Blue Cat Steak & Wine Bar

4.4
793 reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Welcome to Blue Cat Steak & Wine Bar. We are located in the center of downtown Burlington in a little alley called Lawson Lane. In our cozy corner of the town we serve all Certified Angus Beef (CAB) steaks and a variety of fresh seafood and vegetarian options. We use local produce whenever possible and feature a rotating selection of Vermont cheeses.

...and please keep in mind that we are available for private events of all sorts 7 days a week; we'll do the catering or bring in your favorite caterer.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 793 People Are Saying
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4.5
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AndreaF
New England
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Chris was awesome! Very helpful and informative and explained the menu.

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vipSbm64
New England
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Everyone that works here was super friendly and terrific. Food was average, expected better.

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LaurenW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Disappointed in the food quality—potatoes tasted like instant and were cold, a d the shrimp in the salad was still frozen. There was only one other couple in the restaurant and it took 50 minutes to get the food. The steak was good, though.

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cleanpl8club
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and atmosphere! Service was excellent! It is a unique little steak and wine bar tucked into Burlington.

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RC34
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went here with my family and the ambiance was great. Small and quaint. Very good red wine selection. The food was good, perhaps overpriced, but we had a great time overall.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Very pleasant atmosphere, we were outside and there was live music. If you’re very hungry, have a light snack before, because the wait was on the longer side.

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RachelD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always choose Blue Cat for a special occasion. Love the food, wine, service, decor, etc. This time was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Limited menu options.
Strip steak was 7/10.
Rack of lamb 6/10 as swimming in a sauce which was unnecessary.

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VitaLamb
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely recommend. Can't wait to go back.

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James
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were initially being placed at a table for 8 though there were only four of us Asked for a smaller table which they gave us. Plenty of d as octal spacing as there were only three parties all evening. Full menu and everything was superb. Best salmon dish ever! Excellent salad and key lime pie. Waitress didn’t know wines but ?0wner described them perfectly. Really nice.

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vipEllen
New England
50 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Blue Cat was the perfect place to have as our first indoor dining experience in over one year. The staff followed strict Covid guidelines of spacing between tables and sanitizing after every guest. We felt very safe. Our server was personable and very efficient making our dining very enjoyable. The space was quiet enough to enjoy conversation yet had enough energy to make us feel that we were in a fun environment. I will definitely return when I am in Burlington again.

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vipMelissaI
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic dinner!!! Had a great time! Service was so pleasant!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time we had date night at the Blue Cat.
It just keeps getting better every time we have dinner.The knowledge of the waitstaff about the food and wine list is incredible,you can leave your entire evening in there hands and have the night to yourselfs. They will take care of everything for you.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Would never recommend this place. We went for dinner and we sat for an hour and 25 min before we got our salads and cheese board. We had to stop the waitress and ask her where our food was. she stated they where short staffed and had an issue with another customer....but no one came out to explain any of that until after we asked them. To get through our whole meal was 2.5 hours and when we asked to speak to the manager she said she was to busy to come out. We ordered a filet medium it was medium rare and when we asked to have it cooked longer we where told it would be another 20 min. Overall this place is a dump with horrible service!

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Clamzilla
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a terrific find! Beautiful ambience, delicious food, and lots of variety on the menu. This place is the perfect date night place.

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vipgpopr
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most memorable birthday dinner at Blue Cat Steak House. The steaks and lamb were delicious as were the tempura shrimp and foie gras appetizers. The wine list is well chosen and fairly priced. The ambience is warm and inviting and has a Parisian bistro feel. The staff could not have been more patient and helpful guiding us through menu selections and they mix a mean cocktail as well. A hidden gem not to be missed. Thank you Blue Cat for making the evening truly special.

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markr
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. Best steak I have had hands down

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a better experience. The service was impeccable the food was excellent the waiter was the best knew what we need when we needed it left us alone when we needed that too the blue cat will be our go to place for date night

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vipAeV36
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, atmosphere and the food was amazing!! Definitely would recommend!!

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ScottA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The cheese plate app was the highlight of the night. A pasta special ( roasted red pepper ravioli) was swimming in balsamic vinegar and just OK. The steak was good but not great. Neither the server or person preparing food had in a mask when we entered. The server donned hers, but the person preparing food never moved her mask off her chin the entire night. Didn’t give me a very good feeling about the overall health and safety conditions of the place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Blue Cat was an outstanding place for a last-minute, intimate birthday dinner. The wine was superb, steak, ravioli, and salmon were perfection, and the service was unmatched. We could not have picked a better place with planning and the club downstairs was fantastic for after-dinner drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Currently this wonderful woman does the cooking and waits the tables, and manages a quiet elegant ambiance. The rib-eye steak was huge and perfectly cooked.

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KirstenF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Cozy and intimate venue. Loved our server Ryan, very attentive and helpful. Wine recommendation was spot on. Dinner was pricey for cut of meat we ordered, but all was tasty.

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BlaineI
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience1

Always has been one of my favorite places. Also, I don't want to be to harsh due to the pandemic. But both my wife and I were freezing during our meal. Also, the service was a little off this time. The Food was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for the two of us. Delicious steak and fish. Excellent wine. Friendly and attentive service. Chef interaction was a bonus!
Bread & hummus
Caesar salad
Shrimp tempura
Rib eye
Salmon
Chocolate cake
Mixed berry pie
Ice cream
Beringer cabernet sauvignon
No rush
No wait

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vipAnneMarie
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience ! Staff and chef were personable and attentive . Dinner was delicious ! Will definitely return .

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RonS
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An anniversary meal for two was a great time. We had the Blue Cat all to ourselves, probably due to Covid 19 concerns. Our server was very attentive despite we being her only customers. She could have just ignored us but did not. The Filet Mignon steaks were perfection and the sides were very well prepared. Will go again for sure.

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DeniseS
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I am a chef so bear with me...
The service was pretty good but it was the owner who served us not a server. AND we were the only guests. I would have staged the appetizers better because we were sharing. Or at the least brought share plates. The dinners felt rushed too...which wasn’t necessary at all. Food needed color on the plates. Huge white ones with bland color food. It tasted pretty good and we especially liked the curried mussels as well as the filet. All in all a good experience considering being covid times weirdness. I’d love to go back and coach them as per how to set a proper table,etc...

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acg34
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Excellent birthday dinner. Thank you!! Looking forward to returning once Covid passes...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a date

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal! Maria was our server and she was fantastic! This place is a hidden gem in a sea of restaurants in Burlington!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here a number of times. Started with a Caesar salad that was excellent. Main course was filet mignon which was very tender and flavorful. Sides were tasty mashed potatoes and grilled zucchini. We chose a bottle of Caymus Cabernet to complement the meal and it matched or dinner so well.
The tables were far apart due to covid and the staff was masked and quite friendly.

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CarolineR
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The ravioli was probably the worst I’ve ever had. It was so dry/hard and drenched (a full on river) in some sort of balsamic.
The waitress was extremely kind and the vibe was really nice there but not worth the money

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary dinner and our service was amazing, the food was devoured in seconds. I couldn’t of had a better experience if I tried. Five thumbs up.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Made a reservation and was not allowed to sit in the establishment. Was seated in the corridor. Menu was limited to three entrees. When we placed our order one of the three was sold out. My steak was great but my vegetable consisted of one Brussel sprout cut in half.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food and amazing service!!! best location in Burlington

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vipKjm500
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food Great wines Not a huge selection of entres but excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

My belief is that they forced a reopening without any thought to execution. We waited 45 minutes for our appetizers, another 45 minutes for our food. By the time we got our food, it was cold, dry, overcooked and we just wanted to get out of there. Our server handles everything in stride- no complaints there, but it was clear he was serving too many tables and he mentioned that there was a single chef cooking for the entire restaurant. Maybe in non-covid times, this would be a good dinner spot but I would avoid it until then. It was extremely overpriced. $35 for a filet that was cold and dry, and literally 2 bites of cold mashed potatoes.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Understaffed-big time! We waited 2 hours for food, just 2 waitstaff & 1cook. Too bad because the restaurant is cozy & food is good.

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Skiier
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Waited about an hour to get our appetizer. Service just way too slow. Food was very good but not worth the wait

FAQs

Blue Cat Steak & Wine Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (802) 363-3639.

Blue Cat Steak & Wine Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 793 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.