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Harry's Bar: a report and some questions

nooodles | Jul 19, 200504:11 PM

My friend and I ate at Harry's Bar on Fillmore in an attempt to save some money. We were so pleasantly surprised!

I ordered my bleu cheese burger medium rare, and it came very pink in the middle and juicy throughout. The meat was so good I wish I'd ordered it rare, which I've never done anywhere. The burger was huge, and came with a large side of crispy french fries. I wouldn't hesitate to say that this is one of the top three burgers I've had in SF, and it was only $7, fries included. A cheeseless burger is $6.

My friend's mac n' cheese was more than she could eat: large pieces of macaroni in swimming in a rich bowl of melted, stringy cheese. Two chunks of slightly jalapeno'd corn bread went almost untouched because it was just too much heavy food on one plate. Delicious, though.

My only suggestion for eating at Harry's is unless you can eat a ton of fat and carbs in one sitting, ordering a salad or sharing would be a great idea. The salads looked normal sized and aren't a steal like the rest of the food, but your stomach would probably thank you.

Two huge jars of infused vodka displayed prominently on the bar intrigued us. One turned out to be wildberry-infused, and was a sour tangy drink the color of cranberry juice. The other was lychee-pineapple infused, and was sweet and tropical with a light pineapple taste. That was my favorite.

Harry's drinks are in the normal to above average range, leading me to believe they take a slight loss on the food and make most their profits in alcohol. Which is fine by me, because at those prices we could have a meal and drinks and still spend under $15 each.

We saw amazing looking club sandwiches going by, and noticed that the steaks are $11. Has anyone tried either? What do you think?

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