The Burger’s Priest has received a lot of hype in the last little while. It’s been voted the best burger in Toronto on Blog To’s list: http://www.blogto.com/toronto/the_best_burger_in_toronto/. I used this list as my personal burger guide for a long time until I decided I’ll be making one on my own, and I must say that I don’t agree with their ranking. The Burger’s Priest is good, but it’s not the best joint I’ve been to.
The location is quite small but there is enough room to dine-in if you’re less than three people and it’s not during peak hours. There’s a counter along the wall with some stools and it does the job adequately. The menu is rather limited at Burger’s Priest, consisting of a cheeseburger, double cheeseburger, the Priest, The option (vegetarian) and What’s Right (double cheeseburger combo with chili fries). They have the usual fries and chili fries with typical toppings of lettuce, tomato, pickle as well as premium topics of bacon, fried onions, and deep fried jalapenos. The Burger’s Priest has received buzz not so much from this menu, but they do have a secret menu which includes items such as The Pope and The Vatican. You must check it out before going in: http://www.theburgerspriest.com/secret-menu/.
I went ahead and ordered the Priest off the regular menu (cheeseburger and the option, two mushrooms and cheese that are breaded and deep fried) with fries and a pop.
The price came to $16.70, which is pretty much what I now expect to pay at these gourmet burger joints.. They only take cash, no debit or credit.
This burger had far too much cheese, I mean it was just oozing out of the option but there was so much that it wasn’t gooey, it was starting to get firm and gross. The meat was a bit overdone and seemed to break apart into pieces. The seasoning and texture of the burger was very similar to a Wendy’s patty, although a bit larger. The meat was good and I wished I had just ordered a double cheeseburger and been spared the overly cheesy mess.
Fries were only slightly seasoned and were very similar to what you would find at Swiss Chalet, which is a good thing.
|The Cheese is just hiding and waiting.|
The staff was friendly and seemed really into working there. Unfortunately in the end I feel as though The Burger’s Priest has become a victim of its own hype. I recommend you go there and check it out, but if you never do, you won’t be missing out on too much.
· Secret menu is interesting.
· Good vegetarian option.
· Secret menu is….secret!!
· Pray your meat isn’t overdone.
· Too much damn cheese.