Taking the elevator to a tall floor in a medical professional building for a burger is a bit incongruous. The antiseptic building and a good greasy burger don't seem to mix. But it is a pleasant surprise to find a clean, well-lighted place where even some of the medical professionals were indulging. Our reviewers loved the bun, split of the flavorfullness of the beef, and gave kudos to the aggressive mustard-based house sauce, even if we all didn't love it. Tall fries were a plus as well. Board certified service. If you need a colonoscopy and a burger in the same place, this is your place. Just be sure to do so in the right order.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
I think the pigs were in more of a seated, rather than flying, position for our lunch. The double-patty Au-Cheval style burger is topped with a large, perhaps too large, wedge or bacon. Reviewers differed on the flavor experience. Proponents found the beef rich and satisfying, cooked to order, even if the handling was a bit awkward. Detractors points to in-the-loop level pricing ($16.95) without the Randolph Street flavor. Points for the small plating. Deduction for nubbin fries. All in all, a "go" but not a "must go." Low of 74; high of 80; average of 76.
Posted by More Pie at 12:41 PM
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Crazy-attentive service, creative offerings, and keen attention to the little things -- quality ice and ice tea, unobtrusive refills, ample ketchup ramekins -- only heightened the experience. More importantly, Doc B's got the big things right: fun and creative offerings, good buns (including the gluten-free offering), quality beef. Solid beef flavor, loosely pressed patty. Structurally improbable stacking of cheese, onion rings, bacon, and burger provided a handling challenge, but one we embraced. Minor deductions were found for a bit of excess char on one burger. The burgers also tended to the pricey side (at least on the E. Grand location). Low of 79; high of 92; average of 86.
Posted by More Pie at 10:39 AM
For a diner, great. For a celebrity diner, perhaps a little underwhelming. That said, there was nothing wrong with this burger -- perhaps it lacked just a little jazz. But, of course, it's a diner, not a three star gourmand experience. Cooked to order, great proportions, excellent service. No question it was sloppy to ear, but so what -- extra napkins are easy to come by. The bun required just force to squish out the contents. The fries were a bit on small size, but they were tasty -- so use a fork. We'd all go back! Low of 76; high of 84; average of 81.
Posted by More Pie at 10:33 AM
A pleasant surprise, for a restaurant whose primary metier is not the burger. Good proportions of toppings, meat, and bun. The Philly cheese steak burger with short rib, white cheddar and peppers, in particular, went over well. The fries also were perfectly cooked. Demerits for the little things: Diet Coke bottles sized for the short-fingered vulgarian; charging for the fries a la carte; and bacon that threatened to overpower the flavor of the meat. Overall, though, nicely done! Low of 79; high of 90; average of 83.
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Monday, April 18, 2016
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