A Burlington staple for over 35 years, the French-themed Leunig’s Bistro and Café is popular with both locals and visitors. Set right in the heart of Church Street, Luenigs’ has plenty of outdoor seating in the summer, and it’s a great spot for people watching or listening to their live music while you enjoy your meal. The second floor of the restaurant is a lounge, which serves Leunig’s full dinner menu, as well as tapas and of course cocktails and beer. It’s a good place to grab a drink while you’re waiting for a table or if you need a break from Church Street shopping.
Leunig’s is open for both lunch and dinner, and serves a Sunday brunch as well. Make sure to try their French onion soup and their steak frites – both are delicious and reasonably priced. If you’re looking for a good deal, try to come during off hours (late afternoon and later at night) for their two-course prix fixe menus. Because of its popularity and its prime location, it does get full, so be sure to reserve a table ahead of time during peak season and weekends. Leunig’s also runs the “Petit Bijou” kiosk on Church Street, where you can grab a coffee or hot chocolate and some beignets to go.