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Wooden Spoon Bistro

1210 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT 05403-5720
802-399-2074
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Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bistro
Most recent review
- Apr 18, 2014
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69% Recommend
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English first
South Burlington, Vermont, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We dined at the Wooden Spoon with friends. The food was great, but at the time, they charged extra for their "home made bread". Our waitress did not seem to like her job. When we were served butter it was flavored with maple syrup-yuk. Then when asked to give us plain butter, she said something like well this is Vermont... More

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South Burlington, Vermont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great food. Friendly staff. A tad pricy but the food is very very good. The menu is very limited but the items on the menu represent a wide variety (seafood, tapas, etc.). Would highly recommend it for a date night before the movies.

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Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The food was good and creative. The atmosphere was nice. It was close to our hotel and the local Higher Ground concert venue. The price was fair. Not cheap but not a rip-off either. The service was good and helpful but maybe lacked a bit of warmth. That being said, they were nice enough to some places around when we... More

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Milton
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108 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We dine out a lot and tried the Wooden Spoon Bistro because of a Deal Chicken deal. Our first impression is that this is a bar that serves food. It was pretty noisy on a Wednesday night. We were put in a small booth by the door and that location was subjected to wind blasts whenever folks came in the... More

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Williston, Vermont
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

My wife and another couple dined here last night. Service was good and the atmosphere was, well.... bistro. Other reviewers complained about lack of choice, but IMHO, you cannot do 100 things well. I always prefer a restaurant that has fewer choices because I know they they will be focused. If I want choice, I'll go to Applebees. Instead of... More

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Essex, Vermont
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

First time here and tried to keep an open mind after reading other reviews. We went on a Wednesday night so it wasn't that busy or loud. We chose to wait for a table to be cleaned as it was in a more desirable location compared to what was readily available. The service was fairly prompt up until we put... More

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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I thought the food was very good, but not good enough to merit the prices paid. The service was very slow, which was the biggest disappointment.

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Frederick, Maryland
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51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Like others say- limited menu. Only two servers on main part of floor so slow at times - but weren't in a hurry. Hard to find- find the cheese shop & you will find it in their lot. Hangar steak & burgers were good.

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Burlington, Vermont
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Very disappointed after seeing all the positive reviews here and elsewhere. We tried it during Vermont Restaurant Week. First off, they failed to have a record of our reservation. The minute we walked in the placed reeked of fish frying fat and the noise hit us like a loudspeaker at a rock concert. Sound was so poorly controlled that we... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

We had a fantastic meal here, will be returning in the future. Only thing that we could see being a problem was the service was slow, but the food made up for it. Everything tasted very good specially the fried clams with the truffle aioli.

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