About The Daily Planet

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!

15 Center St.
Burlington, VT 05401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic

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.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(802) 862-9647

Website:
http://www.dailyplanetvt.com/

Parking Details:
4-story parking garage on the corner of Center and Bank St. On-street parking downtown.

Executive Chef:
Justin Bigelow

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

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.

The Daily Planet Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (20)
Casual (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
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Cozy (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Fun (10)
Romantic (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Great Beer (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Tapas (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Authentic (5)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Live Music (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2017

The food was cold, the service was extremely slow, the food was mushy and flavorless (I don't know who's oven the Brussels sprouts were roasted in), and sadly my attempt to surprise my wife for her birthday failed because of the dinner with the experience and food.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Food was delicious and the cocktails were even better!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2017

I was impressed. I didn't know what to expect going to The Daily Planet. I loved the ambiance and the decor was gorgeous. Lots of copper and eclectic fixtures. The menu items ranged from beef, chicken, seafood, to vegetarian as I expected. The alcohol varied greatly which pleased me as well. I ended up getting a Korean BBQ Duck leg. It was quite delectable. I will definitely be going back again as I enjoyed the atmosphere. It was a little loud near the end of my meal but nothing I couldn't deal with.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2017

The food was fabulous, everything we ordered was wonderfully flavorful. The service was friendly and prices were reasonable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2017

Waited too long for service, plus one of our three meals (a type of eggroll) was inedible. No offer was made by the server to replace the dish or reimburse it's price. Unpleasant experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Love the Daily Planet and I continue to go there every time I am in Burlington, because the food and ambiance is perfect -------even though they are notoriously slow when it come to table service. I cant tell if its by design or if they are short handed, but I wish they would turn it up slightly ----probably a NY lack of patience on my part. Still love it there.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2017

We were seated and promptly received our drink order. Once our drinks were on the table we placed our order for starters and entree's. We reminded the server after 50 minutes that we still had not received our starters, and she said they would be there shortly. After an hour we received our starters and our main course arrived 35 minutes later. I could understand if the kitchen was slammed, but those seated around us, many of whom were seated after we placed our order, were being served their meals while we waited. The server did deduct 50% off the cost of 2 appetizers and 1 bowl of soup but that wasn't enough to get us to return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Overall a fine experience. The hostess needs to up her game when greeting the public.

Tags: Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Healthy, Outstanding Value
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Not our first time... And surely not our last. We took some friends here for New Years Eve dinning. Everything was great, as it always is. Great spot.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Vegan, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2016

We love the appetizers here - parmesan fries and brussel sprouts are delicious. Duck leg is fantastic. Brownie with fried ice cream also great. Wine by the glass is reasonably priced.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 23, 2016

We were essentially ignored all evening by our server as she wooed a larger table

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Food was very tasty and fairly priced. Service experience was ok, but not up to the food or ambience.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Christmas season so several large groups enjoying themselves. Great ambiance for any occasion. Food was excellent and varied selections, small and large plates . Duck was great as were ravioli. Will be back

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2016

The Daily Planet was a delightful, fairly casual dinner spot. As two vegetarians, we found there to be adequate variety on the menu, and it was tasty as well. The Campfire Brownie Sundae dessert was creative and very delicious! Our server was very friendly and helpful, although the service on this Saturday evening was slow. The restaurant itself was very cozy and comfortable. I would definitely eat here again and recommend it to others.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2016

Really lovely evening with excellent, carefully made food offerings, quiet surroundings, and artful but understated decor. Highly recommended.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Organic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2016

I have eaten here before and always enjoy it.
I came up with friends from Boston for an Art show . We were running late and they moved my reservation no problem. The scallops I had were perfect. The wine was great. I recommended the place to my well traveled friends and they said "good choice"

Tags: Casual, Outstanding Value, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Very good food. Service lacked a bit of grace, but was timely. Overall, a good value and very nice dinner.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2016

One of our favorite restaurants in Burlington. Great food, atmosphere, and reasonable prices.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Food and service were as expected. The portions are on the smaller side.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2016

Plates have gotten a little small, but it's still a great value all around. Never disappoints!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2016

Very glad they moved away from the tapas menu and back to a scaled-down, but varying & lots of tasty and creative alternatives.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Always reliable -- love it when they have the deck outside, too!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Excellent food and service. I'm not a big brussel sprouts person , but their oven roasted ones were incredible. Lamb' lollipops' sensational!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Went to the daily planet We got seated right away The service was OK but we had about 3 to 4 different people coming to our table This servers seemed a little confused However the food was delicious Perfectly cook swordfish We also had tapas The Ahi tuna taco was excellent And the Oyster's green eggs and ham with pork belly was out of this world Prices were reasonable and will come back again when in town

Tags: Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2016

The food was amazing! Everything was interesting and delicious. It was our anniversary and The Daily Planet was the perfect choice. The room was cozy and inviting. The only down side was the service. The host was friendly and helpful but both of our waiter/waitress were rushed and uninterested.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Very attentive server. Knew the menu well. Food was cooked well. Good price. Overall good experience. Hadn't eaten at Daily Planet in a long time (probably bc it's not right on Church Street). It was a very pleasant reacquainting.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2016

The food was unique and delicious! Especially the Parmesan fries! I would definitely come back to try another dish.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2016

Great food & service! Will visit again for sure. Convenient for pre-show dining , close to the Flynn Theatre.

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Service outstanding *
95% wonderful cuisine
Could use just a smidge less Salt
Would recommend

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2016

I enjoyed my meal and the atmosphere at the Daily Planet...

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Casual, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Food, drinks, atmosphere and waiter were very good. Will definitely go back!!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Enjoyed the option of having a small or a large plate. I don't like enormous meals but enjoy eating out. Lobster chowder was very good as was the salad. Ahi tuna tacos good but I didn't like the hard shells. Possible to have a conversation without yelling. Not super upscale, good for a meal after a movie.

Tags: Late-night Find, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2016

Marvelous ambiance. Enjoyed our time here. Food was good.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Casual, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2016

We visited Daily Planet on a busy Columbus Day Saturday. The table we had reserved still had not turned, so they offered to seat us in the bar and offered a complementary drink for the trouble. We had eaten here a couple of years ago, and I had forgotten how good the food and drink are. We had a selection of dishes from the snacks, salads, and mains and all were creative and delicious. I love the option of a small or large version of the main dishes. Don't miss the polenta fries and Brussels sprouts!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Great place in Burlington. Creative cuisine that sets itself apart from other high-end restaurants in this hip New England hot spot.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2016

We dined with friends, having a cocktail first. Sitting in the front sun room was intimate and quite nice. The duck & frisée salad was superb as were the ahi tuna fish tacos. Delicious!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2016

This was our third or forth time having dinner at the Daily Planet. As always the food was very good and the service was fine for a busy weekend.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2016

This is our 2nd time at the Daily Planet. We both really want to like dining there- the space is so great, we enjoy sharing small plates & it's been around BTV for eons. Unfortunately, both times dining there for dinner left us feeling underwhelmed and like the plates were only 75% of what they had the potential to be. The sea scallops were cooked perfectly but were unfortunately over seasoned, chicken curry egg rolls were in real need of some veggies (and color on the plate!) tuna sushi tacos needed some pickled ginger & some wasabi to kick it up a notch and tie it all together. Our server also left us feeling really rushed, even when we asked for time making choices btwn courses. It seemed she was more invested in turning her table & getting us out the door versus allowing to relax & enjoy our dining experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2016

On the last night of our vacation in Burlington we visited the Daily Planet. Full disclosure - it was a Saturday night and we wanted the security of a reservation and the Daily Planet was one place of a few with available reservations. But we had walked by it before and thought it looked fun so we were happy to make a 7:15 reservation. Everyone was pleasant and helpful. We asked for and were seated in their outdoor space which has about 10 tables. Our waitress seemed to be covering that whole space and she did an admirable job keeping up. I had the caramelized scallops with blackberry bacon jam (please increase the amount of jam Daily Planet) and the duck frisee salad. Both were tasty. My husband had the duck poutine and sliders. They do have the small plate trend going on which is my least favorite trend but the waitress was helpful and honest about sizes. Overall a tasty option in Burlington.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Food was ok. Been going for many years but seems to be sliding. Mac and Cheese with lobster had very little lobster and very little cheese. Mango Habanero chix wings were a huge disappointment. I might go back if nothing else is available.

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