Food Review: The Burger Barn, Somers, NY

At this point, you’re probably annoyed with bad reviews, but I promise an amazing one is coming up next. Wait up for “Exelencia Mexicana” in Mahopac, NY.

So this place has been in my town for over a year now. When I first heard of it, I didn’t hear good things. Someone I knew told me they went there and the fries were burnt, the customer service was a mess, and more. I decided not to go and to give it time.

Another thing that kept me from going was just the feel of the restaurant. Somers restaurants, 85% of the time, don’t have a comfortable feel. Even if you’re a Somers resident, you might not feel like you belong.

First impressions:

The burger barn logo. http://theburgerbarn.com/menu/

Customer Service: Not a huge fan of the customer service here aside from the hostess, who was extremely sweet. You could tell no one wanted to help you out. Our waitress came at the beginning and maybe at the end? I can’t remember but I do remember we went really long without her coming over, even though I could see her standing against the wall for a really long time.

Some info: They apparently make all of their sauces themselves. I’ve had two or three of them and while one was amazing, the other was no good.

yuck.

Atmosphere: I kind of felt like I walked into some cheap cafeteria. The place used to be really high-end so I was surprised to see people wearing t-shirts and writing the server’s names on the paper tablecloths. It’s like they were trying to be family friendly and failed. Whoops.

Menu: Click here for the menu I’m about to discuss. I looked at the menu ahead of time but didn’t look for long. I knew I’d just end up getting a burger… it’s a burger place… Also the friend I was with had been there before so I looked forward to getting some of her suggestions.

Drinks: Okay so this isn’t really a big deal but their ginger ale was disgusting. WHAT THE HELL. I did not want to be one of those people who complained about everything when I obviously was picking it all apart but like it wasn’t even a seltzer or syrup problem, it just tasted bad and cheap.

$$$: Pretty good prices. What you would expect from a burger place. I’m glad they didn’t try to overprice us, which I was worried about because of the town it was located in.

Food: As you can see, they definitely know how to plate their food in a fun way.

Signature Onion Ring Stacker: Just regular onion rings, but I quite liked them as well as the sauce they came with! It was arranged in a cute and fun way.

Truffle Mac & Cheese: Cannot tell if sour or just weird. That’s all I can say. In other news: CAN A BLOGGER JUST GET SOME GOOD MAC AND CHEESE UP IN THIS BITCH?!

Sweet Potato Fries: Okay I’m a bad person, I didn’t take any notes on these and don’t remember HOW I felt. I do remember that they first gave me regular fries and that wasn’t what I ordered. So instead of making me wait and taking back my fries, they just brought me the sweet potato fries as well. What I do remember is that there were very large pieces of salt on the fries and it was so delicious. It made the whole sweet/salty factor so great.

Gigs Bacon Cheeseburger: Bacon: CHECK Cheese: CHECK Burger: CHECK Except. Well. The burger was dry as hell and I’m not about that. I was still okay with eating the whole thing, but I feel like if you have the word “Burger” in the title of your restaurant, the Burgers should be amazing. They shouldn’t be dry. I shouldn’t have anything to complain about. Oh and they let me keep those regular fries but they were gross and I brought them home to my boyfriend because ew.

 

Overall, My food was just okay. I would probably go back and order something completely different but I definitely would not  I would go back to get the same stuff.  At some point I asked for honey mustard and it was like just honey. The chipotle sauce had no flavour to it, it was just spicy. There is nothing to rave about here. It’s a restaurant that can’t even live up to it’s title.


RATING:

  • 3/10

tl;dr

  • There is nothing to rave about here. It’s a restaurant that can’t even live up to it’s title.

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