Philadelphia, PA: Bliss – Kobe Beef BurgerPosted: May 28, 2008
220 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
The cliche way to start this post would be to say something like “the name says it all” or “I couldn’t have described it better myself,” but I’ll try to avoid that and just say, Bliss makes a darn good burger.
The gathering of friends loosely known as “The Burger Club” (in print that just looks so geeky – note to selves, think of a cooler name, something more Web 2.0) met up for a long-overdue lunch at this tony Center City boite and provided the waiter with one of the easiest to remember orders he’s ever received…all 5 of us ordered the burger (we even stopped him from going over the day’s specials).
The burger on the menu is slightly different than the one they list on their website. It was made from Kobe beef, with provolone cheese and a remoulade which wasn’t overpowering at all. In fact, the sauce offered a bit of extra juiciness to the sandwich, which was a shy over the medium-rare I ordered but still in the realm of acceptable.
Served on a toasted bun with tomato and lettuce to add if desired (I opted for the tomato) and a great big side of perfectly done fries, the half pound of Kobe beef was seasoned perfectly with a good peppery flavor.
We ended up here at the suggestion of one of our members who claimed it was her favorite burger in town and I’d put it in the top 5 for sure. Great service, a decent price for such high-class digs ($12 for the burger & fries) and an extremely cordial visit from the owner rounded out a great burger experience.