1. Dutch’s Bar and Bottle Shop: Burger of the day, $12
Thursday night is burger night, so get ready to be floored by Jim Cornwell and Patrick Hague’s burger of the day finished off with everything from a goat cheddar and simmered garlic ravioli with guanciale-rich a’matriciana sauce multi week to balsamic braised slopes, sun-dried tomato pesto, shaved mushrooms, and Finn Meadows Farm’s spinach the following — all heaped onto a Sixteen Bricks brioche bun that more than stands its ground.
The Burger of the day from Dutch’s, finished off with a seared green tomato, pimento cheddar, and herbed goat cheddar aioli.
Exemplary it assuredly isn’t, yet we’d be delinquent on the off chance that we didn’t uncover that behind the best burger around is true blue Ohio hamburger. That is correct, this $12 burger is the result of a helluvalotta industry people — culinary specialists, ranchers, cooks — who have consolidated their abilities to accomplish neighborhood burger control. 3378 Erie Ave., East Hyde Park, (513) 871-1446, dutchscincinnati.com
2. Gas Light Café: Gas Light Burger, $6.50
(2010 positioning: 4)
Try not to be stopped by the dull check advance. Behind a coarse Montgomery Road veneer lies one of the most incredible bangs for your burger buck and a hoppin’ neighborhood watering opening that Pleasant Ridge supporters want to leave well enough alone. We’re talking $6.50 for a (thank-the-salt-and-pepper-divine beings!) very much prepared, reliably cooked to arrange hamburger patty on a peppy Kaiser bun with a lot of leaf lettuce and thick pieces of tomato and white onion.
The Gaslight Café roast barbecues their burgers and toasts their Kaisers with care.
Standard request they might be, however these burgers are collected with premium consideration and consistently presented with a comforting grin, in spite of the frequently feverish speed. While chips accompany, you’d be neglectful in the event that you didn’t test a $3.50 boatload of their profoundly habit-forming waffle fries or a pile of tantalizingly fresh onion rings. 6104 Montgomery Rd., Pleasant Ridge, (513) 631-6977
3. Red Feather: Burger, $15
(2010 Ranking: Not positioned)
This is the manner by which you do a $15 burger: Fresh Eckerlin’s hamburger that is delicious yet not greasy, with a hit of carbon and smoke from the nearness of the barbecue to the wood-terminated stove.
A Sixteen Bricks brioche bun with the flaky inward surface of a croissant that is likewise been barbecued. Housemade herbed delicate cheddar (rich and greasy), super-fresh sugar coated bacon (sweet-pungent), and red onion jelly (natural and somewhat acidic). A beautiful equilibrium of flavor draws out the mineral embodiment of the meat without overpowering it. Furthermore, it accompanies new cut fries! This is the ideal articulation of what Red Feather is attempting to do — utilize new, privately obtained, occasional fixings to make first class dishes. 3200 Madison Rd., Oakley, (513) 407-3631, redfeatherkitchen.com
4. Krueger’s Tavern: Krueger’s Burger, $9
(2010 positioning: Not positioned)
It’s essentially a connoisseur Big Mac — and that is something lovely. Two house-ground meat patties are crushed along with cheddar and finished off with destroyed lettuce, house-made pickles crunchy enough to hold up to the burger, and Krueger’s own unique sauce, all between a Sixteen Bricks challah bun.
5. Zip’s Café: Zip Burger, $5.50
In a joint that has been throwing sandwiches starting around 1926, you’ll track down a lot of regulars — might we venture to say lifers — whose support has permitted five arrangements of proprietors to keep the wizardry of the Zip Burger alive. In any case, what sets the essential burger at this Mt. Post foundation separated? The iron cooked patty figures out how to remain sweet, rich, and wet and consistently shows up on a softly toasted yet fleecy bun with the standard LTO. 1036 Delta Ave., Mt. Post, (513) 871-9876, zipscafe.com
6. Doris and Sonny’s Homelike Restaurant: Big Jack, $5.95
The name alone warrants a drive out to Miamitown. Proprietor Kent Hugentobler will yell a hello from the in the middle between requests of Paul Bunyan-sized onion rings (hand-cut and battered), scratch-made fries (we spied Hugentobler stripping potatoes toward the back), and obviously, the burgers. Request the Big Jack — around a quarter pound of hand-framed hamburger on a delicate, griddled bun. The caloric speculation merits the opportunity to attempt the hand crafted tartar sauce. 6856 State Route 128, Miamitown, (513) 353-9828
7. The National Exemplar: Kentucky Bison Burger, $14
It’s not simply ground meat: it’s buffalo. This two-fisted burger is comfortable in the friendly, pubby climate of The National Exemplar at Mariemont Inn.
Not at all like the synthetic Tudor style, this is the genuine article — rich, ruddy, and significant, finished off with pepper jack, chipotle aioli, and fresh onions. Weak field greens appear to be a piece wan in the macho gathering, however the chewy wheatberry salad is a reasonably strong side. 6880 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, (513) 271-2103, nationalexemplar.com
Supervisor’s note: The Rookwood is shut.
8. The Rookwood: The Barnsdale Burger, $17
Housed in the previous studio area of Rookwood Pottery, The Rookwood café stands apart for being a memorable spot that draws a youthful, hip group who come for make mixed drinks and exemplary American passage. Indeed, the Barnsdale — a fat, succulent patty cooked definitively to arrange and followed through on a sweet brioche-style bun with caramelized onions, fontina cheddar, and thyme aioli. No ketchup required on this child. 1077 Celestial St., Mt. Adams, (513) 421-5555, therookwood.com
9. Oakley Pub and Grill: The Burger, $8.95
Broad burger utilization instructed us that appropriately cooked, very much prepared patties ought not be underestimated. The fixings here were an assortment of regular suspects and the Kaiser bun was okay, all of which permitted the delicate, delicious, Black Angus hamburger to sparkle. Griddled to an ideal medium and salted-and-peppered perfectly, no extravagant or unnecessary companions were hurt in the making of this burger. Include the sticker cost, abundance of stopping, and none of the OTR stand by time bother, and this burger tastes somewhat better. 3924 Isabella Ave., Oakley, (513) 531-2500, oakleypubandgrill.com
10. Maribelle’s Eat + Drink: Lamb Burger, $14
Secret under a pile of seared leeks, dressed with goat cheddar, arugula, and a smear of tomato mint jam (from Carriage House Farm!), caught in a significant Sixteen Bricks challah bun, you’d figure this sheep would be lost. Not in any way shape or form. The blend — a touch of sweet and a hint of sharp finished off with fresh, herby cover — brings the flavorful patty (from Kennedy Beef and Lamb in Shirley, Indiana) flawlessly. Combined with Maribelle’s rosemary-parmesan-spotted fries: bar grub paradise. 3235 Madison Rd., Oakley, (513) 321-9111, maribellestavern.com
11. Metropole: The Metropole Cheeseburger, $16
Extravagant burgers time after time fall into the snare of disregarding what makes the biggest difference — the meat. In any case, not at Metropole. A brioche bun sandwiches an almost inch-thick patty made with a custom mix of short rib and brisket delivered from the popular Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors in northern New Jersey, which makes sense of the $16 sticker price. Trust us, it merits each penny. The impeccably prepared hamburger sparkles in each chomp, supplemented by a sweet red onion preserves that is a decent foil to the blue cheddar disintegrates. 609 Walnut St., downtown, (513) 578-6660, metropoleonwalnut.com
12. Jean-Robert’s Table: French Chateau Burger, $15
Visiting top of the line cafés and deciding on a burger can be likened to requesting from the children’s menu, however at Jean-Robert’s Table, menu disgracing rapidly provides method for requesting envy. The French Chateau is a rich burger that sources fixings from nearby and public sellers. Their round patty, cooked with caramelized onions in the meat, is made of ground tenderloin from Luken’s in Findlay Market. The rich brioche vault that immerses the meat comes from the Tribeca Oven pastry kitchen in New Jersey. Both are ideal vehicles for the rich and brittle Fourme d’Ambert blue cheddar, a French staple that gives this refined dish a messiness worth savoring. 713 Vine St., downtown, (513) 621-4777, jrcincy.com
13. Gabby’s Café: Gyro Burger, $12
Gabby’s calls it a gyro burger, your Turkish büyükanne (grandmother) considers it a shawarma. Whatever name this sodden, oregano-spotted, elliptical hamburger and sheep patty goes by, we’re requesting it over and over. Served on a new, cushioned white pita with a lot of feta cheddar, red onion, banana peppers, and tzatziki sauce, this alterna-burger is one you won’t have any desire to miss. Master tip: While the French fries are great, the Saratoga chips presented with grill sauce are shockingly better. Think of it as a multifaceted marriage. 515 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, (513) 821-6040, gabbyswyoming.com