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Nov 21, 2008 06:30 PM

Bobby's Burger Palace

Confirming the rumor: the name has gone up in the last few days. The new Bobby's Burger Palace (Bobby Flay's place) is opening soon at the Monmouth Mall (December according to the website). It's in the NE corner of the parking lot, next door to the new Jarrad's.

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      1. The bbp in long island has beer and wine, I wonder if this location will also.

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        1. re: AC Captain

          Hopefully the video on the website is not any indication of how the burgers are prepared, as Bobby gleefully smashes all the juice out of them with his spatula...

          1. re: AC Captain

            As opposed to the LI location, the Monmouth Mall menu does not list beer, wine or margaritas. I assumed as much due to the high cost of a liquor license in NJ.

          2. Bobby's Burger Palace opened today at Monmouth Mall. We just had lunch and I must say that the burger was very good. It's about an 8 ounce burger. The sides are ala carte. We both had the Santa Fe Burger. We got to meet Bobby who agreed to take pics with anyone that asked him.

            We will surely go back to this restaurant.


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            1. re: vtt7

              vtt7 - Thanks for the info. I intend to try it this weekend. One important question - Notwithstanding the menu's proclamation , where the burgers cooked to order or served well done ala Five Guys?

              1. re: bgut1

                bgut1: As you stated, I would assume no liquor license due to the costs in NJ. Also, we automatically order our burgers the way we want them cooked so we didn't give the order taker time to ask. sorry.

                1. re: vtt7

                  Slightly off topic, went to Chee Burger Chee Burger in Manalpan on Monday with Kids. It was OK. Certianly better than a fast food burger. the wife and I ordered medium but it was not my idea of medium.

                  What really ticked me off was I ordered my 2 1/2 year old son the kids burger and they would only serve it well done. He likes steak medium to medium rare. I said he would not eat a hockey puck. We sucked it up and they brought a well burger, he ate half of it but I sertainly won't oder it again.

                  I am getting annoyed with establishments not serving medium rare burgers. Everyone is afraid to be sued. My feeling is the establishments should have enough confidence in their suppliers and the logistics of getting it to their store that medium rare should not be a probllem. Trying to protect me from bad beef indicates to me that you are serving an inferior product.

                2. re: bgut1

                  Served well done. Was not asked at the counter how I would like my burger done, which is very disappointing considering the prices.

              2. well, after meeting Bobby - I hope the food is better than his inflated ego! of course I wish him all the best, as we need better establishments in this area.

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                1. re: eatinman

                  Really good chefs almost always have big egos. I don't mind a chef that thinks too much of himself provided he's a great cook and stays in the kitchen. Flay does the former but not the latter.

                  Then again, seeing him smashing all the juice out of his burgers on the video, it's just as well... :-)

                  1. re: equal_Mark

                    I couldn't agree more regarding chefs and their egos (and that video made me scream at my laptop)... but I accept the big egos when it comes to higher-end places, it's tough to serve up an inflated ego over a burger joint (I'm sure the food is good, but it's still burgers and fries). I will likely check it out for curiosity's sake, but maybe I'll just stick to JRs and Boom (and the Pour House, Globe, Boathouse, Barnacle Bill's, etc.) for a good burger instead.