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“Have a drink for the view but avoid eating here”
Review of Burger Bar

Burger Bar
Ranked #588 of 5,939 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: US$20 - US$25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Union Square
Description: Burger Bar is the ultimate build your own burger experience. Located on the 6th Floor of Macy's in Union Square, gives an exquisite view of the square. Burger Bar has a private dining room for any events.
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Having been to the Burger Bar in Macy's a couple of times in the past few years and enjoyed both the view and the food, I brought out-of-town guests there recently-- only to discover that the quality of the food has gone down. The prices, of course, have not. The chicken breast sandwich was dry, the sweet potato fries limp, the mac-and-cheese straight out of a Kraft box, and the onion rings out of the freezer case. My son's Kobe beef burger, which he asked for medium-rare had to be sent back not once but twice: the first time it was grey and overdone, the second time burnt on the top and raw in the middle. Never again.

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Thank judithesl
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

It was a little pricey but worth it. You can dine outside but it was a bit too cold when we visited. The view of the ice skating rink and Union Station was perfect. We sat at the bar and the drinks were very good but there is plenty of table dining.

Thank et111travels
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

My teenage son and I visited Macy's Burger Bar on a Wednesday night around 7 pm. Restaurant was only about 30% filled, so we were seated immediately AND we were seated at what I would have to say (as a tourist) is one of THE best (non-water view) tables in San Francisco... smack dab in the middle, right next to large glass window overlooking Union Square. Wow! It was so fun watching the cable cars, people, buses, etc. running all around as the day sank into evening and the city lights came to life (we are from MN, so this was a different and fun scene for us to enjoy).

I have never seen a hamburger that cost $60, but they have it here! I didn't bother with that, but I did splurge on a kobe beef (patty alone is $17) with bun, bacon, and cheese (all extra upcharges which brought the total to around $21). It was really good! I was not disappointed. We ordered the skinny fries. They were typical fries, but were served in a very cute little fry basket. I wish they had rosemary garlic herbed fries made in beef tallow like Smashburger - those are so good and would complement this pricey burger nicely.

We shared a Nutella shake. They did a nice job splitting the one shake and made two beautiful presentations in two different glasses for us. Again, like Smashburger, I wish they would use Hagen Daz ice cream which has a nice "icy-ness" or thickness to it. This ice cream was too soupy/liquidy.

Service was fine. We will definitely return the next time we are in town and ask for our favorite "table on the square". Thanks guys!

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Thank EPMom4
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Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

This is supposed to be a restaurant specializing in burgers. The medium burger was raw, the bun was red with blood, not a good example of a burger.
The Cesar salad was a good choice, but one expects a great burger at a restaurant called the Burger Bar.

Thank Paraplu
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Burger Bar by Huber Keller is a fantastic restaurant with some of the best burgers ever, good service and fantastic views! The burgers are very tasty and fresh. Allowing customers to select the bun and toppings is a very nice touch. Be warned, the options are a plenty and may prove difficult to decide. We had the Buffalo burger because it is lower in fat & cholesterol than chicken and it was amazing. The quality of meat could be tasted and the flavors were popping! The hostess was fantastic as she was able to seat us within 5 minutes despite us being two hours late to our reservation (airport delay)! Note: Reservations REQUIRED!!!! The views are amazing as we got a full view of Union Square, the Cable Cars and all great shopping! One of the best places in San Francisco to EAT!!!!

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Thank Lordgin1
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