Move over Tavern in the Square, there's a new watering hole in Burlington. Tony C's Sports Bar & Grill just opened its door this past Saturday, just in time for the AFC Championship game. If you've been hibernating all Winter, yes, the Pat's won and they're going to the SUPERBOWL!... "Deflate-Gate" what? Let's save the drama for another blogger.
My coworkers and I headed to 3rd Ave to scope out the new bar/restaurant. To my surprise, there was plenty of parking( unlike the time period when Wegman's just opened and it was a zoo).
|Tony C's Burlington 3rd Ave|
The restaurant/bar has a contemporary vibe with lots of flat screen TV's on the wall featuring different programming. We were there at lunch so it was mostly sports talk shows discussing the current "cheating" scandal with the Pats.
We were seated in a posh leather crescent booth that gave the restaurant a bit of an upscale ambiance.
Other servers and hostess came by and made small talk with us as we awed over the restaurant's furnishings and decor. Our server came by with the menus. There was a good amount of bar food along with specialty items that caught my eye: New Orleans Shrimp with creole sauce, pork Au Poivre and chicken and shrimp etouffee. It's definitely an American menu with a splash of Southern, Creole/Cajun/Louisiana cuisine.
There was an extensive drink list with lots of beers on draft but I was boring and went with tap water. All the employees spoke highly of the crispy calamari so we started off with an order to share. It was brought out to us in a lighting speed, no longer than 10 minutes. The appetizer had jalapenos and battered cherry peppers along with the calamari and tentacles coated in the sweet chili sauce, AKA Mae Ploy sauce used in Asian cooking. My friend thought there was too much sauce and it overwhelmed the dish.
|Tony C's Crispy Calamari $11.00|
|Tony C's #25 burger $15.00|
My friends split the nachos and turkey club. The picture doesn't not do the club any justice. It was HUMONGOUS!
|Tony C's Creamy Nachos $10.00|
(Extra $4.00 for chicken or chilo)
|Turkey Club $13.00 with french fries|
We've been back a few more times for after work drinks and it didn't disappoint. I love the chips and they are so cheap at only 5 bucks!
17 Third Avenue
Burlington, MA 01803