Review by David S. Full review for Sunny Spot can be found here.
Brioche bun makes the Sunny Spot something to write home about. With everything else executed perfectly, the the rich buttery bun makes it stand out.
Burger (91/100): When our burger was set down in front of us, I immediately took notice of the ridiculously buttery smell wafting up from my plate. When I looked down, it wasn’t a rich buttery croissant in front of me, but rather Sunny Spot’s brioche bun! Prior to eating the Sunny Spot burger, I’ve never given much credence to the hamburger bun…treating it as an afterthought more than anything. Sunny Spot has changed that. I’ve never had such an amazingly rich and delicious bun that elevated what was a very good burger to something great! The burger patty was a thick 8 oz., seasoned wonderfully, seared perfectly, and a magnificent medium-rare that brought a tear to my eye. Paired with the burger were pretty standard tomato, onion, and arugula toppings. When combined with the incredibly rich buttery brioche bun, the burger really “popped” and instantly became something memorable. If I had any complaint, it would be the burger may have been a tiny bit TOO rich…TOO buttery…TOO delicious (I could feel it sitting in my stomach hours after I was done). I can’t really blame them for that though…it was great!
Sides (73/100): When Beechwood was changed to Sunny Spot, sadly the fries were also changed. The once amazing Togarashi fries have now been replaced by some big yam like things. Unfortunately, this nothing on the menu that resembles a “traditional” fry…which would have been nice. Very disappointing…
Ambience (86/100): Another change for the worse is the cool fire pit that was once the center piece of the outdoor dining area has been removed. However, the overall vibe of Sunny Spot is still quite nice, and the service is fast and friendly. I think I may be giving the ambience extra points just because I like Roy though…
Value (80/100): $12 for an amazing burger, $7 for fries that are big enough for 2 or 3 people…so that makes it about $15 for burger+fries, both of which are great! Top that off with a nice atmosphere that would be perfectly suitable for a nice date, and you’ve got yourself a great value!
Overall (not an average) (87/100): Incredibly rich burger, and an incredibly rich burger experience. The buttery brioche bun sets this one apart from its peers. I appreciated everything at Sunny Spot save the sides, and am looking forward to returning soon.