Burgers Bar 370.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
While the ever-popular chain restaurant Burgers Bar has done a good job of
corning the market when it comes to burgers in Jerusalem, it’s influence in Tel
Aviv has yet to be felt. That may change soon. With an updated image and revised
menu, one of the three branches located in Tel Aviv is leading the way in
getting Tel Avivians as hooked on the tasty burgers as their Jerusalem
Recently, a friend and I went to see what all the fuss was
about. We visited the relatively small branch in Ramat Aviv, which is very
unassuming from the outside – and as a matter of fact, is nothing too special
inside, either. However, at Burgers Bar it’s all about the food.
no waiter service at Burgers Bar, so it’s a case of walking straight in,
checking out the huge menu printed on the wall and then asking the friendly
staff to build a burger to your specifications.
The house burger at
Burgers Bar is a mixture of 100 percent ground lamb and beef. I just couldn’t
resist. While the meat is an important part of any burger, at Burgers Bar the
sauces take center stage. They have over 10 sauces, including pesto,
chimichurri, sweet chilli and barbecue, as well as the usual mustard, ketchup
and mayonnaise. Once I had carefully chosen all the different components, and
watched the “burger artist” craft my burger in front of me, it was my friend’s
turn to order.
She decided to check out one of the many non-burger
options and went for a steak sandwich. She went through the exact same process
as me, individually selecting how she wanted her sandwich to look.
not disappointed with what I ordered. The added lamb gave the house burger a
unique taste, which differentiated it from the average burger found in many
other joints. It was cooked exactly how I like it and the combination of meats
My friend also enjoyed her steak sandwich, which was
served in a baguette-style bun instead of the classic burger bun.
tried a selection of side dishes including the home fires, onion rings, regular
fries and cigars. All were tasty enough in their own right, but nothing
different then you would expect from a burger place.
Although we wouldn’t
have wanted dessert because what we had was so filling, there are no dessert
options at Burgers Bar, leaving them to focus on what they do best: make
While the burgers are obviously the main attraction, there are
also a number of different non-burger options, including chicken and snitzel
sandwiches, chicken wings, a number of different salads, as well as a
Burgers Bar was established in 1999 and is
now the third-largest hamburger chain in Israel, with the majority of branches
in Jerusalem, as well as a few others scattered around the center of the
It’s owners are committed to using fresh ingredients and offer
an entertaining and personal experience.
With so much competition in the
Tel Aviv gourmet-burger market, it will be difficult for Burgers Bar to have the
same influence that it does in Jerusalem, but for the time being, they are
making quite a good effort.
No matter which part of the country you’re
from, it’s definitely worth checking out your local burger branch.The
writer was a guest of the restaurant.Kosher Burgers Bar, Ramat Aviv
Merkaz Tagure 30 03-6439777 Various other branches around the country