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52 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602-3176
802-223-8646
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Special Occasion

We loved out pot roast meal, while our friends salmon was just ok. We would not order seafood in VT. The desert was excellent. A 16oz Heady Topper was only $5, how can you go wrong?

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
almenj
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
nj
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229 reviews 229 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We loved out pot roast meal, while our friends salmon was just ok. We would not order seafood in VT. The desert was excellent. A 16oz Heady Topper was only $5, how can you go wrong?

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Vermont
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Some of the best meals ever have been at Kismet - fresh, locally sourced foods, prepared with some imagination. But often the kitchen is slow. This has sometimes been offset by attentive waitstaff, but be prepared to relax and enjoy your companions while you wait for your food. It will be worth the wait.

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Granada Hills, CA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Decided to trust my Tripadvisor friends and visit this restaurant on a recent Saturday night. Went in without reservations and waited nearly an hour for a table of 3. OK, I get the wait for a table. After finally getting a table, we placed an order trying out various specials for that night. An hour later, food finally arrives. Problem... More 

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Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Still cannot get over how great the meal was at Kismet. I had the tortellini and my daughter had the veggie burger. The tortellini was not the typical kind, it was just so much better. The blending of fresh ingredients and herbs was outstanding. Just perfect. I did not try her burger, but she was equally pleased. Our waitress was... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Have chosen Kismet for a couple of special occasion lunches, the food was great both times. Great ingredients, beautiful presentation, very nice atmosphere without being precious or pretentious. My only quibble with this place is the somewhat unpredictable hours of operations... I've tried to go for dinner a couple of times and found nobody home... recommend you call ahead. It's... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Chef/owner Crystal Madeira knows what she is doing and had created an array of dishes worthy of five stars. The essence here is fresh, local, farm-to-table and just really fine efforts on everything I have ever had here. The menu is NOT static, but changes with the season and with the creative ideas born here. Here's a sample vegetarian dish... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Hungry and cold, my friends and I found this great place via Yelp. A farm-to-table restaurant with lots of coziness and charm to go around, Kismet offers a delicious prix fixe dinner menu from which you can select a la carte items. Their plates are quite ideal for sharing. Luckily, I was able to have a little tasting of each... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We went for brunch on New Year's Day and were overall delighted. My companion had the Portuguese baked eggs, which were unusual and delicious. I had a special that was on for that day, a benedict florentine style dish with crusty bread instead of english muffins. The components of the dish were all good, including the hollandaise, but in my... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Part of the eat local movement, Kismet is the best brunch option in Montpelier. A limited but delicious menu with plenty of variety provides the eater with an excellent meal. Their bloody mary's are highly regarded and are highly recommended when eating brunch at Kismet. There is limited seating and it can fill up quite quickly so reservations can come... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Try this place. I love their Brunch! Great waitstaff and creative well prepared food. It's not cheap, but I never feel like I paid too much. all around good experiences there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 52 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602-3176
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Montpelier
  • Phone Number: 802-223-8646

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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