The burger and fries were still piping hot when I returned home. Packaged together in a large plastic transport container, they held up well on the trip. The burger's presentation was downright restaurant quality. Pitched against the edge of the container, with a large leaf of lettuce and slice of tomato peeking from the side, this was an easy sandwich to photograph.
The looks of the burger were rivaled only by the taste. This medium rare burger is undoubtedly one of the best tasting in the area, and a true bargain at the Sunday Special price. For a slight up-charge, I added American cheese to the burger, which paired well with the onion and crisp tomato. The fresh brioche bun was a real treat, as it was soft, but not overly so. Each bite had a satisfying give to it, followed by a crunch from the large leaf of lettuce at the base of the burger.
The waffle fries were even better than I remembered, crisp and golden brown. The generous portion of thick-cut, skin-on fries is an absolute highlight of the RDG Burger Basket. These fries are easily comparable to the upscale sides served at gastro pubs and other sit-down-only dining establishments. If you have your choice of sides, these come highly recommended.
Finally, the side Caesar salad was served in a nice recycled cardboard container. It's crisp romaine lettuce, similar to that of the lettuce on the RDG Burger, was delicious and clearly fresh. A generous helping of house-made croutons and Parmesan cheese livened the dish, while the side of Caesar dressing tasted deliciously of lemon and garlic