21 March 2012
Oh BURGERFI. I have driven by your burger joint at Commercial and AIA a few times over the past few months and reserved my visit for a random day. The day finally came.
I now wish I stopped by the last few times I saw you metal roof in my rear view.
The menu was endless. But, this is probably the worst thing I can say about BURGERFI.
I ordered a double with cheese, a beer, cheese fries and split onion rings with my friends. The best thing about BURGERFI was actually not the burgers or the hot dogs or the cheese sauce. It was actually the service. Stellar. I felt as if I wasn't even in south Florida. Where did these people come from? Someone must have one hell of a glass half full, have ready Danny Meyer's book or is just a natural. Service this good is not just a by product of a new restaurant. The management is really onto something here.
The ambiance was cool but modern integrating classic burger joint stuff. Old school light bulbs hung from polished ice picks. Stools, benches and chairs were all over for the patrons. A list of beers and custards complimented the options.
My cheeseburger bun had the logo burned on. I'd sum up or classify the burger as superior fast food. No temperature asked but all the right standards, cushy, pillowy soft bun, cheese melted to perfection, patties grilled some where in between medium, Shake Shack and the burgers you remember as a child that were just what you wanted. Awesome.
I could not resist getting more food after round one tasted so good. I just couldn't leave without eating more. I ordered a Chicago dog and outside of my experience at Portillo's recently I don't know how to measure up a Chicago dog, but this is now it.
BURGERFI, I'll be back.
P.S. Please keep the service level this high.