As we’ve mentioned time and again, Burgers are the new Sushi in Beirut. One of the newest burger diners is Mrs. Robinson, in Annahar Building in DownTown Beirut. We were invited to dinner there two weeks ago to learn about Picon’s Happiness Heroes campaign, which hopefully I’ll be following with you here on the blog.
I must say, Mrs. Robinson is probably the only burger joint where I could go out on a date with. It’s location and decor are up-scale enough, and the name sorta helps too. The menu is also more diverse, with plenty of salads and appetizers to choose from, apart from the place’s speciality: burgers.
Now, let’s get to the chase: the burger. As usual, I order the Swiss Mushroom burger, and did not regret it. The patty was perfectly cooked, nice and pink on the inside and crispy dark on the outside. The patty also had some flavor, with a zing to it that takes away the unpleasant raw-meat smell and taste. The mushrooms, cheese and sauce were scrumcious too.
As for the price, again, nothing close to Brgr Co’s prices, but a tad bit more than CBJs. I’d say similar to Burger Nation’s pricetag, which is incredibly good compared to the location of Mrs. Robinson.
Verdict: It actually does glamorize the burger experience, with a posh interior and location with equally superior burgers
Price: More expensive than CBJ, cheaper than Brgr Co, similar to Burger Nation
Atmosphere: It’s NOT a smoke-free restaurant (FAIL) but it’s sophisticated enough for an important business lunch or date.
Staff: Courteous, knowledgeable and have a good sense of humor
Food: I’d recommend the Swiss n Mushroom burger, truly my perfect burger
PS sorry I compared to CBJ, Burger Nation and Brgr Co so openly, but I feel it’s the best way to help you get a feel of what I’m trying to say =P
check out Najib’s Blog Baladi review =)