For some wild reason I am not a fan of junk food, fast food is definitely not my cup of tea, yet sometimes I find myself craving a good juicy burger. To me it has to be a perfect sandwich with the right amount of sauce (too much is just messy and covers the taste of the meat and too little is just dry). I would never visit a global chain restaurant that’s just out of question, I enjoy slow cooking, gourmet well thought of burgers. So my hunt for a great burger to satisfy my cravings started in Amman, to my surprise there were many local joints to choose from and many more to experience.
Upon a great friend’s recommendation I decided to head out and visit “Harley’s Burgers & Grill” and to my sigh or relief I saw a sign that made me extremely happy. The place is smoke free! I could not help but feel home at once, although it’s a relevantly small space but the relaxing atmosphere encourages you to stay and have a good time with your friends. The wooden benches and stools give the joint a rustic look and the welcoming sweet attitude of the workers always makes you leave with a smile.
Staring at the usual menus I usually get extremely confused as there is no burger in the size of my preference (they are usually too big) but the “Sportster(110gm)” seemed to be the perfect size for my desired meal, paired with a staple must of mash potatoes and gravy with a possible extra addition of boneless sweet & spicy chicken wings.
The meat is tender, juicy and spiced to perfection, (it’s the right balance of everything) their sauce is light and not too heavy on the stomach. The buns are quite fresh and I must say I enjoyed the steak sandwiches as much as I did the burgers there too. The simple and fresh ingredients gives you just the right note of flavor and allows you to enjoy your burger without the hassle of too much on it. Their fresh Swiss mushroom is an absolute gorgeous creation, but for some reason I get too full too quick and cannot manage eating the whole thing.
When you head there I always recommend you go along with a friend just so you are able to order and share the tasty creations. The owner is usually there in the evening and always on top of his work, serving, taking orders and answering any question you need. The place is always clean and I cannot deny they won me over with their Nespresso machine to finish your meal with a great cup of coffee. One last thing I wish that more places adapt this non smoking policy, to sit and enjoy your meal in clean air atmosphere definitely makes the whole difference.
PS: The photos are not mine, I shall replace them with mine soon as they are ready.