Trending on Recent OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Burgers

Behold the fabled Luger Burger!

In honor of National Cheeseburger Day (Yep, that’s really a thing!), we’re thinking about burgers and, of course, planning to observe the day with a delicious, cheese-topped burger. To whet our appetites — and yours — we’ve rounded up some of the rave reviews restaurants have been receiving for their burgers, both classic and inventive, from OpenTable diners.

Ajax Tavern, Aspen, Colorado: “Everyone knows about the legendary Ajax Tavern burger and their truffle fries for good reason, but just about anything you order these days is going to be pretty delicious.”

* Bluegrass, Highland Park, Illinois: “Great blue cheese/bbq burger. If that doesn’t sound good, there are many other choices. Something for everyone.”

Bocado, Worcester, Massachusetts: “The fried goat cheese is delicious as is the shrimp burgers(out of this world).”

Cafeteria, Boston, Massachusetts: “Love Cafeteria! The best burgers. I had the Chipotle/ Blue Cheese BBQ burger. YUM!!”

Farm Stand, El Segundo, California: “Chicken burgerwith blue cheese was very good.”

The Gage, Chicago, Illinois: “The venison burger was messy, tasty, dressed with upscale cheese, mushroom, pickled onions, jalepenos, and a kick-ass homemade ketchup.”

* Jake’s Burgers, Brookfield, Wisconsin: “We had the Jake’s burger and the Wisconsin cheddar burger with fries and extra beer cheese sauce. Both burgers were excellent and the fries with that sauce. Yummy.”

Left Bank, Menlo Park, California: “I had the Left Bank burger with Emmenthal cheese and bacon and it was superb. It came on a potato pepper bun, which was wonderful and held together in spite of the juiciness of the meat.”

The Mark Dine & Tap, South Bend, Indiana: “Caprese burger was awesome!”

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Attend the Women in Culinary Leadership Dinner on 9/18 at NYC’s At Vermilion

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event in Manhattan tomorrow night.

This Tuesday, September 18, 2012, from 6-8PM, join Martha Stewart, Lidia Bastianich (Felidia), Susan Ungaro, Dorothy Hamilton, Martha Teichner, and Rohini Dey at the inaugural Women in Culinary Leadership dinner at At Vermilion Restaurant in New York for a no-holds- barred discussion on the challenges and opportunities that exist for women who are culinary professionals.

The evening is $100 for a five-course Indian-Latin feast (vegetarian option offered) and panel, $135 with wine pairings.

OpenTable diners will receive a 15% discount when reserving by mentioning OpenTable. Proceeds will benefit the James Beard Foundation Vermilion Women in Culinary Scholarship.

Call 212-871-6600 or email to reserve your spot!

Click here for full event details.


OpenTable Celebrates 15 Million Restaurant Reviews: What Are Your Stats?

Last week, we proudly announced that, thanks to diners like you, we have generated more than 15 million restaurant reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews. In celebration of the milestone, we created a fun infographic illustrating OpenTable diner review trends and behaviors since the launch of the program in November 2008. We also emailed you a recap of your restaurant reviews history! How many have you written? Let us know here or over on Facebook!

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Home Cooks: Audition for Seattle’s Kitchen Circus with Chef Thierry Rautureau

There’s still time to submit your audition tape for Seattle’s Kitchen Circus cooking competition at Rover’s Restaurant.

Do you have the skills to take over the kitchen of a four-star restaurant? Or know someone who does? Submit a video and online application by September 21st for a chance to join Top Chef Master Thierry Rautureau (aka The Chef in the Hat) of Rover’s Restaurant in Seattle at the first Kitchen Circus competition.

A live cooking competition in which home cooks will test their skills preparing one course of a three-course meal for 45 guests at Rover’s Restaurant, the Kitchen Circus reality competition involves real people at every stage: only amateur home cooks can audition to compete, the dishes will be  judged by all the dinner guests, and videos will be free for our online fans. One home cook winner will  be chosen at the end of each dinner, and the winners from the first three episodes will move on to the  finale at the end of the season.

Chef Thierry Rautureau is the award-winning chef-owner of Rover’s and Luc restaurants in Seattle. In addition to his recent appearances on Top Chef Masters, Chef Rautreau co-hosts a radio and  podcast series with Tom Douglas called Seattle Kitchen Saturdays and Sundays on KIRO 97.3 FM, and annually hosts The Bite Cooks, previously distributed on Comcast On Demand.Kitchen Circus will be filmed throughout November 2012. Learn more and apply now to compete. It’s fun — and it’s free! You can also nominate a friend; for details, visit (and Like) Kitchen Circus on Facebook.

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