Cheeseburger in Paradise, or Au Cheval

Lately, I’ve been hearing more and more from friends about this great diner in West Loop that has “the best burger you will ever eat.”  Rumors were true. You’re thinking, come on, how can that be? Have you been to a BBQ at my place yet? Do you know of my secret seasoning and ingredients that make my burger the best?

Even though my foodie friends swore that I would never look at a burger the same way, I had to see for myself.  I was advised to go to Au Cheval, order the single cheeseburger, as is, and don’t request how you want it cooked.  It will come out just perfect.  I did just that, with bacon on top. And a side of bloody mary. And a side of fries (I had help).

I can’t describe in words to you how amazing this burger was but I finished it and I can’t remember the last time I finished a burger out, salivating every bite.  Perfectly moist, perfectly cooked, perfect amount of cheese, perfectly sized. The best burger in Chicago. The best burger I’ve had…ever. Definitely a must try, whether you are a burger person or not.

Au Cheval Cheeseburger

Au Cheval Cheeseburger with bacon

I must add a few things about my experience as Au Cheval is a really cute diner with friendly, accommodating wait staff.  There is a long wait to get in as it is a small place, but if you can find space at the bar, like we did, we were in and out in less than an hour.  The bloody mary’s were delicious and were garnished with pickles, peppers and celery, and the fries with aioli sauce were amazing as well.

I will be back with all my DC visitors!

Au Cheval Bloody Mary

Au Cheval West Loop

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