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Kismet

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52 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602-3176
802-223-8646
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9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Drinks and snack

Sat outside and had drinks (wine and Heady Topper) and an exceptional snack - potato skins with chopped chiles, creme fraiche, red onion, etc Good service as well. Would be interested in trying other things on the menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
happyinboston
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boston
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Middlesex, Vermont
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The food here is unparalleled. They use fresh, local, organic Vermont sourced Ingredients. They even have their own garden. I wish their hours were more flexible and that they were open on Sunday evenings and for lunch.

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toronto
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This spot was highly recommended by our airbnb host and what a fantastic treat. First off, they make some serious cocktails here. The Barr Hill Gin and Tonic, a simple combination of Barr Hill Gin, QTonic, lemon zest, a bit of cucumber and a huge ice cube was delicious. I had the polenta fries and the vegetable plate. This was... More 

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boston
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40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Sat outside and had drinks (wine and Heady Topper) and an exceptional snack - potato skins with chopped chiles, creme fraiche, red onion, etc Good service as well. Would be interested in trying other things on the menu.

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Vermont
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Why is running the front of the house so important? The food is always good but when things are busy it turns out that kismet is the hippie word for chaos. The organization needs to improve. We are locals and we are going to stay away!

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nj
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103 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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?