Zinburger opened recently in Lenox Mall, next to the newly opened True Food Kitchen. While the concepts are vastly different, the interior and look and feel of the two restaurants is quite similar. The wood tables and bar and even cocktail glasses are nearly identical.
While I missed the big hulabaloo shindig when Zinbuger launched, I was excited to be invited for a more low key event, sampling some burgers, salads and fries. First, we were given a tour of the kitchen and can attest that the pickles are indeed, house made. We learned from Chef David that all burgers are either CAB (certified angus beef) or American Kobe (wagyu).
A trio of salads were all quite tasty. While I’m always a fan of Ahi Tuna (above left), and this was delicious, I found the Napa Salad with goat cheese, Marcona almonds and dried cranberries (above right) salad more unique and appealing. Of course, you can’t go wrong with the more traditional Chinese Chicken salad. The Reisling we sipped on while enjoying our salads was a nice compliment.
The hardest decision you may have at Zinburger isn’t choosing which salad or even which burger you will have. Oh no. It is which pile of fried goodness you will indulge in. By this, of course, I mean – Zucchini fries, Double Truffle fries or Onion rings. I could have made a meal out of the zucchini fries, but the truffle fries (they import truffles on a weekly basis for this item) are super addictive as well. Why are they called “double” truffle fries? Truffles are used in both the oil that tops the fries and in the aioli. Sadly, I only snapped a picture of the onion rings before they were taken away. But if they taste half as good as they look, I know I’d be hooked.
Given the fancy schmancy Buckhead address, I was surprised that most burgers are only around $10. Of the three we tried, Zin Burger, El Diablo, Kobe, and Turkey burger, hands down the Kobe burger rocks.
What’s a visit to a burger joint without a milkshake, right? Choose from flavors like Bananas Foster, Creme Brulee, Strawberry Cheesecake and more. Me? I was enjoying a Salted Caramel shake. Of course you can get a pie for dessert (below are the chocolate cake and Bananas Foster) but my recommendation is to share a shake to end your meal.
Zinburger is open in Lenox mall until 11 pm weekdays and until midnight on weekends. Saturdays and Sundays they offer $3 mimosas and $4 bellinis.
Zinburger Atlanta website
3393 Peachtree Road NE, Room 3065A
Atlanta, GA 30326