Type of cuisine: US fast food from a well-known franchise. Burgers have a gourmet touch, with some great combinations. A certain Presidential family were regular customers during their stay in the White House. ‘Nuff said!
Signatures Dishes & Dishes Sampled
Signature dishes include the Prez Obama Burger, Steakhouse Burger, Farmhouse Salad, Hand Cut Village Fry, Toasted Marshmallow Shake, Americano Coffee Shake.
Something wet and cool was needed to beat the afternoon heat, so we sipped on a Lemon Juice and Strawberry Shake while we decided on our order. The Lemon Juice was long and tall, and the Strawberry Shake was a meal in itself. Cream, milk, ice-cream and strawberry sauce, it left barely enough room for the burger to follow. With a nod to our diet, we opted to share a Chef Farmhouse Salad. Fresh and crisp, the combination of seasonal greens, tomato, radish, green peppers, pepitas and garbanzo beans came drizzled with a honey and Dijon mustard dressing. Of course, we couldn’t miss out on fries, so ordered the Handcut Village Fry with thyme, rosemary and sea salt, along with the Snack Handcut Fry.
Both the Vidalia Onion Petals and Zucchini Wedges came recommended, so forgetting the diet; we happily crunched into the crispy batter and dipped into yummy array of dips that came with them. Did that leave any room for burgers?
Without a doubt! We shared a Prez Obama Burger, with sweet onion marmalade, blue cheese and horseradish mayo adding tang and a complexity of flavors to the juicy beef patty. A real winner, in our opinion. The Steakhouse Burger came in a close second, with the beef complemented by roasted mushrooms, onion straws, Swiss cheese and Good Stuff Eatery’s special steak sauce. Wanting to mix it up a bit, we also went for The Club Burger and The Farmhouse Cheese. The Club Burger combined grilled chicken, a fried egg, Gouda cheese, lettuce and tomato, with a liberal dollop of Thousand Island dressing, all encased in a soft brioche bun. The Farmhouse Cheese was a more classic take on a burger, with a beef patty, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and Good Stuff sauce. Everything delivered on flavor and quality, and we loved the presentation. All burgers came neatly wrapped in distinctive paper, ready to eat there or ‘to go’.
Other Menu Options that Appealed & Beverages Available
Next time around we would love to try the Good Stuff Melt, a burger with two types of melted cheese, sautéed onions, mushrooms and Good Stuff sauce. Colletti’s Smokehouse also caught our eye, the beef pairs up with fried onion petals, cheddar cheese and a spicy BBQ sauce.
Beverage options include a variety of shakes, sodas, floats and homemade lemonade.
Seating is distributed between the indoor area and the terrace. The interior has all the pizzazz of a big parade, with red banquette- style seating alongside other options. It is bright and vibrant, with a lot of energy exuded by a wall-sized mural. The terraced area is more intimate and low key, with softer lighting adding a more romantic feel. A cozy kids’ area has loads of toys and a TV screen with cartoons to keep little ones entertained.
Clientele mix: Families, friends and couples, basically anyone and everyone who cannot resist a great burger experience.
Delivery: Takeaway is available, and delivery service is planned at a later stage.
Price range: Moderate, good value.
Opening hours: 11 am – 12 am
Address: Galleria40, Sheikh Zayed
Tel: 0110 000 1566
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