The Great Northern

716 Pine St, Burlington
(802) 489-5102
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206lynnm

Wonderful, locavore food. We went in for brunch, and we shared the homemade buttermilk donut with maple cream and kettle corn. Just for starters. The coffee was so good I had to ask which brand it was, as it had a slight spice to it. I had the roasted beet and quinoa salad with a citrus vinaigrette and fried tofu, and my husband had the burger, made with local beef and a seasoning on it I couldn't quite put my finger on. Overall the meal was excellent, and was the service. We will be back for sure.

William F.

I'd call this one of Burlington's hidden gems since its not located downtown, but given the hour+ wait you'll encounter on a Saturday night I think it's safe to say its been discovered. Great Northern earns 5 stars on the strength of its cocktails and its great atmosphere. It also doesn't hurt that you can suffer through the long wait next door at Zero Gravity Brewing's taproom. Great Northern is in the running for best cocktail bar in Burlington. I'd put this up against Hen of the Wood. They're pricey, but not by Boston or New York standards. The food is very good as well. We got the dirty fries and chickpea fritters. I highly recommend the dirty fries, which pair excellent fries with a nice mix of savory porky and pickled toppings. The chickpea fritters are good, but I would definitely order something different next time.

Kim L.

Nice atmosphere and waitstaff, but way overpriced, skimpy servings, I had beet salad, basically a 1/2 cup of lettuce with 1/4 quinoa, nice dressing, a few small cubes of beets and cheese, $15! My friend had a burger, $16, no sides, not even a garnish on the plate, just a lonely burger. Small margarita, mostly ice, $10. Really? So disappointing, hipsters! I could tell other people weren't happy either.

Gladimir Sanon

This is one of my favorite dining spots in the Burlington area. The atmosphere is very nice and cozy, though it is a rather large space. The entree options are a bit scarce, but the crispy chicken entree is one the best things i've eaten in a long time. The dirty fries are very good as well, though it would be nice if the pork was pulled, as opposed to just chopped up in to cubes and thrown in (fat and all). I think the prices are fair, and the portions sizes are good.

Al Getler

Wow! A friend invites me here for breakfast. A kickass breakfast sandwich in a real nice dining environment. I knew the previous place that was here. What they did with the transplanted bar in this place is worth the visit alone. Would love to know the history of the bar!

Nick Loxha

We visit VT once a year from NYC and The Great Northern is where we dine! Excellent local restaurant with great tasting inovative dishes.

David Grace

Very good food... can be a little too salty sometimes. Excellent service.

Garrett Watson

A must-visit in Burlington!

Julio Martínez

Amazing food and awesome service. Great job guys, I am really glad to spend my money on you.

sjk7301948

The room seems real nice, roomy with a great bar and not very crowded with tables spaced out well. The staff seems friendly and competent. The service was basically fine though the entrees were slow to arrive. They were okay, well prepared and mostly tasted fine. The food could have been hotter, the mushroom polenta was disappointing and a bit strange.Somehow it was unwhelming; just seemed to lack energy. But maybe it was me.

Ryan Peacock

Pretty good. Kinda got this early 1900s posh to it. The foods pretty good too! The menu is fairly unique.

Adriana Honor

Stopped in on my visit to Burlington to see a friend ... omg!!! Dirty fries are a must !!! So good you will never have fries like this anywhere... I can’t imagine the rest of the menu ... great spot! Can’t wait to go back

Erin Canniff

Words won’t really do this place justice. Just go and eat anything, it’s all good. Crazy good flavors, local produce great service and relaxing atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back soon.

Stephen M

First thing, I was struck by how professional and well-trained/knowledgeable the staff is. Explanations of the menu were detailed and helpful, especially for one of our fellow diners who has some food allergies. Wife and I shared a very tasty yellowtail starter/small plate. The whole roasted cauliflower with raisins and radishes was excellent and the beet salad was superb. All in all, the various plates were beautifully prepared.

Stephanie Monti Flannigan

Amazing fusion of tastes & variety. My new favorite!

Robert C

Nice atmosphere, food and service was good but way overpriced and the portions were the smallest I have ever experienced! For example their surf and turf, which includes steak and scallops was $33.00 and the piece of sirloin couldn't have been more than 3 oz which included two average sized scallops, a pile of dirty fries and some mixed greens. My wife had the burger for $15.00, which included no sides (not even fries)! If you don't mind handing over plenty of $$$ for not too much, then this is your place. I'll try elsewhere.

Robert C.

Nice atmosphere, food and service was good but way overpriced and the portions were the smallest I have ever experienced! For example their surf and turf, which includes steak and scallops was $33.00 and the piece of sirloin couldn't have been more than 3 oz which included two average sized scallops, a pile of dirty fries and some mixed greens. My wife had the burger for $15.00, which included no sides (not even fries)! If you don't mind handing over plenty of $$$ for not too much, then this is your place. I'll try elsewhere.

Lee M.

Went for brunch at this very nicely decorated and comfortable restaurant. Some hits and misses. Beet salad with pork belly added missed the mark. Not enough flavor. Single small slab of good but mildly flavored cool pork belly was only flavor. Needed something acidic, maybe dressing to make it but way too bland. Rueben was spot on. Great flavors. Favorite local fries: skin on! Nice and crispy not greasy. Bolder flavors would boost rating.

Josh Neilson

Food was delicious, as were the beverages. A bit spendy for what we got. 75$ for 2 burgers (no fries, only a couple of pickle slices), a salad to share, and 2 drinks. Parking in the lot was challenging (impossible), despite the restaurant being mostly empty. Luckily there was still space on the adjacent street. Our service was excellent.

Natalie Randall

A local friend took us and there were no tables available. The hostess kindly created a Dining spot for us in the waiting area which we thought was more desirable and comfortable than the dining tables. The food was excellent and I would make a special trip to go again. We shared everything so tried a lot. Don’t miss: Grilled octopus , crispy chicken with forbidden rice, dirty fries. Staff beyond friendly and accommodating.

The Great Northern

716 Pine St, Burlington, VT 05401