Brooklyn >Food & Dining > DuMont Burger
314 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121140.713640 -73.961955
Kitchen Daily: 11:30am to 2am, Delivery: Sun. - Thurs.: 11:30am to 12am, Sat. - Sun.: 11:30am to 1am, Brunch: Sat. to Sun.: 11:30am to 4pm
dumont meatloaf – This place is a far cry from a burger joint. Any place that has to add to the meat is nothing quality. Everyone talks about this place like its something great but its the location not the food or service. If you really want a great burger walk to williamsburger now that's a real burger joint.
new chef....bad for good food – I recently went to dumont and like always ordered the chickpea burger with the tzatziki and what a huge dissapointment. I was told by the waitress when I called back to ask if they had changed chefs and she said yes and also metioned that I wasn't the first person to place such a complaint and she asked me if I wanted the owner to call me back to ask me what was wrong....still waiting...Way to follow thru!!
Best cheap burger in town – Great flavor, so affordable, and you don't have to wait 20 minutes for a table like over at Diner. Burgers tend to arrive more well-done than I request, but it's still incredible. A million times better than Anytime, food arrives fresh, hot, and fries are crisp.
Another Reason Why Williamsburg is Overpriced and Overhyped – I am not a foodie but I know a good burger. Paul's Da Burger Joint in Manhattan, Jackson Hole in Queens, Shake Shack in Gramercy Park, Corner Bistro in the Village, all qualify as being a good place for grabbing a really good burger. Today, I tried DuMont Burger and I was not just dissatisfied, but just plain mad.
I think a $15 dollar cheeseburger should be big, tasty, well seasoned and something to talk positive about. Not the case with Dumont Burger. I ordered a medium well cheeseburger with french fries, that's all. When I got my order, I found the burger was small compared to others I have eaten, it came well done instead of what I ordered, in fact a little burnt, and had wilted lettuce on the side for toppings. Now to be fair, the french fries were very good, and the pickles were sweet but tangy, but that was it.
DuMont Burger is just another establishment in Williamsburg where the food is overpriced for what you get and not that good at all.
If you simply must stay in Brooklyn for a burger, try Five Guys Burgers and Fries. I personally suggest Paul's for just the burger and go a couple of doors down to the Belgium fries spot (Pommes Frites) for some fries and your choice of dipping sauces. Trust me, you come out better with money in your pocket and a better choice of a burger and fries here than at DuMont Burger.
A little bit of a wait for a great burger – We showed up towards the end of the night (it was after midnight and one of the few open places we could find), so that might have something to do with how long we had to wait. We got our burgers medium, but it seemed to take an age for them to arrive. In the meantime, though, we enjoyed some good music and some reasonably priced Brooklyn beers. There aren't any proper tables, just stool seating at the bar or counters around the room, which is small, but wasn't too cramped because there weren't a ton of people there. We both would have preferred a table. The bartender was also our server, and he was attentive and very nice--he gave us free drinks because we were there late and he felt generous. The burger was really good, with a lot of cheese selections (gruyere was delicious) available. The onion rings on the side were a great complement, possibly made with a beer batter (we're not sure) but really good. Definitely a good spot to dive in for a quick late night meal. As a side note, I tried to write that the onion rings "h i t" the spot, but apparently that is an inappropriate word. What's up CitySearch?
You will wait for your mediocre burger – My fiance and I attempted to go on a Saturday night around 8:00 and the hostess told us the wait would be around 20 minutes, so 20 minutes later, we checked on our status and she said, 'oh, it won't be long...about 20 minutes". We decided to come back another time. So we did, on another Saturday at around 6:30 and the place was empty. We were excited! We sat at the bar that had a bartender and ordered quickly (two burgers, medium, one with salad and one with fries - I loved that they offer salad or fries...they seemed to know their customer) and then we waited...and waited...for about 25 minutes. When the burgers finally arrived we were famished and started eating...my burger was very juicy but overcooked and so thick I could barely get my mouth around it. I know this is a personal preference thing, but I prefer a thinner burger (they offer a mini-5 oz size...if there's a next time I will order that instead, and medium-rare.) The meat was very good quality, and the pickle slices sweet and interesting-tasting...I couldn't place what was in the salad dressing but that was the only thing that knocked my socks off. While I hate it whenever I can't identify a flavor in something, I was very impressed...the greens were very fresh and was the perfect accompaniment to the giant burger. The fries were a tad greasy but were crisp and fresh. We shall continue our quest for the 'best burger in NYC' as this just wasn't it. I will say that I love the main restaurant, Dumont, and this shouldn't overshadow any opinions of the food there.
Overrated burgers...hardly NYC's best burger – I think my expectations were too high, but the burgers at Dumont Burger were very disappointing. Greasy as hell, and mine smelled faintly of fish (not sure why, but there is fish sandwich on the menu). The accompanying salad was so salty I couldn't eat it. The fries were good though, fat and crispy. Service was fine, but it was very cold in the restaurant, kind of uncomfortably cold. And thats because it's currently cold outside, but the place seems to have no heat and no insulation.
The place doesn't measure up to regular Dumont or Dressler.
I Don't Know..... – I hate that I'm even doing this, but it has to be done. I was a regular here. I love the food at Dumont Burger. Yummy, fun, filling, comforting. But their staff is a complete waste!!! The last two times I went in there (on random weekday afternoons when maybe 4 other people were there) and I couldn't get service. The waitress/bartender KNEW I was there. I asked for the menu (wanted to try something different), never got one. Asked for a beer, never came. Lazy, useless waitstaff. This is too bad because this should be a gem in Williamsburg. Same goes for their restaurant Dumont. Prententious and annoying - and this place doesn't deserve to be like that. Man, make people feel welcome. You lost so many customers (all my friends and hey, I have lots) because of bad service. Get with the program or you'll be closed in a year. It took me a long long time to write this, but I'm only doing it because, well, I'm mad. I really want these places to do well.
DUMONT RULES – BEST BURGER IN NYC...FROM THE DUMONT BURGER TO THE MINI ...MACARONI AND CHEESE ARE TO DIE FOR !!!...FRENCH FRIES ARE SO GOOD ..LOVE THE SCENE..OPEN LATE SO GREAT FOR LATE SNACK...PRICE IS CHEAP FOR THE QUALITY OF THE FOOD....BRAVO DUMONT !!!!!!!
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