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Moderne Burger

The Burger:

Loaded Burger with ground steak, add on homemade bbq sauce, hickory smoked bacon and cheddar cheese.

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Rated On:

May 30, 2011

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The Experience

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My Take

Kitsilano's Moderne Burger is a classic 50's style joint offering up handmade beef patties (lamb and veggie is available) that are made fresh on a daily basis. The burgers are served up on a grilled Kaiser bun with all the regular fixings. The basic burger costs 7.45 and it will fill you up; but I suggest you don't skip on the premium (1.25) toppings like warm homemade BBQ sauce, fried onions and of course hickory smoked bacon with melted cheese. The cook will do your burger to temperature if you ask, otherwise it will come medium (just right for most). The fries are cut to order and cooked in olive oil full of flavour but light and crispy. I opted for a Vanilla Coke (Classic Cherry is also available, both made with the retro syrups) and washed down the whole meal with a great chocolate milkshake (overflow tin provided).

Rating Breakdown

  • Quality of Bun
  • Quality of Patty
  • Quality of Toppings
  • Selection of Toppings
  • Preparation
  • Aesthetics
  • Manageability
  • Drip Factor
  • Uniqueness
  • Overall Flavour
  • Value


  • 8/10
  • 14/15
  • 8/10
  • 4/5
  • 8/10
  • 4/5
  • 7/10
  • 3/5
  • 4/5
  • 17/20
  • 3/5

Burger Rating Scale: Explained

To start, just a note explaining the weighted rating of the burg. We understand that it might be a little confusing, but the thought is that certain points of a burger just have more of an effect on how good a burger really is. For example, we feel the quality of the patty has a bigger impact on the burger than the cost or how well it holds together.

  • Quality of Bun: How was the bun? Fresh? Chewy? We always hope for the freshest possible bun, something that we can grip on to and that will act as a proper container for the burger itself
  • Quality of Patty: Ah, the essence of the burg. How good is the patty though? I mean, are we dealing with the ideal 80/20 chuck? Or, do we have a patty riddled with filler and other foreign and unwanted product?
  • Quality of Toppings: How fresh is the produce on the burg? How fresh are the sauces? How well prepared are the other wild and wonderful things that adorn our burg?
  • Selection of Toppings: Is this a joint that tells you what to get? Or is the the sky the limit? There's something to be said for a place that will let you pile some onion rings, a fried egg and a half a Bavarian on your burg.
  • Preparation: How well are the 'essentials' prepared? Did you have the makings for a good patty, but Joe Chef burnt it beyond recognition? Was the patty great, but that heap of bacon you wanted was uncooked? Overall, how was the burger put together?
  • Aesthetics: Nothing says delicious like a burger that is giving you those "come hither" looks with how delicious IT looks.
  • Manageability: How far did you make it before the burger fell apart? I know a good burger is supposed to be juicy and leave your hands a mess, but I don't feel that I should be eating the majority of it with a fork.
  • Drip Factor: Just how far down your arm did that succulent stream of burger juices make it? We all know that noone leaves a proper burger battle without getting a little messy
  • Uniqueness: Can you get this burg at McDonalds? Did they take some time to actually make something different here? You can have burgers that are just plain amazing, and you can have burgers that are amazing and make you think "Where did they come up with this?"
  • Overall Flavor: Did your taste-buds do a jig? Does your mouth water at the mere mention of this burger joint? Flavor is where it’s at baby!
  • Value: How much "bang for your buck" factor was involved? Obviously you pay for greatness, but sometimes it is unjust, and sometimes it is just a treat.
"People's Choice" Rating: (46 votes - 4.76)

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Available with your choice of:


  • Beef
  • Veggie


  • Kaiser


  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Mayo
  • Relish
  • Homemade BBQ


  • Cheddar
  • Swiss


  • Onion
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Mushrooms
  • Sauteed Onion
  • Pickles
  • Bacon


  • Fries


  • Pop
  • Beer