The Yankee

The Yankee at DB Brasserie
Wow. This is probably the least surprising A+ rating ever on allsandwich, unless you're unaware that super chef Daniel Boulud kinda invented the super fancy upscale burger. His original DB Burger was a huge beef patty with foie gras and truffles. While that legendary sandwich is not (yet) on the menu at the new DB Brasserie in Las Vegas, there are three burger options awaiting you. We started with the most simple of the three, the Yankee, a 7-ounce patty with iceberg lettuce, tomato and sweet Vidalia onion on a sesame seed bun. In a word, it's perfect. Sure, we added aged white cheddar, because why not? But the thing is just pristine. The bun is soft yet sturdy, with the sesame seeds offering only a slight trace of sweetness. That bottom bun is spongy enough to absorb the meat juice that'll flow when you bite into this masterpiece, and it's gonna happen; This is one of the juiciest burgers we've ever chomped. The meat is silky smooth, fatty enough and yet supremely beefy, and thick enough that there's no possible distraction. Too many fancy burgers lose focus on the meat by piling on wild and extreme toppings. The Yankee is everything a burger is supposed to be and nothing more, just great stuff executed with care and precision. Fries, pickle, maybe a little mustard or ketchup if you like, but just know you're having the ideal American meal (from a French chef, of course). Is this the best burger in Las Vegas? Until we try DB's Frenchie and Piggie burgers, we think so.

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