Restaurant Review: Vertigo Burgers and Fries, Tallahassee FL

I have secretly been waiting for Vertigo Burgers and Fries for months. Vertigo comes from the minds of the owners of Cypress, a restaurant I have always wanted to try but haven’t been able to. The rumors of how high a bill can get had scared me away (for now). One day, I was browsing urbantallahassee.com and I found out about Vertigo. Ever since then I have been stalking Vertigo’s website and Facebook group waiting for a hint of their opening date. That day has finally come, but the question remains, did it live up to the hype I built for it in my head?

Find out after the break

Ladies and Gentlemen, there’s a new burger king in town.

Going into the place I had no idea what to expect. Would they serve fast food/classic style burgers or fancy burgers? The answer is both. They have the classics such as a burger with chili and American cheese while they also have fancy ones, such as a burger made of shrimp with remoulade. They also offer a variety of beers and wine. Burgers ranged between $8 and $9.50 while the fries were $2 to $3. The full menu can be seen below:

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I had a hard time deciding between the tremor burger and triple throw down burger. The Tremor burger which was described as a beef burger with truffle tremor, bacon, sautéed mushrooms, and roasted garlic dijonaisse. Problem was, I had no idea what a truffle tremor was so I asked the staff. I was told it was an Italian cheese with truffles in it. SOLD. I ordered it with a side of half onion rings half French fries to go along with it.

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The burger was really fresh. So fresh, I assume the ground the meat themselves. It had nice seasoning and was juicy, even with it being cooked well (that’s their default). The cheese tasted like Brie with truffle. Very creamy and delicious. The truffle really came through which I enjoyed. Everything just came together on it. The roasted garlic dijonaisse added a nice sweetness to the salty and creamy flavors on the burger. The bacon was nice and crispy. If I had one complaint, it needed a little more of that sauce to balance it a bit better. But that is me reaching for something to complain about. The brioche bun held the burger to gather perfectly and gave it the final eggy touch.  The burger was so well put together it’s hard to believe it was their first day being fully open.

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(Pictures are from my office, I had to order to go)

This is the best burger I have had in Tallahassee.

The French fries and onions rings were also great. They were made in house, nicely seasoned (with salt and pepper), and provided a great crunch to the meal. I had no complaints about them. The portion might even be big enough to share.

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It’s a small place with nice atmosphere. The entire staff was friendly.  It’s the kind of place where you order up front, and then they bring the food to you. It happened to be packed when I was there, taking about 45 minutes for me to get my food. However, its opening day and the manager let everyone know it would be that long for food. Honestly, with the amount of people in line to eat, I felt that 45 minutes was actually fast.

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Overall, Vertigo was a fantastic experience. It’s exactly what I hoped it would be and I can’t wait to go back.

Vertigo can be found at:

1395 E. Lafayette Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Phone: 850.878.2020
Email: eat@vertigoburgersandfries.com

 
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  • Cassidy

    I am so excited about this new restaurant. I definitely think a side order of fries is big enough to share between 2-3 friends, but they were so delicious and thoroughly enjoyed eating them solo!

  • http://twitter.com/bwleefsu Brett Lee

    Great review!! Can’t wait to go!

  • http://twitter.com/JuanSaaa Juan

    After reading this, I am LITERALLY driving to get my Vertigo Burger! Great blog!

    • CooktheBlog

      Thanks for reading.

  • http://twitter.com/CStombock Courtney Stombock

    Your review was so convincing that I made my husband take me there for Date night. -Courtney Stombock

  • CMTally

    Went on 8/16 at 1:15pm and it went like this — I’d like a triple throw down- reply – “we’re out of the cheese – it’s really popular” – ok… “how bout a Tremor” – reply – “we’re out of the cheese for that too- it’s really popular as well” — really? If it’s so popular, keep more cheese on hand! Third- option- the Round Here- great they have that cheese. Also got a half fries/half rings.

    Get burger. The fries and rings were not hot. Oh well. Not going to reorder. Burger was ok, nothing super special. They forgot the caramelized onions – or there was so little, it was not noticeably tasted. Bun was good. Over all, not sure I’ll be back for a $9 burger that is sub-par. Go to Teds of Birds for a better burger.

    • CooktheBlog

      Thanks for sharing your experience.
      I have never been to Ted’s, but it’s on my list to try.

  • http://twitter.com/sweeteabourbon Sweet Tea & Bourbon

    Great review! I have been waiting for Vertigo’s to open! I need to make time and drive over to that side of town ASAP!

    • CooktheBlog

      Thanks for the post. I love your blog by the way.