Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Burger Bar

On Saturday I finally tried the new Burger Bar restaurant opened by Hubert Keller in Macy's. The elevator to the 6th floor in Macy's was so crowded that we decided to take the escalator up. When we finally made our way through all the holiday shoppers, I was not surprised that there was a 30 minute wait for a table. Luckily, there were a couple of seats at the bar that we could eat at. I was so hungry that I couldn't decide on what I wanted to eat. There are so many different types of burgers to choose from, like the Surf n Turf Burger, the Nacho Burger. Everything sounded so good to my empty belly that I wanted to order half the menu. I decided on the Burger Bar sliders so I could try 3 different ones. I also got the sweet potato fries because the bartender said it was his favorite and I am a sucker for other people's favorite food or just a sucker for bartenders. The food came out pretty quickly, which was a good thing. However, I have to be honest (and as much as I wanted to love the food) it wasn't that great. The sliders were tasty. But when my friend asked me which one was my favorite, I couldn't tell because all three tasted the same to me- good but not amazing.The sweet potato fries were not as amazing as I thought either. They were too skinny for their own good. They barely had any meat on them to even dip in ketchup. I wanted to tell the bartender that he should try the sweet potato fries at Pacific Catch, because he has been clearly deprived of tasty sweet potato fries. I decided not to burst his sweet potato bubble though. The food was good but honestly not as good as I thought it would be considering all that I've heard, the wait and the price.

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