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Mar 27, 2011 08:39 PM


I just got back from dinner at Steingarten. Personally, I will not be going back.

The service was slow, inattentive and inexperienced. Half our meal arrived and 10 minutes later the other half arrived.

We ordered the Roasted Beet Salad to start. It arrived with our dinner.

I had the Golden Prize Burger - with herb roasted tomato, caramelized onion, brie, and roasted garlic sauce. The burger itself was cooked medium rare as requested. The burger had a nice char and well flavored. The bun, a very soft white bun, did not have enough crust and density to support the sauces or the juicy burger and got soggy. I ordered the cucumber salad on the side, but the burger was served with the parmesan fries. They brought the cucumbers on the side.

The parmesan fries were nice and crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The cheese, added with the salt, made them a little too salty.

The cucumber salad lacked salt and a bit of vinegar.

They make their own ketchup, which is more a tomato chutney then ketchup. Very indian in flavor with hints of cinnamon. It worked on the fries, but not the burger.

This burger's cost is $15 (comes with one side, their mistake allowed for me to taste the fries and the cucumber salad.) There are MUCH better burgers in the city at this price.

Usually, I am open to give a place a second chance, not this time.


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  1. What about the beer? Does that make up for it?

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    1. re: tookyt

      Ive actually been a few times and I loved it. Service was slow my first time I went, but was much improved since then. Amazing menu with people who know their shit about beer. i mostly had the sausages but I actually thought the burgers bun was too thick. I was just there and they have a pretty solid happy hr, beer/sausage for 10 bucks. Steingarten was definitely needed around this area.

    2. Given that they are brand new, I'm willing to give them a bit to shake out the wrinkles. Anyone else been? And the beers? Belgian?

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      1. re: Capybara

        The beer list was nice w/ a good mix of Belgians of various varieties and (mostly?) California craft beer. The prices are a bit less than you would see at most places w/ a similar selection on tap. I was not impressed w/ the food. No one in our group liked the burgers at all; the fries were a much better part of the plate. The sausages were a bit better, but nothing special (the rabbit was the best). The happy hour deal sounds like it may be worth it (sausage plus 1 of 5 draft beers for $10) depending on the beers offered.