Cheap Eats 2009: BGR the Burger Joint
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BGR the Burger Joint - Dupont Circle
Address: 1514 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-299-1071
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle, Downtown
Cuisines: American, Deli/Quick Bites
Opening Hours: Open Sunday through Wednesday 11 AM to 10 PM, Thursday 11 AM to 11 PM, Friday and Saturday 11 AM to Midnight.
Nearby Metro Stops: Dupont Circle
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Cheddar-bacon burger; lobster burger (seasonal); lamb burger; sweet-potato fries; onion rings; flavor-of-the-month milkshakes, such as peach and chocolate-covered strawberry.
Price Details: Burgers, $7.98 to $14.99.
From the sesame-seed bun to the hormone-free prime beef, the burger at BGR aims high. Photograph by Stacy Zarin-Goldberg.

Why go: To be reminded what a burger should be. Owner Mark Bucher minds the details—soft, buttered brioche bun, ripe tomatoes, naturally raised and dry-aged prime beef hand-ground daily and grilled.

What to get: Cheddar-bacon burger, simple and sublime; lobster burger (seasonal); lamb burger topped with feta and cucumber; thick-cut, beer-battered onion rings; sweet-potato fries.

Best for: A fun, inexpensive night out. Parents can groove to the ’80s soundtrack and memorabilia while providing a meal the whole family can agree on.

Insider tip: Bucher has fun with political scandals, so you’re likely to see such specials as the Eliot Spitzer, a patty with braised short ribs tucked inside and topped with horseradish sauce, and the Blagojevich Burger, capped with roast beef and horseradish.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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