Starry Night Cafe

4.8
405 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 405 People Are Saying
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MH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I loved everything about this place; food, service, ambiance. The ONLY complaint I have is how hot it was in the room with the fireplace. Way, way too hot. It made the evening uncomfortable.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We had a great dinner at Starry Night a few weeks post-wedding. The food was incredible, but we were seated in the bar area, which was pretty loud. I think in the other part of the restaurant it's a bit quieter and geared toward a more mellow ambiance, however, the meal and service was great and the Fableist Pinot Noir was amazing.

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ST
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was friendly and professional. The meal was very relaxed and we never felt rushed or neglected. Our food was hot, delicious, and well presented. We will definitely come back for another special occasion.

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VT
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a special treat

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PS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful spot
Great food + service

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ES
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and great ambience. Don't have to talk loud to be heard. Great for all ages except is a bit pricy but worth It. Fun to dress up and is a nice place so with casual clothes you might stand out.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food consistently

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w
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food and outstanding service

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

After putting off our first dinner at Starry Night I was sorry that we waited so long. The atmosphere, the food, the friendliness of the staff, the great cocktails all made this a memorable and soon to be repeated experience. All three of us loved the experience and agreed.

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X
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
14 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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O
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
8 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
8 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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