village idiot burger
we stopped by after a concert at the greek. they serve food until 1am which was nice. my hubby and i each orderd the their pub burger. burgers were cooked perfectly medium. the smoked cheddar had a great hickory flavor and the buns were soft but didn't fall apart. only problem was the fries. while cooked well, they were salt encrusted and almost inedible. they place is a bit loud but it is a pub. next up is 8 oz.
I agree with you on the saltiness of the fries. They tend to overdo it there. I had a romaine salad with capers and the salt was overwhelming; I couldn't taste anything else. However, the burger is very good and satisfying (having recently had a Bowery burger, nothing is really coming close lately). We just moved within walking distance and I find myself popping in here mid-shopping for a beer or a snack.
The service is excellent; the proprietors and the bar staff are very polite.
Their burger is one of my favs. Their roast pork sandwich is also very good. A must have is their brussel sprouts with bacon - delish.
Like the place, but last time I was there the burger was just dead, way overcooked and tasteless. I would never go back for that...maybe the other dishes.
The sprouts were very very good.
My love of The Village Idiot burger took a serious nose dive after last night's visit. This is the third time I've ordered their very good burger (always cooked perfectly to order; lots of good cheese options -- including manchego) but after my first two attempts I thought, "Hey, that onion relish they serve with it is good, but what it really needs is a nice tomato, too." So I asked the waitress if I could add a slice of tomato. "No, unfortunately not," she replied. "The chef has this thing about them." I thought she was kidding. What "thing" could he have against tomatoes, I inquired, especially since this very night he was offering an heirloom tomato salad as a special? "He just won't do it," she answered. I was absolutely, completely flummoxed, and STILL can't decide if it was the waitress who deserved to be fired or the chef. So instead of walking out, I ordered the heirloom tomato salad AND the burger, and then put the tomatoes on the burger myself. Sheesh.