Against better judgment, I decided to give O'Sullivan's another try. I keep thinking, maybe this time my burger will be great. I mean, the pub is so great, the prices are reasonable, they just installed a strangely positioned fireplace, and burgers are my friends.
Well, it wasn't pretty. Here's how it went down:
I ordered the black & blue burger, medium rare. What came out: a well-done burger, unseasoned, covered in cracked black pepper, and doused in blue cheese dressing. The unseasoned patty was the biggest issue - I might have been able to chow through the gristle-filled softball if some salt had managed to make it into the mix, but instead, biting into this burger was like getting a big mouthful of shag carpet - nubby and tasteless.
My DC's bbq'd burger, though cooked the correct temperature, again suffered from the same unseasoned issue. And while I could have asked for a new burger from our waitress, I didn't want to wait another 20 minutes and chance it. The good news is, the beer battered onion rings were right tasty and make a filling meal. So do the gigantic steak fries. One mystery remains: how DO they get them so brown?
Please don't turn this thread into a "No way dude, O'Sullivan's is AWESOME." O'Sullivan's makes me really sad, but somehow I keep thinking it's going to be great. Maybe they need to stop the interior decoration and invest in some salt and a meat thermometer.
Three entirely different, yet great, burger options nearby: The Druid, Bartley's, Gargoyles.