Since I figure that I will ultimately work my way through most if not all of the Harvard Sq. burger joints (tho I may well just skip Boston Burger Co. on uni’s say so), I thought I’d start a thread for these akin to the North Shore roast beef thread where I’ll just add them in as I go. Please feel free to chime in with your own reviews or thoughts on any of these places!
I’ll start with Flat Patties, as I had lunch there today. (I also went to Tasty Burger last week when my Cafe Sushi lunch got postponed and liked it very much, but will wait for a return visit for a proper review as I forgot my phone in the office that day.)
The cheeseburger (this will be my standard order for comparison’s sake) here was fair–seasoned well but not really cooked medium, as it ultimately leaned much more towards well done. The tasteless tomato pictured here was taken off after one bite but the supermarket iceberg lettuce provided some crunchy contrast and overall the sandwich had good flavor. (Aside: I have probably opined on this before, but I think iceberg lettuce doesn’t totally deserve its bad reputation. Yes it has no flavor, but for an industrial vegetable the texture and moisture that it can provide is sort of underrated, imo). The hand cut fries were pretty good and I’m sure a fan of the Flat Patties condiment bar with its caramelized onions and jalapenos and such.
The restaurant is nice enough inside and has decent seating upstairs, on the first floor and there’s a couple tables on the street, too. Had no problem finding a place to sit even at lunchtime on this the first day of summer. Oh wait, it’s still May it was just almost ninety degrees…