31 August, 2009

Luxe Burger Bar

Luxe Burger Bar is a new Providence hot spot nestled on Memorial boulevard. The concept is an established American tradition, comfort food headlined by burgers, but the execution is nothing but professional. The interior is nice a modern, and the restaurant has a lovely outside seating.

Luxe serves various appetizers, hot dogs, a macaroni and cheese selection, and of course; Hamburgers. Hamburgers are the restaurants namesake and they celebrate them with a custom blend of Hereford cuts. The combination is wonderful and is perfectly seasoned and flavored. For anyone who has had Hereford beef, you'll taste the steak. To those who haven't had Hereford beef? GO GET SOME!

You build your burger using a pre-printed pad with the ingredients listed. Sure, they have some of their own custom selections, but making your own is so much better. The taste is marvelous. I ordered a Gold-label beef burger (their Hereford blend) on a wheat bun with Havarti cheese, baby spinach, caramelized onions, salsa, and guacamole. The combination was delicious! My wife ordered a plain Gold-label burger with American cheese on a sesame seed bun, though she ordered hers medium-well in opposition to my medium-rare. Her burger had a wonderful char that accented the cheese nicely. Also, with every burger comes a side of fries. I chose sweet potato while my wife picked Idaho potato. They were both delicious and we shared them with equal joy.

We ordered the cupcake duo for desert, and were surprised to have a rather good pastry. The duo consisted of a devils-food cake topped with an dulce-de-leche frosting, though it was more of a chocolate one. The other was a red velvet with cream cheese frosting. Both were decent and helped to close a wonderful dinner.

One downside is the addition of a 'Kobe Beef Burger', a trendy addition to many menus, but the idea of grinding the perfectly marbled steak created in the 'Kobe' style seems like a sin. Also, many restaurants and markets sell 'Kobe Hamburger' that is nothing more than regular hamburger with more fat.

Luxe has a wonderful website with plenty of information and a full menu. More information can be found at: http://www.luxeburgerbar.com/

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Rating: A

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Rhode Island, United States
I am a lover of Food. I review restaurants, markets, snacks, wine, beer, and spirits. Life is too short to eat bad food.