While the Airport Grille is keeping its name, very little of the once very popular eatery will remain once it re-opens on October 22.
When it open about a decade ago the location was popular almost out of the proverbial, um gate. Pardon the pun. Many people will offer reasons why the Airport Grille’s popularity declined and one of the more common ones is that it was too expensive to eat at with any regularity and best reserved for special occasions.
On August 17th, 2019 they closed their doors but End Zone owners Troy and Ryan Demelo partnered up with investors Steve Furtado and David Slutz snatched up the property with a mind to improve and reinvent it.
The “new” Airport Grille will be far more affordable – affordable enough that you can stop in on any old day of the week at a whim and with regularity. A quick look at the new menu shows that most prices are in the $10-16 range with many appetizers under $10. There will alos be an “All items under $9” lunch menu and a loyalty club.
With the revamped logo, months of extensive interior and exterior renovations which includes 10 outdoor tables, a 16ft circular firepit which allows for lounging or even some leisure or tournament cornhole, a 12×20 outdoor stage with built-in 6x8ft drum riser and a musical line-up already booked (Thursdays from 6-8:30pm) it seems the new owners have big plans, hopes, and high expectations.
As you would expect with the restaurant to open soon, for those who are interested in work: The Airport is hiring for “experienced line cooks and kitchen staff for all back of the house operations.” You can apply here
The Airport Grille
1569 Airport Road
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Open Every Day: 11:30am–11pm
All photos from The Airport Grille Facebook: