Tavern Burger - Stirling Hotel, Stirling, NJ (February 24, 2015)

Rating..........................6.24

 

Flavor...........................................5.66

Beef Quality.................................6.00

Freshness......................................6.44

Uniqueness..................................5.88

Aesthetics.....................................6.55

Structural Integrity.....................6.55

Burger-to-Bun Ratio..................6.44

Grease Factor..............................7.00



The Tavern Burger

Ingredients:

Blend of ground short rib & brisket topped with cheddar, applewood bacon, house steak sauce, truffle mayo, 4C vinaigrette greens and tomato.

 

Additional Comments:

 

"Needed more sauce/mayo and a slightly thicker burger" - Smith

 

"I liked the mixed greens on the burger.  Not too heavy.  Crispy bacon was nice.  Wanted more crispy bacon." - Gould

 

"Weak bun that fell apart.  Beef needed more basic seasoning (salt & pepper).  Crisp bacon was a plus." - Fahrvergnügen

 

"Delicious bacon.  Excellent onion rings - firm, but malleable" - A.A. Feldman

 

"A truly unmemorable burger.  Medium rare was overcooked.  The bun wasn't fresh.  Sauces didn't compliment the burger.  High hopes upon entering, sad feelings upon exiting.  I would suggest a simple burger with no extras may be a wiser choice.  PS. I enjoyed the IPA and the music." - Hot Tub

 

"Onion rings=epic.  Service=shit.  I don't get why we were stuck in the cold back, but the burger was very good." - Belosa

 

"If I want a salad I'd go to Saladworks.  Not a fan of arugula in a salad yet alone my burger.  Not in love with the vinaigrette over traditional ketchup.  Thought the beef and bun were very good, but was ruined with the vinaigrette.  There was a "house steak sauce" on the burger?  I didn't notice." - Swafay

 

"Too much salad on it." - Yabo

 

"I enjoyed the burger but not crazy about the leafy greens and vinaigrette.  Also, I coudn't really taste the mayo.  The wait staff was very friendly but a bit slow on bringing out our drinks.  Also, the spot in the back where we sat had terrible temperature regulation (either blazing hot or freezing cold).  Still, the place had a very cool, "Colorado-esque" vibe to it." - Chief