October 21, 2013 Beirut Lebanon Middle East

One Burger Bite, More than Twenty Different Flavors (Restaurant Closed)

Phone Number: +961 1 215 424

Address: St Joseph University street, monot, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon

Website: http://burgerbiteslb.com

Price Range: 15-25 $

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2.85 out of 5 based on 1 professional review.

RATING:57/100

Welcoming: 3/5

Food Temperature: 8/10

Ambiance / Music: 4.5/10

Menu Choice: 5/5

Food Taste: 26/30

Architecture / Interior: 1/10

Food presentation: 8/10

Service: 5/10

Value for money: Soon

As its name suggests, Burger Bites is a popular place where small burger bites are served. Located right after Monot Theater, this tiny place has a lot of potential, but some details must be attended to immediately. As a first impression, it was bad. I was welcomed by an overwhelming smell of frying oil as the music played in the background is a perfect recipe for a pounding headache. Luckily, the food was good...

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Located in the vibrant Monot area, Burger Bites offers mouthwatering mini burgers made from top grade beef, ground daily on spot in the kitchen. Eating a burger is fulfilling, but you only get to taste one item on the menu. Imagine a place where you can eat many different delicious burgers instead of this one burger. A place where you can choose, from a variety of flavors, the burger that suits you best. A place where a burger is not a huge meal, but rather, a bite.

The concept is simple: choose between one of 14 meat burgers, 5 chicken bites, 2 fish bites and 3 vegetarian bites. The burger boat -if you order eight-, gets you the fries for free. Burgers have a price range of 4,000L.L-6,000L.L.
 
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The place described:
  • A small place along the Monot street
  • As you enter, an open kitchen behind the bar welcomes you
  • Grey concrete floor
  • A glass facade allows natural daylight to enter
  • A long mirror on the right makes the place look twice as big. A long bench under it supports it
  • The left wall is decorated with a TV and some shelves with ketchup bottles, plants and miniature cars
  • Ten lights pending from the ceiling
  • My favorite items include the design wood chairs with burgundy leather cushions
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The menu includes:
  • Beef bites
  • Side orders
  • Chicken bites
  • Fish bites
  • Vegetarian bites
  • Add-ons
  • Desserts
  • Drinks
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We ordered:
  • Halloumi Skewers: Every skewer hosts three cubes of halloumi along two cherry tomatoes, grilled and covered with balsamic vinegar
  • Cherry Cheese Bite: Emmental, cherry jam, BBQ sauce
  • Pineapple Bite: Pineapple, bacon, BBQ sauce. Grilled pineapple is good
  • Brie bite: Brie, lettuce, tomato, cocktail sauce. Meat quality is good
  • I'm So Blue Bite: Blue cheese, lettuce, pickles, cocktail sauce
  • Beef Mozzarella Bite: Mozzarella, lettuce, tomato, pickles, BB sauce
  • English Breakfast Bite: Quail egg, tomato, onions, kebab sauce
  • Mushroom Cheese Bite: Emmental, tomato, onion, mushrooms, BBQ sauce
  • Baconator Bite: Onions, 3 slices of bacon, BBQ sauce
The tasting experience:
  • To tell you the truth, I wasn't expecting it to be that good
  • The meat quality is good. Exactly what you would expect from a burger bite
  • The bread is tender and easily chewable leaving place for the inner ingredients to be appreciated
  • The meat size is proportional to the bun
  • Using brie and blue cheese in a burger is a great idea. The flavors of these bites are really nice
  • The English breakfast is one of my favorites. How nice it is to see i mini egg inside a mini burger and feel its taste
  • The Pineapple is not to be missed
  • The mozzarella layer is crispy on the sides and non oily. Enjoyable
  • Cherry and its sweetness is extraordinary. Bravo
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Burger Bites' might look small but they do hide magical flavors. I enjoyed each and every one of these in style and recommend you do so. 50g in each means three would be enough for a meal... but you might not be able to resist ordering eight bites for yourself. They are addictive...
 
 
The exquisite desserts:
  • Choco Bite: Nutella with banana, pineapple or cherry jam. Ice cream is a possibility as well: How nice! Thinking that the experience would end with the burger bites, but trust me the dessert are even better. These tiny sweet bites are exactly like I love them: The same bun is layered with Nutella, spiced up with crushed nuts and then covered with banana or pineapple. This is really tasty. A generous bite I enjoyed with a smile.
 
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I liked at Burger Bites:
  • The quality of the meat is very good
  • The fries, cut like potato chips are innovative and tasty
  • The proportionality of the ingredients constituting the burger
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I would change:
  • The sauce cocktail, the main ingredient everywhere should be stronger, more prominent with more character. The taste is fade or even nonexistent
  • Use better quality of bacon. The one we had today feels like beef
  • Work more on the hygiene and cleanliness: The place is ridiculously left unattended to
  • Fix the bar display: Remove the plastic cutlery storage, 961 beer boxes... Nothing's appealing or looks mouthwatering. Learn from Classic Burger Joint's display
  • Wet napkins and napkins should better be branded
Disturbing things:
  • The smell of frying/cooked oil in the restaurant is unbearable
  • The music is unacceptable
  • Service is mediocre
The concept and burgers are just great. The place can become a national success if only they refresh and change the place upside while focusing on the important details that matter to clients.  I congratulate you on the burger quality.



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