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Ella’s Burger: Niman Ranch ground chuck, organic cheddar, fried shallots, roasted tomato aioli, on house made brioche, herbed french fries – $12.00. Add Niman Ranch applewood smoked bacon for $2.00 (I did not).
What a huge burger! Honestly, I couldn’t finish it. As you can see from the photo some of the toppings were on the side. Once I put it all together it was quite a beast to tackle! After figuring out how to pick it up I discovered that it was going to be dripping all over my plate, and as you may know I love a good mess.
However, the meat was plain. There were no spices or flavorings of any kind so I wasn’t very impressed. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good average burger, but it’s not special.
This wasn’t mentioned in the description, but there were some crispy grilled onions on the burger. They were good and added great contrasting flavor, but there weren’t enough of them to make a difference.
You’ll also notice some pickles in the photo, those were tasty. Kind of dill-like a bit of sweet AND sour. Don’t tell anyone, but I think I liked those the best!
The fries were too soft for me, I like them crispy. But the sage flavoring was a nice touch, a little different.
I give them a three for having a good average burger. And huge for the price!
If so, you might want to check out the burger at Dr Teeth & the Electric Mayhem. I haven’t had the burger yet myself, but it’s on the list — called the Ghost Pepper Burger. Have you had it? Let us know what you thought of it!
What a great burger! The glorious toppings were delightful. They added so much flavor, every bite was a little different. I had to eat it with a knife and fork because it was so big and messy — just the way I like it! I highly recommend adding the egg especially if you’re a fan of runny yolk. The bun was soft and eggy, might have been brioche.
- The meat was cooked just right – they didn’t even ask me how I wanted it – and it tasted great, wasn’t boring. Just the right mix of saltiness, rareness and char.
- The burger is available for brunch on weekends and at dinner, except for Monday nights when Dear Mom does pop-ups.
The potatoes were also yummy, a little crispy and soft in the middle, salted well.
Suggested by An who says, “…you MUST get the fried egg with it.”
The Wayfare starts you off with some warm popovers and my goodness, they were friggin delicious! They had an eggy taste that I really enjoyed. The texture was soft, light and fluffy.
But we went for the burger:
Wayfare Burger “Le Grande” – grass-fed proprietary grind, Marin brie, roasted onion, smoked bacon, brioche (with fries) $19. With sunny side up Petaluma egg – add $2 (which I did).
As a whole it was well put together. The cheese, onion, bacon and egg tasted great, but the meat was a little bland. Without the toppings the burger just falls apart. I ordered mine medium-rare as usual, but it came rare which disappointed me. I should have known better because the restaurant is really fancy. Oh well, lesson learned! For $21 I expected this thing to knock my socks off and it didn’t. So I’m only giving them three stars.
The fries were tasty and crispy and the room was loud which put a damper on our conversation. At the end they give you some small cookies which were also yummy with a salty kick. As is the case with a handful of burger places I’ve reviewed, if you eat here order something else.
Organic burger on Acme bun / baguette $11.95 (with salad, fries or minestrone).
I had been wanting to eat here for a while. I don’t know why, the location or the look of the logo maybe? Anyway we finally went on a whim and I ordered the burger. I expected it to be good and maybe because of that my expectations were too high. It was just an ok burger, nothing too special about it. You’d probably be better off ordering something else if you choose to dine here.
1/2lb aged and granulated patty, Monterey jack, grilled onion, caper aioli – $15 (comes with zesty, skinny chips).
The burger was super thick and a juicy, glorious mess, which I love. The patty flavor was really good and it was cooked perfectly (lightly charred on the outside and a little pink in the middle). The patty was also fluffy, if you can imagine that! The caper aioli added great flavor, possibly the best thing about the burger. It was delicious and I would eat it again, but it’s still not the best and a touch pricey. This doesn’t factor into my scoring, but they’re also a quick walk from my house, which also makes it likely that I will eat there again.
The zesty fry/chip things were good too, but I’d rather have real fries. I didn’t bowl, but that place is super busy and popular, so if you want the burger and the bowling you should definitely make a reservation. We walked in around 8 on a Thursday night and were able to sit at the high tables by the bar immediately. The decor was fun too, I took a picture of the neat sculpture/light fixtures.
You have your choice of three different patty’s: beef, turkey and Greek. I chose beef of course, for consistency. They all come with the standard toppings for $6.50, but then you can add on to your burger. I added some cheese for 75 cents. And the fries cost extra.
The Sage burger was yummy at first, with good toppings. But it got boring about half way through – like the bun was too thick and it drowned out the other flavors. Has that ever happened to you before? Strange, right? The price was awesome.
The fries were just ok, but the dessert cookie I had really rocked. The decor is pretty neat and the staff was friendly.
The burger itself was too simple. It was juicy, but lacked some unique flavoring. There was a condiments bar, which is cool, but I’m starting to think this is because of lazy employees (ridiculous, I know). $6.95 for the plain burger plus the cost of fries and drink.
The fries were ok, but I was not compelled to continue eating them beyond fullness. When fries are really good I just keep eating, no matter how full I get. I didn’t order the onion rings, but they looked really good from afar.
I didn’t like the atmosphere at all. On a Saturday night, it was loud, and there was no where to sit. The have some super cheap beer though, which might be why it was so full. Happy hour is from 3p – 10p and beer is $1.25. The stool I managed to commandeer was extremely wobbly, and another customer fell off of his stool while I was there!
So the burger was decent, but not worth it considering the loud people and shitty seating. Also, Nopa is across the street.
I should preface this with the fact that we had to wait for our table when we got there (even though I made a reservation, which is highly recommended) and during that wait I had a drink. That drink hit me pretty hard.
The burger: Grass fed hamburger, pickled onion and french fries $13.
OMG, so good! I ordered it without the onions, which might have added another level of flavor, but it so didn’t matter. This burger was spectacular! The bun was soft and handled the moist meat well, which was perfectly cooked and flavored just right. It was good good good! The juices dripped and the flavor filled my mouth with joy.
The fries were really good too, not perfect but damn near. They were crispy and properly cooked. There were also many other things on the menu I’d like to go back and try. But after having that burger I don’t know if I could go again and not order it! Thanks for the suggestion Lila B!