Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Rossi's Bar & Grill - Trenton, NJ

After a long day, nothing says love to a Midwestern boy like me like a good burger! That being said, I took a ride over to Trenton to visit the world famous Rossi's Bar & Grill, for what many call the best burger in NJ. I'll say that it has been years since I have been to Rossi's, but Zelda took me there when we first started dating way back when. I remember the burger being fantastic back then, and there is really no excuse that we haven't been back in such a long time. That said, tonight was the night! I walked in and grabbed a seat at the bar, and the place looked just as I remembered. Sat down and ordered a beer from Bob behind the bar, got a menu, and opted for the burger with Swiss cheese, and fried onions, cooked medium. It couldn't have been much more than 5 minutes, and out came my burger and fries. The burger looked just as I remembered, but was bigger than I remembered them being. Upon cutting it in half to make it easier to eat, the burger was cooked perfectly. Unfortunately, the Blackberry doesn't do the burger justice, but you get the idea! The onions had very light coloring to them, but were nice and tender, and the swill cheese was melted and oozing all over the place!
I added a bit of Heinze ketchup to the burger, put some on my plate for my fries, and in I dove! The first bite was heaven, and I had to ask why it has been so long since I have been back to Rossi's. This is just such a good burger! No frills to it whatsoever! Just good meat, and minimal seasoning. If I had to guess, it's just a little bit of salt and pepper. Do you really need to add anything else? Obviously not! The meat itself was tender, and had really nice flavor. It was simple, and just down and dirty good. It wasn't greasy in the least, but you can tell there is a little fat in their ground beef to give it that good flavor. The Swiss cheese added a nice element, as did the onions. The onions actually had a bit of a sherry taste to them, which I am assuming is from flying on the flat top. All in all, what can I say other than awesome! $13 for a burger and a Yuengling. That's cheaper than just a burger at some of the establishments we have in town, and their burger doesn't compare to a Rossi burger! If you're looking for one of the best burgers in NJ, Rossi's is a must hit! I look forward to comparing this burger to a burger from Boom in Belmar, as well as Barnacle Bill's in Rumson. Stay tuned for the latest and greatest to find the best burger in NJ! For now, Rossi's is in the lead! Cheers! Rossi's Bar & Grill 501 Morris Avenue Trenton NJ 08611 Phone: (609)394-9089

1 comment:

South Jersey Wine & DIne said...

F. Scott

I have become an avid reader of your blog and for some reason I am constantly drawn to this picture of your cheeseburger at Rossi's. I have never been there, never tasted one, seen much better looking burgers, but, I can tell by the photo that this inauspicious looking creature is absolutely delicious. It almost looks like something that words won't justify, it has to be experienced. Even the fries that go with it add to the temptation. I'm begging you to please remove the picture from the post so that I can free it from my mind.

Great site, by the way!