While Greek House is labeled as a Mediterranean grill, the restaurant still offers burgers that need to be tasted. This week, we begin evaluating Greek House by the standard burger, the “Omega Moos Burger.” We also tried the “Lambda Lambda Lambda Burger,” which is made with lamb rather than beef.
Hunter: Even plain, the Greek House “Omega Moos Burger” became a contender for best burger of the series within the first few bites. This burger, more than most, seems to be prepared with the idea that every part makes the burger what it is. The meat has a distinct flavor; the seasoning is subtle, but still very flavorful, complimenting the beef and cheese rather than taking away from it. The burger doesn’t need any condiments, as the seasoned beef offers more than enough flavor, and was cooked so that the meat was juicy. Nothing about the bread itself was special, but the bun was toasted and buttered ever so lightly, giving it a flavor that further complimented the beef. My one complaint is that the burger was a little small, but coupled with endless (and delicious) French fries, it still offers a pretty good deal at $7.99. As far as the series goes, I think this burger rivals the Rock House burger, boiling down to a set of pros and cons. The “Omega Moos Burger” scores an 8/10.
JP: A week ago, Greek House would have been far from my first choice to seek out a good burger. A week ago, I would have been wrong. Now I know better.
Greek House’s “Omega Moos Burger” is a classic American cheeseburger with the normal fixings. Yet, despite the restaurant’s emphasis on the Mediterranean, it pays particular attention to the detail and quality of this non-Mediterranean fare. Beef is ground in-house, which sets Greek House a step above most burger-based restaurants in Searcy. What really takes this burger beyond its competitors, however, is that the wait staff actually asks how you would like your burger cooked. This is important. I would probably care less if most restaurants defaulted to my favorite — medium rare — but most burgers ruin themselves by being “well done.” This is not a problem at Greek House. The burger gets an 8/10 from me.
Bottom Line: Greek House offers a great American burger with the “Omega Moos Burger.” The beef is juicy, tender and well-seasoned, and the bun pairs great with the meat. For the first time in the series, we awarded the same score, giving the “Omega Moos Burger” the highest averaged score yet: 8/10.
Note:We also tried the “Lambda Lambda Lambda Burger,” but there is little to say for it. Even if you are partial to lamb meat, this burger is unlikely to satisfy — much of the flavor must be lost in the grinding process, and the moisture is lost in the process. It seems that burgers were simply made for beef; leave the lamb to the gyros. The Lambda Burger gets a 4.5/10.