416 Bar & Grille Officially Opens on Burnet Road

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416 Bar & Grille officially opened Monday, February 2, at 5011 Burnet Road #150 in Austin, Texas. The family-owned-and-operated neighborhood bar & grill is helmed by father and son John and Colin Jurey.

416 Bar & Grille will be serving Americana food with a focus on local and sustainable chef-driven cuisine that explores the diverse culinary styles of America. The name—416 Bar & Grille—harkens back to the 1970s when owner John Jurey was working as a messenger in San Francisco. 416 was his call number and to this day it has the power to capture his attention like nothing else.

John and Colin are focused on offering new options for evening and late night dining on Burnet Road where diners can enjoy both the large bar area or dining room until midnight. 416 will also be offering brunch on the weekends starting at 10am.

“We’re providing white table cloth dining without the white table cloth,” says John.

Co-owner John Jurey brings a lifetime of involvement in the food industry to the development of 416’s menu. John opened one of the first food trucks in the bay area in 1975 serving freshly prepared food to people on the San Francisco streets. He later opened a restaurant in St. Augustine, Florida, where his son, Colin, grew up in the kitchen and got his first taste of restaurant life. After selling the restaurant, John attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and went on to work with Whole Foods Market in various locations across the country.

Menu items such as S. F. Cioppino evoke John’s time in San Francisco in the 1970s. The Griddled Cheese Steak, a take on the classic Philly cheesesteak, comes from his memories of the comfort food he enjoyed during his childhood in Philadelphia. Overall, the menu scans the country: Fried Chicken served with mac ‘n’ cheese infuses southern flavor into the cuisine; Shrimp & Carolina Cheese Grits highlights a low-country classic; and Chicken Pot Pie with a vodka crust offers a new take on classic American home-style food.

Colin, who is excited to begin his first joint venture with his father, has been working in the food industry for the past twelve years and was most recently in the kitchen at 24 Diner. Colin’s culinary experience has also influenced the menu with its anytime breakfast, which includes such classic items as Huevos Rancheros, French Toast, or breakfast tacos.

As a tribute to the burgeoning food scene on Burnet Road, 416 Bar & Grille will offer a dessert menu of Burnet Road Sweets featuring local Austin small businesses located on Burnet such as Tiny Pies, Kellie’s Baking Co., Austin Cakeball, Hey Cupcake, and Amy’s Ice Cream.

416 offers a wine program with a similar focus on American offerings and local selections. Additionally, the wine list is balanced with an international selection of fine wines to complement the dining menu. The bar program, run by Dustin Bolf, incorporates handcrafted cocktails with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and unique specialty cocktails as well as new takes on classic cocktails.

416 is located on Burnet Road directly next to Russell Korman Jewelers. 416’s location provides generous room for guests, with 70 seats in the restaurant and over 100 spots for guest parking. Hours will be 4:00 pm- midnight during weekdays and 10 am-midnight on weekends. After 10pm, 416 Bar & Grille will offer a restaurant industry discount until the close of the restaurant.

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