As a self-proclaimed burger connoisseur, I had heard that Au Cheval had the best burger in America - so of course, my son and I had to try it during our visit to Chicago. And let me tell you, it did not disappoint!
We went right at lunch on a Tuesday and even though the restaurant was packed, we were able to get right in with no wait. We started with the "Crispy Fries," which were served with aioli and a fried egg on top - the perfect start to our meal.
For our burgers, I opted for the single cheeseburger (which actually comes with two patties) with added bacon, while my son went for the double cheeseburger with an egg and bacon. The bacon was thicker and not crispy, but it added the perfect amount of sweetness to the burger, almost like pork belly. And while my son's burger was a bit too thick with three patties, we couldn't deny the incredible flavor and quality of the beef.
Don't be confused by the names - the single actually has two patties and the double has three. But no matter which burger you choose, you're in for a treat. The food was truly incredible, and my son and I both agreed that this was easily one of the best burgers we've ever had.
If you're a burger lover, you simply must make a stop at Au Cheval. The quality of the ingredients and the attention to detail in each dish truly make this place stand out. And despite its reputation and popularity, the staff were welcoming and accommodating, making our experience even better. Highly, highly recommend!