(6) Restaurant Review: Burger Room

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Burger Room Review (Final Draft)

Link: Burger Room Review (Final Draft)

Off to the side of the densely packed city streets of Causeway Bay were a pair of glass doors which led into every food lover’s paradise. Friends and strangers were seated around tables in comfortable leather seats, tackling burgers of all shapes and sizes. Immediately, I was overwhelmed by the western atmosphere as the crowd cheered on at the American football game projected on the gigantic television screen. A waiter awaited us as we entered the restaurant and she led us around a corner to a more quiet and serene environment. She kindly pulled out the chair for me, unfolded the napkin lying on the table and placed it neatly onto my lap. Sparking a match, the waiter lit the giant candle sitting in the center of the table. The vibrant glow from the candle reflected off the faces of each of us, creating a sense of closeness and intimacy. The waiter then presented the menu to us and provided a detailed description and recommendation of all the unique dishes offered at the restaurant. Eager to try something new, I decided to order a dish called the Portobello Mushroom Burger which was served with the restaurant’s famous homemade vegetable soup. A waiter arrived at our table promptly after we made our order and she offered us a variety of fresh breads ranging from tomato bread to garlic bread. I picked up a slice of garlic bread and dipped it into the steaming vegetable soup. The soup was rich and abounding with spices and herbs which made my mouth tingle as they danced with my tongue. The bread was still warm and crispy from the oven, and its combination with the strong flavor from the delicious soup generated a luscious taste that ravaged my taste buds. I savored each spoonful of soup, and its peculiar taste still lingers in my mouth whenever I think about it. The wait for our dinner was unexpectedly brief and it took only ten minutes for our order to arrive. All four dishes were served at once, and the diverse selection of burgers lying before us made my mouth water like never before. Not only were the appearances of the Bacon Chicken Burger, the Portobello Mushroom Burger, The Club, and the Lobster Burger appealing, but the alluring and wondrous smell they produced made me want to wolf down every one of them. The mushroom in my burger was sprinkled with a special seasoning and was sizzling hot, screaming out at me to take a bite out of it. Two distinctive sauces layered the upside and bottom of the mushroom, and the clash between the spicy and sweet sauces set off fireworks in my mouth and left me craving for more. As the velvety texture of the mushroom melted in my mouth, I had trouble organizing my thoughts as my mind was overloaded with sensory pleasure. As the last bite of the burger disappeared down my throat and settled into my full stomach, I found myself still longing for another little piece of heaven. When the bill arrived at our table, the price was slightly higher than I expected. The dinner cost us $568 dollars for our party of four, which is a fairly reasonable price for a high-end western restaurant. The Portobello Mushroom Burger would certainly be a dish that I would highly recommend to anyone who visits Burger Room. The cozy environment and the friendly service made my dinner experience exceptionally delightful and I would definitely pay it another visit in the near future.

 

Burger Room (Reflection on Writing Process)

Link: Burger Room (Reflection on Writing Process)

1. What feedback was useful? Explain. 

I found Justin’s feedback to be extremely useful because it told me specifically what I needed to work on. He told me that even though I did a fine job on the food descriptions, I still needed to do a better job with describing the restaurant’s environment. In addition, he reminded me to include the restaurant’s pricing and my opinion on this pricing (too high/reasonable/low).

2. What feedback is confusing and/or not useful? Explain.

I didn’t find any of Justin’s feedback to be confusing because they were all very straightforward and precise. Even though I appreciated his praise on my food descriptions, this part of his feedback wasn’t particularly useful to the development of my review because it didn’t tell me how I could improve on this particular part.

3. What primary changes or adjustments will you make for your final copy? Why? Explain what you’re hoping to accomplish for the final.

In my final copy, I will aim to further improve on my food descriptions as well as give a more thorough and complete description of the restaurant’s environment. I will accomplish this by putting myself back into my shoes the day I entered the restaurant and describe everything I remember around me. Also, I will make sure that I include the pricing of the restaurant and my opinion on the pricing. This is very important because pricing is an important factor that people consider when they decide which restaurant to eat at.

4. Mr. Nollan’s Feedback: Some good descriptions, but several are over the top and sound more like an advertisement than a review. Makes me want to ask, “Okay, how good was it REALLY?” Would have been nice to have a photo of the actual burger instead of the menu.

 

Burger Room Review (Peer Edit) 

Link: Burger Room Review (Peer Edit)

Justin Yau: I really liked your vivid descriptions on the food at the restaurant. You clearly explained the appearance as well as the taste of each of the dishes you ordered. However, I think you could describe and talk more about the restaurant’s environment. Also, don’t forget to include the price range of the food and your opinion on the price (too high/reasonable/low). Apart from that, I think your restaurant review is good to go!

 

Burger Room Review (Rough Draft)

Link: Burger Room Review (Rough Draft)

Off to the side of the streets of Causeway Bay was a pair of doors which led into every food lover’s paradise. Friends and strangers were seated around tables in comfortable leather seats, tackling burgers of all shapes and sizes. A waiter awaited us as we entered the restaurant and she led us around a corner to a small wooden table. She kindly pulled out the chair for me, unfolded the napkin lying on the table and placed it neatly onto my lap. Sparking a match, the waiter lit the giant candle sitting in the center of the table. The waiter then presented the menu to us and provided a detailed description and recommendation of all the unique dishes offered at the restaurant. Eager to try something new, I decided to order a dish called the Portobello Mushroom Burger which was served with the restaurant’s famous homemade vegetable soup. A waiter arrived at our table promptly after we made our order and she offered us a variety of fresh breads ranging from tomato bread to garlic bread. I picked up a slice of garlic bread and dipped it into the steaming vegetable soup. The soup was rich and abounding with spices and herbs which made my mouth tingle as they danced with my tongue. The bread was still warm and crispy from the oven, and its combination with the strong flavor from the delicious soup generated a luscious taste that ravaged my taste buds. I savored each spoonful of soup, and its peculiar taste still lingers in my mouth whenever I think about it. The wait for our dinner was unexpectedly brief and it took only ten minutes for our order to arrive. All four dishes were served at once, and the diverse selection of burgers lying before us made my mouth water like never before. Not only were the appearances of the Bacon Chicken Burger, the Portobello Mushroom Burger, The Club, and the Lobster Burger appealing, but the alluring and wondrous smell they produced made me want to wolf down every one of them. The mushroom in my burger was sprinkled with a special seasoning and was sizzling hot, screaming out at me to take a bite out of it. Two distinctive sauces layered the upside and bottom of the mushroom, and the clash between the spicy and sweet sauces set off fireworks in my mouth and left me craving for more. As the velvety texture of the mushroom melted in my mouth, I had trouble organizing my thoughts as my mind was overloaded with sensory pleasure. As the last bite of the burger disappeared down my throat and settled into my full stomach, I found myself still longing for another little piece of heaven. The Portobello Mushroom Burger would certainly be a dish that I would highly recommend to anyone who visits Burger Room. The cozy environment and the friendly service made my dinner experience exceptionally delightful and I would definitely pay it another visit in the near future.

 

Burger Room Review (Web Reviews)

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Web address of the review. Name and Location of restaurant Useful information in the review. Information missing from review. Visual appeal from review. Good ideas to use in your own review.
http://www.openrice.com/restaurant/sr2.htm?shopid=21479 Burger RoomCauseway Bay No. 7 Caroline Hill Road Ground Floor This review stated the exact pricing of dishes.  It included a list of recommended dishes that are unique and can be found nowhere else in Hong Kong. It also provided details regarding the opening hours and the specific dates on which it is closed. It provided contact information such as the phone number of the restaurant. No details whatsoever about the services provided by the staff Photos of the delicious looking food that are unique to the restaurant; Western; high-class Include photos of the dishes. Be sure to provide the contact information and details on opening hours.
http://hk-magazine.com/restaurants/hong-kong-restaurant-reviews/burger-room Burger RoomCauseway Bay No. 7 Caroline Hill Road Ground Floor This review provided an extensive overview of signature dishes offered at the restaurant, and gave a thorough description of the service. It provided details regarding the opening hours and the specific dates on which it is closed. It provided contact information such as the phone number of the restaurant. It also included a map of how to get to the restaurant from the nearest MTR exit. No details about the price range of dishes (people won’t know how much money to bring) Professional and high-class entrance and sign; comfortable looking sofas near entrance;Western Include a map of how to get to the restaurant from the nearest MTR exit.
http://www.eatdrinkhongkong.com/2009/09/the-burger-room-review/ Burger RoomCauseway Bay No. 7 Caroline Hill Road Ground Floor This review gave an in-depth and personal account of the experience dining in the restaurant. It included criticism (small menu and no desserts) as well as praise for the intriguing and delicious dishes offered. Lacking contact information, details on opening hours, and address of restaurant(not thorough) High class; great environment and setting to dine; Western Describe the signature dishes and personal account of the restaurant setting.
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g294217-d1027367-Reviews-Burgeroom-Hong_Kong.html Burger RoomCauseway Bay No. 7 Caroline Hill Road Ground Floor This review was very straightforward and provided the basic information of the restaurant (address and contact information). It provided a rating score on the categories of food, service, value, and atmosphere provided by the restaurant. In addition, it suggested that the restaurant was especially suitable for families with children. No information about the specific dishes offered; no price range listed; no description of the food, service, value, and atmosphere (other than the rating) Photos of the menu on a chalkboard placed outside the restaurant; photos of the delicious burgers offered at the restaurant;Western Provide a rating on the restaurant categories of food, service, value, and atmosphere (provide details and information to support and back the rating scores).
http://local-restaurant-review/hongkong/burgerroom/gt647/.html  Burger RoomCauseway Bay No. 7 Caroline Hill Road Ground Floor This review provided many customer feedbacks and it was able to create a picture of a friendly and comfortable environment in Burger Room. It even included a brief review of the history of the restaurant and how it was founded. No information regarding price range; no exact pricing of dishes offered Photos of the staff members (friendly impression) and of the food being served; Western Include the history of how Burger Room was founded, and also include customer feedbacks.

One thought on “(6) Restaurant Review: Burger Room

  1. Wow! I really loved the different vivid words you used to describe your feelings and thoughts on the food that was offered at the “Burger Room”. Your restuarant review gives me an over-whelming sensation that draws me to the point that I really want to try out this restaurant. Your use of pictures and additional information was also really useful to help me see whether or not it is worth the trouble to find my way there. However, you might want to list some of the negatives as well as the positives that you experienced at the restauarant. Things such as: were the cutlery clean? Did the waiters and waitresses refill your water efficiently? Don’t only state the positives because this is a review on a restaurant, not an advertisement. But overall, good job! You are an amazing writer, so keep the good work up Jeremy!

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