Deno’s, Plano, TX

7224 Independence Parkway
Plano, TX 75025
United States of America
Phone: N/A
Price for meal: $20
Date of review: Dec 21st, 2012

Submitted by Doc




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Date Visited: 12/14/2012

Deno’s was originally located in Murphy (see my review here) , but recently closed and moved to Plano in a completely new format. The old format was lower end casual food and the new format is higher end and higher priced food with a more advanced menu.

The interior of Deno’s in Plano was upgraded a lot. This was indeed high-end interior and the menu was too. You can tell that a menu is advanced, when it’s almost impossible to read and when all prices are rounded to the nearest dollar.

They had two burgers on their menu: a classic burger with lettuce, tomato, pickles etc. for around $12 and a pastrami burger for around $15. With that pricing I was sure I was in for a hand made high quality burger at the very top end of the scale.

I ordered my burger with a side if beans instead of fries.

Interesting enough, we were never asked how we wanted our burger cooked, but I assumed they would know, with prices at this level.

They wait was maybe 20 minutes, which was very long considering they had very few patrons in the restaurant.

The burger came out and it looked pretty sad, but what was much worse: it also tasted sad. The best way to describe this burger was a big brick of dense meat. The pastrami was cut relatively thick and placed on top of a burger that was cooked well done. It was dry and almost impossible to get through. I suspect the meat was cooked from frozen, it was just that dry and tasteless. The pastrami was not very good either. I have had better pastrami from the Deli at Kroger!

The beans were in a tomato sauce that tasted like the sauce you would get out of a can of tomato soup. The beans were okay, but nothing special.

All in all a very disappointing burger especially when you pay almost $20 with tax and tips for it. Deno’s needs to make a big change in the kitchen or they will be out of business in a few months.

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