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The Counter in Plano

jinet12 Mar 23, 2008 04:14 PM

Anyone tried it? Love the concept, but would like to know if the meat is good...

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    Super90 Mar 30, 2008 06:44 PM

    Tried it today with the wife and kids. For a burger place, yes, it is "upscale". The food was very good. The beef in our burgers was very good quality. The 50/50 mix of fries and onion strings was tasty. The staff was pleasant, and attentive, but sort of didn't seem totally trained. I am being really picky here. I can't really put my finger on it, but they just didn't realize some basic operational aspects of serving. The waitress brought drinks, mine being iced tea, but she didn't ask if I needed sugar or sweetener, which, BTW were not on the table for some reason. I had to get her attention and ask for sugar as I "couldn't seem to find it on the table". Not a problem, it was out quickly. At the end of the meal, we had all our plates empty and one waiter was quick enough to ask if we were ready for the check, but didn't ask if he could clear the plates we had obviously finished. Once asked, he was quick to oblige.

    All in all a good experience. A burger (shared by my wife and I) the kids Mini Burgers (shared by my 5 and two year old), the "Fifty- Fifty" fries and onion strings, and a couple of drinks all totalled about $20. Definitely a good burger with very high quality ingredients. I would go again.

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      xileas Mar 27, 2008 10:23 AM

      two words... Jakes burger

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        HalfBaked Mar 27, 2008 01:13 PM

        Didn't Jake's close? Maybe I'm thinking of the Feed Bag.

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          irodguy Mar 27, 2008 05:42 PM

          Your comparing apples to tangerines. Jakes is more like your traditional burger, good, but not the same kind of burger. The counter is an upscale designer burger with a really nice bar. It's has a very like California vibe you know! They are both good, but not the same other than both serving red meat.

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            pinotho Mar 28, 2008 02:04 PM

            totally agree with you , xileas .

          2. ellen4441 Mar 26, 2008 05:14 AM

            here's one more pic of my 2/3 pound burger.. Counter Burger, Royal Palm Beach, FLL
            $9.99, but worth it! (fries , etc , are extra)

            p.s. I'm lurking on this Texas board, as I'm flying out there next month..

            1. ellen4441 Mar 25, 2008 07:46 PM

              trying to attach pics..........please assist with some tips if this does'nt work!!

               
              1. ellen4441 Mar 25, 2008 07:37 PM

                I went to the Counter location in south Florida a few weeks ago, and loved it.
                I'll try to attach a pic of the good, messy burger....

                (or else you can see it in my "Trip Report" that I named "10 days in Florida, part 2" on roadfood.com. . ........just click on 'forums' to find it...

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                  foodie06 Mar 24, 2008 01:47 PM

                  We really enjoyed it. The quality of meat was very good and fries were delicious. We recently tried Twisted Root Burger Company and thought it paled in comparison.

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                    kindofabigdeal Mar 24, 2008 03:21 PM

                    your post wasn't clear on "it". It sounds like it is Twisted Root. is it?

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                      foodie06 Mar 25, 2008 09:40 AM

                      Sorry that wasn't clear. We really enjoyed the Counter. It was Twisted Root we didn't care for.

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                      jinet12 Mar 27, 2008 09:25 AM

                      Wow, well that is quite the recommendation then, since Twisted Root is supposed to be the bomb...Must try The Counter

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                      sike101 Mar 24, 2008 09:35 AM

                      The wife and I ate there about a month ago while shopping at legacy. I thought the bugers were really good (meat was good quality), with a cool, if not exactly novel, concept. And the mixed fries (with sweet potato) are a nice change (yes, village burger bar does this too). The only complaint: bun could've been better, but that's pretty picky. The wait staff and bartender were very nice. A very clean, Cali vibe inside. I'd reccomend it for sure.

                      1. irodguy Mar 23, 2008 05:09 PM

                        It's any interesting concept. We had the turkey burger and the beef. The turkey burger was in fact the best I have had commercially. The sweet potato fries with dipping sauces is also interesting. That being said, it's good but I don't know that I would drive across DFW to eat there.

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