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Sycamore Review - Bethel, CT

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HunterJay Apr 14, 2008 10:07 AM

So I took the family down to the Sycamore this weekend. Even though I’ve been there before it’s only been for the cruise nights and not the food, but I was craving something so I figured what the heck. I know they’re known for two things: their hamburgers (thin “French” style) and the fact that they’re an authentic oldies place (not a “new” place trying to be old). Here’s the rundown of our order:
Me: one cheeseburger, one onion burger, one Sycamore dog (hot dog with a slice of bacon, sauerkraut, relish, & mustard). The burgers were really good. They’re very thin but they’re not chewy or burnt, done perfectly. I would definitely get them again. The hot dog was ehh. The bacon wasn’t crispy or hot enough – I mean I wasn’t not going to eat it but I’d rather have another burger.
Wifey: Turkey club – it was OK. Again the bacon wasn’t crispy enough, but she ate it.
Daughter: Fish sandwich – it was OK. It was real unprocessed fish (unlike McD’s), but seemed a little greasy. I finished it.
We shared a basket of curly fries - a little burnt, but we had no problem finishing them.
Daughter and I had root beer (their own recipe) which was served in frosty mugs – this was pretty good, just wish the mugs were bigger.
We sat at the counter and had a pretty good time (sat there by choice as daughter wanted to sit on the stools). The staff was friendly throughout our visit.
Overall - I would definitely go back for the food. I would stick to the burgers and root beer as I know they’re winners – though I may try something else to supplement this. Tab was $28 for the 3 of us, not including tip (prices very reasonable).

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Sycamore Restaurant
282 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT 06801

  1. TrishUntrapped Apr 14, 2008 01:13 PM

    When our family goes to the Sycamore we also pretty much stick to the burgers, fries and root beer. That's all good.

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      preacher Apr 14, 2008 05:12 PM

      the only reason any one goes to the Sycamore is the burgers ,rootbeer and cruise nights
      see you on cruise night

      1. masha bousha May 1, 2008 04:56 AM

        I just finally tried the Sycamore (drove there from West Hartford) on Saturday and LOVED IT. I'm a picky burger eater and for divey type places I really only eat them from 5 Guys (which I love) but I totally ponied up to eat the Dagwood burger at the Sycamore. Three of us ordered one of those and I also got the Sycamore dog but felt it was meh, as you did. The rootbeer (as well as the float) were fantastic. My mug of rootbeer had a hint of cream soda flavor too. YUM.

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          Low_Fat Jun 16, 2008 06:18 PM

          I agree with all the previous posts. We drove up from Fairfield yesterday, on the way to Kent Falls. All three of us had Dagwood burgers with bacon, a basket of fries (cooked well done) and root beer floats. The burger patty had a nice flavor and wasn't too greasy. We'll be coming back again.

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          CTfood12 Feb 1, 2009 07:28 AM

          I had the same problem when I ate the turkey club there. The turkey didn't taste right to me, and the bacon was soggy, but all in all, it is a great place to eat.

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            stormshadow Feb 1, 2009 11:44 AM

            It's a frequent stop when I'm hunting in nearby Redding. Dagwood burger all the way.

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