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12 November 2020 – Autumn Tasting Dinner (Past Event)

These strange times have presented many opportunities to reflect and we have found ourselves revisiting our reasons for opening Burlingame back in 2016. Our focusing trio of ideas has always been great food, good but unobtrusive service and a comfortable setting to dine with friends. We’ve had to adapt our style of service some and change our layout to accommodate social distancing but Chef Chad’s amazing culinary creations have remained the centerpiece of Burlingame. Thanks to our great staff, dear friends, and foodie followers we have remained healthy, open and fairly busy since restarting in May. We are truly grateful to have reopened – and stayed open – safely and successfully.

At his core, Chad is a creative soul. He needs to make music. He needs to renovate his house! And, he needs to exercise his creativity in his kitchen. We use tasting dinners as a vehicle for Chad to free his creative senses and share the results with people who love interesting food. The time has come for an Autumn Tasting Dinner – Thursday 12 November.

Chef Chad has created a magnificent five-course tasting menu featuring lamb tartare, local red snapper, dry-aged beef, scallops, and fried apple. Caviar and Japanese A5 Wagyu will be available upgrades. Chef has developed a couple of alternatives to enable pescatarians to enjoy five courses as well!

For this dinner, seating will be progressive rather than all-at-once. Parties may select their preferred time from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. No more than 10 guests will be seated per half hour. The price is $110 per person plus beverage, tax and 20% gratuity. We will be using the Deck and all interior dining areas to maintain safe spacing and hope you can join us for this special night out!
Book early to get your preferred table. Reserve now at 904-432-7671

Deremer Studios Commercial Photograph – Amelia Island


Burlingame has reopened following a six week closure for the Covid-19 emergency. Indoor seating is limited to 50% normal capacity and outdoor is at 100% normal capacity. All table spacing is at least six feet between tables. Bar seating is very limited.

Our team is taking all health considerations very seriously. We wear masks constantly and guests must wear mask at all times except while seated at their table. Our menus are single use paper and the beverage lists are sanitized between uses. Tables are also thoroughly sanitized after each party. Doors have foot pulls installed.

Join us Monday through Saturday starting at 5:30pm each day. We have been quite busy since we reopened and strongly encourage reservations to ensure seating. 904-432-7671.

Temporary closure due to COVID19 pandemic

20 March 2020
In a typical year, Spring is a time of renewal, growth, interaction, hope. Today in Amelia Island we have temperatures in the mid 80s and a gentle, caressing breeze. We should be anticipating the excitement of Spring business! But this is not a typical Spring and it is with heavy hearts that we announce the TEMPORARY closure of Burlingame Restaurant effective Saturday 21 March 2020 at 9:00pm.
Our reasons are several but really interlaced. Fundamentally, we are unsettled by our staff, ourselves, and our guests taking ANY additional risk of infection. For the few dollars generated from quite limited business it just isn’t worth the risks to our health. We have had extraordinary support this past week from many guests trying their best to help our little business survive. We love them and thank them whole heartedly!
Frankly, we have expected our national and state governments to make this call in the best interests of society and finally came to the realization that we didn’t need to wait. We just needed to find the courage. Maybe, if businesses close and individuals take seriously the need to separate to minimize spread of the virus, the period of intense risk will be shorter and less destructive.
Also, we didn’t want our beloved team members to waste any time in their efforts to find other work and/or apply for available benefits. It is our earnest hope that everyone finds income enough to tide them over. We hear that grocery stores etc are hiring and unemployment benefits are easier to apply for than ever before.
We are applying for emergency loans to help us cover ongoing expenses in the hopes of being able to reopen with vigor when this calamity finally passes. Of course, none of us can even guess how long that will be.
We intend to weather this disaster and reopen Burlingame when we can. Our dream is to have our entire staff rejoin us for our re-start (they are, bar none, the BEST crew in the business!) and hope our many guests will help us recover quickly.
Please support all your local, small, privately owned businesses so many can survive this trying time. They are the heart of community, the employers of millions, and we all need to remember that. Especially now.
Stay safe, be well, love your fellow man!

Deb, Eric & Chad and the entire Burlingame Family!

Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2019 at Burlingame

We are offering sumptuous menu options for each guest to build their own 3 course prix fixe menu. Starter course options include Lobster Bisque, Mixed Greens Salad with Duck Rillette, or 1/2 dozen Oysters. Add optional Siberian Sturgeon Caviar for the perfect beginning to the meal.

Main course choices are Red Snapper, Diver Scallops and Beef Tenderloin or upgrade to Japanese A5 Wagyu for the ultimate in flavor. Add an optional 1/2 Lobster to any option.

Desserts include Grapefruit Curd, Chocolate Tart and Creme Brûlée

The meal includes an Amuse Bouche and is available for $80 per person plus tax and 20% autogratuity. Call 904-432-7671 to reserve your table.

Special Encore of Winter Tasting Dinner

Burlingame’s Midwinter Escape Tasting Dinner on January 16th was such a hit we decided to repeat it on February 21st at 6:15 PM. Our guests told us this was our best tasting menu so far and we had to agree. Chef Chad composed five spectacular dishes and the wines complimented each perfectly. We just had to offer this menu again.
Chef Chad is offering a delightful menu of:
Amuse-Bouche of house-made sourdough, uni butter, radishes and chives
Beef Carpaccio with roasted beet and endive, bleu cheese, chimichurri, shallot marmalade, herb vinaigrette and toasted walnuts
Butter Poached Lobster with lobster & mushroom ravioli, cauliflower & watercress purée and puffed rice granola
Roasted Rack of Venison with celery root purée, red wine braised onions, glazed carrots and veal jus

Chocolate Custard with roasted banana ice cream, banana brûlèe, caramel sauce and Carolina Gold rice pudding

Wine pairings include Sparkling, Sancerre, White Burgundy, Syrah and Port.
Availability for this enchanting evening is very limited so please notify us of your interest soon.

The four course meal plus amuse-bouche is 100 per person (excluding tax and 20% automatic gratuity).
Optional wine pairing is available for 50. Communal and private seating options are both available.

Gather your friends for a special night at Burlingame. Call for your reservation (904-432-7671).

Amelia Island Restaurant Week 2019

Burlingame will be participating in Amelia Island Restaurant Week 2019 from Friday 18 January through Saturday 26 January.

Come in and enjoy our full ala carte menu or

the Restaurant Week special prix fixe for 41 dollars:

Curry, potato, onions and herbs

Anson Mills grits, house-made kimchi, poached egg and crispy shallots

Lemon marmalade, poppy seeds and oat crumble

Includes non-alcoholic drink



Get $25 gift certificate on purchase of $100 certificate

This holiday season, Burlingame is giving a bonus $25 gift certificate for the purchase of every $100 worth of gift certificates starting on Black Friday and running through the following Friday, November 30th.  Share the pleasure of dinner at Burlingame with friends and family and keep a little extra bonus for yourself.  Contact us at 904-432-7671 from 11/23 to 11/30 to take advantage of this deal of the year.

Deremer Studios Commercial Photograph – Amelia Island

Deremer Studios Commercial Photograph – Amelia Island

Not-Your-Average wine dinner @ Burlingame 23 August

Join us at 6:30 pm Thursday 23 August for an exclusive and fun evening of unusual wine paired with exceptional dishes.

FL Regional Manager, PSWC

Pablo Alfaro

Pablo Alfaro, Florida Regional Manager of Pacific Southern Wine Company, will provide entertaining and expert commentary on the wine selections from PSWC’s portfolio. This is a “not-your-average” wine dinner with no Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, nor Cabernet Sauvignon in sight!  It’s time to try something fun and different!

Food pairings will be designed by our own Chef Chad Livingston to complement each wine. The event will be hosted on our deck under our louvered pergola and ceiling fans. Seating will be communal so you’ll be able to meet other fans of excellent wines and fresh, seasonal, made-from-scratch dishes.

Casual elegance

Pergola-covered deck

Enjoy five courses with wine pairings:  130 per person plus tip and tax.
A 50 dollar deposit is required to secure a seat. Limited to 30 guests. Call 904-432-7671 to reserve your seats.


Shrimp Festival 2018 – Friday BBQ bash

Enjoy the best brisket and pulled pork sandwiches and shrimp rolls before the Shrimp Festival fireworks at Burlingame from 5 pm – 9pm.  Early McCall will be playing classic Rock and we may have a special musical treat from Missouri (via Portland and Washington, D.C.).  For just $35 you’ll get the best BBQ around plus a beer or glass of wine and live music.  Come out and enjoy our beautiful deck under the louvered pergola or dine inside.  Call 904-432-7671 for prepaid tickets and information.

Anything leftover will be on sale Saturday from the driveway!

Come on by and check us out. (May the 4th be with you!)