NB: I am not sure how this happened but I came across this post in my blog archives that for some reason was never published. So here it is, albeit a little later than intended. I will plan a return visit in the near future.
I shouldn't like the Dumont Burger as much as I do. If you read some of my earlier burger postings or my recent interview in A Hamburger Today you will see that I have a bias towards small griddle cooked burgers served on generic white rolls from places that have been open for decades. The Dumont burger is large, 8oz if you get the house burger, flame grilled on a brioche bun and it comes from a relatively new establishment. But I cannot argue with taste and despite the fact that this large burger is difficult to eat because of its height it is a wonderful juicy, beefy burger with a ton of flavor. In fact it has so much flavor that I recommend that you add the home made pickles, onion and lettuce to balance out the palate. I normally go for plain cheeseburgers with only a dab of ketchup but the Dumont burger benefits from the additions. Although the burger was cooked slightly beyond the medium rare that was ordered it was not dry at all and had a wonderful seared crust on the outside. I must also begrudgingly acknowledge that the brioche bun works really well in this application, the mild sweetness it imparts juxtaposing nicely with the charred exterior of the patty. There is also a 5oz mini burger on the menu that is served on a ciabatta, I prefer the smaller patty size but not the bread choice. In any event both are very good burgers indeed.
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