Three months ago, Mike and I reviewed the new Cheeburger Cheeburger restaurant that opened up in downtown Montreal. While we totally enjoyed it, we got a bunch of comments from other people who went to the restaurant and did NOT enjoy it. Some of them were quite, um, passionate about their negative experiences.
So Mike and I decided to go back and see if it really was as good as we originally thought it was. I admit, the first time we went, I met with the owner and let him know we were the bloggers behind the website his head chef had visited; the website that, at the time, showed up first in a Google search for the restaurant (even topping the restaurant’s own website). After all the negative comments we got, we thought maybe the service we received was influenced by our admission.
So back we went, this time with my kids along to ensure nobody would recognize us. Yeah, because we *are* that incredibly memorable, ok? Shuddup.
We arrived at 7:30 pm on Saturday and there was a decent crowd, although it wasn’t completely full. Our waitress’ name was Sabrina, she looked a lot like Katie Holmes, and she was incredibly friendly, patient and helpful. We decided on milkshakes to start; peanut butter chocolate for me, Oreo cookie for Jake, straight up chocolate for Max, and a white chocolate vanilla mix for Kane. Mike had water. He lives on the edge, he does. By 7:38 pm, we had our milkshakes.
At 7:45 pm, we ordered the burgers. Now, I’m just going to go ahead and say this. For those of you who had the chicken, hated it and are going to leave a comment saying that you ordered the chicken and it was awful, my answer to you is: it is your own damn fault. You do not go to Cheeburger Cheeburger for the chicken. That’s like going to a steak house and ordering fish. It’s a burger place. It specializes in burgers. If you’re a vegetarian or trying to cut back on red meat, don’t go to Cheeburger Cheeburger. Now feel free to hate on me.
I ordered the Classic burger again (5.5 ounces of beef), with Pepperjack cheese, roasted red peppers, honey mustard and black olives. Mike ordered the Semi-Serious burger (7 ounces) with Swiss cheese, tomato, lettuce, pickles and mayo. Max had a kid’s burger, with no toppings and no bun, and some baby carrots on the side. Kane and Jake both decided to take the Cheeburger Cheeburger challenge: the Pounder. Seeing as it is 20 ounces (!!) of meat, they both kept the toppings very simple; cheddar cheese and ketchup. Jake also had onions on his. If you finish the Pounder, they take a picture of you and put it up on their wall. We also ordered a regular size “Best of Both” basket of fries and onion rings.
By 8 pm, our food arrived. We had all asked for the burgers cooked medium, and they all were.
I must point out that my cheeseburger came with roasted yellow peppers and green olives instead of the red peppers and black olives I had asked for. When I told our waitress, she let me know they were out of both red peppers and black olives. Hence the substitutions. I didn’t make too much of a fuss since it was still delicious, but I do believe that before they swap out ingredients, they should tell the customer. They did lose a point for that.
But, even with the modifications made to my burger, we all agreed that Cheeburger Cheeburger is awesome. We stand by our original review. Good food, quick and friendly service. Yes, it is a bit pricey. The Pounders are $20 a pop and my little Classic is $8.50. To be honest though, with McDonald’s Big Macs being $4-5 bucks worth of crap, I thought it was a fair price.
Oh, and while Jake was unable to finish his Pounder, Kane did end up getting his picture on the wall. After our waitress, Sabrina, announced his accomplishment to the entire restaurant, Kane issued this victory speech while holding out his plate: “Please. Take it away. Please. Just take it.” Then he ordered another milkshake. Seriously.
Then we all went home and fell into a beef-induced coma.