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Aug 14, 2011 11:35 AM

Adventurous anniversary meal in Burlington, VT?

We're staying outside Burlington. Hen of the Wood has been recommended to us but it seems a bit traditional -- yummy but maybe not quirky. Any other recommendations for must-try spots?

Hen of the Wood
92 Stowe St Ste 1, Waterbury, VT 05676

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  1. Sarducci's - it's in Montpelier and it's delicious! Seriously is the best place I've eaten in VT.

    3 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602

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    1. re: citygrrll

      I like Sarducci's a lot but would definitely not call it quirky or adventurous!

      3 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602

    2. If you're looking for quirky and end up at good but very standard Italian Sarducci's you'll be sorely disappointed. I think your best bets are San Sai in Burlington or Salt in Montpelier. San Sai has excellent omakase-style meals, made with locally grown Japanese produce. Salt is known for regularly changing, themed menus and personalized service.

      1. Not quirky but great food, great service and an EXCELLENT beer menu, try Farmhouse.

        1. What about A Single Pebble? They have some interesting not-on-every menu kind of dishes.

          A Single Pebble
          133 Bank Street, Burlington, VT 05401

          1. I'm seconding Salt in Montpelier for adventurous and a bit quirky. :) It's really good.