Leunigs in Burlington, Chittenden County, United States | Bistro

Welcome to Leunigs Bistro, Burlington, United States. Leunig's opened, surrounded by heavy equipment and large holes all over the street on Mother's Day, 1980 at the site of an old A&W Root Beer Store on the corner of Church and College Streets on the "under construction" Downtown Marketplace. Leunigs is the brainchild of Dennis Morrisseau, his wife Laura Thompson, and their good friend, architect and designer Tom Cullins. It is named for the Australian cartoonist, Michael Leunig, whose work Morrisseau has just published for the first time in the U.S.A. Michael Leunig was on hand for the opening day celebration.
It is immediately successful as an Old World Style Cafe, featuring cocktails, espresso and cappuccino to accompany croissants and oysters on the half-shell. Background music of French, Greek, Italian, Classical, and old Jazz fills the room and adds to its charm. Leunigs quickly becomes local watering hole for the "creative" set; artists, musicians, journalists and actors are the predominant clientele. In the eighties,lunch and light dinners were served, 11:30 AM 'till 2AM.
Live jazz performances were added to the evening scene in 1990. Morrisseau and Thompson sell Leunigs to Attila and Katherine Kellor from Boston, in 1995. The Kellors dramatically upgrade the quality of food offered, decreasing the sandwich and pastry aspect of the menu in favor of full meals, prepared by culinary-schooled chefs.
Robert Fuller purchases Leunigs Bistro in 1997. Robert brings with him the attention to detail, and patient disposition that is needed to make a restaurant truly great. He encourages longtime personnel to commit to making Leunigs the restaurant of choice it has become for the denizens of the greater Burlington area. He encourages all on the crew to make sure that they really understand what the customer wants and to try giving it to them. He continues to resist the temptation to raise prices, instead keeps Leunigs the approachable luxury that everyone needs and can afford.
Visit Leunigs Bistro soon, and become part of the story yourself. Monday throughFriday Leunigs opens for lunch at 11AM. Saturday and Sunday Bunch starts at 9AM.Leunigs,serves dinner 'till 10PM Sunday -Thursday, and 'till 11PM Friday and Saturday.

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115 Church Street, Burlington
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