Partners & Brothers
Polanco . Mexico City
- Meat 90%
- Bread 80%
- Condiments 80%
- French Fries 80%
- Ambience 90%
- Service 100%
- Value 80%
Partners & Brothers
Address: Av. Pdte. Masaryk 353
Telephone: +52 55 8526 4151
Restaurant Type: Casual Dining, Hamburger Restaurant
Hours: Thu-Sat - 1pm to 2am[/types] Sun-Wed - 1pm to 10pm[/types] [/types]
Summary of Review
Restaurant Review for Partners & Brothers
Rating: 4.4 stars
With four locations in Mexico City and another in León, Partners & Brothers, specializing in the fabrication of gourmet burgers, must be doing something right. We’ve been to the locations in Roma and Polanco. They have similar décor and similar quality of food and service.
In addition to a variety of burgers, they offer an extensive menu of other types of foods. Sandwiches, salads, wings, finger-foods (such as fried cheese and jalapeño-poppers), hot dogs and ribs, just to name a few. If you can hold it in your hand, they do it (using a fork with the salads is optional).
The décor is natural wood and exposed brick. Black iron accents. A “lofty” look and, in fact, they have a loft with additional tables overlooking the bar and the main dining room and the open air terrace facing the sidewalk along Presidente Masaryk. The ambiance is pleasant. Nice, soft rock / pop music quietly playing in the background. The volume is amped up at night when the restaurant moves a little more in the direction of gastropub. The restaurant offers a wide range of cocktails (with some pretty high end distilled spirits like “Boodles” gin), and of course, a variety of bottled beers.
There are a few flat-screen televisions to appease the sports fans. And I’d have to say, the menu and atmosphere are perfect for watching the “big game” with friends or family. This place will clearly appeal to those seeking a “trendy” place to eat and have some libations.
Although they offer a lot of options, I was at Partners & Brothers on this day for the sole purpose of sampling their basic cheeseburger and fries to see how they would fare in our upcoming Burgers and Burger Joints Faceoff where we name the top burgers in Latin America.
So, for the big test, I ordered the classic cheeseburger (with lettuce, pickles and onion) accompanied by French fries. I usually order my burger medium-rare but on the last two burgers I received they were undercooked. So, this time, I tried ordering it medium.
One minor complaint. No salt or pepper on the table. They had a zillion types of hot sauces, catsup and mayonnaise on every table . . . but I suppose the budget wouldn’t allow salt shakers for the tables? Latinos locos!
But in a streak of good fortune, it so happened that both the burger and fries, on arrival, were perfectly seasoned. The patty was a perfect course grind and had have just enough fat to keep it juicy. It was cooked just as requested, medium with just the slightest hint of pink in the center. The lettuce was the leafy part of a fringy leaf-lettuce, but was sufficiently crisp to give a bit of texture to the burger. Tomatoes were fresh. The onions were sautéed. Onions can be a bit too pungent. Especially in Latin America. Back in the southern parts of the USA we have the best white onion on earth, the Vidalia onion, grown in Georgia. It’s mild and sweet. Until they start importing Vidalia onions to Latin America, I’m okay with sweet, caramelized onions on my burger.
The bun was a simple sesame seed bun. Fresh enough to be spongy and delicious, firm enough to hold that handful of ingredients intact. Perfect, I’d say.
The French fries were specially seasoned. Salt, possibly with a hint of garlic and pepper. Fantastic. And they were hot. Something the fries I was served at Butchers & Sons a few nights earlier were not.
The service was flawless. And I mean flawless. My waitress, Jeyme, watched over me like a hawk. When the manager saw me struggling with the roll of paper towels (to be used as napkins), he scurried over and tore one off for me. Friendly and totally attentive. To be honest, I don’t ever recall having given a 5 for service in a casual dining restaurant until today.
Overall. A fantastic experience. A truly first-class performance on both service and food in a very pleasant, clean and stylish ambiance. The burgers aren’t cheap. But with this location, ambiance and high level of service and execution, you’re going to pay a bit more, right? And I since I paid a ridiculously high 350 pesos (about US$17.50) for a burger a few days ago at Capital Grille, the price of this one (115 pesos, US$6) with fries included, didn’t seem all that bad.
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