FILET (MIGNON) BURGER
THE SPOT: FRISEE RESTAURANT, SAN FRANCISCO CA
Frisee restaurant is one of those places that you discover, bring friends to, they pass it along, and so on, but it doesn’t get enough good press. So eat there now, whilst you can. The décor is lime-fresh, with a small counter in front of high windows looking out onto Market Street, and seating lined down a long banquette that feels like a groovy lounge.
But it’s not so hipster that you can’t bring your Mom to enjoy a meal there. That’s because Frisee staffs genuinely nice (but not overbearing), professional, and caring servers. Even if you’ve never been there, they make you feel like you’re coming back to a friend’s house. The staff, the food, the cool hidden gem vibe all make Frisee a great find and a great place to chow when you’ve got that burger urge.
THE DISH: FILET BURGER
So we’ve been on a steady burger diet, for the benefit of the people and Mr. Kite, and among San Francisco’s burger purveyors, we’ve got to rank Frisee among the top (so far). One thing that makes Frisee’s burger more enticing from the get-go is its plush menu vocabulary. To wit: All-natural (hormone-free, antibiotic-free), grass-fed, filet mignon hamburger.
Be still my bloody heart.
But there’s more. Point Reyes blue cheese, toasted red onion, tomato relish, butter lettuce, Dijon mustard and mayo on an onion roll. Wow…seriously?
Plus, it comes with crisp, Kennebec fries topped with a balsamic drizzle. Compare the Filet Burger @ Frisee by price and value to other burgs in town, and you’d be hard pressed to eat burgers anywhere else in SF. (Prove me wrong.)
The Filet Burger is available during brunch, lunch, or dinner.
THE GRADE: AWESOME (5 out of 5)
THE DAMAGE: $14 lunch; $15 dinner
THE SKINNY: FRISEE RESTAURANT
2367 Market Street, San Francisco CA
Hours: Mon – Fri Dinner only 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Sat & Sunday Brunch 10:30am to 3:00pm
Sat Dinner 5:30 to 11:00; Sun Dinner 5:30 to 9:00