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Blue Cat Cafe

1 Lawson Lane, Burlington, VT 05401
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Ranked #51 of 210 Restaurants in Burlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Sun 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Eclectic, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Somewhat difficult to find, not the easiest to park, but absolutely the best food for hundreds of miles. Small and casually sophisticated quiet atmosphere. Not the typical Burlington experience and it doesn't come cheap, but expect attentive service and good food. The menu is somewhat limited but what they do they do extremely well. A gem, tucked away in an... More 

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Marin County, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a steak restaurant but the hamburger (ordered medium rare) was a well done meat ball. Atmosphere was pleasant and restaurant was quaint and wood paneled. But the food was not good.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Small, intimate restaurant with good music and excellent good. Server was very attentive without being invasive and was knowledgeable about the menu. Food tasted as good as I imagined it would - it did not disappoint. Excellent selection of wines to chose from. Definitely worth a visit.

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Merrimack, NH
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Visiting for parents' weekend in Burlington, VT, treating my daughter along with another family to a steak dinner. The restaurant was small and cozy. The steaks were prepared as requested for all (7 of us)! That's a feat in and of itself. The service very attentive. They offer free parking at the corner of St. Paul and College Street, but... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We only go here about once a year for special occasions as it is a bit pricy, but worth it for a special meal. This time we had the sweet pea stuffed ravioli with goat cheese which was excellent. We also had prime rib and I am not exaggerating when I say I have never had a piece of meat... More 

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Lake Luzerne, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here, it is warm and intimate, lots of atmosphere with lovely lighting and ambiance. Most important of all, the meal was superb, they specialize in steak but also offer pasta, duck, fish and lamb. So many delicius choices!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is a lovely small restaurant nestled just off Church Street in Burlington. The service is wonderful and the ambiance is very romantic. The food is primarily beef but other options are available which is good because El Hubby and I do not eat beef. We had the cheese plate, Caesar Salad and Raviolis, and we were not disappointed. The... More 

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40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Went there after reading about it on Trip Advisor to try something new. The menu is OK but, one in our party had a lamb dish. The meat was "pulled" ala pulled pork. This was not stated on the menu. I had one of the specials on the menu (mushrooms, spinach and pasta). Meal was OK but, at $ 28.00??... More 

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157 reviews 157 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It is a very intimate and cozy restaurant. Make sure to make a reservation, there are fewer than 10 tables. The staff seems a bit snooty if you don't have a reservation and just try to walk in. The menu is small, I find myself wishing for a few more starter options. But the steaks are delicious as are the... More 

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Milton, Vermont
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I had no idea that this place even existed. I had always seen the sign on the corner but never thought anything of it. From the sign on the corner you walk down to the back corner of parking lot, cross the alley into the building, then down the hall. First impression upon walking in was how beautiful the place... More 

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Additional Information about Blue Cat Cafe

Address: 1 Lawson Lane, Burlington, VT 05401
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Eclectic, Wine Bar

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