BBR = 6.93
Ah' the City the Never Sleeps. So much anticipation has been built up into this trip. I am actually stepping out of my 954, South Florida comfort zone and am ready to experience what the New York burger community has to offer. So when I first stepped into the upscale looking Rare Bar and Grill, I expected to have an upscale dining experience. The only problem was that the food was not as upscale as the environment, nor the price.
For starters I ordered the Lollipop Wings which were, according to the menu, served with a warm roquefort fondue. Sounds interesting, but it wasn't. What arrived were buffalo chicken wings, which had the bone cleaned so they looked like a "lollipop", and roquefort dressing, which is just a sheep's milk blue cheese. I hoped at least they were going to be the best damn chicken wings I ever ate but they didn't even come close.
As for the burger I couldn't taste the whiskey, the bacon was chewy, and the bottom half of the bun disappeared. Now, it wasn't a complete failure. The beef had nice flavor and was cooked to medium-rare as requested. The shallots were tasty too. It was a good burger, not a great burger, and good just doesn't work for me. It left me feeling disappointed. My expectations were too high for this place; definitely not worth the $15 dollar price tag.
New Mexican Chili Ketchup - gross
Chipotle Aioli - just okay, I've had better
Honey Maple Dip - good for pancakes and waffles, not fries (maybe sweet potato fries?)
Ketchup - YUM! Regular old ketcup worked the best for me
The fries in genereal were just average.
My girlfriend summed up the experience quite eloquently, "The pickles are good!"
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