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52 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602-3176
+1 802-223-8646
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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52 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602-3176
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Something for everyone in our 4 -person group: steak, rancheros eggs, BLT, smoked salmon on potato cake. Everyone enjoyed their meals & all food arrived fresh and hot. Delicious desserts in a relaxed atmosphere where all servers are willing to serve all tables. Wish they...More

Thank greenmountaingal32
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kismet shares the front door with another restaurant. Salmon was superb, the service was grand and the menu great.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, good ambiance and friendly service! Don't miss this place if you are in Montpelier!!!!

Thank Carmen Ma. M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

freah smart tasty food with class. the Chef has a palate of spices, flavors & mouth appreal. from start to finish you get the very best. Very fresh & well served. a small Gem of a Restauant with class. Not formal but just wonderful

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

This is the place in town that comes closest to a big city really great place. Selection lovingly prepared, served correctly in an informal manner. Happiness reigns

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Kismet has amazing food!!! There is seating outside which is lovely, the waitstaff are professional & personable. Even though this restaurant is popular & busy, you won’t wait long for your food or a table (if at all). Now the best part - the food!...More

Thank pennwoman
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Enjoyable meal. The menu was quite interesting and well executed. Honestly did not expect to find such fine cuisine at a reasonable price in a small city. Happy surprise. All local too. Nice job Chef.

Thank Salvatore M
Reviewed 13 June 2018

A lovely dining experience. Local food, great service, pleasant atmosphere. A great place for a special occasion, planned or spontaneous.

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

The food was very good ! We had vennison dumplings ,the turnip soup was delicious, I ordered a NY steak , very expensive and cold ! But the service was very good and we jad fun !! It is expensive , the best restaurant in...More

1  Thank Susana V
Kismetvt, Owner at Kismet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you so much for coming in during restaurant week! I am glad that you enjoyed your food and service! I am sad to hear that your steak was not the temperature you desired. I will share your review with my staff as they take...More

Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Unreal - such an amazing meal in my own backyard! Why did it take us so long to find this??? I can only say this quite possibly was one of the best meals we have ever had. The restaurant is small and intimate - think...More

Kismetvt, Owner at Kismet, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

YAY!!! I'm so happy you enjoyed yourself!! My staff takes great pride in the work that we do, and I know that when I read your review to them they will swell with pride and gratitude. Thank you for taking the time to write about...More

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Roderick S
7 September 2018|
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Response from Susana V | Reviewed this property |
Yes , unless they have changed their rules !
16 June 2016|
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Response from Kismetvt | Property representative |
Hi there! We are open for breakfast and lunch on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY! please do come visit us-- and check out our website for hours!
Gary P
11 May 2016|
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Response from Aldous802 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Gary Kismet takes reservations and based on what was available the day of, I would recommend making them. We like to eat early, so were fine and got a 5:15 slot but it seemed like they were pretty well booked up for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602-3176
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Montpelier
  • Phone Number: +1 802-223-8646
If you don't live in Montpelier, Kismet is reason enough to plan a road trip! The chic, farm-to-table, community-oriented restaurant is Montpelier's best organic restaurant and offers up an inspired menu featuring fresh, local ingredients and meals crafted with love. Chef/owner Crystal Maderia creates seasonal craft cocktail and dinner menus that are sophisticated, creative, and complimented by her natural wine and artisan beer lists. All dishes are made naturally with local meats, organic produce, and sustainably harvested regional fish and seasonings from the restaurant's very own garden. It doesn't get any fresher than this! A great atmosphere, an inspired and nourishing menu, and a friendly staff make Kismet a local favorite.
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