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About Back Burner Restaurant
Executive Chef Chris Peters (former owner / chef of "Nonna" in Newark) offers seasonal selections of contemporary American cuisine, interlaced with Italian and French influences.
Signature dishes include:
- Pumpkin Mushroom Soup
- Shrimp Léjon
- Kennett Square Stuffed Mushrooms
- House-made Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
- Filet Mignon En Croute
Our Tavern Menu features several new and exciting cocktails, as well as light fare.
The Back Burner is the perfect choice for celebrating all occasions. We offer passion, perfection, and unsurpassed quality in everything we do.
Our private "Fire Place Room" can accommodate groups from 20-30 people.
Reserve Today! For additional info, please contact Frank Monturano at 302-239-2314 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hockessin, DE 19707
Contemporary American, American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
The Restaurant is open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.
The Tavern is open nightly until 10:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.
Sunday brunch is served on special holidays only.
Old Lancaster Pike
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Contact The Back Burner To Go for your catering needs at 302-239-2732.
The Back Burner offers a large private lot for your convenience. Please note that the parking lot is a one-way design, which circles around "Panache" Furniture Consignment and leads back to Old Lancaster Pike.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please see our website, Facebook page, and Twitter for up to date information regarding our menu, specials, and more.
Back Burner Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We had a wonderful meal but our server was extremely ill equipped. We asked several questions about the menu and she didn't know the answer. For example they offered a Bistro Steak with crab and hollandaise. She had to go back to the kitchen to find out what cut of beef it was. We had a bottle of wine when we sat down then ordered a few glasses of wine with entrees. It took so long to get the wine that the entrees were almost consumed. food was very good. The Bistro steak special, a sirloin, was very good. The grilled romaine with Caesar dressing and a red pepper couli was outstanding!
The service was terrible. They had two large party’s going on and the kitchen neglected to fill the orders for the main dining area. After an hour wait for 3cold sandwiches I looked around and realized that no one in our immediate area had any food. No updates on what was happening.
The Back Burner consistently provides excellent food, excellent service, at good prices. The quality of the food is consistent - hot food is hot and cold food is cold! Our server, Tristan, was outstanding; courteous and efficient.
I always enjoy a dining experience at the Back Burner.
Nice evening though too many people for the room so we felt like we were in the way of not only service staff but customers as well. Very odd was the fact of running out of "service" plates under the desserts and too Very busy and few saucers. And we should have been informed of the need to ask for bread - hard to know in advance that bread is served only by request.- very busy but still friendly and capable waitress.
We tried Bavk Burner after a 5 year break due to recent remarks about the chef and great food. We're happy we did. Everything from the better cheddar app to the roasted butternut squash entree to the pumpkin cheesecake was delicious. Our server was very nice but would disappear for some time, especially considering the restaurant wasn't that crowded. We'll very happily return.
It was good to see the restaurant doing a brisk business on a Saturday night in Hockessin. Our main dishes were both very good. I had the deckle steak and scallops special, I thought it was the best thing I had there. They should put that on the regular menu. The other dish was short ribs and my husband loved it. That is on the regular menu. My shrimp lejon appetizer was a little dried out, maybe under the heat lamp in the kitchen too long. A very enjoyable meal overall in a favorite nearby restaurant.
Amazing....this was our first time. Was told about this place from a friend. She told me to try the better cheddar. We did and now all I can do is dream about it! Everything was so delicious. We can’t wait to go back again. The chairs were a little uncomfortable, but a small price to pay. Service was great as well. A++++!
I had the Stuffed Mushrooms for an appetizer, and the Filet en croute for my meal. The mushrooms were excellent with a generous filling. The 8 oz filet was actually 2 four oz filets which were tender, and were cooked perfectly. The staff was friendly, and service was great.
We went as part of the ‘customer appreciation’ special which was on all week according to the email we got. The prix fixe 3 course meal was excellent but it seemed like they were overwhelmed or something because the service was uncharacteristically sub-par.
Food good: pumpkin soup, stuffed mushrooms, wedge salad. Small portion filet is a great value and is always well done. Our fellow diners ordered the scallops, which were good, but they were not thrilled with the set which was a sticky purple rice and pickled radishes. Bread pudding for dessert was also good. Our server was pleasant enough, but disappeared for a while and dessert took a very long time to reach our table. We've been here several times before, however, and will return.
We had the fried calamari and Gouda cheese plate both were very good! The short ribs were tender salmon was a huge cut. Seared scallops were done just right. Picky eater number two ordered shrimp and grits and pronounced them as good as any in the south. Bread was wonderful and hot!
My husband and I were in the area to go to Longwood Gardens and Winterthur for an anniversary weekend trip. Another local restaurant in the same area had been recommended and when looking at that restaurant on Google and OpenTable, I discovered the Back Burner Restaurant. We decided to take a chance given the reviews and the menu.
While tucked away and not appearing to be 'all that' we found this to be a real 'find.' Our waitress was incredibly helpful and friendly, even telling me not to order a dish I was interested in because it had gotten back reviews from other diners and they were going to be taking it off the menu. I SO appreciated this.
And then everything I had, from the special cocktail to the dessert, was phenomenal. I had the filet and it was cooked to perfection. The bread pudding was fabulous.
I would definitely return to this restaurant if I were to be in the area again and I definitely recommend giving it a try.
We arrived for our 6:00 PM reservation and was seated immediately and that was the best part. We waited for 15 minutes with no service wait staff walked by and no one came to the table so we decided to leave. When we left the hostess that sat us along with her assistant and two wait staff where standing around chatting and when we walked by to leave that said have a good evening. They did not even notice that we never had service. Very disappointed as this was our anniversary and we had planned on having a great dinner and enjoy the night. Needless to say that was not the case. I would not recommend the Back Burner to anyone.
The atmosphere was nice but not outstanding, the food was very good and plentiful and served on time. The wait staff were very friendly, professional and knew their stuff. We did, however, feel as if we were being "encouraged" to finish our meals and leave. This for a Thursday evening seemed strange and a little off-putting, particularly since it was only 9:15 at night. Other than that it was a nice but not outstanding meal.
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