Our trip to New York started by a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and a win on our favorite slot The Big Bang Theory which delivered $13.20 of a $5 bet, a good start to the evening. As we roamed the streets of NY NY seeking a cheap eat (as cheap as you can get in Vegas) we liked the look of the Broadway Burger Bar and Grill so we rolled the dice and took a chance.
Where else in the world can you be in two cities in one city.
There were already quite a few large parties seated looking happy with their meals and the diner had a nice buzz. We were seated and the waitress explained about the menu which was quite extensive and nearly as long as the condiments list – I’ve never seen one of these before but I like the concept. I love to load up a cheeseburger with my holy trinity of ketchup, mustard and mayo. The only issue being there was not a pen in sight to complete the form you are supposed to hand to your server – a minor detail.
Drinks were ordered with a Sterling Sauvignon Blanc at $9 (it was delicious, with a lovely fruity and pear flavour) and Sam Adams Boston Lager at $6.50 – the best price we’ve seen this beer at so far.
Jess our server was quick and friendly as we find is common place in America . I was teetering between the Philly Cheese Steak and The Cowboy and decided to go with the former as its one of my favorite all time american sandwiches. David ordered the Turkey and Brie with a white balsamic onion marmalade and our sides were the Buttermilk Onion Rings ($4.50) and Hand Cut French Fries ($3.50) ( call me a cynic but I struggle to believe these will not be factory cut).
The Philly Cheese Steak is an Estancia burger topped with shaved rib-eye steak, sweet peppers, onions and provolone cheese. Estancia is essential free range meat which is hormone free and grass fed.
It took 15 minutes from order to table. David loved the Turkey burger, it was super juicy with the Turkey well seasoned and moist with enough brie not to overpower just compliment the paring.
The Philly was made up of good ingredients but the balance was wrong, it needed more cheese less meat – crazy I know coming form a true carnivore but it just didn’t pay homage to a true Philly Cheese Steak.
It just did not have that “drip” factor.
The meat was tasty but could have been juicier with a better balance between the meat and the cheese. The onions were not sweet enough.
We paid $51.75 for the bill and the diner asked for a minimum of 16 % service charge which is a bit steep for a burger,basically a one hit service ride. So all things considered would we go back? Not in a New York minute as down the road at Hash House A Go Go you get way more burger for your buck.