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Posted by Anon on 09/07/2006
I must admit that when my friend and I saw the awning "Burgers and Cupcakes" that we had much anticipation and excitement to eat here. Alas, however, the place is simply not a good value, nor worth the journey to 9th Avenue. The burgers, while good, are incredibly small--and for almost $7 a cheeseburger, we were disappointed to not be full; the waitress, who was clearing all the tables at 7pm and interrupting our eating by asking if we were done with the condiments and then reaching between us to get them, told us that because the burgers were made of sirloin they were only 5oz. I suspect that that is the "before cooked" weight. The restaurant was out of everything--from menu items to even pickles. While the interior is clean and reminds you of a classy diner--they have table service instead of counter service [like Better Burger or Burger Heaven]--they serve their mayo from packets. The onion rings were fresh, and plenty, and the lemonade was good. But as for the other namesake, the cupcake.... Well, fortunately Billys is down the street. They were out of most of their cupcakes and the one we were given, a small vanilla cupcake at $2, was very dry. The frosting is nice--not a butter crème, but rich despite--but the cake was not good. Finally, although we were very cheerful throughout the experience, before we had finished our dessert, they turned the lights down as if to close. Again, this was at 7pm, not near their close time. When I mentioned this, they said that the boss thought it created mood lighting. After clearing the setups away, I think we understood what that mood was to be. Needless to say, I do not recommend this place at all. The experience doesn't make sense--the food, its costs, the service and the decor all don't come together, and we left trying to understand what they wanted our experience to be.
Posted by Philip on 08/16/2006
Ended up a long day walking towards the port authority starving....meandered into this place and the waitress was so positive yet not in your face....finally decided to get some food and was happy with some vegetarian food, some not...all was great tasting and therestaurant was very comfortable. Service was QUICK, and we were out in just 20 minutes full and happy. Made our bus.
Posted by Chrissy on 07/30/2006
I never do reviews, but had to for this place. Service was very poor, burgers were tiny and cupcakes were dry.
Posted by Jan on 07/15/2006
Hamburgers small and tasted average. Cupcakes less sweet then Magnolia. Not going back.
Posted by Mike on 06/30/2006
A friend said that this place looks like a Dunkin Donuts, and I agreed. At least the color scheme. ANYWAY, I had a bacon cheeseburger and fries. They brought out our food, QUICKLY I might add, and they forgot one order of fries. Not a big deal. The burger was better than I thought. The bacon was thick and delicious and there was lots of melted American cheese, which I love. While eating, another waitress came to drop another order off at our table... it actually belonged to the people sitting across the room from us. So I think once this place gets the kinks worked out, it will be much better. So in conclusion: The food was very good. The waitresses might be subpar. The prices are good All in all I would definitely return.
Posted by Ethan on 06/30/2006
The former poster who liked the food to that found in a high school cafeteria hit the nail on the head. I ordered a turkey burger. The roll was exactly like you would find in a school cafeteria. My burger was burnt. The cheese, which was $1 additional, was just what seemed to be a kraft singles slice which they didnt even bother to melt! Given the genre of the restaurant, i thought it was relatively clean and spacious. Service was unenthusiastic but adequate. All and all, better choices in the area.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/29/2006
The place would be decent if the service was better. They often get your order wrong and it usually takes about thirty minutes for dine in and an hour for delivery. The burgers are good but very small for the price. The cupcakes are the only thing that make this place worthwhile.