CHECK OTHER REVIEWS FOR THIS PLACE:
Big Fernand Paris: A Burger Made with Love
Big Fernand: Where Burger is King!
Big Fernand: One of Paris' Best Burgers!
I've been here and done that several times... and there's a reason for that. After visiting Paris and New York and experiencing the deception of many local burgers, I walked towards Big Fernand again just to put that "delicious burger" smile back on my face.
Big Fernand is about fun and enjoyment, happy staff, unpretentious burgers and delicious fries. The staff is unmatched, happy and ready to put a smile on your face. We were even offered another portion of French fries because we were two people.
A long rectangular place where the story begins, burgers grilling, mouthwatering aromas and simplicity. They call them "hamburgérs" in here.
Wrapped in paper, the burger has a homey feel to it. As simple as it is -and should be- it fits between your teeth without any effort. A sweet touch, a good bun, a rich meat, a little bit of raclette cheese, chives, cocktail sauce, big Fernand barbecue sauce and bacon. All of this in a small burger that feels like home. Simplicity is key and it works perfectly well here. Unwrap and discover a ball. Yes a ball-like burger of fresh bun with two parts covering one another without anything spilling out. The meat doesn't show nor do the ingredients until you venture into your first bite.
Close your eyes and imagine... A thin bun emptied from the inside, cut easily with your teeth while plunging into a thick layer of white non-oily and melted cheese that protects the freshly prepared meat. Juicy meat full of flavors and love, and trust me you will feel the love. Different from conventional American burgers, Fernand's burger has only one soft texture of ingredients that melt under your teeth like butter. Everything inside is cooked to perfection, the cheese, meat, grilled tomato and shredded parsley all add up to create a fine burger: Big Fernand burger.
The potatoes are nice, crunchy with a tender heart. Honestly this is how we do them at home.
A second visit, a second review and I confirm that I love Big Fernand. Visiting Paris? I recommend this place.