Friday, 20 May 2016

Buffalo Bar - Brisbane CBD

Keen to try out new places to grab lunch near work, a friend suggested that we try out Buffalo Bar, along Mary Street, which was famous for its American fare. Having recently been watching quite a bit of American Dramas lately, I was definitely keen. Being a brisk five minute stroll from my office, I got there at 11.30 to avoid the lunch rush.

Despite a bit of confusion between our entrance at the bar and getting a table at the restaurant, we were soon seated in the very classically themed dining area, and realised we were the first ones there.

The menu consisted of hotdogs, sandwiches, sides, salads and desserts. Water was also provided very promptly.

Between the two of us, we shared a basket of wings, a smoked brisket hoagie, and a buffalo cheeseburger.

Our basket of wings contained eight pieces of bacon, cheese and chive wings served with blue cheese sauce. I really enjoyed the fried wings, which were moist and juicy, having soaked a lot of the cheesey and bacon essences. The blue cheese sauce wasn't too strong, and offered a more smooth milky taste to the wings. The only thing was that I felt them a little overly salted for my tastes.

This was the Smoked Brisket Hoagie, which was a long bread roll filled with brisket, onion, pickles, red cheddar and bbq sauce. The beef was very strongly flavoured and slow cooked to be quite soft and tender. I would have liked the roll to be toasted to provide a crunchy contrast to the beef, but overall the burger was very comforting and again, strong in flavour.

I had the Buffalo Cheeseburger, with a side of shoestring fries.  The burger contained a patty, bacon, tomato, lettuce, pickles and ketchup on a sesame bun. Whilst the fact that the burger was on a sesame bun was a little disappointing for me, what I found most striking was the fact that the bacon in the burger was chopped up like what we had on our wings, which greatly reduced our enjoyment. The patty though was generous in size, and cooked medium rare, with good flavours to it. My companion particularly liked the paprika on the fries, which he said gave it an interesting new twist.

Price Range: $20 - $30pp

Taste: 7/10
Value: 6/10
Service: 7/10
Environment: 8/10

Buffalo Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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