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“The One Reliable Quality Burger In Frankfurt”
Review of Die Kuh die lacht

Die Kuh die lacht
Ranked #6 of 38 Dessert in Frankfurt
Price range: US$7 - US$11
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Innenstadt
Frankfurt, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“The One Reliable Quality Burger In Frankfurt”
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Ingenious idea to throw together the low-key ambiance of a trip-hop club (complete with chill music being pumped over the sound system) with a quality burger bar. This place is frequented by many professionals who work in the area (financial service and stock exchange people come here for lunch) as well as shoppers, and teens. I am a regular, a middle-aged US ex-patriot gastronome, who, despite being versed in classic French cooking, needs a good quality burger fix once a week to keep my energy levels up and a memory of home. Being here from the start, I have watched this place gain in popularity throughout the years, with the consequent crowding on the weekends and the prices going up, but it all seems to offer good to average value, even at $10-15 a burger, to justify the visit even on a weekend night. As a French-biased gastronome, I would like to see them add a burger like the Boulud Burger (with black truffles and foie gras) or even just play with pulled pork in their recipes, but I doubt that will happen, given the rare changes in their menu. Instead, we have a menu of about 10 creative burgers, ranging from the Basic Cheeseburger to the "Chef" (double burger with bacon strips), with the decadent favourite being the Blaue Burger, a burger laced with melted blue cheese and onion, very good. Even though the burgers are not cooked on a barbecue grill and have less barbecue flavour than the meet cooked at one of Germany's many Turkish Döner Kebab Imbisses, there are nice touches here, such as the homemade ketchup, and the wide selection of alternative sauces for the French Fries. Indeed, the French Fries are always very crisp and enjoyable, and there is a nice selection of wines and beers and soft drinks to go with the menu, with the Bübele Edelweissen being a particular treat. Besides the sometimes inattentive or overworked service (esp since they switched over to table service), there is little to criticise about this burger bar, except maybe three things: 1) no genuine charcoal flavour on burger, 2) relatively tasteless buns (should be homemade and better), 3) no experimentalism in the burger cooking, just regular formula stuff. Even the wash station for washing hands before the meal are highly appreciated, and the selection of newspapers and magazines for those of us who visit this place alone, as I often do, is a welcome amenity. This is a regular place of mine, and offers a very reliable, if safe, quality burger.

  • Visited April 2014
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Patras, Greece
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice place, nice location, nice burgers!”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

This is a very nice relxaed restaurant, near the very busy pedestrian street in the center of Frankfurt (Zeil). The environment is just right, the service is very good and the menu quite fulfilling. The burgers were of great quality, very tasty with juicy beef. The yuka chips were very good also. For the location, the prices were OK.

  • Visited March 2014
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Frankfurt, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good food, slow service”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

We went to the place for a quick dinner and got two seats on the shared tables. Great idea, easy to get in touch with other people.
The menu looks promising and the burgers yummy. The food was good, but not the best burger I ever had. Still, I will come back and was happy.

Only downside was the slow service. The restaurant was not full, we had to wait for drinks about 20 minutes. The burgers have been served 5 min later

  • Visited March 2014
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Linz, Austria
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“fresh and friendly”
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Had a great burger but most of all I was impressed of the home made ketchup and sauces - this is definitely something special. Service was friendly, prices are ok.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank mi B
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best burger I ever had!”
Reviewed 28 February 2014

The atmosphere as well as the food is amazing! I have hed few times burger with fries and it is the best (fat) food I ever had! Love the enterieur and exterieur.

Young proffessionals usually come here for a lunch break and it makes this place even more attractive...

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Librani
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