Nearly three years after it was first announced, Burtons Grill & Bar, at 109 Commerce Square Pl in Gaithersburg’s Kentlands neighborhood, is now officially open. The restaurant’s opening was delayed several years by the COVID-19 pandemic and later supply chain issues. The 5,000 square foot restaurant will serve lunch and dinner and has seating capacity for 196 patrons, including a 106 seat dining room, 44-seat bar, and an outdoor patio that seats 46. Menu items will include braised short ribs, filet mignon, chicken risotto, and market fresh seafood.
In a press release, President and Chief Operating Officer of Burtons Grill & Bar John Haggai said, “Following all of the success we’ve had in the past year with the Burton’s Grill & Bar brand, we are thrilled to be opening another restaurant, even more so because of its location in Kentlands Market Square. We’re excited to be opening a second location for our loyal customers in the state of Maryland.” The restaurant will be open Sunday and Monday from 11:30am-9pm, Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30am-10pm, and Friday and Saturday from 11:30am-11pm.
The restaurant’s culinary program, led by Chef Nicholas Jettmar, will feature standout Burtons Grill classics such as Crab Crusted Haddock, General Tso Cauliflower, and Firecracker Shrimp; Premium steaks from Allen Bros. of Chicago, and favorites like true Maryland-Style Crab Cakes packed with fresh, premium, super lump crab meat. The new Gaithersburglocation will also feature seasonal favorites like the Roasted Summer Vegetable Bowl and the Turkey Waldorf Salad.
The new Burtons Grill & Bar location will also feature a craft cocktail program with creative and innovative drinks, such as the Jalisco Refresher with Tres Agaves blanco tequila, agave, fresh lime, jalapeño, basil, cucumber, and a Tajín rim, as well as the Blackberry Mojito with Flor de Caña rum, fresh muddled blackberries, lime, mint, sugar, packed with crushed ice. General Manager and spirited wine enthusiast, Carlos Mercado, has also curated an extensive wine list with domestic and imported by-the-glass and bottle selections and craft beers and ciders on draft, in-bottle and canned.
We first let you know about the Kentlands Burtons back in November of 2019. This will be the first Burton’s restaurant in Montgomery County. Burtons has nearby locations in Alexandria, Sterling, and Riverdale Park. Burtons Grill and Bar opened its doors back in 2005 and offers “chef-driven, innovative local preparations, and traditional fare.” It was voted Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant in 2019 by AllergyEats.