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Burton’s Grill is located at 741 First Colonial Road on the corner end of the Marketplace shopping center of Hilltop, Virginia Beach, Virginia. This upscale-casual establishment is designed to handle a private party of up to 50 guest for many occasions, in addition to regular dining seating and seasonal patio seating. This Restaurant offers multiple perks for dining with them in their multi-location establishment that includes, a vegetarian menu, four page gluten free menu, Sunday Brunch Menu, children’s “Choosy” menu (modeled after USDA myPlate Program), Allergy Commitment, Burton’s eClub, Half-priced Bottle Wine Sundays and “Be Loyal” customer loyalty program.
I recently had the opportunity to visit Burton’s Grill for the first time.I was quickly embraced by a warm smile and genuine welcome of the host. As she guided me through the restaurant, I couldn’t help but to notice the very inviting earth toned furniture, fixtures and décor. It was balanced by splashes of color that graced the upper portion of the wall, giving the room an overall artistic contrast.
My server promptly greeted me with full knowledge of the menu and well supported menu recommendations. As a starter, I ordered Burton’s She Crab soup. This soup visually consisted of a light beige color and a dash of paprika. As I lifted the spoon to consume the first taste of the soup, a whiff of Sherry reached my nose. The texture was similar to a tomato based soup with thick chunks of lump crab meat at the bottom. The taste blended as sweet and spicy. My entrée was a large in diameter and about a quarter of an inch thick panko bread crumb dusted crabcake on a soft buttery bun called a “griddle bun” layered with remoulade sauce, tomato, and lettuce. With every bite, the bun seemed to have dissolved in my mouth. The Crab cake sandwich was accompanied by a Burton’s signature coleslaw. You can find this entrée in the Specialty burgers and sandwiches section of the Burton’s Grill lunch menu.
If you are ever in the Hampton roads area, be sure to visit Burton’s Grill and tell them Palatable Jazz sent you. Reservations can be made directly to the restaurant as well as opentable.com. For more information visit, www.burtonsgrill.com. Also, don’t forget to sign up for Burton’s eClub newsletter for latest happenings, special events, dining tips and more.
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