Retreat, dugout, dwelling: All are synonyms for “burrow” and also describe The Burrow restaurant and bar that opened June 27 in the former Gregory’s Laundry & Cleaners at 2017A Augusta St.
This third restaurant for Josh Beeby, owner of side-by-side restaurants Barley’s Taproom and The Trappe Door on West Washington Street, is named after the homophone for neighborhoods in large cities and a safe haven for small animals. Those animals – foxes, meerkats, otters, and the like – are depicted in whimsical illustrations on the glassware and custom wallpaper.
Warm wood tones complemented by pops of teals, orange, and gold in a variety of textures from seat coverings to tiled walls provide a wow factor atypical of strip-mall restaurants. The barrel-shaped five-seater booths create added interest and a unique seating option. And don’t ask to squeeze more than five people in if the group is eating – the central table can fit only so many dishes.
The Burrow’s 60-inch Grillworks Argentine-style open-fire grill
Family friendly, yet date-night-appropriate, the restaurant features a wide variety of cuisine, with the focus on wood-fired dishes using a 60-inch Grillworks Argentine-style open-fire grill.
The menu hits nearly all the hemispheres with a common theme of savory comfort food. Small plates include poutine, roasted pork belly, ribs, and wings. Bowls of poke, a family recipe of red beans and rice, and pozole, along with salads, soups, and big plates of steak, rotisserie chicken, grilled octopus, and whole fried fish offer an option for almost any palate.
The Burrow has already been overwhelmed with reservations, considering Beeby’s reputation in the community and the small number of dinner options along that stretch of Augusta. Plan to be patient with the new kitchen staff as they work to meet the high demand.
The Burrow hours of operation
Hours of operation are 3-5 p.m. daily for bar service and snacks; 5-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday for dinner; 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday for dinner; and brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.