Kismet, a chef-owned and operated restaurant in downtown Montpelier, has been serving up fresh, farm-to-table food since 2006. Chef Crystal Madeira credits her parents bohemian ways and their great taste in food with how she ended up as a chef. For Montpelier (and Vermont in general) Kismet feels a little more upscale than most places – even their ‘casual fare’ sounds fancy (shitake miso buttered kale, polenta fries with smoked paprika aioli) — but it has a casual, cozy atmosphere.
Kismet serves a popular brunch on weekends. The extensive menu offers comfort food, several kinds of eggs benedict dishes and other specialties. Their huevos rancheros are delicious, as are the biscuits and gravy, and they offer some very tasty brunchy cocktails (Bloody Mary’s, mimosas, etc).
The dinner menu usually offers several kinds of meat, a seafood dish and a veggie dish. You can’t really go wrong; it just depends on your tastes.