KronnerBurger: Home of the $14 Patty Melt
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I love melts: patty melts, crab melts, tuna melts. I love how the filling turns warm and gooey, covered in hot melted cheese and smushed in between buttered and toasted bread. So, when I heard about the $14 patty melt, I knew it had to be something special.
KronnerBurger Patty Melt $14 | Does not come with fries. The bread really seems to be the star. An in-house made rustic country loaf levain, buttered and dropped in the pan until the edges get crispy. It’s really good bread. The “rare” aged grass fed beef patty came medium rare and there was hardly any cheese. That iconic image of a patty melt with cheese drooping over the edges was not this patty melt. The confit onions are cut thicker than most. They actually turn out to be kind of annoying because it makes the bread slip off and you’re constantly chasing after the bread and patty. Had there been more cheese, that would have stopped the slippery effect bc the onions would have adhered to the cheese. Still, a good patty melt with great flavor.
KronnerBurger Crab Burger $17 | When they say “seafood burger,” you just never know if it’s going to be a patty or a fillet. It’s a crap shoot. In this case, we has patty. Honestly, I couldn’t tell you if it was pure crab. Though the filling be chunky, they used binders and whipped it like the filling that goes on shrimp toast. You have the option of grilled or fried, I took mine fried. Pickled peppers tartar sauce, cilantro and julienned watermelon radish.
The real star of the show (other than that levain, yum) seemed to the one thing I wasn’t even going to order; french fries. It wasn’t until I saw a plate floating passed me with its deliciousness wafting in the room like one of those cartoon streams of air. I added it to my bill.
Kennebec Fries $6 | A large order. They cut them thicker than most (batons), and fry them longer than most. Until you’re left with a crispy and golden shell that’s almost separate from it’s tender interior, twice fried papa that is irresistible. It’s like the papa is having an outer body experience with that crispy shell. But, you’re gonna need napkins bc they are greasy as hell.
All in all, I could have done a lot worse for my first ever $50 lunch.
Interior decor total current hipster trend with marble tabletops and penny tile floors. Lots of light. Clean bathrooms. Paid public parking lot behind restaurant. Semi-comfortable for a gorda. Booths are a tight squeeze and it’s the only seating they have indoors.4063 Piedmont Ave
Oakland, CA 94611