I first heard about BurgerBar from a friend who attended their “Private Sneak Eat” event. She took a pic of the burger she ate, and I was immediately interested because her picture was very promising. I’m picky about my burgers, but I had to see if this place offers burgers that taste as good as they look. So I dropped by at Tj’s house and invited him to go for a drive, not telling him that I was planning on heading over to Greenbelt 2 to sample BurgerBar at last. We had previously agreed to try the place at a later date, but I just couldn’t wait anymore. We rarely venture out to Makati, so our trip’s a bit of an adventure, and it’s a good thing we went on a Sunday. Traffic jams were nonexistent and we arrived at Greenbelt 2 in under an hour.
We thought it would take us a while to find the place, but it was pretty easy to spot it, as it’s just on the ground level. A woman by the entrance greeted us and told us that they were still on soft opening and couldn’t accept credit cards yet, then led us to our seats.
Inside, BurgerBar is casual as heck.
Enough about that, though. The burgers are the real star of the show. I ordered a cheeseburger (P195) and Tj had The Piggy (P245 for the single patty version), which had gloriously crispy bacon.
I watched Tj’s reaction as he bit into The Piggy. As he was chewing quietly, I asked, “So. Rate it on a scale of 1 to 10.” He looked up and answered, “9”, which is incredibly high praise. I bit into my cheeseburger and I have to give it the same rating. The burgers would have been a perfect 10 if they were bigger. But I can’t say enough about how amazing the burgers are. The patties are freshly ground and really, really beefy. The entire creation is deliciously greasy, and I actually felt quite sad when I reached the end of burger.
We also ordered skinny fries and onion rings. The fries were all right, and the onion rings looked and smelled nice, although I personally would have liked plain batter rather than a spiced, flavored one; Tj said the batter reminded him of Oishi chips, somehow.
But I CAN’T WAIT to go back to BurgerBar, and I already have my eye on the 4-Cheese Chuck, while Tj is thinking of getting their falafel burger. Good thing that my birthday’s coming up very soon–guess where I’m planning to have my birthday dinner?
Address: Ground floor, Greenbelt 2, Makati City