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Cafe Shelburne Francais

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Rte 7, Shelburne, VT 05482
(802) 985-3939
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
This place is closed

The restaurant closed and has been replaced by a Greek restaurant called Taverna Khione. It had been a staple of traditional French cooking for a long time and the owners sold to another group that tried to make a go of it but failed, so they sold the place to the new owners of a Greek taverna,

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Dagmar G
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Shelburne, Vermont
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Shelburne, Vermont
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The restaurant closed and has been replaced by a Greek restaurant called Taverna Khione. It had been a staple of traditional French cooking for a long time and the owners sold to another group that tried to make a go of it but failed, so they sold the place to the new owners of a Greek taverna,

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The meal started well with hot, yeasty rolls & fresh coffee. Looking forward to a good bowl of soup & what I anticipated to be a classic Vermont dessert. The pea soup, which I love when it's thick & creamy with chunks of honey ham, was watery & undercooked with undetectable seasoning of any kind, including salt & pepper, which... More 

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Milton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We dine out a lot and were eager to try the new Cafe Shelburne. The decor is plain but nice. We sat next to an open window which enabled us to enjoy all the traffic going by. How charming. Our martini's at $10 were fine. While we were waiting for our entrees, we were treated to Cafe Shelburne dinner rolls.... More 

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East Schodack, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The best dining experience in the Burlington/ Shelburne area! Great intimate atmosphere, excellent service, outstanding meals and the pantry is stocked from the finest local farms. Gourmet and superb all the way!

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Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Went here for special dessert and coffee after lovely meal someplace else, expecting something French and fabulous to end the eve. There was a family and another couple there and we could hear every word of both tables. I also felt like tables so close the couple was at our table. There was no ambiance music, if no one spoke... More 

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Plattsburgh, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The night we went there was only one other dining party in the restaurant. The first two selections from the wine list were out of stock and the bottle we finally chose was corked. The replacement wine was satisfactory. Similarly, several of the seemingly staple menu items were not available. All in all, a very disappointing experience! I will not... More 

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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Café Shelburne was sold last year and there have been rumors that they will be changing the menu soon. Let's hope not. Last year under the old owners it was outstanding and very French. The new owners, who come from the fine kitchens of the Inn at Shelburne Farms, have a more American feel. The food this evening was really... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My wife and I booked our monthly "date night" dinner at Cafe Shelburne recently -- simply because she had received a gift certificate from one of her students. Our meals were simply outstanding. They were unique recipes with complex flavors that took full advantage of the flavors available in local products. For a starting course, I had a lentil salad... More 

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Shelburne, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

My wife and I returned to Cafe Shelburne after not having frequented it in many years. Our memories of it have always been extremely positive. With the new ownership, we wondered what our experience would be like. We were NOT disappointed! Our entrees were expertly prepared and pleasing to both the eye and palate. The atmosphere, we were delighted to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This had always been the neighborhood "go to" for an excellent meal. It's been under new management for maybe the past 6 months and we were anxious to try it. We went on a Sunday night so maybe a substitute chef is the issue here, but the food was incredibly salty. I mean, beyond fast food salty. And it wasn't... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Shelburne Francais

Address: Rte 7, Shelburne, VT 05482
Phone Number: (802) 985-3939
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Shelburne
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rte 7, Shelburne, VT 05482
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Shelburne
  • Phone Number: (802) 985-3939

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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