- Restaurant: Gretel
- Location: 2833 W Armitage Ave.
- Website: Gretel
|Base||Burger qualifier||50 pts.|
|Bun||Sesame, buttered and toasted||9/10|
|Meat||Two griddled patties||9/10|
|Toppings||White and yellow American cheese,|
red onion, garlic aioli, pickles
|Taste||A classic, done to perfection||16/20|
Overall rating: 92/100 A-; SUPERB
Gretel is the newer sister restaurant to Little Bad Wolf in Andersonville and if you know anything about the burger they make there, you know you’re in for a treat at Gretel.
I tried this burger during the pandemic and got it for take-out so this review may be a off from the burger you get when you sit down in the restaurant. The meat was fantastic, and I believe the bun was slightly steamed from being in foil for the ride home. I don’t mind it as it reminds me of a delicious Chicago Bagel Authority steamwich. However, I don’t think I got the real experience of the burger.
The toppings were delicious with the white and yellow cheddar, garlic aioli, and classic red onion and pickles. But I did detect it to be a bit salty throughout which hurt the overall taste and final score. Regardless, it’s a must try (but I would recommend the fried chicken sandwich first!)
Atmosphere rating: ? Dark and cozy, although I had to receive takeout as I ordered the burger while that was the only option.
Value: ? $12 which comes with fries, but bacon and an egg are extra, fairly standard. When I ordered takeout it was $9, but given the cost of having a wait staff and it still only being $12, this is a great value.
I will try it again at some point as I think Gretel has one of the best fried chicken sandwiches in the city. I will sit down and update this review at that time, but if the in-person experience is better than the takeout, I can highly recommend this as a successful follow up to Little Bad Wolf (a burger that’s hard to top).