Overrated: Expensive Hamburgers

One recent Saturday morning, I had a craving for a hamburger, but I also wanted to go to a nice restaurant. So our concierge recommended DB Bistro Moderne.  I learned that paying $32 for a hamburger is not worth it.  Here’s what I had:

Sirloin Burger Filled with Braised Short Ribs
Served on a Parmesan Bun
Pommes Frites

The burger was huge, and the meat of a very high quality.  But it didn’t taste that great. Certainly not $32 good.  Maybe $18, on the high end, if I had to put a price on it.  No hamburger is worth $32. It has been decreed. Hell, they even have $150 burger with truffles.  It is simply impossible to receive $150 of value from a hamburger.  Oh, and the fries were not that good.

Miffed by my experience at DB, I decided to try at least one hamburger a day for a week.  I ate way too many hamburgers, but I had to make up for my $32 experience.  And you know what?  All of my sub $15 burgers had much better flavor and all came with better French fries.

Original db Burger: Never again.