Bobby’s Burger Palace
Roosevelt Field Mall
630 Old Country Road
Garden City, NY 11530
Many a moon ago, I enjoyed a tasty Burg’ at Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain with my friend’s Scott & Jackie. In review of said Burger Conquest, I said “Mr. Flay, you have made one tasty burger and I looked forward to someday eating at your burger palace.” Well folks, you can now say I lived up to my word.
As far as food fame goes, Bobby Flay is a top player in the game. He’s an accomplished author, publishing several popular cook books. He’s not just a restauranteur, he owns multiple locations of multiple different concepts in many different cities including the Bahamas. Bobby has also been the focal point of many popular and on-going Food TV shows. I’ve never met the guy but he certainly seems pretty likable and no one I know never has anything bad to say about the guy. Bobby Flay has hit the food jackpot by being nice, working on his talents constantly and never resting on his laurels.
If you’re a serious eater like I am, ya gotta pay some respects to @BFlay.
Bobby’s Burger Palace is a multiple location, fast-casual Burger joint. The menu is limited to an array of unique Burgers, Salads, Sandwiches & Sides. Once you enter a location, you immediately get into line at the counters where you place the order for your Food. Once you’ve done that you’re given a number and move into the dining room. Drinks are serve yourself from a modern drink fountain. Then you grab seat, placing your number in front of you. All tables are communal, some traditionally rectangular while others are long winding counters convenient for single diners or groups. While you’re waiting you can see what’s happening in the kitchen through a large open space that looks right into the prep area. Once the Food is ready a smiling and courteous BBP employee brings you your meal.
The Burger menu is no joke and I had to let several people pass me in line before I was able to decide on a Burger. I ordered the Santa Fe Burger – Queso Sauce, Jalapeños & Blue Corn Chips ordered medium rare on a soft Sesame Seed Bun. This one seriously juicy Burger! The Jalapeños are mild in terms of heat but also a little on the smoky side in their taste. The Queso Sauce is very creamy am has a much lighter flavor on the palette than your standard salty American or Cheddar Cheese. There’s not a ton of Chips but they add a nice little crunch to the bite. The Beef is good and tastes of all natural and fresh Beef flavors. The Sandwich is just the right size. You won’t leave hungry nor will you feel overstuffed after you’ve eaten in.
The Sweet Potato Fries are tasty, hot, crispy, golden and delicious. The sweet Honey Mustard Horseradish Sauce they come with has a nice little kick. I would’ve like a little more Horseradish but that’s just being nitpicky.
On the tables you will find Ketchup & Yellow Mustard along with several of Bobby Flay’s signature sauces. I tried them all.
- Chipotle Ketchup – Has a really nice tang and is a little smoky. The Ketchup has just enough heat to make it fun but not really hot.
- Burger Sauce – This one is unique. I really couldn’t place where the flavors are coming from. Best I could describe it: a smoky, Chocolate meets Mustard Worcestershire Sauce.
- Jalapeño Hot Sauce – This one’s sweet with just a little heat. It would be great on a plate of Nachos.
Overall, the Burger at Bobby’s Burger Palace it’s a good old American Cheese Burger underneath some really interesting toppings.
THE BURGER COUNTQUEST
March 14, 2013 – 12:45 pm