A few weeks ago I went to try Bobby’s Burger Palace, Bobby Flay’s new DC restaurant, with my friend Olga from Mango Tomato. We both love Bobby Flay, and burgers, so this was the perfect combination.
The decor is loud, colorful, and fun. Huge images of burger components are displayed on the walls: potato chips, pickles, bacon, & tomatoes.
We decided to order a few things to share. We got two burgers, french fries, sweet potato fries, and the pistachio milkshake. The french fries and sweet potato fries are what you would expect: golden, crispy, and delicious. The burgers have regional themes: Dallas, Philadelphia, Miami, Santa Fe, LA, and Nappa Valley. There are also signature burgers: the classic, the blue, and the crunch. The components of the burgers are different and flavorful. However, our burgers were very much undercooked, so I would order the burgers more cooked than you want them to be to ensure that they are done to your liking.
The real star for me was the pistachio milkshake. I completely forgot to photograph it! It is thick, creamy, and delicious. It came out with our burgers, but we didn’t get to it until the end of our meal. It was so rich and thick, that it was still cold, thick and creamy by the time we got to it.
Another delicious surprise was the Meyer honey mustard sauce. I would have loved to have a side of it to go with my fries.
You can also choose to “crunchify” your burger, by adding potato chips as a topping–we didn’t.
French Fries with BBP Fry Sauce
Sweet Potato Fries served with honey-mustard-horseradish sauce
L.A. Burger–with cheddar cheese, tomato, watercress, and garnished with avocado relish
Napa Valley Burger–with watercress, Meyer lemon honey mustard, and topped with fresh goat cheese
This location attracts a lot of students from George Washington University, and a location in College Park MD is in the works. Now that Bobby has a presence in DC we can only hope that he opens a Bar Americain (or Mesa Grill) here as well.
If you are Bobby flay fan like me, today he will be speaking at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. He will be answering questions from the audience and signing copies of his new book, Bar Americain. At the time of this post, tickets were still available.
Bobby’s Burger Palace is located at:
2121 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Have you been to Bobby’s Burger Palace? Would love to know your thoughts!
fun times! I liked regular fries better than sweet potato ones.
LOVED the milkshake, but don’t really see myself returning to this place. Prefer BGR burgers.
the big question is: is there a “Payeya” Burger? and if so, why not!?
Olga–Ditto, liked the regular fries better than the sweet potato ones. If I went back, I would get a milkshake and would order my burger well done. Very well done. Then they would probably give me a medium burger.
Annie–I think you should email Bobby and demand a payeya burger!