The $6 Kobe Beef Burger at Chops is Legit
I was so intrigued by the tip from Luncher Scott, that I ran over to Chops as fast as I could to see if this deal was real. And there it was in big letters for every passerby to see: 10oz kobe beef burger for $6.
The Washington Square West location of Chops opened last month; it is a classic steakhouse with some random sushi specials. Accordingly, most menu items are fairly pricey.
The restaurant is spacious and regal, with tables and comfy booths. Many seats were empty around prime lunch time; I assume the place is just getting into its groove.
The service is super super attentive, the staff seemed very insistent that everything be perfect for us.
Complimentary radish and pickle? Don’t mind if I do. It happened to be a pretty solid pickle. That is always a good sign. We were also served french and raisin bread with butter.
Chops boasts a diverse beer menu, unfortunately there was something wrong with their beer taps, so I went with a bottled Stoudt’s Scarlet.
The plate came rather quickly. I first dug into the crispy french fries, they were well above average. Perhaps they were fried twice?
The first thing I noticed was that Chops did not use any sort of burger bun, they place their meat on toasted ciabatta bread. Now, I had no problem with this, the bread soaked up the juice from the burger and provided a nice chewy texture of its own, but burger purists might find issue with this choice. As promised, the burger was topped with cheddar cheese and sauteed onions in addition to lettuce and tomato. At 10 oz, this was a sizable opponent for my belly. The first bites of the burger were extremely juicy, but it dried up a little as I kept eating. The beef was flavorful, but not exceptional. The outer crust was nicely done. The special is worth heading over there for, but I am guessing the regular menu price of the burger would not be worth it. Take advantage of this special while it’s around!
THE + (What somebody who likes this place would say)
- $6 huge ass kobe burger!
- The fries are delish
- My office requires me to dress business casual, I might as well dine somewhere classy
THE – (What somebody who doesn’t like this place would say)
- My hamburgers better come on a bun
- Other than this special, the place is way out of my budget
- The burger meat dries up a teeny bit as it sits on the plate
- I am not really in the mood for eating in a fancy setting
- The special is only during weekdays and is not available for take out
Chops, 700 Walnut St (btw 7th and 8th St.), 215-922-7770