city tap house – lamb burger


Even though a previous burger experience here wasn’t the greatest, when you need a burger and you happen to be at the same place, you sometimes want to give it another shot. This past weekend I found myself at City Tap House once again, wanting a burger, however, I went with the Lamb Burger.


The Lamb Burger is topped with feta yogurt, smoked paprika aioli, kalamata olives, and a fennel salad. It is served on a toasted seeded wheat bun. Like the Tap House Burger, the burger to bun ratio was perfect and it was very neatly prepared. It also had some good flavors. Since I thought about my last experience here with an overcooked burger which was ordered medium-rare, I ordered this lamb burger rare. After a couple bites, I noticed my burger was cooked to a perfect medium-rare! It was much juicier this time due to its lower cooked temperature. Sure, you shouldn’t have to order a rare burger in order to receive a medium-rare burger, but I had a hunch this decision would work out in my favor this time around. The only other downside in addition to anticipating an overcooked burger was the wheat bun. It felt a bit too wholesome. I’d like try the Tap House Burger next time, ordered rare!

City Tap House
3925 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.662.0105

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city tap house – tap house burger


I was in a pretty great mood a few Sundays ago. The weather was beautiful and I was hanging out with friends at a quizzo tournament on the deck at City Tap House. What was left to complete the happy picture? A burger.

City Tap House offers the Tap House Burger, a burger made from farm raised black Angus beef. It comes on a brioche bun and is served with your choice of two toppings from a list. You can add more from the list for an additional price (lettuce, tomato, and red onion are free). I ordered mine medium-rare with cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and onion. Just realized now, I could have added one more topping! It could have been bacon!


The burger was one of the most aesthetically pleasing burgers I’ve had in a while. It looked beautiful. Perfect burger/bun size. Ingredients neatly piled on top of each other with a knife to hold it all together. It came with some fries, a pickle, and a side of ketchup. It was definitely overcooked to medium well. Luckily, the meat was seasoned well and it was still tasty. I would have enjoyed the extra juiciness from a medium-rare burger but at least this wasn’t horrible. The bun held together well, too. The fries weren’t too bad either.

Some of my friends who were with me told me they overcooked their burgers in the past. It seems like they still do. City Tap House would have a pretty solid burger if they can get the cooking temperatures down. Their menu also has a lamb burger, a wild boar burger, and a BBQ veggie burger. Has anyone ever tried those?

City Tap House
3925 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.662.0105

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