I was really looking forward to go for brunch at Eats, a restaurant located on the Upper East Side. There was only one item I was eying on their menu: the dry-aged steak burger. I mean, when a burger has a name like that, it gives a lot of expectations. So, we arrived way earlier than our reservation, but it was not a problem. We sat at a table next to the window.
Eats is a fairly big place, warm with a casual feel and a bit of nostalgia coming from the black and white photos. Their brunch menu offers some classic dishes such as pancakes or French toast, as well as some unique dishes like the shakshuka poached eggs. Jodi decided to go for the huevos rancheros that were pretty good, with a perfectly runny yolk.
The only negative being the house potatoes that I did not like. Anyway, I am not sure why you would serve potatoes with huevos rancheros. Yellow rice maybe...
On my side, I was impatiently waiting for my burger, drinking a nicely made double espresso.
When the burger arrived, it met my expectations: visually appetizing, with melted American cheese dripping from one side and caramelized onions overflowing the patty.
The bun was slightly toasted and had nothing exceptional, leaving the center stage to the meat. And I admit that that first bite was fantastic: the meat was juicy and tasty, with a wonderful sweetness coming from the onions. It was so good that I did not really need to put any ketchup or mayonnaise on it.
I should also mention the fries that were skin on, a bit crispy, as I like them.
This was a delicious burger and my only regret was that it was small...Eats is now on my top ten list of burgers in New York and I would just go back to this place for it.
Enjoy (I surely did)!
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