Golf … and great food: 1776 by David Burke will feature both at new concept coming to Morristown

Food, drinks … and golf. Not at a country club, but at a new restaurant concept coming to Morristown in October through celebrity chef David Burke.

The concept, 1776 by David Burke Powered by Topgolf Swing Suite, will be a 14,000-square-foot space at 67 E. Park Place in Morristown that overlooks the Morristown Green.

The owners said the location will combine the ultimate dining experience with fun sports-themed activities in a chic and relaxed setting.

George Schneider, owner/managing member of Morristown-based Motown Restaurants along with partners David Vorcheimer and Chance Healy, described the restaurant as an upscale venue that seats 200-plus inside and another 150 people on the outdoor patio overlooking the Green.

The restaurant also features a private 12-person dining table in the kitchen for a bird’s-eye view of Burke and his team in action.

Schneider said the chic and airy space features upscale lighting, magnificent custom millwork and ample window views.

“We’re a one-of-a-kind venue bringing a celebrity chef and world-class food together with premier entertainment technology — no detail has been spared,” he said. “From a cozy dinner for two, to special family and or corporate events, our contemporary space offers a dynamic new experience that guests will find exceptional.”

Diners will pick from a menu that will include some of Burke’s signature menu items, including Himalayan salt-aged steaks, mini clothesline double-cut Maple Bacon, and Angry Lobster Pizza.

The restaurant features a 36-seat bar, a lounge area with velvet couches and cozy high-top tables.

“In contrast to many area bars and restaurants, 1776 is very spacious and features Nano doors that fully open to bring the outdoors in,” Schneider said. “In addition, we have a separate tasting room lounge that can be used for private parties where we will have regular wine and other cocktail tasting events.”

Of course, what sets it apart is golf. Actually, a number of sports.

Schneider said 1776 will have a comfortable living room space where patrons can hit golf balls using elite Topgolf full-swing technology, as well as engage in an array of simulated sports, including baseball, hockey, soccer and others.

There will be six private suites, which can accommodate up to 10 people, where guests can watch games in a cinema-style living room or play Pebble Beach while enjoying a variety of delicious foods, Schneider said.

“Our suites are great for friends, family events, corporate parties or team-building.”