Review of The Dubliner Restaurant’s – “Best Burger on Capitol Hill”
By Burger Bob
Burger Points: 3.5 out of 5
I have been to the Dubliner in D.C. numerous times – it’s hands down one of my favorite restaurants. The little spot is a favorite among friends who I meet in D.C. each year (for the MFL). Known for cold beer and Irish fare – the Dubliner is a fantastic little place to check out.
Past dishes that I’ve had are incredible – from Blackend Swordfish to a Shepard’s Pie – Dubliner has something for everyone.
Today my review is on the “Best Burger on Capitol Hill” – sorry to say it … but I hope not!
My order: I ordered my burger medium with swiss cheese and avocado. I also requested a side of jasmine rice instead of fries (I know … what was I thinking). Dubliner fries are awesome – but I’m a huge fan of jasmine rice and could hardly resist.
Main course taste: The burger was cooked perfectly to medium as I ordered. The meat was nice and juicy and not overly seasoned. However I felt the burger was a bit boring. It needed something – perhaps more seasoning to bring out the flavors of the sirloin.
While I would encourage anyone to go to the Dubliner – get something authentic like the Fish & Chips or Irish Stew. While I credit the Dubliner with a good attempt I disagree that it’s the best burger on Capitol Hill. The burger just wasn’t as exciting as some of the other dishes that they serve.
Side: Jasmine rice, pickle and coleslaw. The coleslaw was very tasty – but hardly there – a bigger ramekin is needed. The pickle was fresh and tasty. The jasmine rice however tasted more like white rice – but still good.
Price: $11.50 – a little steep for the best burger that’s not actually the best burger.
Service: Terrific service – friendly atmosphere and truly a fun place to eat.
Summary and recommendations: Make the burger bigger – make it Irish and unique – consider adding some other meat on top or some special seasoning. Increase the serving size of the coleslaw which was delicious. I’d recommend the Dubliner to everyone – but try something other than the burger.
Address: The Dubliner Restaurant, 4 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001