Unfortunately, this $15 bacon cheeseburger is not as good as it looks. It’s from BXL, a Belgian bar on 43rd St. b/t 6th & 7th Avenue, and while it looks damn tasty, a lot of credit is due the the perfectly crisp bacon. It’s fire-grilled, though you couldn’t really taste it, and comes on a bready toasted white bun which was ordinary but not an impediment. Life With Food & Drink, who joined me along with her brother Dirty Dave, recommended the fries, which looked amazing on other people’s tables, but suffered from not being served piping hot.
On Sundays and Mondays $17 gets you a Stella Artois and ALL YOU CAN EAT MUSSELS (they offer 6 varieties). Buyer beware, Anthony Bourdain says Sunday & Monday are the worst days to eat restaurant seafood. Service was great, very patient, but I’d sooner return for one of their 12 rotating Belgian beers than for a burger.