Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Active Beers: 59
Beer Ratings: 598
Beer Avg: 3.79
Taps: 19 / Bottles: 80
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 111 | Reviews: 93 | Show All Ratings:
4.5/5 rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
We wandered in here for lunch this past Saturday and I'm glad we did! Two big open rooms with a bar to the far left of the building and a stone hearth to the right back. We were promptly seated and well attended to during our stay. Well the menu is flat breads and salads so it is kind of limited as far as choices, but damn do they make a fine pizza with an emphasis on local and organic which is never a bad thing. I had 4 beers while I as there, half pints, and was utterly blown away by 2 of them while the other two were good as well. I found the prices a bit on the high side, but organic rarely equals value, so I guess you get what you pay for. I would run back here in a heartbeat in fact I tried to bribe my wife into coming back for supper the same day.
02-26-2012 23:50:50 | More by johnnnniee
4.43/5 rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
I really enjoyed my visit to American Flatbread. Excellent atmosphere at the time...not too crowded, but then, we went early (right after opening time) and I know due to the popularity of this place that it does get VERY crowded which is something to keep in mind. Service was great...helpful and prompt. Selection is good, but not GREAT. Drafts were enjoyable and the food was out of this world delicious. Full points on food. Prices were reasonable all around. I am really looking forward to going back in April, and if you are a craft beer lover, this place is not to be missed.
12-24-2011 04:28:58 | More by MsRif
4.3/5 rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Really enjoyed stopping in here on a quiet fall sunday afternoon for a few rounds. An excellent beer and food menu which I was only able to merely graze on my short visit. I was here during the lull between lunch and dinner so the kitchen was closed and I ate at the Vermont Pub and Brewery instead. I've heard great things about the flatbread pizzas though!
As I said it was very quiet with maybe 10 other folks in the place having a round. The bartender was an extremely soft-spoken young man who made no chit chat and just went about his business but certainly not in an unfriendly way. He seemed unusually shy for a bartender though!
It's a lovely room to be in and a nice bar to sit at. I had the milk stout on cask which was excellent and a seasonal made with butternut squash (!) called appropriately enough "Sasquash." Both beers were very nicely done. I think they were 4 bucks each too, IIRC. Nice price.
I will definitely return when I'm in the area again. A classy place with beer of obvious quality. A number of bottles from other brewers were on offer and carefully chosen.
11-03-2011 14:08:35 | More by tobelerone
3.98/5 rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Housed in two different store fronts just off of the main Church Street Market, the interior is fairly unassuming with the brick walls, wood bar and tables with minimal decor on the walls. The brick oven and prep kitchen are exposed in the main dinning room, while the front (right hand side) room houses a decently sized bar with some long tables in the rear and small tables in the front with a decent sized standing table towards the bar, filled mostly with those waiting for tables. Crowd is lively during dinner in both the bar and restaurant.
The brews are ample and cover many styles for a brewpub, none were overly ambitious with many being lower in gravity than the style dictates, but not quite "Zero". A few guest selections from local brewers keep the mix interesting.
The star is the food. Despite the small menu, they have some of the most delicious flatbreads around. Definitely go for the minimalist options, as they really allow the locally sourced and high end ingredients to shine. We sampled three varieties of flatbreads during our visit. Service was quite impersonal but adequate.
Overall, come for the food and you won't be disappointed. Throw in the beer and you have a fantastic destination.
10-10-2011 02:29:06 | More by rfgetz
4.05/5 rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Although I have been to Burlington a half dozen times and hit up most of the spots...American Flatbread did not happen until this past weekend.
The atmosphere on Sunday at lunch time was alive and happening. To get a table, you had to wait a bit, but I snuck right into an open seat at the bar. Some of them were regulars and very friendly. The house beers were pretty good and they had a nice selection of guest beers too, including a lot of VT selections. For food, I decided to go for the namesake, flatbread pizza, which was very nice, I went for the sausage. Prices are a little inflated compared to other casual establishments in VT, but was worth checking out.
09-09-2011 00:21:15 | More by mltobin
4.3/5 rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Located right in the center of town, across from city hall and down the street from the Vermont Pub and Brewery.
Upon entering the building, the bar and a nicely sized bar sitting/dining area was to the right. The bar was approximately 20 feet long and accommodated a dozen or so patron. There was medium sized dining area at the left of the space that sported high ceilings, exposed brick and a beautiful wood fired open pizza oven.
The beer selection included about a dozen house beers, a half dozen local guest beers and two cask lines. The house beers were tasty and am told drawn directly from individual serving tanks in the basement. That must be some operation down there.
The bathrooms are in the rear and adjacent to the visible kettle and mash tun. There is an outdoor seating area in the adjacent alley.
The only problem here is that no food is served between 2:30 and 5:00 PM.
09-06-2011 15:40:18 | More by plaid75
4.5/5 rDev +3.4%
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
4.03/5 rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
One of my favorite spots in Burlington. I'd give the quality a 4.3 if I could so I'm rounding up a bit. Pizza is very good, craft beer is very good, service isn't very engaging and doesn't seem too beer knowledgeable but gets the job done. Prices are very reasonable ($3.50 a pint. $2.00 a half pint) and the samples are awesome if you know to ask for them. I can usually manage to strike up a decent conversation at the bar and also really like the outdoor area. A must visit when in the area for sure. Right down the way from Vermont Pub and Brewery and only a couple of blocks from Three Needs so why not hit all three up when stumbling around Burlington?
07-21-2011 00:51:21 | More by koopa
3.88/5 rDev -10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
The construction outside (as of July 2011) didn't mar the cozy atmosphere inside American Flatbread. Had a nice view of the oven from where we sat.
Beer selection was amazing. Lots of their own brews on draft as well as a few other local selections, and an absurdly large selection of bottled beer. And mead. Wish I'd gotten around to the mead. haven't had it in a long time.
You can get half-draughts, which is nice if you're aiming to try a lot of different stuff.
Food menu is a little light though. I'm glad it was as good as it was because the use of the word "flatbread" as opposed to "pizza" made me worried that the place was going to be a bit pretentious. As is, you have to specifically order cheese and sauce on your "flatbread." And there isn't much on the menu for those not interested in pizza.
Still, the food was good and our sausage and mushroom pie was fresh and flavorful. Wasn't as expensive as I'd expected. Only about $30 for one pizza and several drinks.
More of a hangout place than a restaurant. Bring a few friends.
07-10-2011 17:11:44 | More by DirtyPenny
New Brunswick (Canada)
4.44/5 rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in for a quick couple of pints on a mini-Burlington pub crawl. It's a pizza restaurant, that's for sure, but a very nice one. Cozy, warm setting. We sat at the bar, which was also great.
They had something like 10 of their beers on tap, and 8 or so guest taps... great selection, real quality beers. I tried two of their beers, the Boognish Brown and Lunatique, both of which were very tasty. We didn't try the food, but the pizzas looked and smelled amazing.
Our server was extremely friendly... engaged us in conversation, was happy to talk about beers and other bars in the area, and even looked up the phone number of the Warren store for us to try to land some Lawson's beers... unfortunately, we never got the chance.
Great spot; I'd definitely go back, and would love to try the pizza.
03-17-2011 17:40:21 | More by berley31
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread in Burlington, VT
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