HOME > Chowhound > Northern New England >

Discussion

Burlington/Vergennes/Montpelier>> Any Excellent New Places Since Last October(or Coming Soon?)

  • 5

I scanned and searched but didn't find any discussion on this topic. Could you helpful locals fill me in on closings/openings/significant improvements or declines- since last year and/or coming in time for our mid-October trip this year? We were there and tried the new place on Church (where Smokejack's was) last Oct.; had mixed experience i think...
Thanks much for your help.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
Posting Guidelines | FAQs | Feedback
Cancel
  1. i use Open Table alot for making reservations in the wee hours- and I noticed that Vermont's own BlueBird and Cafe Provence both are on different Open Table 'best of' lists. Look forw to trying them.
    Any experiences here?

    http://www.opentable.com/best-new-eng...

    http://www.opentable.com/best-new-eng...

    -----
    Cafe Provence
    11 Center St, Brandon, VT 05733

    4 Replies
    1. re: opinionatedchef

      Haven't been to BlueBird, but I've been to Cafe Provence a number of times. It is always good. I think the desserts and appetizers may outshine the entrees, but I have not had a bad meal there. Surprisingly, one of my favorite things at this essentially upscale French restaurant is their thin crust pizza, especially the spinach, bacon, onion and sour cream one.

      -----
      Cafe Provence
      11 Center St, Brandon, VT 05733

      1. re: Shann

        I should note that Cafe Provence is in Brandon, which is approximately 1.5 hours from Burlington or Montpelier and probably about an hour from Vergennes which were your targeted areas.

        -----
        Cafe Provence
        11 Center St, Brandon, VT 05733

        1. re: Shann

          yep, i got that; just decided to include it for your interest about VT recognition at Open Table.

          1. re: opinionatedchef

            Its not new, but I really like the Starry Night Cafe in Ferrisburgh, just north of Vergennes. If you haven't been I highly suggest you try it.
            Another gem that is not well known outside of the local community is the Good Times Cafe in Hinesburg. Excellent pizza. They also offer a variety of different dishes - chana masala (one of my favorites), a cajun dish, and a variety of different sandwiches. Its in Hinesburg on Route 116.
            In Burlington The Farm House is fairly new. I have been itching to go as I've heard good things.

            -----
            Starry Night Cafe
            5467 Route 7, Ferrisburgh, VT 05456

            Good Times Cafe
            RR 116, Hinesburg, VT 05461