Arthur's Cafe: User Reviews
On a beautiful late November Sunday afternoon my daughter and I stopped at Arthur's specifically for a burger, before heading off to the show. Upon entering the restaurant, which was about 60% full, the hostess asked if we would like to be seated inside, or if we wished to be seated outside on the back patio. As this may turn out to be the last opportunity before next spring to do so, we opted for the patio. Our server, Cat, was extremely pleasant and welcoming from the start. We told her we were there because Arthur’s is on all of the Cincinnati "Top 10 Burger" lists, and that we were going to be hitting them all. Upon hearing this she sat at a chair at an empty table next to us and asked where we had been, and what we had thought of the others food and service. She seemed genuinely interested in how Arthur's fared against the others. As it was Sunday, “Burger Mania” was in effect, and so that’s what we had. Burger Mania apparently happens on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, and for a reduced price, you get your choice of a Beef (the "Arthur's Burger"), Turkey or Spicy Black Bean burger (with lettuce, tomato and pickles), and can pick up to six additional toppings. My daughter and I ordered our burgers medium rare, and topped with Swiss cheese, banana peppers and grilled onions. In addition to these toppings, I also asked for bacon on mine. The wait was fairly short, and the burgers came out looking perfect. The cheese was nicely melted, the grilled onions were perfect, and the bacon was crispy. The bun was soft, almost a Kaiser roll as it was so tall. My daughter’s first bite brought the unsolicited comment of "Oh my God, this is amazing". I had to agree. The burger was obviously hand patted, not overworked, not preformed, and cooked medium rare as ordered. The burger was juicy and well seasoned. The Lettuce and tomatoes were fresh. The fries that accompanied the burgers were nicely done, but they were not of the super "crispy" variety. The last part of the equation was the service. The whole group was attentive, and worked seamless as a team. Seated by one, ordered from another, food delivered by a third, drink refills from Cat and others, and the check taken by one more. Before we left, Cat asked about how their burger compared to the burgers we had already experienced. I honestly replied that they were up near the top of the list, and Cat seemed genuinely pleased. We thought the food was great, as was the service. I found the price was very good for an upscale burger on a "Burger Mania" day. Overall, a great experience, and two big “Thumbs up”.
First place I was taken to in Cincy. Everything anyone in their mid 20s could want. $5 pitchers every night of the week along with $2 jager shots and I believe $3 martinis. Great atmosphere consisted of typical Hyde Park crowd (young professionals and middle aged families) and males/females looking to blow off steam after work. Cannot beat the deal on Burger Madness (Sunday - Tuesday) which is a burger, with any topping that you want, and fries for $6, definitely rivals Zip's for best burger in this area. Premium seating is patio out back when the weather is nice and at the bar when the Reds are playing. Staff mainly consists of high school/college hired hands so don't expect to be blown away on your ticket times. Best place to kick off a weekend, kick a hangover, or kick back cheap drinks after a rough day at the office.
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