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Feb 19, 2013 02:24 PM

Burch Steak & Pizza Bar

Opens tonight. Post reviews here.

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    1. Went last night. Got smaller ribeye. Very well seasoned and well cooked. Like that you can order multiple sizes. Great wine list, and seemed pretty affordable for a steak place. I didn't get the try the pizza, but the grilled prawns were pretty good.

      Obviously new place, but glad to see expansion in a tough economy. I think the cliche "old school" steakhouses are going to be a thing of the past. This concept is interesting, not intimidating, and doesn't leave you feeling like you spent the last hour stuffing your face. I love Manny's but their sides are overpriced and just ok in my book...also always for two.

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      1. re: brlattim

        How did the steak compare to Manny's or Capitol Grille? Honestly I'm not the biggest steak fan but, I think prefer Capitol Grille as of late. It's cool that it has a non-traditional steakhouse vibe but if the steak isn't up to par I doubt I will be going here. I've had some friends go and say that the pizzas are really good though. I did hear there is no cocktail program at Burch which is a bit disappointing.

        1. re: astadtler

          IMHO, you get a much better steak at Capital Grill for less money. Plus, Capital grill ages their meat.

      2. Just had the best soup and dessert EVER.
        (squash with escargot, and chocolate tablets with poached pear, wow, with the sugary crystalized nature of a creme brulee top) Ribeye was sublime. Looking forward to the pizza and bar downstairs next time. Learned you can order upstairs whatever they have downstairs. Didn't realize they had lamb on the downstairs menu. My companion LOVED the pork shoulder with polenta and lemon tart.
        Prices for many small plates very reasonable, imaginative, delicious. enjoy!

        1. I liked it. Rib eyes, prime, were very good, sides were great, appetizers were good. We really liked the dumplings. I can see going here a lot. we were told there will be a cocktail program, it just hasn't been completed yet. I get the feeling they opened a little prematurely - maybe due to demand? Things seem a little unfinished.

          1. Nice to see you can order a whole bunch of sides. As a vegetarian I like that. One question - Grilled bottom mushrooms?

            They can spell Schupfnudel and not button? Unless of course there is such a thing as a bottom mushroom.

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            1. re: MplsM ary

              Bottom mushrooms are also referred to as Meadow Mushrooms or Pink Bottom so they may know how to spell....

              1. re: ibew292

                Ok - I looked up bottom mushrooms and didn't find anything. Guess Google can't find everything. Happy to learn something new - thanks! As Emily Litella would say... "Never mind."

                1. re: MplsM ary

                  Menu reprint reflects "Button" mushrooms.

                  1. re: mitch cumstein

                    Which suck (compared to all other mushrooms).

                      1. re: sandylc

                        I disagree also. I don't know any mushrooms that suck.....They may taste milder but they don't suck

                        1. re: ibew292

                          Based on Burch's prices, they should at least be using Oyster, if not something more exotic, like Maitaki, instead of the bargain basement plain Jane Button. But what do I know, I only foraged 150 lbs. of exotic wild mushrooms last year.

                          1. re: american_idle

                            I don't know what you know.....I don't think it is that expensive. But what do I know?

                            1. re: american_idle

                              That sounds delicious! You are very lucky and I'd like to go with you sometime!

                              That said, white mushrooms are delicious in their own right, and if they are cheaper we shouldn't dismiss them based upon that, we should be happy that we can get a tasty mushroom for less money.