Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Looking for a first-rate burger in upscale environment, look no further than Ted’s Montana Grill. With locations on Peachtree Rd near Piedmont Hospital and downtown near Centennial Olympic Park, Ted’s claim to fame is its wide selection of burgers, cooked with either beef or bison meat. I have had both, and am not predisposed to either one. The burgers are a very healthy half-pound, and now include fries (or onion rings for a nominal extra charge). I particularly like the Green & Hot burger with jalapenos and guacamole. The bowl of sliced pickles you get as a snack is usually a great touch, though the waitress forgot to bring them today. As mentioned above, the setting is upscale. White table cloths and attentive waiters are all part of Ted’s charm. And the generous use of wood décor, the black and white checkered tile floor by the bar and the tin ceiling makes you feel like you are in the Old West. Mind you, this place isn’t cheap. For a burger with a side of rings and a lemonade, I spend $13, which for lunch is a bit expensive. And if I went for dinner and added a beer or two, we could easily double that. But the food and atmosphere are good and I haven’t regretted a meal yet. Grade: B+.