Comme Ca

December 3rd, 2011 by Erik Chudy

that's a lot of fries!It’s not every day that I would think to go into a French restaurant to try a burger, and honestly I had zero intentions of doing so when I went to Comme Ca recently with a few friends, but peer pressure prevailed and the ‘burger guy’ was talked into ordering one. At $19 I figured I was getting myself into something somewhat decent, but there’s a reason I don’t usually order a burger at a French restaurant: they’re not good.

The restaurant is located at the Cosmopolitan hotel on the third floor with a bunch of other fancy overpriced restaurants. Comme Ca has a really great outdoor patio with an amazing view of the strip, otherwise the interior is pretty dark and plain. It’s definitely not as ‘cool’ as Holstein’s or even Jaleo.

what a mess!There’s really no burger menu to speak of, as there is just one burger on the menu: the appropriately named ‘Comme Ca Burger’ with certified angus beef, cheddar, dressing and pomme frites. It sounded simple enough, but I was in for a surprise once it arrived. The cheddar was quite melted which made me happy, but the ‘dressing’ is what confuses me; I think it refers to the large heap of something that resembled a cole slaw on top. Not what I was expecting but ok. Something in this assembly was extremely salty, I’m not sure if it was the cheese or the slaw, I was kind of in a state of disappointed awe that I had just ordered a bad $19 burger while my friends were eating what looked like much better meals. The meat was cooked medium-rare as ordered, but didn’t have much flavor to it. The bun was stiff and dry, and not that great either. Overall it was just a big messy pile of stuff that didn’t hold up well as it got towards the end as you can see from my picture.

anyone have chalk?The fries were equally bad, overly fried and crunchy. Is that how pomme frites are supposed to be compared with regular fries? Either way they didn’t make me happy, and I only ate a few.

All of this, combined with the already stated price of $19(!!) made for not a great burger meal. I will also mention that my three friends who each ate different things were all quite disappointed with their meals, so at least I wasn’t the only one. I have some friends that have come in to Comme Ca and left happy, but none of us can claim such a thing. If you’re looking for a decent burger while in the Cosmo, Holstein’s is clearly the better choice, but if you’re into French food maybe you can take the challenge and find something you like here.

Overall score: 68

2 Responses

  1. Kevin says:

    We ate there last night and got the $99.00 Beef Wellington. They just plop it down on the table in a casserole dish. “Here you go, you are on your own.” No offer to slice it for us, no help at all.
    We won’t be back. We will take your advice on Holstiens.

    • Erik Chudy says:

      Glad I’m not the only one that wasn’t impressed. Tread lightly with Holstein’s if you haven’t made it there yet, their service and food quality have been very inconsistent as of late…

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