Ever since LT Burger opened their doors in 2010 on Main Street in Sag Harbor, restaurant-goers who step inside are able to tap in to their inner child. Chef Laurent Tourondel owns LT Burger in addition to numerous award-winning restaurants across the world including BLT Burger with locations in Hong Kong and Las Vegas, and Arlington Club in New York. At LT Burger in the Harbor, there is something for everyone from breakfast and lunch staples, to innovative comfort food.
The interior of the restaurant is a nostalgic soda fountain with a homey industrial feel, adorned with orange accents. Guests to the restaurant include a mix of locals and visitors who may pop in for a cocktail and appetizer and cocktail during Happy Hour or for one of their luscious, frothy milkshakes.
I began my meal with one of their signature milkshakes, the American Puff: Vanilla Ice Cream, cocoa puffs, Reese’s peanut butter cup and whipped cream ($9). The whipped cream tasted homemade with a thick and creamy consistency. I wasted no time diving right in. Instantly, I was comforted by the cool vanilla ice cream and ribbons of chocolate and peanut butter cuddling on my tongue. As it is served with a large plastic straw, I made a point to sip the milkshake unhurriedly, though it was quite a feat to do so.
I nicknamed this milkshake “Sweet Dreams” simply because I can’t stop dreaming about it! You may choose to order a spiked “Rated R” shakes such as Sag O’Chocolate: chocolate ice cream, Oreo, Amaretto, Godiva Liqueur ($12). I have tried this type of combination but would be up for it for my next visit that I promise you is not far off!
As an appetizer, we split the Kosher Fried Dill Pickles with smoked buttermilk ranch ($8). These were incredible to say the least. Each was a pillow of gently crisped, battered pickles that were thick-cut tangy and smoky ranch dip. I rarely proclaim this but we could easily have eaten the pickles without dip but it was a great touch.
My husband and I both ordered burgers each served with a side of sweet potato fries. I ordered their 7 Peppercorn & Mountain Blue: caramelized onions and Madeira mushrooms ($15); and my husband decided upon the The Standard: 8oz CAB (certified Angus beef), lettuce, tomato, onion & pickle ($12).
Notice how they layered the ingredients on my burger, with the Madeira mushrooms on the bottom of the patty and the crumbly blue cheese and caramelized onions on top; with that smart stacking I was able to taste those standout layers of flavor. My husband gobbled his burger up and expressed to may that it was a “classic burger executed perfectly. If you want a no-nonsense, All-American juicy burger, order ‘The Standard.'”
For dessert, we dove into the Fried Oreos with nutella and milk chocolate sauce ($8) on their “Sweets” menu. Each fried Oreo was seeping with gooey icing from the Oreo and the exterior was fluffy like a fresh, morning donut. We each ate one and took the remaining home. There, we gently heated them in the oven and drenched them in nutella.
Sarah also loved her experience at LT Burger. She is still young yet to order her own meal but she shared some of our fries, and tasted some of my milkshake. She loved her crayons and paper coloring book and was surprised with an orange LT Burger balloon while my husband and I enjoyed our dessert. This super-child-friendly eatery is one we will bring Sarah to for many celebratory occasions.
LT Burger is open seven days a week and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
http://www.ltburger.com // 631-899-4646