Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Burtons Grill Review

Went to have my birthday dinner there last night with Robbie and I broke two of my rules:
  1. Never eat in a mall restaurant, and,
  2. And never eat in a chain unless you are in a strange country and you need Pepsi with ice and a hamburger.
Burtons Grill was both so I didn't know what to expect!  They moved into the new Nordstrom wing at my local mall and I have no complaints. 

The decor was contemporary with almost every table being a booth or a banquette.  Very high ceilings, long drapes.  It was a pretty good sized place, but very intimate.  The bar was good sized with tables.  By the time we left on a Tuesday night, every seat around the bar was full.  Some eating, some drinking, some both.  My only recommendation would be to somehow close the view to the mall while you are dining...but that's just one of my things. ;) Could have been in a Back Bay or Fenway restuarant.

Menu was really good.  They have three of them; a main menu, a veggie menu and a gluten free menu.  Visit their website for details.

We started with the Philly Cheese Steak Egg Rolls.  Awesome! Served with very thinly sliced deep fried onion rings.  For dinner I ordered the Rib Eye, medium rare.  It came to the table perfectly cooked and well marbled with fat.  There was some type of compound butter on top but I forget what that was.  The french fries were heavily spiced and peppered.  Very good.

Robbie had the Lobster and Shrimp Fettucine.  He said it was awesome and there were plenty of leftovers. 

Our server was great!  She was never far away and always watching to see if we needed something. Didn't interupt with leaving new service pieces or removing service plates.

Definately on our list to repeat!  Pricing was city pricing, but the food prep, service and decor well worth the splurge.

Yes, they are a chain, about 8 so from NH to VA.  I think they all have menus that cater a little more to the local crowd.  Great idea.

Well worth visiting.

"Happy Eating!"

1 comment:

  1. I agree with everything you've said Rick. Burtons Grill is on the top ten list for me.