Stackhouse Burger Bar

 

 

Address:

1224 Granville Street

Vancouver, BC  V6B 2G6

 

Tel: (604) 558-3499

 

September 30, 2012 – Dinner

 

We were looking for a relatively quick bite before we catch our film. Snowman was probably in the mood for burgers and Pharmboy suggested that we try Stackhouse Burger Bar since he had heard only good things.

 

This sign caught my eye:

I was looking forward to my burger being piled as high as the sign!

 

Walking in, I discovered  that this restaurant was quite small and a bit dark inside but the atmosphere was intimate.

 

This is where all the food comes from:

 

I think the atmosphere has an upscale feeling yet the menus we got were these paper ones:

 

Here’s the food menu:

 

The drink menu:

 

We decided on the following tonight:

Onion Rings

Portabellini Burger

Stackhouse Sliders

Venison Burger

 

 

Ceasar – $5.00

This is the sunday drink special. At $5, I decided to give the ceasar a try.

 

Blood Alley & Honey Blonde Lager – $5.75 each

Pharmboy and Snowman ordered a beer to go with their burgers.

 

Onion Rings – $7

- We ordered the onion rings to share. They’re made in house daily.

- Although they were done well – crispy and not too heavily breaded, I thought that they were expensive especially given the size of the order.

 

Taste: 3.5/5

Presentation: 3.5/5

Value: 2/5

 

Stackhouse Sliders – $14

- Ordering the sliders gave us an opportunity to try the burgers. There are 3 sliders that come with each order.

- The stackhouse is described as – prime rib mini burgers with pancetta, portabellini, guiness cheddar, chipotle aioli, and butter lettuce on a brioche bun. The burgers come with fries or mesclun salad. Pharmboy opted for the fries.

 

Taste: 4/5

Presentation: 3.5/5

Value: 3/5

 

 Portabellini Burger – $14

The portabellini burger has a 6.5 ounce prime rib patty. It’s actually very similar to the stackhouse burger except there’s a large portabello mushroom and no pancetta. Ordering this probably guaranteed me that Snowman wouldn’t be eating much of my burger!

 

Here’s a closer look inside the burger:

 

Taste: 4/5

Presentation: 3.5/5

Value: 3/5

 

Venison Burger – $17

- Snowman ordered this – and chose mesclun salad instead of the fries.

- The venison burger has a 6.5 ounce venison patty with stilton cheese, cilantro aioli and butter lettuce, again on a brioche bun.

- I liked that the venison was still juicy and not really gamey tasting. I was a bit disappointed in how expensive it was though!

- The salad was surprisingly refreshing.

 

Here’s a closer look at the venison burger:

 

Taste: 4/5

Presentation: 3.5/5

Value: 3/5

 

 

Our bill, for the 3 of us tonight:

 

Stack House Burger Bar is really an upscale burger joint. The setting is intimate yet casual. The meat is good quality and the burgers are really well put together.

Unfortunately, I found it really hard to justify the pricing of these gourmet burgers. At around $15 plus – I found myself thinking that coming here would almost have to be for a special occasion. You can see our bill – for only the 3 of us, we managed to rack up more than $75 – for a burger and a drink and ONE appetizer to share amongst the 3 of us. Otherwise, it seems that they do have lunch specials – and at lunchtime, they have  the stackhouse burger for $10 – which would make it worth the visit.

 

The good…

- Premium quality burgers

- Intimate, quieter ambiance – a nice change from other “burger” spots.

- Lunch specials

 

The bad…

- Pricey

 

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