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Oct 22, 2012 04:43 PM

Marriott Burlington - anything decent near by ?

Will stay at the Marriott Burlington for business without a car - are there are decent restaurants near by for dinner within walking distance ?

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  1. Summer Winter inside the hotel is quite good. I think it unfairly gets labeled as a 'hotel restaurant' when it is actually owned and operated by a James Beard winning duo.

    I bet the free hotel shuttle would take you to L'Andana. It's about a half mile away and is outstanding.

    Enjoy your stay.

    1. Blue Stove is in Burlington Mall's Nordstrom, and gets good reviews on this board. It is noted for small plates. I've had very good short ribs there. There's a Chipotle, B.Good, and a yogurt place in a little strip on the other side of Mall Rd., between the Marriott and the Mall. Tavern on the Square (apparently a chain) just opened opposite Chipotle. There's a Wendy's a little further down, opposite the Mall. Also a Southwestern restaurant whose name I can't remember. On the same road as L'Andana, but south, on the other side of rt 128, there are small malls with Paparazzi's, Panera, and Outback. Just a little farther are Cafe Escadrille and Bickford's. I'm guesstimating that the farthest is not more than a mile from the hotel.

      1. There's the Legal in the Mail itself for seafood. You could walk to the Border Cafe and Macaroni Grill, both chains. And if you have a hotel shuttle, there's a Capitol Grille not far away. But nothing walkable that's really unique, I think..

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        1. re: grant.cook

          That particular Legal is just awful.

          1. re: smtucker

            I've learned to stick to the raw bar and a fish sandwich. Best deal on cherrystones in the area - always well shucked and ice cold - with some decent beer selections to go along with it.

            1. re: LStaff

              I've definitely got pretty toasted at the bar here while the girl shops. Nowhere else at the mall is really good for that...maybe Flay's burger place whenever that opens.

        2. Yes, give Summer/Winter in the hotel a try. It is owned by Mark and Clark who own the acclaimed Arrows restaurant in Ogunquit, Maine (also MC Perkins in Ogunquit.) They have a little greenhouse at the Marriott where they grow some herbs and vegetables. The first time I went to Summer/Winter it was really good, the second time it was somewheat underwhelming. But, since you are there it is definitely worth a try.

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          1. re: pemma

            Don't miss the "Strange Flavored Eggplant" appetizer at Summer Winter.

            1. re: pemma

              I agree with the recommendation for Summer/Winter. Another place worth visiting is New Jang Su BBQ (, which is just under two miles up route 3A from the Burlington Marriott. Excellent option for Korean barbecue cooked at-table.

              I see that the original poster is now looking for recommendation near a different hotel instead, but I thought it was worth adding this tip for others who may happen upon this thread later.

            2. I've never been, but people on this board seem to think the Indian place in the Burlington Mall food court is two or three steps above most food court food.