This review won’t consist of the full scale review that has become normal for phillyburgerquest. Due to the mini size of the burger, I felt the need to keep the review short. Puns are fun.
So I was already pumped to go to Barclay Prime for dinner a few days with Mrs. BurgerQuest before New Years Eve when it dawned on me: does Barclay Prime have a burger that is on my quest? The answer; sort of.
Barclay Prime: Visit Stephen Starr’s swanky Barclay Prime for the dry-aged mini burgers made from New York strip, Kobe and ribeye, served on homemade rolls with a slather of Russian dressing and aged cheddar, plus a side of tater tots.
That’s what was on the list. Other than the tater tots, that’s pretty much what we got. I have nothing against sliders, but I feel that its too small a sample to judge.
Two come in an order sans the tater tots. If this was a full burger I might have a bit easier time judging because of the sample size. Here’s an abbreviated review by category:
Meat: The meat was pretty tasty. I couldn’t tell a difference in the blend, but it was sure delicious. A full burger would have been great.
Toppings: All I could taste is the cheese. I couldn’t really if there was Russian dressing. There were also some onions on it too, which you can tell from the picture. They were nicely caramelized.
Bun: The roll was so-so. Again, small sample size but it was great on the outside and a little more flaky on the inside than I like.
Presentation: It’s tough to judge this one because the sliders were a small part of the meal. If I had to give this a score based on the sliders alone, I’d have to give it an incomplete.
Overall: The meal itself was great. Stephen Starr’s formula rarely fails. The inside decor is vibrant, the servers are very knowledgeable and took very good care of us. I thought the ribeye that I had had a little too much gristle on it but other than that there wasn’t really a bad part. If I had to give the sliders a score, I have to give it an N/A. It’s too hard to give an overall score to something with such a small sample. I think Barclay should introduce a the same burger but in it’s big brother form so that I can enjoy and accurately judge it. (Score: N/A)
Doesn’t that look worthy of a full burger?