418 Poyntz Ave.
Manhattan Kansas 66502United States
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For the discriminating beef buff who normally orders a steak, this flavorful Kobe beef burger will be a pleasure.
Most diners in Manhattan, Kansas, don't think of going to the city's fine-dining establishment, Harry's, for a burger. It's more for special occasions and romantic dinners. But that just might be what makes this burger so special: You can get an exquisite hamburger and the whole attentive, white-linen, elegant atmosphere, too. Located downtown in the historic 1920s Wareham Hotel and named for the hotel's builder, Harry's features steaks, fresh seafood and pasta. There's only one burger, Harry's Kobe Burger but that's all you need. It's a winner, as is everything about the place. The meat is fresh-ground Kobe-style beef, a Japanese beef known for its flavor, tenderness and marbling. Harry's gets it Kobe-style beef from a Nebraska producer, which raises its cattle similar to Japanese methods to get the desired flavor. It's grilled for a distinct mouthwatering charred flavor and juicy, tender texture, and it's topped with crispy bacon, mozzarella cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and ancho chile aioli (pureed garlic mayonnaise and ancho chiles) for a little kick. The homemade onion bun is toasted to a rich golden brown with foie gras herb butter. The burger might seem a little pricey ($15), but you're paying for the experience as well as the accompanying homemade garlic potato chips, crispy fried potatoes or sauteed asparagus sides. Open for dinner at 5 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays.