Best Bay Area restaurant Burger

Skip the reservation, get in early and order the burger at the bar. It may very well be the best one you’ll ever have. But more than a juicy, tasty organic beef patty; this is about what comes with it. Real Roquefort cheese or aged cheddar; picked onions, thinly sliced pickles and the impossibly-good duck fat fries. Optionally; bacon, house cured pancetta and even foie gras can be added on. And, because this is Spruce, great service, gougères and mignardises come standard.


Spork’s in-side-out burger is made with 2 all natural grass fed patties, caramelized onions, tillamook cheddar and smashed fries. But don’t expect to hold it in your hands; this fork and knife burger has no bun.

Honorable mention

Probably one of the most famous in the city. Zuni’s house-ground hamburger on grilled rosemary focaccia with garden lettuces, aïoli, and pickles is perfect for a late night snack.

Well worth a trip

DB Brasserie
Daniel Boulud extravagant burger is made with 9oz sirloin beef, stuffed with braised short ribs and foie gras and served with black truffle, Parmesan bun and French fries. But beware; eating the 4-inch tall sandwich takes a mouth wide open and a fat wallet.


Maria said...

Great list! Spork is one of my favorites. I would also add if you want a no-frills, cheap burger, Zeitgeist is a great choice (it just depends when you go). I also would say Absinthe is in the same category as the burgers above.

Jon said...

It's hard to simply agree with 7x7, but the burger girls were spot on when they named fish and farm the best burger around. I think BEST is a silly label, there are lots of great burgers out there, try F&F, it's really good! They have the BEST fries too. There I go again with the whole best thing...

projectstonefruit said...

Houston's by a mile. Spruce is great too, but Fish and Farm? A total joke.