Starry Night Cafe

4.7
496 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Specializing in locally-sourced, organic and seasonal Vermont products, the Starry Night Café invites you to experience our unique and intimate historic buildings, artistan-crafted decor and our fresh, inventive menu. We invite you to enjoy a little taste of delicious cuisine within our lovely countryside setting under the stars!
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LS
New England
4 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always satisfied when I dine at Starry Night

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We shared a lovely dinner for two at Starry Night. The food was outstanding! Highlights were the tomatilla soup, the strawberry and tangerine salad with sliced almonds, and the beef tenderloin entree, but everything was delicious. The service (Filipe) was also excellent. We sat in the screened room. The view of the landscape outside was very pleasant; as evening fell and darkness came on, the discrete lighting under the trees outside provided a lovely understated accent.
Only one criticism. The chairs in the screened room are uncomfortable. The curved seats are not wide enough even for an average-width backside. The raised edges at left and right sides of the sitting surface cause significant discomfort.
We loved our evening at Starry Night. We will come again, and we will recommend SNC to others!

OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always ! Attentive service, lovely ambiance, delectable cuisine. A gem of a restaurant which we frequent over and over again with great pleasure.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place is amazing from the atmosphere to the food. I can't wait to come back!

c
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite! Always great food, excellent service, and delightful ambiance. Would recommend it to all!

F
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic! The porch was so nice. Great service, peaceful atmosphere. Food is always great!

v
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a top-notch overall experience: communication around our reservation, dining, drinks, service, ambiance, pacing, flexibility w. dietary needs, everything, honestly.
I cannot speak to the value because we were treated by our friend, so I didn't pay much attention to the prices.

KE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and dependably good. The calamari is one of my favorite appetizers.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with excellent staff, service & delicious five star creative cuisine! A lovely garden as well.

JR
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were on the porch which was delightful on a beautiful summer evening. I’m not sure that we would have been as happy in one of the darker dining rooms. Of course food, service, etc would have been the same no doubt.

AF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again Starry Night did not disappoint! Warm summer evening....dinner on the screened porch... celebrated our anniversary! If you enjoy lamb.... it is always amazing however the chef prepares it!

j
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly fresh, colorful and delicious food. We were fortunate to score a table on the porch for beautiful evening. Had the pork loin and scallops special. The vegetable accompaniments were spectacular

CN
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best place I eat anywhere in Vermont. Great atmosphere. Great outdoor dining. Beautiful rooms with really outstanding art. I would go here every week, but it's only drawback is being a little pricey, but I say that about most restaurants.

BL
New England
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Anniversary was a special day and we wanted to celebrate at a special restaurant. We hit the jackpot. The finest restaurant in greater Burlington. The attention to detail, the service and the quality of the food were all top notch. And we’ve been to many in the 38 years we’ve lived in the area. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

RR
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our experience was a most pleasant one and the 4 of us enjoyed ourselves very much. FYI: 2 people ordered the seafood dish and found it to be skimpy, i.e., it needs more rice with the dish to fully appreciate the flavors of the sauce and to better complement the fish (wouldn't order it again). 2 people ordered the pork: seasoning fantastic and a beautiful piece of grilled pork, but my knife barely cut through it (it was tough); we each chewed a lot and finished the dish but we would not order it again. We found it to be overpriced--everything meaning wine, all courses.

D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

extremely hot would have preferred to be inside. some days are too hot to serve outdoors or air condition the new addition

CC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite of ours. Service is impeccable. Food is amazing and the atmosphere is chill!

LM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner and the service was fantastic! I compared my dinner to our old favorite restaurant, Cafe Shelburne!

CP
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife and I absolutely love this place! Always a memorable experience, we will always come back as often as we can!

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We had a reservation for 6:45 but a table was free at 6:15. We did not get served our dinner until 7:40. Way too long a wait as we didn’t order appetizers .

CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely place in this area. It is a rare find. The food, ambiance, and service were wonderful. Would definitely come back and recommend to others. If you are looking for a good food experience mostly made with local ingredients, or get some rest from the burgers/fries/sandwich/pizza that seem abundant in the 50 miles radius, this is a must try! We had the Calamari with Coconut curry, beef tartare, seared scallops, beef tenderloin, their special salad and finished it with their chocolate bomb, all paired with their recommended wines/port. Everything was great.

PA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Great staff and smoothly run.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food & service.

JR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was excellent and the food was delicious. Our server was friendly and particularly helpful regarding my dietary restrictions, which always tend to make eating out a challenge for me.

F
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! A beautiful evening to sit on the screened porch! Great menu and service.

RP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb all the way around!

WB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been coming to Starry Night for special occasions for years. As always, food, service and ambience were superb.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great setting. Food was undercooked, twice. Ask for over done, still delicious!

TV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect meal, spectacular night on the porch, friendly and unpretentious waitstaff who are completely professional. Lived in Burlington a long time, and I like a lot of restaurants but Starry Night is at the top of the list!

D
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Meal overall was disappointing. My salmon was warm the rest of the meal was cold. Expected better

F
Tampa
64 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was good, but I especially appreciated the server being straight with me about size of portions so I could order what I could eat and not too much. Save room for desserts which not only will wow you with presentation but also flavor. Worth a trip I.

SW
New England
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Scallop appetizer was amazing and asparagus salad was delicious. Pork entree missed the mark. Very chewy. Chicken entree was good. Good service. Delicious cocktail.

SC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food on a lovely early summer evening. A bit pricey but worth it.

AC
Montreal
20 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing. It is a little bit of a drive from Burlington, VT, but so worth it. It is picturesque place surrounded by hills, a lake, gorgeous gardens and skies that you can see for ever. The inside of the restaurant is warm, rustic and has that cabin like feel that surrounds you with comfort. The small touches of having a fresh flowers at the table, a welcoming bar at the entrance, the feel of home and the beautiful smell of gardenias in the bathroom is just so heart warming.

I brought my best friend from Austin, TX to dine there while I live in Montreal. This place, its ambiance and the food really made our night. Our server was the best and so sweet. She was knowledgeable and ensured that my requests were met in terms of vegetarian selections and how I wanted to pay the bill. I can't wait to bring more people to this establishment.

It felt like having a meal in the middle of a gorgeous Van Gogh painting! Highly recommend and you must visit this place if you are in Middlebury or Burlington.

JH
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service as usual. Our favorite restaurant.

T
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outside patio is lovely!! Service outstanding and our dinner was quite delicious!!

D
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in VT for a biking trip. Saturday was UVT graduation in Burlington so it was a madhouse. Found this excellent restaurant in Ferrisburgh Quiet, great menu and wine list. Service Excellent. Beautiful restaurant. Would Van Gogh again in a heartbeat.

JK
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was wonderful! Food was great! All and All, it was a job well done!

OT
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dining experience! We were celebrating our daughter’s college graduation from UVM. We all loved our entrees! The food, service and ambiance were excellent! A special thanks to the staff for a beautiful night!

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