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The Daily Planet

4.2
561 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Cozy (12)
  • Local Ingredients (12)

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About

The Daily Planet — a relaxed eatery, funky bar, and vibrant solarium. We give you the choice: let orb lamps and celestial surroundings illuminate your house-infused cocktail, share dessert under the stars in our indoor solarium, or enjoy the dining room for a more private evening.

Local artists' exhibits adorn the walls, while our eclectic seasonal menu sends you spinning the globe. Come for a visit - we think our colorful alleyway eatery is, well, out of this world!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Bar open 4pm - 2am daily. Dinner served until 9pm Sun-Thurs, 9:30pm Fri & Sat. Late-night menu available in the bar until 11pm Sun-Thurs, 12am Fri & Sat.
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Phone number
(802) 862-9647
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Justin Bigelow
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Parking details
4-story parking garage on the corner of Center and Bank St. On-street parking downtown.
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Special events & promotions
Mondays: $6 local burgers and house made chickpea burgers. $4 select drafts.
Tuesdays: Tijuana Tuesdays with $2 tacos, $2 Tecate beers, $2 tequila shots.
Wednesdays/Thursdays: Live entertainment from 8-10pm in the bar.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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4.2
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4.4
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined on December 9, 2017

This used to be a great restaurant, but my wife and I went back after 15 years and found it had slipped. The food was fair and unexciting. The waitstaff was still very friendly and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0
Dined on December 5, 2017

great casual experience, attentive service and would recommend as well as dine there again

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0
Dined on December 2, 2017

Brussel sprouts were fantastic, everyone who got the scallops said they were some of the best they’ve ever had. Can’t go wrong w anything on the menu

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Great (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful restaurant. We’ve eaten there many times and the food is always memorable. Service is excellent and menu changes seasonally. Much of the food is local. A favorite!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 1, 2017

Amazing food! One of my favorite places to go for dinner in Burlington!

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Judi (Seattle)
4.0
Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food and they have small plates and full size. Nice to be able to pick a few different menu items. It was a little noisy but nice overall.

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Fezh (New England)
3.0
Dined on November 24, 2017

Interesting menu, good food, pleasant ambiance and staff.
Noisy dining room. Slow, inattentive service.
Would recommend with those reservations.

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Cacci (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on November 18, 2017

The Daily Planet was the perfect spot for a birthday dinner! A beautiful menu for large entrees or for sharing. Ambiance is cozy and eclectic, good for romantic dates or casual dinner with friends. Really something for everyone here!! Would definitely recommend to anyone traveling to Burlington.

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GFFoodie (New England)
4.0
Dined on November 17, 2017

Craft drinks were unique and tasty.
More savory less sweet on appetizers would be good, but everyone liked the portion options on the entrees and they were all tasty. We enjoyed our meal before the theatre and our server was very friendly.

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Madrid (New England)
3.0
Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was terrible. We waited an hour for soup and salad despite a relatively quiet Saturday night. During that hour our water glasses went empty and our server never checked in or apologized for the delay. When the food came and we protested gently about the wait, the server said, it wasn’t my fault. Food was fresh and well prepared but the formerly generous Maura’s salad was very skimpy.

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