4.0 out of 5.0 stars

The Mall of America now has a second attached hotel on its North end.  That hotel is the JW Marriott.  It’s an upscale restaurant with some really good food.  The burger is a little unique and hits some good notes.

What you will notice right away is the thick, round slice of cheese.  You’ll be like “what the heck is this”? It’s cheese torchon.  This is made with three cheeses.  Cream cheese, cheddar cheese and Gouda cheese.  It’s melted together, put in a cloth and formed into a cylindrical shape.  It’s unique and I did like the flavor.  You will notice the cream cheese consistency.  I would have liked it a little more melted.

The beef was cooked pretty close to medium, was juicy and had flavor.  The braised greens were pretty good.  A sweet and savory bacon jam tops the beef patty.  The bun is soft, lightly toasted and was good.  The bottom bun did get a little soggy after a little while.

Overall, it’s a pretty darn good burger.  Take a break from shopping and stop in for this burger!

Cedar + Stone Fries – Very good!

Baked Mac + Cheese – Ok.

Spicy Cheese Curds – Ok.