Holy Grail Pub, Plano, TX

Holy Grail Pub
8240 Preston Rd
Plano, TX 75024
United States of America
Phone: (972) 377-6633
Price for meal: $17 including drinks, tax, and tips
Date of review: Dec 12th, 2011

Submitted by Doc




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Date Visited: 12/09/2011

This is a pub located in Plano, Texas. I am doing pubs these days to try out their burgers.
On their website they promise that their burgers are handmade with sirloin and with some added pork fat and cooked to order. Sounds pretty cool to me.

I have heard many say that they cook to order and then they don’t so I was curious if they actually were able to do it here.

I ordered their Holy Grail burger that is a “Mix of fresh sirloin hand-ground on site, seasoned with spices and a touch of pork fat, grilled to order on a soft Ciabata bun topped with your choice of any of the artisanal cheeses from our cheese board selection”. They say artisanal cheese… they must mean artisan cheese. Never mind it all sounds good to me. The cheese from their cheese board was Salemville Blue, Compte Gryuere, Sweet Cream Brie, Paprika Crusted Smoked Cheddar, Herbed Chevre Goat Cheese, Bruder Baslil, Red Dragon and finally a Cahill Porter Cheeder. All original cheeses from France, Germany, Ireland and of course Wisconsin, USA. Very impressive!

I added the French Gryuere cheese for my burger. I also order my burger cooked medium rare. Finally I ordered a side of fries with my burger.

The wait was 10 minutes or so and the burger looks mighty good when it arrived.

The burger was cooked medium rare. Finally a place that can figure this out. Very good. The meat was pretty land. There were no spices in the meat and I think they under seasoned the patty. The meat was very good, but the seasoning was just not up to par. That was a petty, because this could have been a top rated burger otherwise. The cheese was of course (and as expected) very delicious.Real cheese is just better than processed cheese. The gruyere was cooked perfectly and had a wonderful taste. The patty was as mentioned good but under seasoned. The ciabata was soft enough to handle the burger. A very good burger, but with the potential to go almost all the way to a top rated burger.

The fries were hand cut but very greasy. They had a good taste to them and the bite was also good, but they were just too greasy.

A solid burger, but ask I would make sure to ask the chef to season the burger better next time.

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