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“Decent burgers for gourmet prices”
Review of The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro - CLOSED

The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro
Description: The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro in Halifax is part of a chain of restaurants. Their number is: 902-405-9333
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Description: The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro in Halifax is part of a chain of restaurants. Their number is: 902-405-9333
Reviewed May 26, 2013

This gourmet burger joint spells out the steps to order a burger in their menu, but here's a snapshot. Step 1: Choose your meat [beef, chicken, elk] or non-meat patty. Step 2: Choose from an extensive menu of topping combinations. Step 3: Choose a white, whole wheat, or gluten-free bun.

We ordered the beef patty with Three Ring Binder toppings, on a white bun and an elk patty with the Ho Hum toppings, on a white bun. Both were delicious. The toppings were spot on. Just the right amount, beautifully put together so you could still eat your burger without it falling apart. I found that the chipotle mayo that's part of the Three Ring Binder toppings had a bit too much heat for my taste. That's not a fault of the ingredients, more a preference issue.

We've not eaten much elk before so it was great to give it another try.
We're glad we did.

The fries were good but nothing special.

Two burgers and fries came to $36.18 not including tip. While this is consistent with other gourmet burger chains, it still seems pricey. It's your call whether it's worth it. We've eaten better burgers and fries for half the price, so I can't say we're fans of the gourmet burger concept.

The service was so-so. Allison [943] was our server. She was bubbly and very friendly but forgetful. We didn't appreciate her standing by our table after she finally brought the bill to us to watch us count out our cash and the tip. I suspect she was taking in the drama at the table behind us involving an unhappy customer.

Parking is available on the street. The washrooms were clean.

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