i don't know how we ended up there, but i'm glad we did! we were wandering around uruguay street in down town beirut where we stopped by patrick's irish pub for a glass of wine - my friends bumped into an old friend running classic burger joint so we promised to drop by afterwards.
classic burger joint is a small and cool place in down town beirut, one of 7 other joints spread across the country in strategic locations - it's a special concept that focuses on burgers only and their essential sides, with small restaurants catering for 30 to 50 people max in order to maximize the consumer experience - the average check per person varies between 20 to 30$ and focuses on customer service while the place is decorated like the typical new york burger joints with catchup and mustard barrels stacked on the kitchen's front shelves.
the lovely black & white pictures are taken live in new york, the guys flew there and took some authentic burger joints shots to decorate their restaurants, and it gives it a unique touch.
we were advised to try the classic cheese burger and it was a great choice, i recommend you try it - the burger is well-flavored and juicy without being messy and that's what i like in a burger, this unique balance of juice that makes yummy without having to change your shirt after consumption! the fries could use some help, not sure if it were the weather as we sat outside and it was cold which made them turn cold very quickly, nevertheless and on the brighter side, the fries portion is good enough for two!
i recommend you visit classic burger joint the next time you visit beirut, you can check the down town location here.