1257 Bernard O.
Bus: STM 46, 80, 119, 160, 161, 435, 935
Visit: May 24, 2011
This is the second week I find myself in the part of town known as Outremont. As a matter of fact, last week’s burger was right next door. The first thing I noticed was the immense amount of staff working the busy floor of this establishment. There was a person for water, a person for bread, a person for seating, and a person to take your order. There was so much staff that any free space was just taken up. The big positive is that the restaurant was full, obviously because of the reach of the establishment. The server was cordial, but telling me that I had to wait to place my order when I was obviously ready didn’t rub me the right way.
Burger de Boeuf
This burger contains lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, cheddar, and bacon.
The first thing one notices is the size of the burger. For the price, you get something that barely fits in your hands. All of the ingredients are present and hopefully the end result is what it should be. To be honest, I was disappointed. Even though the burger was big, what was missing was the taste. I take bites of the meat and I get nothing. I look for the presence of the bacon and I find out that it took a vacation. The cheese is just standing in a corner waiting for something to happen, rather than making something happen by itself. Ideally, all these ingredients should add up, but in this particular burger, it just doesn’t. The other big whammy was the price. For the entire meal, I paid a Burger Search record of $35, including taxes and tip. You could probably get the same package, with some taste, for a whole lot less money.
The poutine was a $4 upgrade. This was the first thing I noticed when I received the entire meal. I noticed that it was a lot smaller than expected. Much like the burger, this poutine was non-descript. There is nothing much I can say other than the fact that I like the varying size of cheese curds in the poutine.