Boston Restaurant Blog -- December, 2007
Sunday, December 13, 2007
I ended up going to UBurger in Kenmore Square earlier this week. I hadn't planned on hitting this fairly new burger joint, but plans in Kenmore Square had been canceled, so I figured that it was as good a time as any to try the place.
UBurger looks a bit like a fast food joint, but with unusual touches, including corrugated aluminum walls and odd red circles cut into the ceiling. The place was packed when I got there, but by the time I received my order, it had cleared out enough for me to grab a table near the front windows. I wanted to go as simple as possible, so I ordered a cheeseburger with ketchup, along with a side order of fries. The griddled burger was delicious, with fresh meat ground on the premises, and a tasty slice of cheese on a rather ordinary bun. The crispy, thin-cut fries were even better, as they were handcut and browned enough to give them a truly mouthwatering flavor.
It is difficult to compare the griddled patties at UBurger with the thicker burgers at places like O'Sullivan's in Somerville or the Bristol Lounge in Boston. A more reasonable comparison would include fast-food places such as McDonald's, Burger King, or Wendy's, and in my opinion, UBurger stands head and shoulders above all of them.
For those of you who would like the address and phone number for UBurger, here it is: UBurger, 636 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215. Phone: (617) 536-0448
Just a follow-up about UBurger: I went back there with a few people the other night, and while the burgers were still outstanding, the fries were a major disappointment. This time around, they were bland and undercooked. The onion rings, however, were delicious, and one of the people I was dining with said that the rings at UBurger have been equally good in the past. Perhaps next time I'll go with a burger and onion rings, though maybe I will try the fries again, as this may have been an aberration.
Posted on 5/15/08
Frederick D. Leiserson said:
Why doesn't somebody start a chain of USDA prime or USDA choice fast food?
Posted on 3/6/09
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