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Cafe Escadrille first opened its doors in 1973 under the ownership of Robert W. Murray, who continues to own and run the restaurant to this day.

In 2003, Mr. Murray, also a real estate developer, expanded the restaurant to include a beautiful,
state-of-the-art, multi-room private dining facility reminiscent of a grand country estate. His restaurant and function venue continue to be the premiere choice not only in the Burlington area, but the greater Boston area as well.

Cafe Escadrille’s name and spirit were inspired by the Lafayette Escadrille, a squadron of the French Air Service formed in April of 1916, prior to U.S. entry into World War I. The squadron was composed mainly of spirited and daring American volunteer fighter pilots who fought gallantly by day and relished fine food and drink at night. They left behind a legacy of spirited celebration that we honor to this day.

Some Escadrille trivia
Our phone number 781-273-1916; fighter planes etched into the frosted glass partitions behind our Famous Mahogany Bar; the Lafayette Escadrille squadron’s mascots were two lion cubs names “Whiskey” and “Soda;” two movies about the squadron are 1958’s Lafayette Escadrille staring Tab Hunter and a young Clint Eastwood and 2006’s Flyboys starring James Franco.