When Lighthouse started using Fleishers dry aged beef in their burgers, they called it out on Instagram. Impulsive (dickish?) as I am, I posted a comment sarcastically asking how much more expensive the burger is now that it contained premium beef. You see, I think the dry aged beef trend is largely unnecessary and often makes burgers more expensive than they ought to be. But when Lighthouse replied that they only raised the price one dollar, I decided I owed it to them (and myself) to try out the $15 meal.
Burger Ordered: Cheeseburger
The Taste: Topped with manchego cheese, pickles, lettuce, tomato and mayo, the cheeseburger was not as pungently funky as dry aged burgers so often are. Since the price was pretty low, it stands to reason that the reason the patty was so palatable is because the blend is not entirely dry aged beef. That said, it was downright delicious. Sometimes that funk flavor goes too far. Here, the beef was supple, but remarkably savory. The bun was soft and squishy as well. Full disclosure: I ate this burger after attending the New York Best Wings Festival, and I didn’t have a problem downing it despite how painfully full I was.
The Verdict: The space is downright adorable and the burger is a nice little feat of reasonably priced, dry aged magic. Give this burger a spin.
Lighthouse is located at 145 Borinquen Place in Brooklyn, New York.