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Benedict's (Burgers)

John Green | Sep 27, 2002 10:02 PM

On Carswell's suggestion, I tried the burger at Benedicts. It was quite good. Undercooked, as I'd ordered it. The cheese was slightly overdone, but not dry. The sweet potato fries were more like toothpicks than fries. They were really good, though. The service was a bit on the sloppy side, given the prices on the menu (11 for a burger, 18-25 for the main dishes). However, the food was excellent; I'm going to go back to try some of the cajun food. The "Old Montreal Red" was a waste of a beer, but its one of two they have on tap. The blond was better.

Standouts were the little cornbreads with a chile mayo in the breadbasket, and the mayo worked really well with those toothpicks, too. Possibly the best new orleans bread pudding I've had, with a wonderfully caramelly and buttery whisky sauce.

So that service; nothing bad, we had water filled regularly, etc, but it wasn't really attentive, and it wasn't clear to me if we had a server or a group thing going. And the waiter taking our desert order walked away as I was trying to think if I wanted coffee. I'd said no, then was reconsidering, so I can't really say it was bad, but it wasn't attentive and lovin'.

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