Monday, December 9, 2013
I love a good burger and over the past few years a ton of new up-scale burger restaurants have opened around the Pittsburgh area. At least they are as "up-scale" as a burger joint gets. I've touted the great burgers at Winghart's, BRGR, the Union Grill, and of course my favorite, Tessaro's. Well, I have a new favorite-Burgatory.
I recall making the trip to the original location in Fox Chapel. When we got there and realized it was in a shopping center we made the decision to have lunch down the road at Bob's Garage (another great place too!). Turns out, leaving the shopping center was a mistake.
This time we went to the newest location in Robinson Township. The restaurant is a comfortable, modern decor with a mix of tables surrounded by booths and a large bar in the middle. While they offer full bar service it appears to me that this place is mostly about the food. The menu offers 10 burger selections or you can build your own from a checklist where you choose each ingredient to create your own custom creation.
Stacy and I ordered off the menu and went with the Standard Deluxe and the Morty's Steakhouse. Here are the descriptions from the menu:
STANDARD DELUXE* $9
All Natural Beef Burger with White American Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion & our House Burger Sauce.
MORTY’S STEAKHOUSE* $11
Peppercorn Crusted Beef Burger with Horseradish Cheddar, Haystack Onions & Cabernet Sauce. Like the greatest steak dinner you’ve ever had reincarnated as a burger
When you order, instead of the ambiguious rare, med rare, med, med well, and well you simply choose to have you burger cooked either red, pink, or no pink. I like that. In addition, the burgers are served with homemade potato and sweet potato chips. Of course fry's and a variety of other sides are available. There are also a few salads and a veggie and crab burger, but none of those options were considered by us!
Both of us loved our burgers. Really loved our burgers. To the point that we each think these may have been the best we have ever had...(sorry Tessaros). Since it was only one trip, I'm not going to rate it the best, but I'm going back, for sure.
Burgatory is located near the WalMart in the Robinson Town Center.