This week America has been on my mind. A few friends have been recently, and we're in the midst of planning our next trip. I'm dreaming about burgers. When we went in September, I never actually finished all my blog posts because there were so many, so this week I'm going to try and catch up.
We stumbled across Burger Bar whilst walking through Macy's. We'd had some crackers in Vegas, so were still in 'burger mode' by the time we arrived in San Francisco. Burger Bar is owned by a chap called Hubert Keller (no relation to Thomas I believe), who made a name for himself after opening the Michelin starred Fleur de Lys in San Francisco. He's probably most famous in America for starring as a judge on Top Chef. Although all this makes him a very credible guy, we knew none of this before visiting.
Burger Bar looks out onto Union Square from the sixth floor of Macy's. If you can get a table near the window like we did, you're laughing. You'll have some of the best views across the busy shopping area below.
My husband decided to opt for the 'Build the Ultimate Burger' option. He likes his burgers with no salad, so this is perfect for him. He had the Kobe beef burger with sesame bun, American cheese and bacon. I like all sorts of slop on mine, so stuck with the American classic, which is similar but comes with pickle, tomatoes, onion, lettuce and a black angus patty. They came perfectly pink with crispy fries.
My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures. I remember Burger Bar being a bit of a shocker, because we really didn't expect much. We didn't find it in a guide, and it wasn't recommended by anyone. We just found it purely by chance one day when we were starved. It was the perfect mid shop pit stop.
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