This is a phenomenal burger. The bacon-infused patty gives it that great smoky pork flavor without having to deal with the extra chew on top. The Gruyere was delicious, and judiciously applied - it wasn't a drippy mess the way it might be on a less tastefully made burger. The potato crisps were delicious - and there were just enough to add texture and flavor. A few leaves of fresh arugula give it a nice balance. Also love the size - satisfying, but not overwhelming. Slightly more cooked than I asked for, but not egregiously. Super tasty. I'm a fan.
The Moo Pie Pirate gets all 10s.
This burger was crazy good - a beautifully-seasoned, perfectly cooked (medium rare, with a crispy sear) bit of juicy goodness. The onion topping added a nice touch of sweetness without getting in the way. The bun was just right - lightly toasted, it held together through all the drippings.
The fries - a-MAZ-ing. Perfect crisp/chew ratio (not too hard or too chewy), well-salted (but not too much), delicious.
This is an expensive burger, but worth the splurge.
I came in wanting to love this burger after hearing the raves, but I couldn't get there. The burger was cooked to a beautiful medium rare, but the intensity of the toppings obscured the flavor of the beef. I found everything very salty - the cheese, the bacon, and the salty fries (with a pretty strong taste of fishiness that I don't really understand) - my mouth is parched. The egg is a stroke of genius, and is delicious - if, you know, a mess. But a delicious mess. The tomato was fresh and perfect.
The staff is friendly, and I like the vibe of the place. I wonder if this burger would appeal more to me in the cold winter months, but it's 94 degrees today, and this feels like too much for me.
I love this burger - it's every bit as delicious as it was when I first enjoyed it with Burger Club a year ago. The bacon-infused patty gives salty flavor with every bite, and the super-thin potato crips give a great crunch. I love the smoked gruyer and freshness of the lettuce, and the size of the burger is perfectly satisfying without leaving my stomach on the floor.
The fries were a bit disappointing - they were lukewarm, and not especially crisp. Given the really creative burger menu (I tried a bite of the Bluicy - yum!), the fries seem like a less-considered afterthought - they're totally fine, but they could have made this a supremely special experience.
I love the vibe of the restaurant - casual basement feel with a portrait of its namesake uncle Walt on the wall - but the noise level can be a bit much. (A couple of acoustical tiles/whatnot would really help so that we don't have to yell to be heard by the people a few inches away.)
The servers were, once again, very friendly.
Overall, I love Whitman's and always look forward to a visit.
This was a disappointment. The much-touted truffle and foie gras came in a mere dollup in the middle of the burger. The 2 bites that included those flavors were pretty tasty, and the texture was nice - but I wasn’t blown away.
Sadly, the outer 80% of the burger was less interesting. The beef itself seemed oddly flavorless, and a bit over cooked. The short ribs had a nice texture, but also lacked a rich flavor (a few punches of salt would’ve helped).
Loved the seasoning on the bun. If only the meat were seasoned as well...
I was very happy with the first few fries, but the majority of fries underneath were tepid and unseasoned. Maybe I got a bad batch - but at this price point, I shouldn’t get a bad batch.
Overall - meh.