Way back in 2013, our team named the Grey Plume’s gourmet burger as our favorite, and I remember at the time having a bit of sticker shock when I saw how much it was ($16 as it was on the menu, $24 topped with pork belly and a whopping $31 topped with a slab of foie gras, which, of course, we tried.)
Since then, I’ve had many fancy burgers both in and outside of Omaha, and I think the new title of “fanciest” in our town probably has to go to the burger at the Committee Chophouse, which, as its $23 price tag might suggest, is damn delicious.
It comes with flavor-loaded toppings: a warm, creamy blue cheese fondue with a pleasantly salty finish that juxtapose beautifully next to earthy grilled mushrooms and a sweet condensed shallot jam. A smear of Committee steak sauce decorates the soft bun.
But the patty here is standout too; like the burger at The Drover, the expert cooks at this steakhouse kitchen can get the ground beef at any temperature a diner wishes. As usual, I got mine medium rare, and it arrived perfectly pink at the center.
I got my burger last week with a tossed side salad, though generally speaking I’d get it with their excellent house French fries.
So yeah, it’s expensive for a burger. And perhaps it might not be for everyone — one Twitter user has already gotten after me for ordering a burger at a steakhouse, because in his mind, I’d wasted a trip to a good steakhouse.
But if you’re someone like me, who eats out a whole lot, or if you simply want to have the Committee experience for a tad bit lower price, well. I’d recommend it without hesitation. It’s worth every penny.