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Leunig's Bistro


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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French Fries
White Truffle Fries
Sweet Potato Fries
Red Hen Seeded Bread & Herb Focaccia
Served warm with House Made Nduja Butter & Truffle Honey Butter
Duck Confit Poutine
Classic Slow Roasted Duck Confit Picked & Pan Seared Served with French Fries, Maplebrook Cheese Curds & Fried Herbs Topped with Duck Gravy
Escargot Maison
Garlic-Walnut Herb Butter & Parmesan Cheese
Calamari Fritti
Served with Red Chili Sauce
Curried Coconut Mussels
Steamed in a Green Curry Coconut Sauce, White Wine, Shoestring Leeks & Carrots
Graham Cracker Crusted Duck Frites
Served with a Chili Maple Dipping Sauce
Citrus Garlic & Herb Infused Shrimp & Beef Skewers
With Peppadew Compote
6 Cornmeal Dredged & Fried
with Sweet Chili Aioli
4 Rockefeller
with Fennel, Shallots, Tomatoes, Baby Spinach & Pernod Cream Sauce
4 Raw Oysters
with Champagne Mignonette
Soup au Pistou
Classic French Vegetable & White Bean Soup Topped with Asiago & Pesto
Onion Soup Gratinée
A Bistro Classic, with Beef Broth & a Blend of Cheeses
Chilled Green Tomato & Avocado Gazpacho
with Freeze Dried Sweet Corn & Smoked Paprika Sour Cream
House Salad
Baby Greens, Grated Carrots, English Cucumbers, Grape, Tomatoes, Parsnip Frites & Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette
Add White Anchovies 1.5
Caesar Salad
With Shaved Parmesan & Garlic Croutons
Summer Wedge
Baby Iceberg Wedge topped with Avocado Chipotle & Buttermilk Ranch, Smoked Paprika Rubbed Pork Belly, Grape Tomatoes, Freeze Dried Sweet Corn, Toasted Sunflower Seeds & Crumbled Blue Cheese
Truffled Burrata Salad
Maple Brook Truffled Burrata served with Baby Mixed Greens tossed with White Balsamic Marinated Heirloom Tomatoes Strawberries & Watermelon Served with Sliced Bayonne Ham &Toasted Country Bread
Portabella Mushroom
Beyond Burger
Ahi Tuna
Grilled Chicken
Beef Skewers
Grilled Beef Tenderloin
All Cheese Plates come with House Made Crackers, Bing Cherry Compote & Fresh Fruit. Extra House Made Crackers (8) $2
Boucher Blue
This raw cows' milk creation is creamy and earthy with undertones of sweet chestnuts and truffles. Boucher Family Farm in Highgate, VT. Pair with Chateau Laribotte Sauternes 3oz $10 / 375ml $40
Spring Brook Tarentaise
Named after the French Valley that inspired it. Semi hard natural raw milk from pasture fed jersey cows washed rind cheese aged for 10 or more months
Blue Ledge Farm Lake's Edge
The dramatic strong & earthy flavored local goat's milk cheese is enhanced by a streak of ash through the center
Vermont Farmstead Governor's Cheddar
Winner 2012 American Cheese Society Awards, Raw Farmstead, aged over 1 year. Subtle honey note, lush butter & fruit tones balance the cheddar bite
Blue Ledge Farm Camembrie
Fresh Cow's Milk Cheese from a family-owned & operated farm in Salisbury, VT. This cheese is across between Camembert & Brie
Consider Bardwell Pawlet
Raw Jersey Milk Italian style tome cheese. Creamy texture and bright bite Aged for four to six months
Served Until 1:45
Eggs Benedict
Two Poached Eggs, North Country Smoke House Canadian Bacon on Brioche topped with Hollandaise Sauce served with Asparagus, Tri-Color Potato & Herb Home Fries with Mixed Greens
Eggs Arcadia
Two Jumbo Lump Maine Crab Cakes, Sautéed Baby Spinach, Two Poached Eggs on Brioche topped with Hollandaise Sauce served with Tri-Color Potato & Herb Home Fries & Mixed Greens
Black Bean & Avocado Hummus Benedict
Crispy Black Bean Cakes, Sautéed Baby Spinach Poached Eggs, Sliced Tomato, Avocado Hummus on Brioche topped with Hollandaise Sauce Served with Asparagus, Tri-Color Potato & Herb Home Fries & Mixed Greens
Glazed Corned Beef Hash
Mustard & Brown Sugar Glaze Naturally Cured Corned Beef Hash with Sautéed Onions & Potato topped with Two Poached Eggs, served with Tri-Color Potato & Herb Home Fries & Toast
Filet Mignon & Eggs
Grilled Beef Tenderloin topped with Hollandaise Sauce, with Two Eggs any style, Asparagus, Tri-Color Potato & Herb Home Fries & Toast
Granola & Yogurt
House Made Maple Granola with Mixed Nuts & Dried Fruit Served with Vermont Greek Vanilla Yogurt & Fresh Fruit
Add a Fried Egg 2
Chicken & Waffles
Crispy Chicken Breast, Jambon Maison Natural Ham Gruyere & Fontina Cheese Maple Bacon Compound Butter Served with Tri-Color Potato & Herb Home Fries & Mixed Greens
Breakfast Burrito
Flour Tortilla Stuffed with Crispy Potatoes, Scrambled Eggs, VT Chorizo Sausage, Chipotle Rice, Grilled Pablano Pepper Refried Black Beans, Grilled Corn & Peppers with Vermont Queso Fresco Cheese Served with Tri-Color Potato & Herb Home Fries & Mixed Greens
Cinnamon Bun French Toast Casserole
Custard Style Baked French Toast with House Cinnamon Buns and Brioche topped with Vanilla Icing & Whipped Cream choice of Bacon, Sausage, Veggie Sausage Patties or Portabella Mushroom
Two Eggs with Bacon or Sausage
Choice of Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Sausage, Portabella or Veggie Sausage Patties with Home Fries, Fresh Fruit & Toast
Filet Mignon #1
Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus topped with English Stilton Demi Glace served with Heirloom Tomato & Pickled Pearl Onion & Watercress Salad
Salade Niçoise
Ahi Tuna, Hard Boiled Egg, Avocado, Roasted Red Peppers, Grilled Onions, Roasted Potatoes, Haricot Verts, Kalamata Olives & Capers with House Dressing & Parsnip Frites
Petite 18
Cavatappi Carbonara
Roasted VT Chicken, Cavatappi Pasta, Bacon, Roasted Tomatoes & Sweet Peas Tossed in a Creamy Parmesan Sauce
Petite 18
Beef Bourguignon
Beef Tips Braised in Red Wine, with Bacon, Pearl Onions, Carrots, Celery & Button Mushrooms with Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Haricot Verts
Filet Mignon #2
Grilled Beef Tenderloin with VT Loaded Sour Cream, Cabot Cheddar, Smoked Bacon & Scallion Red Bliss Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus, Maine Lobster & Lump Crab, Grilled Corn & Heirloom Tomato Baby Arugula Salad
Chicken Statler
Oven Roasted Airline Chicken Breast stuffed with Peperoni & Coopers Cheese served with Warm Orzo Pasta with Italian Sausage, Roasted Tomatoes, Heirloom Grape Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, Summer Squash, Red Onions, Baby Spinach & Artichoke Hearts Pesto Brie Sauce
Blueberry & Jalapeño Salmon
Pan Seared Salmon Glazed with Maine Blueberry & Jalapeño Glaze served with Avocado Risotto Cake, Jicama, Carrot, Cabbage & Mandarin Orange Slaw, Crumbled Queso Fresco
Vegan Zucchini Alfredo
Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes, Heirloom Grape Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, Summer Squash, Red Onions, Baby Spinach & Artichoke Hearts tossed in a Cashew Hempseed & Oat Milk "Alfredo" Sauce & Micro Basil
Passion Fruit & Matcha Glazed Scallops
Rhode Island Day Boat Scallops Glazed with Passion Fruit & Green Tea served with Coconut Bamboo Rice Cake, Sautéed Baby Spinach Watermelon Radish & Dragon Fruit Salad
Petite 18
Steak Frites
Marinated Grilled Steak with Port Wine Demi-Glace, Horseradish Sauce & French Fries
Add Vt. Cheddar, Gorgonzola, Grilled Onions, Bacon or Swiss (Each) 1.5
Add Fried Egg 2
Laplatte Farm Angus Burger
LaPlatte Farm Angus Burger, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion on a Brioche Roll with French Fries. Also Available as Grilled Chicken or Portabella
Add Vt. Cheddar, Gorgonzola, Grilled Onions, Bacon or Swiss (Each) 1.5
Add Fried Egg 2
Veggie & Beet Burger
Plant-Based Beet Vegan Protein Burger, Baby Arugula, Peppadew Compote, Sliced Tomato & Red Onion on a Brioche Roll Served with French Fries
Duck Tacos
Mint & Lime Braised Duck Tenders, Black Beans, Tomatoes, Corn, Peppers, Baby Arugula, Avocado Hummus & Cabot Cheddar in Crispy Blue Corn Shells Served with Mixed Greens
Spiced Barbecue Jackfruit
Mango Habanero Barbecue Pulled Jack fruit, Vegan Pineapple, Radish & Cabbage Cole Slaw, Smoked Maple Coconut Bacon, Baby Arugula on Brioche Bun served with Mixed Greens
Waldorf Chicken Salad
Roasted Murrays All Natural Chicken tossed with Red Grapes, Celery, Red Onions, Apples, Toasted Walnuts with Sour Cream & Aioli Dressing with Green Leaf on Herb Focaccia served with Mixed Greens
Crispy Chicken Sandwich
All Natural Crispy Chicken Breast Flash Fried topped with Coopers Cheese, Apple Wood Bacon, Fried Green Tomatoes & Green Leaf with Chipotle "Ranch" Aioli served on Brioche Bun served with Mixed Greens
Bistro Burger
LaPlatte River Farm Angus Burger, La Belle Farm Foie Gras, Grafton Black Truffle Cheddar, Balsamic Baby Greens, Tomato & Onion on a Brioche Roll with White Truffle Fries
Croque Madame Add Egg 2
Croque Monsieur
Sliced Madrange Jambon Maison Natural Ham Layered with Gruyère & Fontina on Toasted Brioche Smothered in Béchamel Sauce served with Mixed Greens
Roast Beef Sandwich
All Natural Angus Roast Beef, Cabot Sharp Cheddar Spread, Apple Wood Bacon, Baby Arugula, Pickled Red Onion & Cherry Salad Garlic Aioli on toasted Telera served with Mixed Greens
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
French, American, European
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Jazz Bar
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We eat here, each year, when we visit Burlington. The service is good but the food is incredible. Located in the pedestrian area of downtown, we really enjoy the walk there. Always happy when we leave.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't know about this restaurant until we found it in the central market area. We sat by an open window and looked out on the flowers and the street corner decorated with festive lights. The options on the menu were great, and we enjoyed...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Mary K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had no idea where to eat and we certainly picked the right place! The service and ambience was delightful on the hottest day of the summer. The food was equally great. My husband insists the calamari was the absolute best he has ever had....More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner and drinks at Leunig’s recently. The friendly waiter made some suggestions as to what to order, we were not disappointed. The drinks were a bit strong - a good thing and the meals were plentiful. We ordered steak frites and an ahi...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank joelajoela
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our local friends go here a lot and we went to get the early bird special. That was $20 for a choice of 6 entrees with either a cup of soup or a small salad to start. You also get a somewhat discounted price on...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Barry17149021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Leunig's was such a special place when I was a student at UVM in the late 80s. It had charm and coolness. I was recently in Burlington and was hoping to stop in for a glass of wine but the decor (interior and exterior) had...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank kristenmnichols
BC680, Owner at Leunig's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm sorry you didn't stop in. I have been working at Leunigs since 1982 and I now own the restaurant. The front room decor has stayed true to what we were in the 80's, but we have expanded to the back dining room and the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The plates are pretty good, but the menu is a bit stale so it's hard to be a regular here. The service is good and the atmosphere is kind of fun. It's a shame that they don't allow dogs outside or it would be just...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Diane T
BC680, Owner at Leunig's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Leunigs allowed dogs on our patio until there was a dog fight that sent a waitress to the emergency room. As always, we allow service animals since people need them, but pets are not worth the risk.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great locations in downtown Burlington with indoor/outdoor seating and good service, but the food was the star. We went for wine and appetizers one afternoon and were so happy we immediately made reservations to go back for dinner. We were not disappointed, from start to...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank taralaf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Stowe with family and we decided to take a ride to Burlington, haven’t been in a couple of years and we weren’t able to eat here, so I’m happy to finally have the chance. We got there around 2 so we were...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank leslielofgren
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come here for the poutine...that's it. A nice glass of wine, duck poutine and the summer wedge salad. Excellent!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank cgherst
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September 5, 2018|
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Response from BC680 | Property representative |
Leunigs has outdoor dining but pets are not allowed on our patio
January 1, 2017|
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Response from BC680 | Property representative |
Musicians play in the front room by the mirrors.
April 8, 2016|
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Response from sunergyvt | Reviewed this property |
They usually have a couple appetizers and a couple vegetarian options for dinner. Spring Ramp Pappardelle is quite tasty. oin the menu at the moment. Their attention to savor and localmakes their veggie options better than... More
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