I recently had the pleasure of dining at “Burger Lounge” while staying on Coronado Island in San Diego, California. Burger Lounge puts a whole new spin on the “burger” experience…how you ask? First, the layout and decor is pleasantly unique, hip and identifiable (kudos to the person who came up with the brand image). Burger Lounge has artfully combined the feel of a nightclub with the ambiance of a chic burger joint…hence the “lounge” connection.
As you enter Burger Lounge for the first time, you’ll notice how long and narrow the restaurant is—almost like a wide-body airplane, not in a negative way…rather intimate like a “lounge.” In the center of the restaurant is an aisle (or pathway) that leads to the order counter, where the menu is compendious, offering delicious grass fed beef, turkey, veggie and salmon burgers. There’s also a couple of salads, and of course fries and shakes on the menu. And, in true “lounge” fashion, they serve beer and wine.
During our visit, my traveling companion and I split a grass-fed cheeseburger, salmon burger and an order of fries. Everything was fresh and delicious, with an unexpectedly elegant presentation (for a burger joint). Burgers are served on dishes you’d expect at a fine-dining restaurant. Half the restaurant seating is located inside, while the other half outside (under cover).
I don’t know what the other Burger Lounge locations are like, but the one on Coronado is small and busy, so bring your patience and get ready to dazzle your taste buds.
Currently there are only a handful of Burger Lounge locations in southern California, however if they play their cards right, I fully expect they’ll be giving In-N-Out and Five Guys a run for their money.
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