Steve's Burgers, Garfield, NJ
Patty melt on Rye
...I've become a frequent customer. That is to say, I just can't stay away for very long. Talk about cravings – move over White Castle. The flavor Steve achieves from grilling six ounces of ground chuck is incredible to say the very least. And his magic on the flat grill is only outweighed by his rock-solid consistency. Awesome.
Ever sit in a restaurant after ordering and start to feel a bit tense? Just a little apprehensive because you're worried that the excellent meal you had last time probably won't taste as good this time? Yup, we've all been there, and it's because the majority of restaurants aren't serving food consistent enough to give you the slightest confidence toward your next visit.
I'm here to tell you, this will not happen at Steve's. No sir, sir. Oh nay nay. In fact, the opposite of apprehension will occur; you will not only be confident that your order will be exactly the same as what you ate the last time, but Steve's consistency allows you to replace apprehension with anticipation, and all because this restaurant owner is consistently paying attention to detail.
The burgers in this review were hit so far out of the park I'm not going to insult burger guru, Stephen Chrisomalis with a 10\10 rating because it just won't do these burgers justice.
I took the advice of one of the hand-written signs which hangs behind the counter this visit, it states: "Have a Hot Dog While You Wait" - I did. And it was so good I'm saving it for a future review.
A personal plea:
Steve, you need to open another store in the Valley Ridge Shopping Center in Wayne, NJ.
There's a modest 1,500 sq. ft. storefront for rent (used to be a Subway so it's already prepped for a commercial kitchen). Subway couldn't compete with the local pizzeria (plus the fact that their food sucks), but a burger place would kill in this location as it's across the street from Wayne Valley High School.
Check out unit #8 here:
Keep up the great work...