Saturday, January 23, 2010

1/23/10-Max Burger, West Hartford, CT

After a few hours of work, Tom and I went to get lunch at Max Burger after hearing pretty good recommendations from a co-worker. Its a nice space with western themed decor and bubbly waitresses (at least ours was!). We were seated and immediately brought glasses of ice water while our waitress told us the specials for the day. Tom decided to try the embarrassingly-named Fatty Melt-8 oz., sandwiched between two grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato, applewood smoked bacon. There is just something so wrong about this burger, but Tom did enjoy it--he felt that the grilled cheese part of the sandwich could have been melted a bit more and that the bacon wasn't necessary but otherwise it was pretty good. I tried the Miss Daisy-8 oz., brie cheese, applewood smoked bacon, apple honey Dijonaise, toasted brioche, lettuce, tomato--Although I ordered my burger medium, it came medium-rare and the burger itself was dripping with blood and grease, so much so that the toasted brioche became soggy before half of the burger was finished. The brie was wonderful and creamy and the dijonaise was a nice touch with the burger. I had the regular fries and Tom ordered sweet potato fries and they both came in round containers served with a garlic aioli dipping sauce on the side--very good taste. The menu did claim that all burgers came with house-made pickles but we both did not receive them.

Overall it was a decent experience but I wouldn't anticipate coming back and the prices have a lot to do with that call--I understand that it's West Hartford and all but we both felt that the burgers were overpriced and quite honestly, we've had better burgers for less.

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