Teak Neighborhood Grill looks like your average every day American neighborhood pub or bar with a nice list of beers and cocktails, sticky wooden floors, bright neon liquor signs and flat screen TVs, and probably not much else when it comes to food.
But you’d be overlooking one special thing about Teak if you thought that – their surprisingly good list of special, jaw-droppingly delicious half pound Angus beef burgers.
Burgers featured on the list include the mountainous Drunken Monk ($12), a burger topped with Angry Orchard onion jam, roasted cherry tomatoes, smoked bacon, herb mayo, provolone cheese & Teak chips topped with melted white cheddar cheese served on pretzel bun.
Truly adventurous (read: masochistic) eaters can go for THE CHALLENGE ($40) – 2 full pounds of Angus beef, 9 slices American cheese, 9 slices Swiss cheese, 9 slices provolone cheese, 24 slices smoked bacon, 2 fresh fried mozzarella rounds, 4 beer battered onion rings, tomatoes, lettuce, Danny’s beanless chili, cheddar cheese sauce & sliced jalapenos…enough to possibly make even Man Vs. Food’s Adam Richman wary.
I had the PB&J burger on this particular visit, a burger topped with almond butter, peanut butter, orange marmalade, crispy potato strings, and provolone cheese on toasted pretzel bun. The burger was ooey-gooey and fun to eat, with just the right amount of sweetness from the orange marmalade, though the peanut butter could have been smoother.
One area of improvement recommended – service, which was rather brusque and inattentive, with long periods of waiting for both our food and our drink refills, but this could easily be remedied with some training or oversight.
The food makes it worth visiting, though, and everyone in our party enjoyed their hearty, delicious burgers.
PB&J 11 – almond butter & peanut butter, orange marmalade, crispy potato strings & provolone cheese on toasted pretzel bun
Engine Oil 11 – sautéed peppers & onions, imperial stout glaze, over easy egg, Swiss cheese & crispy potato strings served on pretzel bun
Children of the Corn 11 – smoked Gouda, tomato & smoked bacon mayo topped with creamed corn & crispy potato strings on pretzel bun