Restaurants & Bars Austin

The Counter

Chefdavis | | Sep 12, 2007 11:40 AM

The Counter which is across Lamar and north from Whole Foods downtown.

I had heard a few mixed reviews, but a buddy of mine wanted to go.

I had the burger which was grilled a nice medium rare and was quite good. The taste of the natural beef was awesome. It was a bit strange to have them offer squirt bottles of ketchup, mayo, and mustard instead of putting it on the bun. My friend truly enjoyed the "triple dipped" fries, but they were a bit thick for me (my preference is thin).

The caesar salad was OK with a very sharp dressing, but something was missing from the dressing; not sure what it was.

My friend had the crab cakes which are griddled rather than deep fried. I had a bite and liked it. He said that two out of the three cakes were good (possibly different batches?).

Prices were a bit high, but expected for either organic, local, or natural products. I would return

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