Sometimes you just want something ridiculously delicious. And when you do, sometimes you go to 7 West Taphouse. With 40 taps, 18+ burger choices, and homemade chips and fries, it would take some serious doing to have a bad time. I was feeling the need the other day and stopped in to get myself one of their Poutine burgers. This masterpiece of a burger comes with two beef patties topped with french fries, cheese curds, and brown gravy! Ridiculously delicious, indeed.
[The Bread 7/10] Gravy and bread, when left unsupervised, tend to be bad bedfellows. Lucky for us, the 7 West folks serve this burger with the toasted bun adjacent, not atop, the burger. This simple gesture allows the beautifully toasted bun to remain so until the last possible second. Good looking out, guys.
[The Meat 8/10] With two beef patties, this burger is sizable. The beef was well seasoned and, with the addition of the brown gravy, tasted very juicy. Everytime I eat one of these burgers I wonder to myself why more burgers don’t come with gravy.
[The Toppings 9/10] The namesake of the burger, the pile of Poutine, isn’t ornamental. A towering pile of fresh-cut french fries, delicious brown gravy, and melty fried cheese curds as a topping for a sandwich? Yes, it’s for real and yes, it is ridiculously delicious.
[Accoutrements 9/10] 7 West Taphouse offers both house-made fries and chips. They also offer 7 seasoning variations to allow the perfect pairing of burger to potato. I had them serve this burger with the house-made chips seasoned with Ranch. The ranch seasoning is bold and tangy. If I’m being honest, I’d be tempted to buy bagged versions of these chips, they really are sensational.
[Conclusion] 7 West Taphouse is doing a whole lot of things right. With a vast menu of delicious, affordable burgers, a huge variety of side configurations, and an impressive wall of beers on tap, you’d be hard pressed to find an excuse not to stop in for a Poutine (or any) burger tonight. You’ll be glad you did.