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660 at the Angler's Hemingway Burger: $20 and 45 Minutes

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Lee Klein
Hemingway was still alive when my order was placed.
There is a new lunch menu at 660 at the Angler's, and the item getting the most hype is the Hemingway burger -- "a blend of sirloin, brisket, and short rib, baby arugula, tomato, caramelized onions and mushrooms, Vermont cheddar cheese, applewood smoked bacon, and 660 sauce." So naturally I wanted to check out the latest hamburger in town, even if it's fast becoming something akin to checking out the latest grain of sand on the beach. Little did I know that in the time it would take to be served this Hemingway hamburger, I could have read halfway through The Old Man and the Sea.

Some rather amazing numbers concerning lunch at the Angler's:

30: Minutes it took before I was able to flag down a waiter and inquire what was taking so long. "I'm sorry about that. It will be right out," I was told.

15: Minutes it actually took, after the first half-hour, for the burger to be served.

25: Minutes before anybody noticed "the machine was down," according to our waiter, explaining why the orders never made it to the kitchen.

3: Waiters on staff.

3: Diners, including me, sitting on the pleasant patio. The other couple was sitting there when I arrived. (Nobody was dining indoors.)


3: People who had to wait 45 minutes for orders to arrive.

0: Waiters/managers who noticed, after half an hour, that nobody in the restaurant was being served any food.

0: Pieces of bread, edamame beans, or something to perhaps munch on while waiting. No manager came by to apologize either.

16: Dollars I was charged for the burger. Not until I got home and checked the menu did it became clear I was overcharged; at lunch the burger is supposed to be $14. The hamburger, incidentally, was so-so -- tasted like a regular eight-ounce patty with a lot of tasty stuff on top. Except it came medium-well rather than medium-rare as ordered -- and no way I was sending it back. I couldn't help but overhear the person at the next table, who had also ordered the Hemingway, politely tell the waiter that his burger was overcooked. Should I mention that my water glass wasn't refilled?

2.88/1.44: Dollars for 18 percent automatic gratuity/tax.

20.32: Dollars for one hamburger with fries; tap water was complimentary.

Guess I should note that lunch is Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. -- although I sure won't be returning.

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Location Info

660 at The Angler's

660 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant


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9 comments
Jellis
Jellis

Get a life people, it's a fucking burger for fuck sake

Tony Joe
Tony Joe

Wow.  Was it your attempt to be a total dick?  I've been there and it's a nice place and we had the burgur last sunday and enjoyed it.  Maybe they just smelled asshole...

realalex
realalex

Lee, I actually thank you for this review. Lot's of important information in a short article. Well done!

Caitlin
Caitlin

Nice post Lee - I hope you forward this to their manager or owner; thanks for sharing.

hahaha
hahaha

it's "fuck's sake" not "fuck sake"....again not a typo....you people should get your spelling correctly when trying to sound like a hard-ass

Jean Poisson
Jean Poisson

hey idiot its spelled "burger" not "burgur"  moron

Don't Eat Meat
Don't Eat Meat

Maybe he's a food critic and it's his job to tell it like it is. Miami businesses need to wake up and realize that second-rate service - or in this case, fourth-rate - is not acceptable.

hahaha
hahaha

i agree...the e and the u are way too far apart on the keyboard for that to be a typo.

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