800 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
Mon, 08/08/2016, 11:45am walk-in
Au Cheval is known for their burger. It has been ranked the best burger in the nation by the Food Network. InStyle states that Au Cheval is worth the flight to Chicago just to get a taste of it. So, does it really live up to the hype and is it worth the 2-4 hour wait? My friends in Chicago don't think so, but I had to go judge it for myself...
When I first arrived 45 minutes after opening, Au Cheval was already packed. There were people already waiting. Luckily, I was eating alone and the host said the wait would be 15-20 minutes (it was actually 45 minutes, which was kinda annoying). They sat me at the counter where you get a first hand glimpse of the kitchen. To be honest, I think these are the best seats of the house versus the nice leather seats that surround the restaurant.
The restaurant itself is pretty small. The decor is simple and very "midwest" with exposed brick, dim lighting, and very rustic. The menu consists of a lot of rich dishes, so if you're not into delicious, robust flavor, then this isn't the place for you.
|Cooking the meat|
|Toasting the buns with an open flame|
|Look at these amazing fries!!!|
|The garlic aioli the fries come with are amaze-balls!|
|Look at this amazing burger when you top off the bun!|
Notable Dishes: Single Cheeseburger and French Fries