Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Active Beers: 68
Beer Ratings: 772
Beer Avg: 3.78
Taps: 19 / Bottles: 80
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 127 | Reviews: 94 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Digimaika2:
4.5/5 rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Have been down to American Flatbread in Burlington a number of times, and haven't been disappointed yet.
Atmosphere is warm and inviting with a great bar area to your right as you walk in, and a large open room to the left that serves as the main dining area. A big brick pizza oven dominates the main dining area, and warms the place nicely in the colder months. Outdoor seating in the alleyway is available too. This place is VERY family friendly, with a lot of kids around whenever I've been here. It's also very popular, especially weekend evenings, so be prepared to wait 30-60min for a table (no reservations). However, grabbing some pints at the bar will no doubt pass the time.
Service has always been exceptional with kind and courteous staff. What I love about this place is that they have a separate group of waiters who's primary job is to refill water glasses. I really wish more beer-centric eateries would do this, especially when there are extensive and quality beer menus offered, such is the case here.
Flatbreads Zero Gravity line-up dominates the taps, 3-4 other taps are devoted to area breweries or "neighbours" (ie. Trapp, Wolaver's, Allagash, etc), and always 1-2 cask options. Everytime I'm here I usually always stick to the Zero Gravity offerings as it is really good stuff (Especially fond of the TLA IPA, Black Cat Porter, and Solstice Gruit). Another plus is the fact that Zero Gravity offerings are usually lower in price than other breweries offered on-tap. Also have a decent number of bottles offered, but nothing out of the ordinary. Cask options have all been outstanding except for one of two I've had recently (one tasted completely of vinegar, reminding me of wine that isn't ready yet).
Food is very good with simple menus offering a number of outstanding salads and flatbreads to choose from. They also offer one daily salad and two daily flatbread specials that are usually better than anything offered on the menu, so be sure to take a look at those. This place uses really great and fairly creative ingredient combinations in both their salads and flatbreads. Personal favourites are the Evolution salad, Salsa flatbread, and Vermont Sausage flatbread.
Prices are very fair, both for beer and food, and are well worth what you pay for. However, I've noticed the specials are usually a bit more than the regular menu items.
Definitely would recommend a stop in here if you're looking for great food and great beer in Burlington. Afterwards, head just down the street to the Farmhouse for more drinks and great desserts.
07-30-2011 21:02:53 | More by Digimaika2
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3.49/5 rDev -19.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | $$
This was stop #9 for my wife and I on a 9-day East Coast pub crawl and a family visit. The brewery is located in a storefront setting in the busy downtown area. It appears that there is an outdoor eating area in an open space next to the building. (We visited the pub on the day that they closed the street in front in order to have a 10th Anniversary celebration, and the place was packed inside, on the patio and in the street.)
We stopped here to try their beers, and we also ordered a snack to go along. There were 14 beers available, but since this brewery did not offer a sampler flight we did our best to evaluate their beers by ordering 4 pints. Each of them was brewed to style, and each had characteristics that exceeded the style slightly so that overall we scored our 4 beers at a B-minus grade. The Conehead Wheat IPA was the notable one of our selections.
The pizzas that we saw being delivered to adjacent tables looked and smelled good, and our bread sticks that we ate were very tasty. However, this review does not include a score for this category.
The descriptions of many of the other beers sounded tempting, and we would have enjoyed tasting them is samplers were available. But we know our limits, and it had been a long day. We’ll come back here to try some of the other beers if we’re ever back this way again.
07-07-2014 19:22:40 | More by Mothergoose03
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread in Burlington, VT
96 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.