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Pistou - CLOSED

61 Main St, Burlington, VT 05401-8407
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good19%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
9 Mar 2014
“Good food depressing ambience”
1 Feb 2014
“Excellent Food; S-L-O-W Service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, French, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
61 Main St, Burlington, VT 05401-8407
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Depressing grey walls with barely legible menu written on them. View of the prep/storage area from our table. Cases on wine piled in main restaurant area. Service haphazard.

Thank bulldog666
Reviewed 1 February 2014

We wanted to love this restaurant, and maybe we would have, but the service was so bad ( definitely our waiter) that we ended up eating our main course in ten minutes as we had tickets to the theater. We arrived at 6:00 and were...More

Thank suzzy66
Reviewed 8 November 2013

We had read the few reviews, and were expecting a decent meal. I had the Brandade (a mix of potato, vegetables, and cod), and then the Octopus. My sister had the Brandade also, and the scallops with Brussels sprouts reduction. For desert we had one...More

Thank smiro2
Reviewed 3 November 2013

We ate here on our last evening after spending five days in Vermont and while good, we were not amazed. We understood the choices would be limited - but had a hard time choosing from the 3 or 4 possibilities. Finally chose cod while my...More

Thank JeanBloomfield_MI
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Pistou is remarkable. Only one other restaurant, Toque in Montreal, Quebec, is as fabulous! The food is fresh, seasonal and creatively prepared. We have ordered the four course tasting menu for $42/person and adored every bite, every visit. Portions are just right. Chef was up...More

Thank See_Vermont_Soon
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Well, we finally visited Pistou. Had been following the TA threads. Most had said very good food, many mentioned the 2 Course Prix Fixe Menu, a limited one at that, and expensive. It appears the Prix Fixe Menu has been retired. The menu itself is...More

Thank Sno-Bum
Reviewed 29 September 2013

First, the food is very good. They use local suppliers and the chef prepares the food very well. Menu is quite sparse. Beef, fowl, a few fish dishes and a pasta as I recall. Portions were light for all the main courses served in our...More

1  Thank Little-Tupper
Reviewed 27 September 2013

In a larger city, Pistou would probably rank as a "neighborhood favorite"; but in a larger city Burlington's population of about 40,000 would be a neighborhood, so there you go. This is a serious restaurant, French-inflected, with a limited but good menu and a limited...More

Thank Seeitgo
Reviewed 2 August 2013

They're going for urban chic but I came away feeling a bit ripped off. The food was "interesting" and good but not really as fantastic as all the presentation drama. Portions were quite small and on the pricey side. Reminded me of that Miller beer...More

2  Thank cheesehead07
Reviewed 17 July 2013

The food was out of this world. We went for the 2-course $35 per person prix fixe dinner. We had a tomato tart which consisted of fresh tomatoes lightly warmed and served on a flat savory goat cheese-buttered tart crust with just the right amount...More

Thank NotaVIP
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Main St, Burlington, VT 05401-8407
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
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