February 06, 2019 Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Brgr.Co: Downtown Beirut Favorite Lunch Escape
Non-smokers friendly
Casual Dining

Phone Number: +961 1 999836

Address: Beirut souks, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon

Website: http://www.brgr.co/

Price Range: 30-40 $

I have been here, done that and wrote several reviews... Coming to Brgr.Co as many times as I can a year has become a pleasant habit. Every time I go I enjoy their full-bodied burger as well as some of the renowned items they have been famous for. The lobster roll is the best this country has, their butcher's cut is exquisite as well as the seasonal specials. Back for the great food, the service, the generous plates, the colorful offerings and the guarantee of enjoying a unique memorable meal.

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After more than a year, I was back to BRGR.Co. Considered to be one of the high-end burger places in Lebanon, this fine eatery serves gourmet creations created by the renowned Chef Hussein Hadid, a person I appreciate and respect. To understand the concept, you have to know Chef Hadid… You have to understand how Hussein thinks, the way he talks about food and prepares it, his opinion about low-quality ingredients, his aversion to sauces which he thinks mask mistakes, his motto of preparing everything in-house… and so on.

Brgr.Co’s interior is unique - concrete floors, three TVs decorate the right wall while a long mirror on the left gives the place a spacious feel. The mix of wood and black leather furniture fits the restaurant perfectly, and small details add a signature touch.

Patties are simply meat. Yes, no ketchup, no sauces, no breadcrumbs, no eggs... Just nothing more than meat, pure cuts of a blend prepared by the finest chefs, Hussein and Dory. I personally prefer the 6OZ steak, just the right thickness, cooked medium and served with cheddar cheese and caramelized onions on the side. We were lead through the differences between the three versions of meat 4OZ, 6OZ and 8OZ, highlighting the fact that they all contain the same quantity of fat, with more meat as the weights increase.

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I started with the burger, a bun, a super fluffy bun dotted with a chunk of meat, I say meat because it's pure Australian Augus beef, no bread crumbs, no sauces, no gooeyness, no elasticity... Simply meat, ground beef seasoned with salt and pepper; that's how a burger should be. The bun, lightly battered crunches gently in style while your teeth plunge the meat in pure finesse. I personally love it!

The lobster roll: It's "the" tastiest lobster roll in Lebanon. Many have tried, none have succeeded. Bravo to maintaining a unique lobster roll using fresh lobsters -not frozen- simply laid in a fresh bun covered with butter to make them crispy, a zest of lemon and enjoy. Exceptional and even better than many I've had in London. Two thumbs up, chef. 

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Parmesan Truffle Fries: Crunchy fries tossed in truffle oil and grated Parmesan. An elegant take on an old favorite, Brgr.Co’s truffle fries are different from the others in town and the only ones using a creamy add-on to the fries. The fries are tender and the truffle oil is subtle adding an interesting light aroma and a rich flavor felt like an essence, a truffle essence. Dip in the white cream and enjoy. 

I LOVE IT HERE: THE VIBES, THE FOOD, AND THE MOOD...

Suitable For: Casual Dining



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