Bru Burger, the popular Massachusetts Avenue gourmet burger restaurant, officially opened its Carmel location on Aug. 10.
A new building was constructed along Old Meridian just south of Main Street on land where the Glass Chimney and Deeter’s once sat. The iconic establishment was demolished to make way for the new structure which seats 160 people inside and features outdoor dining on two patios.
Bru Burger has a full bar with beers on tap and high-end liquors. Staff said there are quite a few bourbon aficionados that have already enjoyed the restaurant.
During its opening day, some customers flocked in because they frequented Bru Burger’s other location. Others said they remembered the Glass Chimney and wanted to see what the new place looked like.
The décor is fancier than most burger places but still more casual than an upscale restaurant. There’s a combination of booths, tables and bar stools in between the three rooms with cloth napkins instead of paper. There are TVs showing sports but not an overwhelmingly amount every two feet that you’d expect if it was a sports bar.
The menu is split somewhat into “chef burgers,” which feature creative ingredients, and “classic burgers and sandwiches,” which is more traditional fare. For the adventurous diners, there’s ingredients such as shaved brussels sprouts, truffle aioli, herbed goat cheese, horseradish Havarti, eggs, habanero hot sauce, pear-bacon jam, sweet chili mayo, peach compote, carrot-ginger slaw and feta-olive relish. Burgers range from $9 to $12, which is comparable to The Pint Room, another gourmet burger restaurant located nearby on Main Street.
Hours are from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with the kitchen closing at 10 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays, they stay open until Midnight with the kitchen closing at 11 p.m. On Sundays, the hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.