Tonight, I met two girlfriends at 56 West in Lakewood for dinner. It was a bittersweet experience - great food, but we were saying goodbye to a friend who's moving to Pittsburgh this weekend.
She picked the restaurant - she'd been wanting to try 56 West for a while. And, I'm glad she did.
It's a very casual, laid-back atmosphere, and the menu, also casual, had some really great options.
Burgers, sandwiches, salads and a few simple large plates made up the inexpensive menu (all sandwiches and burgers were under $10). It seems that the feature is the burger section, with build your own section that included a lot of unique topping options, as well as a list of suggested burger/topping combinations.
Here's what we chose:
Bacon, egg, arugula, roasted tomato, herbed mayo
Build-your-own Burger with arugula and goat cheese
Build-your-own Burger with chimichurri sauce, chipotle honey glaze, leaf lettuce and Vermont cheddar cheese
The burger itself was average...juicy enough but not the best I've ever had. It was really all about the toppings for me. And, you really can't beat the list of options they offer for such a low price.
I'll definitely be back to this place and hope you check it out, too.