Reviewed by: Kate
Have you ever had your heart set on something, and then things just don’t go your way, and you are left sad and disappointed? This happened to me and my friend, Jessie, a few weeks ago. It was right before Christmas, and Jessie was visiting Nashville from out of town. Jessie is a friend from college, and we have spent MANY late nights hanging out and working in one of Nashville’s local coffee shops- usually Fido. We both had work to do on this particular night, and were CRAVING Fido’s burger. We decided to meet at Fido, eat a delicious burger, and hang out and work afterwards. Perfect. We were SO looking forward to this plan.
Our plans were ruined when we showed up at Fido, and discovered all of Bongo World was shut down for the night so the staff could have their Christmas Party. What ever were we going to do?! We got pretty dramatic. We sat in the car for a good 30 minutes trying to decide what to do. One would have thought Fido was the only place to eat in Nashville with the way we were reacting, but nothing else sounded good. Finally, we decided to try Blvd. Nashville. It’s a newer restaurant on Belmont Blvd, and it looked like it could be good! They had a burger and there wasn’t much of a wait. It would do.
Blvd describes themselves as a french bistro, bar, and market. They have a lot of unique things on their menu, but I was already set on getting the burger. Their burger was topped with house made bacon (whatever that means), caramelized onion, swiss, arugula, aioli, and tomato confit, and placed on a pretzel bun. I chose to substitute the swiss cheese for cheddar cheese since I’m not a huge swiss cheese fan. The burger was…decent. Will I crave this burger again? Meh, probably not. It was not a bad burger, but it just wasn’t all that memorable. In fact, I’m kicking myself for not writing this post earlier because I’m having trouble remembering what it was I liked and disliked about this burger. What I do remember is that although the atmosphere was nice, we had a really strange waiter who liked to linger. I remember thinking that my bill seemed really high for what I got. It was almost $15, and I only got water to drink! I remember having to wait quite a while for our food, and they weren’t very busy (must have been that house made bacon they were making in the back…). But the burger? Nothing about it really stuck out to me.
Will I go back to Blvd. Nashville? Probably not, unless a group of friends really wanted to go there. I just wouldn’t be inclined to order the burger again.
What do you think? Do you agree with me about Blvd. Nashville? Is there burger actually great, and I am just being overly critical because my heart was set on Fido? Let me know in the comment section!
Burger Flavor: 2/5