Feb 14

The Counter

Tonight we went to The Counter.  This place is a customer, build your own burger joint.  It is a very modern  style restaurant.  The general menu is all about the burger and the things you would expect to go with a burger.  They had shakes (both adult and regular), beer, cocktails, and soft drinks.  This place is definitely geared towards 20 and 30-somethings.

I decide to get a shake, burger, and fries.  The shake I had was very good.  the favors were done right and it had a good consistency. Being as the burgers are made to order, you can get them exactly how you want.  They have a very wide range of everything, from buns to toppings, to different types of meat.  I was a little disappointed on how much and what they consider "premium" toppings.  I felt a lot of it was too expensive for what it was, but this is a trendy type place.  The burger itself was very well made.  The meat was juicy, the toppings seemed fresh, and it was a very good burger.  For a side, I ended up with sweet potato fries.  I was a little disappointed in them, since they seemed so generic.  I wouldn't be surprised if they were pre-packaged and shipped frozen, but they were still good.

Overall, this place was a good place to eat, but it is on the pricy side of things.  I don't think I will go back, solely because I think I paid too much for what I got, but the food itself was good and filling.

Jul 13

Le Burger Brasseries in Bally's, Las Vegas

The next day, I decided to go and see what else was around for lunch.  My adventures brought me to Burger Brasseries in Bally's.  While it is technically inside of Bally's, you can still see a very French theme with this restaurant.  It is in the connecting walkway/mini-mall between the 2 casinos.  The sign showed burgers, so I said why not.

The first thing I noticed is that this place is more of a sports bar with seating then any fancy restaurant.  They have a number of bears and cocktails to choose from as well. But I was hungry and there wasn't much going on in sports that I cared about.   I went about to order my food.

I decided to get one of their combo burger/fry/shake meals.  It wasn't too bad of a price with the player's card, only $21.  I decided on the Paris Burger, sweet potato fries, and a Nutella shake.  The burger was a 1/2 lbs burger with brie, caramelized onion, and bacon on it.  The burger was fantastic.  It was one of the best burgers I have had.  The sweet potato fries were just meh.  They were run of the mill fries you get anywhere.  The Nutella shake was very good, maybe a little small, but it topped off the meal nicely.

Over all, I was very pleased with this choice for lunch.  It wasn't too expensive for Las Vegas, food was very, very, good, and it is a good place to eat and get a drink.  I will be going back to this restaurant again next time I am in Vegas.