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Dec 28, 2009 08:58 PM


Hello! I will be traveling to the Burlington and Middlebury area for New Years and need some help finding fabulous restaurants. I am open to traveling around that area (I will be staying in Salisbury), so really anywhere around that region at least. I am looking for a really nice restaurant for new years eve dinner, but also other nice/cool restaurants for other nights I'll be there. Thanks for your help!

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  1. You better call around to see if you can even get reservations this late.

    Trattoria Delia, in Burlington
    L'Amante, also Burlington
    Single Pebble, again, Burlington
    Hen of the Wood, Waterbury

    1. If you're willing to drive to Brookfield, Ariels is doing a fixed price 6 course menu that sounds pretty interesting. Don't know if you can get rezzies at this late date. Call.

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      1. re: rcianci

        I totally missed that they were staying in Salibury, just saw the 'Burlington, etc."

        You are not going to want to drive into Burlington from Salisbury on New Years, not with the roads in the condition they're in right now, and not with the weather they're saying will start hitting on New Years.

        Unfortunately, you'll be staying in the middle of nowhere with no good/easy access east-west, so heading into Brookfield, while Ariel's is certainly a lovely place, it's not going to be anything like an easy drive. There's a range of mountains in the way. :)

        You'll be right off Route 7, though. I'm not as familiar with the good restaurants in that area, but I think you really want to stick closer to Salisbury than Sherburne or Burlington. Maybe there's something in Vergennes...

        1. re: Morganna

          Ah! Just found Salisbury on the map. Forget what I said about Ariel's. Great place, but it's a 90+ minute drive even in good weather.

      2. Cafe Provence in Brandon is decent and not far from Salisbury.

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        1. re: masha

          Oh awesome! Cafe Provence is catering the wedding I'm here for. Definitely willing to drive to Burlington. Took us 2 hrs to get from BVT to Salisbury with the roads today. Headed to Stowe for skiing possibly in the next couple days. Ready for a great meal for New Years! Keep the comments coming!

        2. Got to Salisbury today! We're very free till Saturday, so if we gotta drive to Burlington for a good meal we're ready for it :) Possibly headed to Stowe for snowboarding. Any ideas for that? Keep the comments on great food in this area coming! THANKS!!!!

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          1. re: kkeating

            If you are willing to drive for good food, then I strongly recommend Starry Night Cafe in Ferrisburgh.

          2. There is a new place just south of Vergennes on Route 7 in New Haven called Tourterelles. My sister has been there and says it is excellant. Its a half hour or so from Salisbury. I'd also second the Cafe Provence recommendation. My wife had a apple\gargonzola\butternut squash ravioli there last night she said was aweseome.


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            1. re: Shann

              I ate at Tourterelles about 1 month ago. Starry Night is way better.