesting.

Service was great. Nothing but good things to say about that. The staff are attentive, friendly and efficient.

Silver Palace survives because it's in a town that doesn't have very many other options for Chinese food. It's worth a visit if you're already in Burlington but you would be advised to not make a special trip to eat here.

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2MarriedFoodies
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, solid for your every day Asian fare

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GenayC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good. I enjoyed mine a lot. They were very accommodating to my gluten free needs and were able to make quite a few options for me. My friend didn’t evnjoy his meal, but I’d take that with a grain of salt. I’m in the service industry and from an area with a lot of sit-down Chinese restaurants. My standards are pretty high, and I wouldn’t hesitate to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Not as good as usual..a bit disappointing this time
Didn’t like new version of Hot & Sour soup
Food took way longer than usual...seemed take out orders had priority over guests in restaurant
Was juggled between 3 servers
Still a favorite but this trip was amiss

JC
JerryC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Quiet ambience, excellent food, attentive staff. Will definitely return.

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marcia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was extraordinary, the service outstanding ... just loved it! my only complaint is that there was a table of young men near us and some of their choice of words were not appropriate when trying to have a pleasant dining experience. there's no way waitstaff/management didn't hear the language and I just wish they'd said something.

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DavidU
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Silver Palace is a very good Chinese/Asian food restaurant providing a consistently good dining experience.

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vipVince
New England
27 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Loved the organic broccoli and spinach dish. We will be back!

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vipVince
New England
27 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious healthy food made to order. We ordered a variety of dishes and everything was scrumptious. Excellent service. We’ll be back!

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vipVince
New England
27 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic array of vegetarian food! Our multigenerational family enjoyed the experience from appetizer to dessert!

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AliceB
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is really really tasty, always! No short cuts---everything tastes fresh and homemade. And the meats are of the highest quality. I love the broth that they make for the soups. When you get tired of generic Chinese food, come here and your taste buds will thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

All good as always
Great GF options

GM
vipGinnyM
New England
60 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find buried off Main Street in Burlington. The food was out of this world- portions are large and very tasty. We had the sesame chicken; Kong pao beef and house fried rice. Service was terrific. This was our second visit- Definitely going back the next time we are in town.

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Mrgood
New England
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you want to save a dollar or two. Go for lunch. Dinner can be a bit pricey.I loved the noodle bowl.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Nothing special, everything was OK. I did say the fried tofu dish was the best. The Indian dish was not as flavorful as I'd expect. Interior seems a bit dated.

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Susan
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal here, the food was fresh and cooked to order. Three of us got different entrees, we all found them delicious. Not your typical Chinese American food that’s been precooked and sitting in a warming tray. Vegan friendly, which was an additional plus for us. Will definitely be back.

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GFFoodie
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a patron since the 80s! Excellent service and great food. Never been disappointed. The GF options are some of the best things n the area. Check out the popcorn shrimp!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not the best Chinese I have ever eaten but it was decent.

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BGE1
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed a wonderful meal. The menu included some traditional Asian restaurant standbys, plus many dishes showing creative twists on those. Flavors on everything was terrific, whether traditional or not. Our server was a gem, too. We hadn't been to Silver Palace in a couple of years but always liked it. This time -- and on a busy New Year's Eve -- they managed to exceed themselves.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I hadn't been to the Silver Palace in a long time. It was convenient to the concert venue next door so we decided to go there for dinner beforehand. I was shocked at how empty it was on a Saturday evening. It used to be known as one of the best Asian restaurants in town. The food was good, but the service was surprisingly slow given how empty it was. There may have been as many staff as customers. We waited a long time and finally had to ask our server for our soup. I was really disappointed in the experience given how positive my expectations were before the visit.

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NahmenJayden
New England
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! This is the type of place where you could close your eyes, choose an item off the menu at random and always end up satisfied. If you have the opportunity to get the scallops in grand marnier sauce, do so!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Silver Palace rates among the best Chinese restaurants we've ever been to. We're so lucky to have them in our hometown. Everyone I know who has ever eaten there agrees.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant atmosphere with quick and attentive service. The host seated us and promptly took our drink order. Waitress was right behind him. We ordered the pork potstickers which were huge and too much food for only two as an appetizer. They would be great for a party of 3 or 4. We ordered the Country Chicken and the Chicken Curry Bowl. Both were very good with the Country Chicken getting 5 stars.

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vipDisappointed
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Took a group of 7 here during UVM's graduation weekend. They were able to accommodate us fairly efficiently. A pleasant evening was had by all!!
And the food was excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went here after graduation and honestly, we went because they had a table available and it was a "free" reservation (deposits are required on big weekends like graduation for a reservation at most restaurants. However, we had one of the best meals at a Chinese restaurant! Good options to choose from, several vegetarian as well. We will be visiting Silver Palace again!

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vipLaura
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything we ordered was wonderful! We were a large group and they were very attentive and let us order as we got hungry! The apps were tasty especially the soft shell crab!

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vipyazzy
Ottawa
47 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal here. Service was fast and good. Food was delicious and served quickly. Portions are huge. Wine selection is limited but fine and reasonably priced. I'd be happy to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food at great prices. The waitress was a bit slow to take our order but then the food came out quickly and was good.

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flatlander
New England
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The country chicken was exceptional but we thought the dumplings were heavy, the chicken lo mein too greasy, even for a greasy dish, and the the orange beef devoid of spice even though I'd asked them to pump up the heat on what's described as a mildly spicy preparation. I was told the kitchen crew probably mixed up my request with someone else's. I did think the vegetables in the beef dish were better than the typical onions and baby corn fare we get elsewhere. The meal came to $95 for three of us, including one glass of wine and two appetizers. At those prices, I'd only go back to get the chicken as take-out.

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NeedIsaymore
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great drinks. Great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wide variety of menu choices at great prices. Generous portions, delicious taste, at a very good price. Wait staff was very polite and helpful with any questions we had about the menu. Nice atmosphere. In our opinion, this is one of the best Chinese restaurants in the area. We highly recommend the Silver Palace for dinner.

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vipRogerS
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have enjoyed Silver Palace for many years. The food is always well prepared, the wait staff courteous and attentive, and the prices reasonable. It is our "go to" place for Chinese food and I am confident will be for many years to come.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I very much enjoy Silver Palace. It gets a little loud on the weekends but that's just because they have rather big parties on those days. The weekdays are quieter and the food is always delicious. The prices may seem high but it's worth it because they give a lot of really good food that's cooked fresh and well. Their service is great and they're really good at making things to your liking and not making a big deal about it. Drinks a good too. Would go again and recommend to many friends!

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Nikam12
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Silver Palace is one of my favorite spots in the area. We've been going here for years, and the food and service are always excellent. Good ambiance, some quiet piano music playing in the background, and the tables are spaced nicely apart for actually being able to hear your partner/eating companions. If you're going for the first time, I would say go with the Thai seafood if you're a seafood person, and if not, the orange beef is a good choice too. Last time I was here, my partner and I split the seafood panfried noodles and the Indian curry tofu. The noodles brought back memories of my trip to Hong Kong, and the curry tofu was—well, it's hard to go wrong with anything curry for me, and I actually finished most of this dish myself! Would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience2

While the food is good, it's incredibly overpriced. I can get better Chinese/Asian food for much less in other places.

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Eureka
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent. The price of drinks surprised the guests.

FAQs

Silver Palace offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (802) 864-0125.

Silver Palace is rated 4.3 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.