Saturday, April 22, 2006

Rare Bar and Grill

Rare Bar and Grill
303 Lexington ave @ 37th
Inside Shelburne Murray Hill

Ok folks, if you’re a fan of the thick and meaty (as opposed to thinner burgers at blue 9 or shake shack) there is a good chance that this could very easily become your new favorite burger in nyc.

The Menu description is as follows:
All our burgers are 100% grade “A” American Chuck beef, ground and freshly prepared daily in our Kitchen. The “Rare” burger is an 8 oz (to me it seemed even bigger) juicy delight served on a homemade sweet toasted bun with a lower east side “Gus’s” pickle lettuce, tomato and onion.

I tried the Rare Classic. It was an enormous burger at the not too steep price of 8.50. Cooked Medium with some grilled onions thrown on top it was juicy and delicious.
Their was some dripping which I successfully managed to keep on the plate, yet the burger and bun surprisingly remained intact for the whole meal. Often with huge fresh burgers the bottom half of the bun completely gives out…but not at Rare. I give them extra points for that.
Rare also earned some extra points for offering 3 different types of fries. Shoe string, Sweet Potato shoe string and cottage style (waffle) are all options. I tried the Cottage and Sweet Potato. Both were very good, and one order is probably big enough to share. I didn’t realize until after I had left that they also offer all three together in a sampler.
For those that like their burgers with some extra toppings Rare also offers add on such as Apple Smoked Bacon, Fried Egg, Sautéed Mushrooms, Grilled Onions, Grilled Portobello and Canadian Bacon. If your looking to go fancy you can even add Truffle Butter or Foie Gras at 5 bucks a pop.
A variety of cheese is also available including a special cheeseburger of the week selected by the folks at Murray’s Cheese Shop.
I am also under the impression that they have a roof deck serving the same menu opening up in May. Looks like a perfect summer day in the making.

Type: Think and juicy
Price $8.50 burger $10 for fries big enough to split.
Recommend?- By all means put this one on your to-do list.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Sorry folks closed for passover

To quote Caddyshack....
"A flute without holes, is not a flute. A donut without a hole, is a Danish" -Ty Webb

On that note a Burger without a bun is....salsbury steak aka crap-o-la haha.

See you all in a week or so.