Truth is, Gourmet Burger is a pretty popular spot with the students. It's right downtown, near Concordia, and serves great burgers to boot, so of course I was gonna check it out. While they didn't serve the best burgers I've ever had in my life, Gourmet Burger definitely blows the surrounding competition out of the water. The neighbouring A&W's and Mickey D's ain't got nothing on this burger joint.
Accessibility - Grade: A
It's right next to Concordia University, so it's about a five minute walk from Guy-Concordia metro.
Service - Grade: B
Since you go up to the counter and order your meal like you do at fast food restaurants, service isn't much of a factor here. The staff was friendly, but the service was pretty standard. You might have to wait a bit for your meal, though, since they cook everything on the spot.
Food - Grade: B
The menu there is pretty basic. You order the type of meat you want in your burger, which usually comes with caramelized onions, tomatoes and lettuce, and you order whatever extra ingredients you want for $1 extra per ingredient, and you order whatever sides you want.
Now for the downsides. I wasn't crazy about the caramelized onions, because I like the juicy zyng that fresh onions tend to give the burger. The patty wasn't as meaty as the one at, say, Burger de Ville, but it was still thicker and juicier than the ones you'd find in fast-food franchises. Depending on your luck, the guy at the grill might overcook your burger a bit. My final complaint and biggest complaint is the dryness of the burger. The bun is too thick, dry and untoasted. Usually, when you're halfway through a burger, the juices from the patty and the ingredients tend ot soak into the bun so that it becomes compact. But this time, either the buns were too thick and fluffy, or there wasn't enough juice in the ingredients.
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