*I had no idea Bijans Burger Joint was opening in Coral Gables until I read it on food for thought a few days ago. I gathered a few dudes (Andy & Jarce) up and we decided to check it out. I like the layout of Bijan’s Burger Joint and the bar has a very cool stone look. There are 2 giant chalkboards with the menus written on them in colored chalk above the bar. Some life-size cutouts of South Florida sports stars above the food prep area and on the east side of Bijan’s Burger Joint there are superhero pictures (very nice might I say) round out the decor.
Andy realized was the logo they are using all over their windows (a back to back letter B) is very similar to Burger and Beer Joint‘s logo. The other similarity I found between both places was the suggestion that the burgers be ordered Medium Rare. The difference between both places is that Burger and Beer Joint was well prepared for their opening whereas Bijans needs some work.
Bijans Burger Joint has a lot of people walking around looking lost. I almost felt as if I was watching a live-action pinball game. We decide to get some “Snacks” and order the Mini Corn Dogs, Potato Skins & Buffalo Wings with Hot sauce. The Mini Corn Dogs were not mini at all but just 2 regular sized Corn Dogs.
They tasted fine except for one thing, a recurring them you will find in this review. It was cold inside, not room temperature but actually cold. The next two items were served up hot, quite a contrast to the previous snack. The Potato Skins were your average P’Skins and we found the Wings to be quite good.
It seemed as if they added some pepper to the Buffalo sauce to make it hotter, mission accomplished. The Wings weren’t breaded or of the crispy variety but somewhere in between.
While we’re finishing up our snacks we’re asked if we want our burgers. This, in turn, is kind of funny, because when we placed our Snack and Burger order, they were about 15 minutes apart so as to prevent having everything served at once. It took over 45 minutes to get the Corn Dogs to give you an idea. I forgot to mention that all toppings and sides are a la carte. The Burgers arrive and Jarce asked for his Classic Burger with Mushrooms, American Cheese and bacon (which he did not get).
Andy asked for his Classic Burger (with Cheddar Cheese and Bacon) Well Done which came Medium. I ordered my Classic Burger with Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, and a Fried Egg. I receive a Bacon and Egg-less burger.
I’m told there are no Fried Eggs available so I must settle for just Bacon. Worst of all, everything was room temperature as if it had been sitting under their heat lamps waiting for us. Even our side order of Fries was cold.
It’s a shame because the Burger was actually pretty good considering it was served room temperature.
Bijans Burger Joint is CLOSED
2325 Galiano St Coral Gables, Florida 33134
*This was reposted years after Bijans Burger Joint closed up shop. When I originally posted it, a bunch of “Anonymous” comments defending Bijans showed up which prompted me to delete the post.