I was really looking forward to going to Salvation Burger, the burger restaurant of Chef April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman, owners of The Spotted Pig, the Breslin Bar & Dining Room; but my wish got crushed at some point as they had to close because of a fire in their kitchen. Several months later, here I am, arriving several minutes before they opened, allowing customers to sit but warning them that the kitchen will only open after some time. I like the place that is spacious and warm, quite casual with little details here an there adding some charm to the restaurant. I especially liked the booth that had TVs showing a fireplace, or the open kitchen from where an amazing smell of cooked meat emanated.
Few minutes after we ordered, came our burgers. Jodi decided to go with the classic burger made with their housemade cheese, special sauce and pickles. It was made with two patties and was really good, the meat being nicely charred and juicy. There was definitely lots of cheese in it. The first bite was divine, delightfully messy.
On my side, I went for their signature, the Salvation Burger, an impressive $25 burger made with caramelized onions and taleggio cheese. It looked good, the meat patty being quite big and very juicy. I loved the meat, but, unfortunately, the caramelized onions were overpowering giving to the whole burger a taste that I did not like.
I was surprised to see that we had to order French fries separately considering how pricey the burgers are there. At least, the fries were good...
I was disappointed for sure and was expecting better. I mean, I might go back, but not for the salvation burger, more for the classic, although it is pricey and you can get a burger as good as this one at Shake Shack...So, yes, I found this place overrated.
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