I have always been a proponent of The Counter since it opened. I really like their hamburgers and choice of toppings, my only complaint being their inability to cook the meat properly always overdone. They just cant seem to get it right no matter how many times you tell them you want it rare or medium rare. I went yesterday with a friend. I ordered my burger rare, and my companion his medium rare. I told the cashier several times that I really wanted it rare, she acknowledged it and before, I walked away, I again reminded her be sure it's RARE!!
Needless to say, my burger had a VERY THIN line of red in the center, more medium well than medium rare! My friends medium rare had more pink than mine, it was actually medium. I give up!! Even a huge chain like The Cheesecake Factory cooks the meat to perfection every time!!!
Now, as if that wasnt enough, (I dont know if theyve raised their prices or not), but two burgers, two side salads and 2 drinks came to $28 and change. I left a $1 in the tip box, so lunch for two was almost $30!! And just for a couple of salads and burgers!! Outrageous!! Houstons - with a tip - is cheaper than that!
I might be able to get past the price if I got the food cooked to order, but put them together and Im through with The Counter.