When the Sign Says…

It is almost a rule of thumb that if the restaurant has a sign outside advertising a certain product, it will be a good product.  This may not be on the front most sign but somewhere in that restaurant, if you see Tacos on the wall, they probably have some great tacos.  I applied this rule even when I was in the DR.  After our first night in the office, we visited a really nice restaurant called Menses.  Opting to sit outside, it reminded me of 5th Ave in Naples but, much more relaxing & less crowded.  Listed in multiple locations – both on the outside of the restaurant and on the menu – was Hamburgers.  So, When the Sign Says Hamburgers, I order a Hamburger.

Menses had a number of hamburger options on the menu.  I went with the traditional burger, opting for the smallest size & requesting no bacon.  I ordered my usual bottled water & Coca-Cola Light to drink, the later of which was served in a glass bottle.  The burger came from pappas frittas and I did not request a different side, purely because there wasn’t a different one that sounded good to me.  Our service was excellent and the atomosphere was killer.  In no time at all, our food arrived.

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The burger itself was hidden beneth the huge bun.  The bun was massive.  Even after I cut the burger in half, I had to remove some of the bun before I could eat it.  The bun was quite soft and was loaded with poppy seeds.  Not my first choice to have with a burger but, good nonetheless.  Even though I asked for no bacon, there was bacon on the burger.  No biggie – I easily removed it and the onions that also appeared.  The burger was also topped with lettuce, tomato & cheese.

I found the burger to be quite good.  The patty itself was slightly seasoned & very juicy.  All of the toppings were super fresh and worked nicely with the burger.  The only thing that was simply too much, was the bun.  Otherwise, it was a fine burger indeed.  The pappas frittas were thick-sliced potato pieces.  I only received a small handful of these but, it was more than enough.  Each piece tasted fresh, was cooked nicely and was a nice (small) side item to the burger.  I easily finished the burger & pappas fritas and felt quite full & content.

I really enjoyed Menses and would make an effort to return again, on any future trips to the DR.  Not only was the atmosphere awesome but, the service was great & the food was quite tasty.  Even though I was the only person in our group to get a Hamburger, everyone else also really enjoyed what they had.  We continued to mention the restaurant throughout our trip – we all really liked it.  Just remember…When the Sign Says Hamburgers…Order a Hamburger.

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