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“The Bancroft is a place to celebrate Great taste”
Review of The Bancroft

The Bancroft
Ranked #3 of 137 Restaurants in Burlington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Bancroft is a new chef-driven steakhouse and craft cocktail lounge from the Webber Restaurant Group, the family behind the Gibbet Hill Grill and Farm and the Burlington-based Fireside Catering. This restaurant is edgy and urban, an exciting spot to socialize after work and a striking setting for a special night out. The service style is warm and attentive. The environment is dramatic and sexy. We want our guests to have a dining out experience, not just dine out. The Bancroft strives to entertain, to impress, and to be memorable. As a locally owned restaurant group, the Webber family seeks to provide gathering places that are a source of pride for the community, and is invested in making The Bancroft a neighborhood institution in Burlington.
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Dining with three friends at The Bancroft exceeded our expectations! This is a very classy casual restaurant with a great design. Service was very friendly from being greeted through the entire meal. Waitstaff was very knowledgeable and efficient. Menu has something for everyone. We ordered double appetizers of Baked Clams and Prosciutto and Fig preserves. The Baked Clams were the best I've had, simply prepared with panko crumbs, chopped clams, clam broth, garlic and parsley. If you like baked clams, you'l love these, $12 for three stuffed clams, worht every penny. The Prosciutto & Fig was excellent all enjoyed. The entrees, Colorado Lamb Chops, meaty tasty and tender, 28 Day Dry Aged Rib Eye, medium Rare, simply grilled with a salt and pepper rub, was juicy, and tender you could cut with a fork, (highly recommend) Filet Mignon accompanied with two large Prawn (shrimp) was perfectly prepared. The sides were perfect, the Bag O Fries were the best french fries ever, we ordered two to share, mushrooms and creamed spinach equally as good. Great wine list and the desserts were fabulous. We will be going back to try the Pig Chop and crab cakes soon. You won;t be disappointed.

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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Four of us enjoyed a fabulous meal at The Bancroft on a bustling Saturday evening. We started with perfectly crafted cocktails and appetizers that included one of the best crab cakes I have ever tasted. We all had steaks and the filets, which come in two sizes, were declared the stars of the night. The 28-day prime aged rib-eye was flavorful but could have used a sharper steak knife for cutting. I judge a steakhouse by their creamed spinach and The Bancroft did not disappoint. Our server was professional, personable and friendly. When our daughter asked about the basket of crispy fried carrot strips that garnish the steaks that we could see in the kitchen from our vantage point, he brought some over for her to sample. The wine list is excellent and the waiter was knowledgeable about the wines. The contemporary ambiance and decor is pleasant and prices are typical for an upscale steakhouse experience. I will choose The Bancroft over The Capital Grille every time when looking for a steak in Burlington. I have also heard that sitting at the bar is fun and will try that next!

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

My husband and I celebrated an early Valentine's Day dinner at The Bancroft and even in the middle of a snowstorm, the food was outstanding, the service impeccable and the ambiance romantic and warm on such a cold windy night.

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Thank ElectraJoe
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

We had dinner here the other night (3 couples) . The menu was varied but not a lot if any vegetarian items. The appetizers were delicious (scallops and ravioli). Main dishes were also excellent. Everything is a la carte which really drives the prices up. Good wine selection also. Room was very loud as all other tables near us had at least 6 people. Service was outstanding.

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Thank garv48
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

My wife and I had dinner at The Bancroft for my birthday. This was our first time at The Bancroft having read about it in a 2017 Boston Globe Magazine article on the 100 best new restaurants in and around Boston. It has a high-end, young vibe and is somewhat expensive ($60+ per person with a 1/2 bottle of Sancerre wine). The menu is short but the food was very good. They offered gluten-free options and the chief is accommodating to other dietary issues. The staff was excellent -- friendly and attentive but not overly so. It was a good overall experience. If we are visiting the Burlington Mall and looking for a higher-end meal, we probably would revisit The Bancroft. That said, I don't think it is special enough to travel 35 minutes just to eat there.

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