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Blue Cat Cafe

International, Vegetarian, Wine Bar
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1 Lawson Lane, Burlington, VT 05401
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4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

Excellent dinner...Service professional ....food is first class...Been there quite a few times over the years....worth for a dinner << tete a tete >>....lovely place

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Yves C
Montreal, Canada
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North Hero, Vermont
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten multiple times in Blue Cat and loved it...especially the rib eye steak. Although it was on the menu the last visit, we were told that there were none that night and that the New York Strip Steak was substituted. We ordered it and it was just ok. The rib eye is why we go there. I left... More 

Thank mendn13
Montreal, Canada
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Excellent dinner...Service professional ....food is first class...Been there quite a few times over the years....worth for a dinner << tete a tete >>....lovely place

Thank Yves C
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We had dinner Christmas day and came back for Saturday night. We had the cheese plate and foie gras the first night, cheese plate was great foie gras was not seared to my taste. I had a filet and hubs had the rack of lamb both excellent. Day 2 we took the son and dil and had a great dinner... More 

Thank NolaRiceakaCandy
South Burlington, Vermont
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142 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We made reservations for Xmas eve dinner. Having tried the Blue Cat several years ago on Xmas eve and not having been very pleased at the time, we thought that after a few years, things might have improved. Reservations for 5. We arrived on time and were told we would have wait because another party had stayed more than 2... More 

Thank gregv_ma
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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120 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I've been reading the reviews about this place since being in Burlington and figured this had to be a world class experience. Instead, after finally walking through the door, I found it to be a disappointment. As with most disappointments, though, perhaps it was the night, perhaps it was a circumstance that was unseen, or perhaps.... In any case, it... More 

Thank beachatthedoor
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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67 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

This little, and I do mean small, restaurant is an absolute gem! Reservations are highly encouraged as there's limited seating and even with a reservation getting is a challenge. The tables are crowded together thus maneuvering around is a feat. How the waitresses do it is a sight to be seen. Simple menu with a good selection to please most... More 

Thank Norbert B
Peekskill, New York
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It a nice quaint and intimate restaurant tucked away down a little alley. The food was very good and the service was as well. We'll most definitely go there again.

Thank creativeoffice
Manchester, New Hampshire
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

An intimate setting for great steaks. Our food was delicious, service a bit slow but very friendly. Loved that it was casual but felt upscale.

Thank KWD603
Tallahassee, Florida
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Blue cat is a small restaurant with a superb streak menu, a good bar and knowlegable wait persons and a calm, quiet decor infused with quiet jazz music. A great value for those who want good meal. A welcome contrast to many of the more popular restaurants.

Thank Lindamccat
Burlington, Vermont
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The food is great if a bit pricey, they have some of the best steaks I've had in Vermont. The waitstaff was professional and the ambiance is great for couples.

Thank Joe M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Lawson Lane, Burlington, VT 05401
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: International, Vegetarian, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?