Just returned from a thoroughly unimpressive lunch at Butcher and the Burger.
Nothing tasted bad really, but nothing tasted much of anything at all.
But let's start at the beginning. The room is decorated neatly, feeling much like you might be eating in an old school butcher shop. The antique clock hanging at the front of the room is a particularly cool touch. The service was all very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.
That's about where the good ends.
I ordered the house blend burger with salt and pepper seasoning, slice of American cheese, ketchup, mustard, pickle, lettuce and onion, on a pretzel roll, an order of the kennebec fries, and a Mexican coke (This excited me!).
The patty was incredibly bland, virtually no flavor at all. It seemed to be pressed very firmly together which may have resulted in the odd texture. It didn't feel so much like ground beef as much as a soft form of beef like substance. I also have an inkling that the burger may have been par cooked as it came out just 3 or 4 minutes after placing my order. Not only did it come out that quickly but it came out way past the medium rare I ordered. It was medium well pushing towards well. That being said the burger was not dry at least. My friend, who also ordered his burger medium rare had his come out closer to well than mine. If you're going to ask me how I'd like my burger cooked please don't cook it however you damn well feel.
The pretzel roll had all of the complexity of a pretzel roll bought at Dominic's, which is to say none, for this sad excuse for a pretzel roll I had to pay $0.50 extra.
The kennebec fries, while slightly salted (I saw the salt on there) were also very bland. To top it off, they were poorly cooked too, not greasy, but not crisp in any way either.
Now, I don't mind paying for quality, but when I pay sixteen and a half bucks for a burger, fries and a coke it had better be really good. This was not. It wasn't bad, because it didn't taste bad, but it just didn't taste of much at all.
There are so many other burger joints that serve much better food for the same price or less that there is no need for me to go back.