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Starry Night Cafe

5371 Rte. 7 (Dakin Rd.) Send to Phone
802-877-6316 | Menu
Travelers make this Route 7 café a must-stop for satisfying haute country cuisine.


Dinner Wed.-Sun.

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Starry Night Cafe Restaurant Review

: Stretching across bucolic farmland and framed by lake views, Route 7 is vintage Vermont. The road, which runs from the Massachusetts border to northern Vermont, is a detour that richly rewards intrepid diners. Only 30 minutes south of Burlington, Starry Night’s restored cider house feels a world away from the city. Lanterns hang like a constellation above its carousel-shaped dining area, throwing light off the room’s artisanal, pine board décor. One can’t help but feel at home. Executive chef Josh Krechel embraces the northern terroir, preparing rustic favorites like fresh tomato gazpacho with goat cheese croquette and grilled pork loin. Nearly every dish makes use of local game, produce and other ingredients. Try the local farm beef with clothbound cheddar potato gratin and roasted shallot red pepper relish. We also like the seared halibut with sweet pea, grilled shrimp, tasso paella and saffron aïoli. For dessert, try the blueberry basil cheesecake with candied citrus and a glass of ice wine from Vermont’s Lincoln Peak Vineyard

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