Burger stop #2. Went to Modern Burger to try it again, my first time after the re opening. They were closed for so long I forgot how good their burger was. This burger was really tasty, the meat was really flavourful, and the bun was done just perfectly. I added mushrooms and swiss to my burger (extra 1.25 per topping), I passed on the milkshakes but I had a sip of my buddies and boy are they good.

I was with two other gentlemen, and two of us ordered the burger and one of us ordered the buger platter (burger and fries) and we still had fries left over. Fries are tasty, just wish we could order gravy. This meal even with the split fries is a serious feast, I pretty much passed out in the car after.

Atmosphere is excellent, looks like a old diner with the owner looking like a cross from Nat from the Peach Pit in 90210 and Frankie Avalon from movies like Beach Blanket Bingo. All kidding aside the owners are super nice and real chatty although someone forgot our dipping sauce. Service could have been a little better but they were short one staff member so I could be an isolated incident.

One thing to note, this is not a date spot. I ended up with one small stain on my pants from the falling mushrooms, 8 dirty napkins used to wipe the sauce off my fingers and face throughout the meal, and I was so full that I would not want to do anything on a date but nap.

Taste wise, this is going to be a hard one to beat.

Moderne Burger
2507 West Broadway St., Vancouver

Still walked out of the place paying 16 bucks for my burger, a coke and my share of the fries. Not sure if the pop was bottomless.

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DAN FONG said... @ September 7, 2008 at 11:15 PM

I had a similar burger today–a massive baseball of meat with mushrooms and "American" cheese. This wasn't in the same league as some of the other legendary burger joints, the patty lacked flavor. One of the keys to good burger is a well seasoned patty, not the size. My Modern Burger experiences had been elusive. I've tried too many times to go there, each leaving me disappointed. It had nothing to do with the food, rather it was either closed for renovations or ran out of food. The latter excuse was ridiculous, when have you EVER been to an eating establishment and they run out of food? I don't think those guys know how to run a restaurant, they're saving grace is their burger...maybe that's their deal–limited edition burgers.

Yes said... @ September 8, 2008 at 12:11 AM

I liked Moderne Burger the few times I had been. My friend Kent used to live across the street and it was an option. But I do recall them being closed because there was a fire there.

Never order American cheese, that's like Kraft. Order cheddar.

Have you tried Red Onion? Some people like that place. I was a regular while in high school since it was in the hood. I don't remember loving it though.

kickpleat said... @ September 15, 2008 at 4:30 PM

i haven't been back to moderne burger since they've reopened. i'm also on the hunt for the cities best burger. so far spitz grill is pretty delicious and i agree with your assessment of burgers etc & white spot. mmm, burgers.

I Love Food Blog said... @ September 27, 2008 at 11:30 PM

I love this spot. I'd come here just for the ambiance. Be sure to check out my review on Moderne at:


Anonymous said... @ February 27, 2009 at 12:43 PM

*THANKS* for your post! I recently took a trip to Vancouver for the first time, and Moderne Burger was on my list of tasty stops. Great burger, and a super-fun joint! The owner was very friendly, and the service was great.

My picture of the exterior.

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