A couple of weeks back, after a failed attempt to get to Chinatown (courtesy of the MTA), and with a cranky family in tow, we gave Bareburger a shot. The place was really busy, with tons of families, which is always a good sign, especially when a meltdown is looming. It’s a decent sized space, with big heavy tables all around the place, so a foldable stroller would be the best option here. The bar is all the way to the back and it opens to the kitchen.
Service was efficient and friendly, giving us tips on what the most popular dishes were. Given that it was that time of the year when everyone still sticks to New Year’s resolutions, there was a moment of hesitation between ordering a healthy salad or a burger from the cheery menu, but I have to admit that seeing the calories of each dish was kind of a buzz kill. Guess which option won? Anyway, New Year’s resolutions are overrated.
They have a kids menu printed in a cute separate paper placemat that can be colored and it offers various options, and it comes with fries, an option of milk or Apple & Eve’s apple juice and some sliced apple as dessert. The girls went for the burger, of course. It runs in the family.
We ordered the County Fair burger, a bison burger with aged cheddar, dill pickles, red onions, tomatoes, green leaf, mayo on a brioche bun. Along with sweet fries, because who doesn’t need sweet (fries) in their lives? The burger was fresh and tender, a perfect medium rare, and the red onion was not overbearing. When we asked for some mayo for the fries (yes, I know some of you think it’s heresy to eat fries with mayo), our server told us in that in-the-know kind of way, “let me bring you our special sauce too. It will be better”. And he was totally right. The sauce was a spicy mayo that perfectly complimented the sweetness of the fries.
As it was very packed, they had run out of some of the beers, which is always a bummer, and got Dad Vivant a bit annoyed, but I was able to order a nice summery beer, perfect for the warm (for New York standards) day.
There is an ample unisex bathroom in the back, to the right, which is pretty clean and it does have a changing table.
We really enjoyed the place, the food was tasty, the service was fast and attentive and the girls were entertained. And it’s opposite a Trader Joe’s, so now you know where to go recover from a tantrum in the vegetable section.
Bareburger – Court St
149 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Sunday – Thursday: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 11:00am – 11:00pm