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Kismet

52 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602-3176
802-223-8646
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Ranked #3 of 46 Restaurants in Montpelier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Philadelphia, PA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Stopped by for a dinner on our way from Montreal to Hanover, NH - it’s a two minute drive off I-89. What a find! It's a really small place. I suspect Fridays get reserved a week or two in advance. The food was excellent all around. We enjoyed every bit. Good selection of wine and beer, too. Do yourself a... More

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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124 reviews 124 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had visited Kismet for breakfast and lunch before, but it had been 8 or 9 years. Plus we had never had dinner before. Well, nothing but thumbs up again. I love the fact that the ingredients come from their neighborhood, quite literally, and visiting in August means so much is available. We were in no rush and had a... More

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Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The family and I were driving up to Maine from Montréal, and decided to stop in Montpelier to have some breakfast. We opened up Urbanspoon and saw that this restaurant got rave reviews. The restaurant did not disappoint. It was quite a great brunch. I tried the baguette french toast which was quite delicious. The eggs benedict were great! A... More

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Barrie, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The menu was somewhat unique, and the food was very good. The staff were all quite friendly and attentive. The decor was nice, however, the seating is very close. A little loud for us when we were there for brunch on Sunday. I would still recommend this restaraunt

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Cambridge, Vermont
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The food was absolutely delicious. I had the sausage, fingerling potato, and grains, topped by a perfectly poached egg. The plate was beautiful, and every bite was wonderful. Yes, it was pricey, but this was a special occasion, a gathering of writer-friends before a book event, so it was worth it. My one caveat was the wait. We allowed 2... More

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Barre, Vermont
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Food last night was delicious- Well prepared and high marks for presentation. $8 for 8 bites of roasted beet salad. $19 for two ravioli 2 inches in diameter. Luckily I could share my husband's entree. We both had room for dessert and it was very nice. It would have to be a very special night out to go back.

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Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The food is absolutely amazing. Local, often organic, always fresh, beautifully seasoned, creatively combined ingredients, generous portions. The owner is also the chef and Crystal is always in the kitchen making sure everything comes out perfectly. There are gluten-free, and vegan options available along with the local meat and fresh fish options; something for everyone! They have a nice wine... More

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Montpelier, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I am a local, and have eaten at every restaurant in Montpelier SEVERAL times. I never tire of Kismet. I love that I can trust the quality of the ingredients... always with an emphasis on local. They do an awesome job of balancing creative and rustic cuisine - something familiar with a twist that makes it more delicious than you... More

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Barre, Vermont
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73 reviews 73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I have written a review of this restaurant before but it was their "Secret Sushi" day serving a completely different menu. So to be fair, I am writing another review on my experience when they had their regular menu. I called during the day to make a reservation and left a message. They called back while I was away and... More

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New England
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Group of 4, awesome mimosas, everyone's breakfast or lunch was really good. We had one of the XO burgers, huevos rancheros, french toast, and the squash crepes special. All excellent. Cute restaurant, not too long of a wait at 1pm on a Saturday. Definitely would recommend if you are in or around Montpelier, it's a nice half way point on... More

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