Brooklyn Burger Bar shuttering
So, word is they're closing their doors for awhile to revamp the place and change the name but it will still be the same people running it and still have a burger-centric menu. So, what's the point?
The only thing surprising about this (at least to me) is how long it took for the doors to close.
Given their prime location, you'd think they would do a booming business as a pub, a neighborhood restaurant, a burger joint, any of those things.
But they failed on all counts: food, service, attitude. I never really heard anyone complain about the prices, so maybe they got that part right, but fair pricing isn't enough.
I went in one afternoon during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day in 2006 and ended up leaving without even placing an order. I posted an account of my visit here on CH afterward (Brooklyn Burger Bar: Uh Oh), and I never saw a reason to return. If they had been halfway as successful at getting customers as they were at driving people away, they would be getting rich...
What the owner should do is go hang around the Waterfront Ale House for a few days to see how a popular place is run.
"What the owner should do is go hang around the Waterfront Ale House for a few days to see how a popular place is run"
I think, after all this time, if the Owner hasn't figured out that something...No, make that, EVERYTHING is wrong, no amount of time spent elsewhere will be benificial. Clearly the Owner is either totally oblivious or just doesn't care.
The work permit on the door just seemed to suggest some sort of kitchen remodeling (though I don't know if the language used could cover something more).
I honestly hope for a full overhaul. I went a few weeks ago (even after reading all the negative posts on here, yes that was stupid) and was amazed that it didn't even meet my very low expectations. Service was awful (our orders were all wrong and it was impossible to get a waiter's attention to try and fix it), the bun was stale, the fries weren't good, and even the ketchup tasted bad (seriously - I asked for another bottle because I thought it was just ours that was rancid but it wasn't).