I had the opportunity to check out a burger joint right around the corner this weekend for dinner called Chef’s Burger Bistro. Recently opened, I’d been wanting to try this restaurant out as I had been hearing good things and why wouldn’t you want to try a place in your neighborhood that shows happy people outside enjoying a beer and a burger?
It ended up being pretty hot and humid this weekend, so we chose to eat dinner indoors. I was surprised to find that the restaurant has two floors, and the ambiance is like a modern, urban diner with Andy Warhol inspired ketchup paintings – right up my alley. We started with a quick taste of crispy avocado – it was the perfect size appetizer right before a big burger and interestingly paired with pickled onion.
I ended up getting the Bistro Burger. I’m so happy I got the 1/3rd pound option because my friends ordered half pound burgers and they were overly full (no, we don’t know how stop eating when we are full). For all burgers, you do have to pay for a side of fries and if you build your own burger all the fixings add up quickly so I’d suggest getting a pre-created burger on the menu. The fries are solid and so is their ketchup!
Even though we were seriously full after our appetizer and meal, we took the plunge and ordered (way too much) dessert. Our server was awesome and the ambiance was great, so why not stick around a little bit longer? We ordered the nutella milkshake to split, the skillet cookie with ice cream on top, and the ice cream sandwich trio. We all agreed that the skillet cookie was the winner.
I’d definitely go back again with the excellent service, ambiance, and fun foodie finds!
Check out my other Chicago burger experience here.