Bars & Cafes
Although the name may allude it to be a spiritual place, Church & Main is a restaurant that serves its guests a relishing American fare. The restaurant merely gets its name from the location it stands upon. Savor their delectable fish and meat dishes while seated in the elegant interiors of this place. On Saturdays you can drop in at this restaurant to enjoy their delicious fare for brunch, lunch or dinner.
In a neighborhood brimming with restaurants Leunig's Bistro & Lounge stands out with its unique blend of flavors from Paris with the traditional Vermont flair. The restaurant, covered in hues of chrome and well lit, offers a cozy space to dine in. On warm summer days, you can choose to relish your meal at the patio. The lounge on the top floor, with its amorous ambiance, makes it a great place to enjoy some precious moments with your loved one.
Nestled in the heart of Burlington, Daily Planet is great place to enjoy a lively evening with your peers. Along with being a dining place, this venue takes pride in the art exhibitions it hosts regularly. Comprising of a bar, a dining room and a solarium, Daily Planet has a refreshing set of art adorning its walls every month. Though the restaurant closes earlier on in the night, you can accompany your drink with some lite-bites from their bar menu.
Founded in 2009, the Bluebird Tavern offers its patrons a great dining experience. The executive chef Michael Clauss has given traditional American cuisine a contemporary twist while blending in flavors from France and Italy. Choose from their large array of wines, beers and cocktails to complement your meal. Every Sunday, this tavern opens its doors to its guests for a delicious brunch.
Decked up a beautiful scarlet hue is Parima Acoustic Lounge. With plush leather couches, soothing candles and quaint Thai antiques, you cannot take your eyes off the intriguing decor. The place also has many music and poetry nights for your entertainment. The extensive bar is tailored to keep you in high spirits. The ambiance is very relaxed and the service very warm. This place is especially great to unwind or spend some quality time with your loved ones.
In downtown Burlington, it is Radio Bean that is the source of much of the great live music. This little shack of a coffeehouse is quaint enough to be charming, with the inside atmosphere typical of a coffeehouse. The rather cozy interiors boast a brick-wall on the left that has a few interesting paintings on it, while the ceiling has some odd ornaments hanging, and all of this is complemented by the artsy crowd that fills the cafe to the brim on most days. On offer are delectably interesting blends of coffee, with a side of soothing live music. See the website or call to know more.
Discover your primal side at The Monkey House in Winooski. A bar-cum-music-venue that was opened by locals trying to add flavor and more life to the city's music scene, The Monkey House presents musicians and bands from the city as well as beyond, thus offering a good variety to listeners. There's also drinks and food found here, so no need to venture out. See the website or call to know more.
For a true Japanese dining experience drop in at Koto Japanese Steak House. Established in 1999, Koto serves a delectable variety of sushi, sashimi, teriyaki, tempura, soba and udon (japanese noodles). If you would like a gluten free meal, they will gladly cater to your requirement. A popular favorite of guests is the hibachi meal, where groups can sit around the chef as he prepares your food in front of you. A beautiful Japanese ambiance, replete with a koi pond has been recreated here.
In the quiet place of South Burlington, Pauline's Cafe brings in a breath of fresh air with its vibrancy and alluring aromas. The cuisine is a delightful blend of American and French flavors with an addition of a contemporary twist. The chef loves to surprise his guests with a refreshing menu every season. Guests can choose to dine at the upstairs cafe or the restaurant, while relaxing on the wood furnishing and enjoying the chic decor. In summers visitors can dine at the patio while taking in the warmth of the sun.