NEW YORK SUN
This is the management group's first venture. "If it goes well, we hope to do more," one of the partners said.
Order at the register; food is brought to your table. The decor looks like Ikea, but the overall feel is pleasant enough, like a neighborhood hangout you'd be happy to have in your own neighborhood.
BEEF & COOKING METHOD
Chuck, ground fresh daily, flame grilled.
A 7-ouncer for $6.25, cooked to order. Excellent ratio of outer char to inner juiciness, and a nice beefy flavor. The soft, flimsy bun, however, doesn't stand a chance.
SPECIALTY BURGER / TOPPING
Pretty standard stuff. The most outre toppings are avocado, jalapenos, and sauteed peppers.
WHAT IF YOU DON'T WANT A BURGER
Large selection of sandwiches and salads.
The standard and sweet potato fries both have excellent flavor, although they could stand to be a bit crispier.
Very nice. As a companion put it, "These aren't the best ones I've ever tasted, but wouldn't it be great if they were always at least this good no matter where you ordered them?"
Excellent In addition to the standard flavors, there's also the beer milkshake, a mix of vanilla ice cream and Bass Ale. If you don't like it, they'll buy it back - "and nobody's asked us to do that yet," the owner said.
Five beers on tap; several more in bottles; red and white wine.
Interesting fountain soda lineup: RC Cola, Diet Rite, 7-Up, Stewart's Root Beer, and Bosco Chocolate Soda, all with free refills.
Final Grade: B+