Opened in the fall of 2015, the French-themed Bistro de Margot is a recent addition to the Burlington restaurant scene. French Chef Herve Mahe took over the space from an Italian restaurant, and has given it an open, modern feel. On the upper end of Burlington restaurants, it’s one of the few places in town where you might feel under-dressed in jeans and a flannel. Set a few blocks off Church Street, the atmosphere feels quieter here than at some of the more popular restaurants on Burlington’s main drag.
The seasonally inspired menu features classic French dishes. While there is a vegetarian option, most of the mains are meat based – like the
steak or moules frites, or the grilled lamb chop. Make sure to check out the prix fixe, which changes monthly, or the ‘Good France’ prix fixe. There’s an impressive wine list, featuring wines from all over France. And if you still have room for dessert, the ‘poire belle Helene,’ with poached pear with chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream is delicious.