Starry Night Cafe

4.8
395 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Celebrating Valentine's Evening open 5pm - 9pm Tuesday, February 14th!!!
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Phone number
(802) 877-6316
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joshua Krechel
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Private party facilities
Starry Night Café located in a lovely countryside setting is the perfect location to host a memorable event, such as a wedding rehearsal dinner, holiday or company party.

With three separate dining rooms as well as extensive outer grounds, Starry Night Cafe offers a fantastic array of both private dining and slightly more casual settings.

In the warmer months, the newly renovated outside setting is perfect for catering larger events, ceremonies or an intimate evening stroll. From the unique setting, exceptional service and sensational food and drinks, the Starry Night Cafe offers the perfect package for creating a truly memorable event, large or small!

As a basic framework, our 'Function Package' usually consists of the following:
"Cocktail Hour" with array of passed hors d'oeuvres
Optional style of bar (wine & beer / signature cocktails)
Sit down to a specialized Abridged Menu
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Private party contact
Amanda Seubert: (802) 877-6316
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Rt 7 n/a
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 395 People Are Saying
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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cozy spot! Almost felt like we were in someone’s home. The decor, the service, the food, the drinks-all exceeded our expectations. Thank you for a lovely night

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Starry Night is without question the best restaurant in the Burlington area (less than a 1/2 hour south of Burlington). It is one of the top restaurants in New England. Chef Josh Krechel is awesome, pairing subtle flavors with local and organic ingredients. The service, led by Manager Amanda Seubert, is impeccable appropriately attentive, welcoming and very accommodating to all needs. Excellent wine list along with craft beer selection and a full bar always including handcrafted seasonal cocktails. I have never had anything less than a terrific dinner always enjoying the local bounty of fresh ingredients. Definitely worth a trip to this exquisite little gem.

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F
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasant experience.

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PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exquisite. We both had a duck special, and it was well prepared and plated beautifully. I highly recommend this jewel of a restaurant.

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GC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The food was good. However, the service was particularly bad. Our server did not check on us at all after the food runner brought our dinner. We were looking to order drinks, water etc - didn't see her until we were done with our dinner for a while. Based on this, we probably won't return - even though we live pretty close.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere. The Pumpkin creme brulee was fantastic! We will be returning very soon!

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CP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The beet salad was amazing and the octopus app. was shockingly tender and so flavorful. The service was outstanding. When we go out to eat, nothing is more frustrating then feeling as though you could have done a better job yourself...that was not the case here. Fantastic!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Starry Night Cafe did not disappoint. The service was top notch. The food and drink were exceptional. It is a perfect place for a special occasion. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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MM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have dined at Starry Night many times and it never disappoints. Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion. A leisurely dinner that allows you time to enjoy your company

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CB
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for the wonderful service, food and experience!

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LG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had a lovely dinner with my son in the room with the fireplace. Our dinner was excellent and the service very good. Next to us was a couple on a date and a table full of people clearly having a nice family celebration. From what I could tell all three different parties were having a lovely meal together.

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F
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around as always!

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LV
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Calamari was exceptional-service was too. Fried chicken fantastic

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EB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and drinks, and great service -- my parents and I enjoyed ourselves thoroughly, and loved every bite!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love starry night. Great atmosphere. Great drinks. Great food. Great staff.

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

Starry Night floors us every time with exceptional ingredients, flavor combinations, and perfectly cooked dishes, as well as top notch servers and a warm, comfortable ambiance.

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F
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I would definitely recommend this restaurant but with one caveat. The food was absolutely delicious. The service was great. The decor wonderful. The rear dining room, absolutely deafening. There were two rowdy groups back there with us and a few other 2-3 people parties. The rowdy groups were yelling and once literally screaming to the point where we held our ears. The acoustics of the room seemed to amplify the sound excessively. We often exchanged “can you even believe this” looks with the other diners. We had to yell at each other at our table just to have a basic conversation. When leaving we walked through the front dining room and it was so quiet in there that our hearing felt muffled by acoustic trauma. It truly was ridiculous. So, definitely eat here. Absolutely refuse to be seated in the back room.

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New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Tasty food but took forever for it to get out of kitchen — went from a dining experience to a waiting experience as others in the same room who arrived after us got served before we did. Even though I indicated in two different places that it was our anniversary, it was in no visible way acknowledged. We did get a gorgeous table in the three season room but it was adjacent to a party with a young child. This is our go-to place in the neighborhood for special meals but they really didn’t have their restaurant management game aligned with the price tag on this particular visit.

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

A mainstay in a remote section of Route 7 between Burlington and Middlebury. Great food that’s seasonal farm to table, service this particular time seemed overwhelmed but I’ll return again for the inventive, fresh well presented and delicious cuisine.

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LB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Assuming you get a table with a view...the view is phenomenal, especially in the Fall. Food is excellent. WIll definitely return.

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v
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our dinners at Starry Night. Nice ambiance , friendly and knowledgeable staff along with excellent food and wine

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GW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

When I requested a quiet corner to celebrate an anniversary, I would have thought we’d be placed in the cozy room with the fireplace.( at the time we arrived there was only one couple in that room). Instead we were set in the main dining area next to a group of 4-6 people.

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MD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were taking out of town family members to dinner and had a wonderful evening...great food and excellent service!

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JA
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the quality of the food and the presentation were excellent. Great cocktails, apps, salads, and main course. The service was fantastic from the moment we arrived. We sat near a fairly large and loud party, but that did not diminish from our enjoyment of the evening. We love and highly recommended Starry Night.

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KP
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was recommended to us upon request from a shop owner in Shelburne and it was incredible. The waitstaff was friendly and enthusiastic, the ambience is great for a small group or a night out for a date, and the food was some of the best we’ve ever had. Fresh ingredients, perfectly sized portions, creative recipes, and fantastic flavor. Highly recommend.

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J
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! This is one of our favorite spots! Amazing cocktails too!

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RM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

May I suggest that you have a two-story front placed to give
the impression of something special?

I will bring an idea next time by using PHOTOSHOP.
You can reject it diplomatically.

Richard

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y
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the vegetarian risotto and the veal special. Both were excellent. They brought us a cake with a candle in it to celebrate our anniversary. We really like our waitress. She did a great job was was personable and casual too.

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JU
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and flowers around the restaurant. Food was good. The octopus could of been more plentiful for the price. Great desert. Service was good too. Overall I will come back but they could work on the value equation. More great food or less price.

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v
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently good
One of our favorites
The Apple. Crisp left a little to be desired

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VT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Every thing was very nice, tasty and well served. The noise level in the dining room we were in made it very difficult for us elderly folk who depend on hearing aids and need less clattering noise and/or music. If you could find a way to absorb some of the sounds it would make the experience more restful and enjoyable.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Likely this is the best (or top 3) restaurants in Vermont.

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KH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a real gem on a barren stretch of Route 7. The food is first rate, creative and beautifully presented. Locally sourced food. Servers and staff are very professional and welcoming. One of our go-to choices to treat guests from out of town!

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Y
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely meal! The service and meal presentation was fantastic. We never felt rushed and every selection from the menu was out of this world with spices and flavors!

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JD
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, professional staff, great craft beer selections.

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AG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner, service and atmosphere was great . Definitely worth the drive from Richmond.

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BC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly excellent dishes were prepared. We had two different salads and two different meals; all four were superbly prepared. Service was prompt and attentive. Our first experience; we will come again.

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GH
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 2nd experience after many yesrs. Loved the menu and local sourced food options. Sound proofing in main dining area greatly improved upon the quiet, ambience.

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f
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience sitting outside and enjoying the sunset and clouds. Terrific food and cocktails made by Eric the bartender. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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KR
New England
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful fresh food, service and ambience if a bit overpriced

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