Another accolade for the Rouge Burger | Photo via Epicurious
Epicurious got restaurant critics from around the country to pick their favorites burgers in their home cities. 12 burgers from 12 cities made the final cut.
Rouge was named Philadelphia's best.
Take a look at what diners are eating at the sidewalk café tables—any time of day—and you'll notice a phenomenon unexpected in a city that lends its name to another meat sandwich: People in startlingly high numbers downing the Rouge Burger. This 12-ounce hunk of well-seasoned beef comes with nutty Gruyère, caramelized onions, and a haystack of pommes frites. And the dish trumps any of the very fine burgers served at Philly's many gastropubs.Not sure why they didn't go with a Philadelphia critic, but the assessment is fair.
Rouge, indeed, is relatively glamorous. Overlooking Rittenhouse Square and, inside, posh, with cushy banquettes and booths and a central bar populated by beautiful people, it's a bona-fide Parisian café whose signature dish has become that perfectly proportioned combo of juicy beef, cheese, and bun. The cheesesteak, at least at this address, is all but forgotten. — Andrea Clurfeld, Asbury Park Press restaurant critic
The 12-ounce, sirloin/rib eye/filet tip blend burger at Rouge is definitely one of the best around.
The Best Burgers in America - Recommendations from the nation's top restaurant critics [ Epicurious ] via A Hamburger Today