When you walk into some restaurants, you immediately know that it’s going to be a fun meal.
This is true of Stack 571. How could you not have fun in a place that features tall, wildly creative burgers, a wall full of whiskies and booze-laced milkshakes?
Appetizers here are priced from $3.95 to $9.50 and listed under “Small Plates/Snacks.” While they are small, they are loaded with flavor and quite unusual. We devoured the plate of Tempura Oyster Mushrooms, which were slightly chewy and covered in a garlicky, truffle oil mantle. But we passed on the blistered shishito peppers, green papaya salad, fried green tomatoes, Gorgonzola waffle fries, crispy Brussels sprouts, Buffalo calamari and prawn ceviche — not because we weren’t tempted, but because we saw the size of the burgers placed in front of other diners.
We sampled two of the four sides offered. The beer-battered onion rings were grease-free, crunchy outside and tender inside, and the small bucket of Parmesan fries with three unique dipping sauces were loaded with Parmesan and a perfect touch of truffle. All sides ($5.50) are sized for sharing.
The list of burgers is creative. I won’t describe them all as I want to leave you a surprise when you are handed your menus. The “plain” 571 burger goes for $9.50. The rest of the list range up to $13.95, and span the culinary creativity of the chef and are not like any other burgers in the city.