The Burger Joint - Closed
So, I have been craving a Greek burger for months! First and last time I had one was at Greekfest. When I went online to check out BGR, I noticed there was a Greek burger on the menu. I thought, yup I'm going to get me some. When I arrived for lunch around 1pm, there was a good a number of people already inside. I had a bit of sticker shock because the burgers, by themselves, start at $7 and goes up from there. I noticed on their big black menu, the ingredients listed is much different than on the website. When I got up to the cashier, I asked if the Greek burger had any tzatziki sauce on it and she told me no. Looking back, I should have realized she was new and asked the manager instead. I was disappointed I didn't get what I was craving but there is always next time.
Instead, I ordered the Wellington. Not a bad second option I have to say. It has deep-roasted (whatever that means) mushrooms, caramelized onions, garlic and black truffles with a touch of mustard seed and blue cheese crumbles.I thought all the flavors will be muddled but I was pleasantly surprised You can taste each distinctive topping. The sweetness of the onions, the meaty flavor of the mushrooms and the sharpness of the blue cheese; all come together to compliment the excellent beef instead of masking it. The beef itself is no slouch either. It's definitely prime. I ordered mine medium rare and it came out just perfect. Something that is hard to get in even the best of hamburger joints.
I also like the different options for sides at BGR. There are Yukon gold potato fries, sweet potato fries, asparagus spears and onion rings. Because of mis-communication, I was able to sample both the fries options. I love, love, love sweet potato fries. I like that at BGR they're crispy on the outside and still tender on the inside. I needed to add a bit of salt on mine but I like them more savory. I also saw the line cook salt each individual batch before serving so he might have just been a little light handed for my fries.
Although it was delicious, I don't know if it will become a staple in my favorite lunch spots. The prices are high but it is for a quality product. BGR does have a daily deal weekdays from 11am - 2pm. For $8.99, you can get a regular burger, regular fries and a drink. However, if I am going to BGR I want to try out their specialty burgers not something I can make easily at home. I might have to settle just for the burger instead of the whole shebang.
In the slide show below, I have their take out menu which is a better representation of what they serve on the burgers as well as the prices. Hope this review was helpful.