When you think of French food – what comes to mind? Fancy and pretentious? Foie gras? Escargo? Bet you’d never think – “DAMN those Frenchies know how to cook a burger!”
Well, let me tell you – there is at least one French bistro that can grill up this mouthwatering American staple.
Café D’Alsace is a cozy little eatery on the upper east side that offers very traditional French fare - Duck á L’Orange, Moules Frites and the like. But my personal favorite is the Burger D’Alsace - 10 oz of fresh sirloin, caramelized onions and choice of Gruyere, cheddar or Alsatian Muenster. While I truly believe that you cannot go wrong on your cheese choice – the Gruyere always calls to me. They then marry the cheese with the caramelized onions so that they form a crisp, gooey topping to the perfectly cooked sirloin patty, served on a brioche bun. The meat is perfectly seasoned so all you need to do is just dive right in.
Sorry I don’t have a photo. I ate it before I could snap a photo. :( So you will just have to try it out for yourselves! Did I mention they deliver?
1695 2nd Avenue (the corner of 88th)
New York, NY 10128
Tel (212) 722-5133 | Fax (212) 257-7017 |