The Wednesday Burger Mania Menu
There were 10 members at Jury’s. On Wednesday night when it is Burger night the burgers are $2-3 off the regular menu. With toppings etc most of burger ran $9-10, would of been normally $13-15. Here is a Summation and the individual reviews follow.
Summation: overall score of 1-100: 71.66
The staff was more than attentive to our tables needs. The portions were generous and well presented. The burger topping offerings on the menu were extensive. Unfortunately none of the BC members who had the pretzel bun got their reviews in (you know who you are). The wine, beer and cocktails available pleased the various palates in the BC. The dining area was prettied up nicely with candles, flowers and tablecloths. I want to say that this review is burger focused we did not try any other if the large menu Jury’s offers.
The burgers came to the requested cooked temperatures, and had large amounts of ordered topping. Is was was a division at the table whether they were lacking in seasoning of the meat or juiciness. I think it was a but of both. (Likely the kitchen staff maybe needs a little brush up on seasoning after cooking as to salt before draws out juices and to sear all burgers on a higher temp. regardless off the requested doneness) One item of mention when Big Daddy requested a fried egg, we were told they didn’t have raw eggs. The patty melt which was waaay at the other end of the table from me, was raved by all who tried. I did view it and it looked like patty melt goodness. I think the method for cooking the melt gave the burger a little more fat which equaled a juicer mouthfeel.
The steak fries where a miss. They just were not cooked correctly. No crispy edges and soft center here. They were tepid, soft and even a little pale looking. I think it impacted the score for Jury’s. The onions rings were great texturally. They came hot and golden brown with a nice crunchy exterior. I did miss that oniony flavor I’ve had in other places but that was just me:)
The Pounder: score: 77:
I ordered-The judge burger-medium-cheddar, bacon, avocado, red onion and lettuce with onion rings.
The meat was under-seasoned, but was cooked to medium and was sized well to the bun. Felt it was a bit dry and felt the toppings were a little to heavy. Onion rings were decent, a bit overcooked and under-seasoned. The fries were a disaster: soft, unsalted and limp. Did try some of Applejack’s patty melt and felt it was the best item tasted.
Pickle Lover:score 67:
Iordered-cheddar and bacon medium rare with fries.
The patty was very unseasoned, the toppings were good. Loved the bacon crisp and thin. Fries were unappetizing because they were mushy and no salt. LOVED the pickles and the service was EXCELLENT!!
I ordred rare, blue cheese, black olives and mushrooms with fries.
Burger was presented well and lots of toppings. While an above average burger place, the patty was lacking in seasoning. If I had only simple cheese on my burger it would of been a lower score. The fact they had black olives helped the score greatly. The burger did seem to be lacking on the juicy factor I enjoy, The fries were a major disappointment-limp, unsalted and boring. I did try the onion rings and they were pretty good.
Service and cocktails were fantastic. The owner even came over and chatted us up for a bit. I did feel that the regular price for burger would of made my score a bit lower as well. Not sure if I would return for a burger.
Thugluv: score 65
I ordered the 1/2 pound Jury w/cheddar, bacon, avocado, red onions on the side and lettuce and a pickle.
Why did i order it? Wasn’t feeling that adventurous, was hungry and didn’t want to take more time deciding over something new and exotic to try. I thought a burger with staple toppings would be safe and the avocado was kind of an added bonus. I ordered it medium well & not medium rare like Applecracker, fearing brown board infamy the following morning. The burger was good. It had a nice charrish quality outside but it wasn’t dry. Taste was okay, although the bacon, cheddar and avocado really gave it a good boost. It wasn’t messy which was good, i don’t like messy burgers. Top bun was thin, I would have preferred a slightly thicker top bun. Restaurant was kinda stingy with the fries, maybe it was just my plate but everyone else around me seemed to have an abundance of fries on their plates. It was a notch above aaaight. It was a step above the Pogue Mahone’s burger.
Jury’s Atmosphere: looked like a bar dressed up as a restaurant with white table cloths, dim lighting and candles. It was nice, i like dim lit places.
Service: They were attentive to our h2o needs, waitress actually used my name when asking if i wanted another beer. kinda nice, personalizing the service or sorts.
Blackie: 65 is my score
Ordered the Judge Burger with fries
I score Jury’s a little low as their Judge burger was lacking in the important quality of juiciness. The toppings (avocado, onion and tomatoes) were good and fresh and the bun was adquate. The burger was cooked correctly to medium rare and didn’t seem to be dry but still didn’t have a good pop of juicy moisture upon first bite. Even a well done burger can be juicy if seared properly. That was the only real drawback, but it’s significant.
While the burger itself didn’t blow me away it was obvious to me that the Jury’s staff were being very attentive to our drinks and water and were generally pleasant. The burgers came to our table without too much wait. I did enjoy the steakfries side. While I wouldn’t go out of my way to get back to Jury’s soon, the attentive service and full bar are enough to give their burger another try the next time I’m in the neighborhood
The Spicy Mamacita: I give Jury’s burgers a 78. Decent but not particularly memorable. A solid C. Not bad, but I would not rave about them to a friend.
My first impression of the restaurant was good. It had nice decor but nothing special. The wait staff was attentive and competent. I ordered my burger medium-well with pepper jack, bacon, and avocado with a side of jardiniere and onion rings.
The bacon came on the side and it was lovely, just lovely. It was thin and crispy, which is important when you want to bite into your burger without having an entire slice falling out and smacking you on the chin. The onion rings were perfection. When you bit into them the onion did not slide out of the breading, which again is important for avoiding that whole chin smacking situation. But Burger Club is all about the burger right?
It was a decent burger. I think we all agreed that the burgers were lacking one important component, juiciness. The bun was nice but I would have liked it better if it were toastier. Some BC members commented on the lack of seasoning in the meat. I thought it was seasoned ok, but then again I couldn’t really tell for sure because I had so many toppings piled on top of mine. They did not scrimp on the toppings.
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