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Yard House, Chino Hills


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Yard House, a popular restaurant chain, recently opened in our neck of the woods. Naturally, we decided to go and check it out, especially since we haven’t been to one in quite a while, a couple of years, actually. I was looking forward to finally trying out a Chilean Sea Bass dish they once offered but, to my dismay, it was no longer on the menu. So after a quick glance at the menu, I decided on a burger.

It was the Béarnaise Burger – a half pound natural Angus beef burger with béarnaise sauce and fried onions served on a potato bun with extra sauce, fries and a pickle. I must admit that it was one of the better burgers I’ve enjoyed in quite some time. The combination of the juicy beef (cooked medium, so it was pink throughout), the tangy béarnaise and the crunchy sweet onions made for an oh-so-satisfying burger experience. The fries were thin cut, almost like shoestring potatoes, and were crunchy good. I can’t tell you much about the pickle, other than it was there (I don’t like pickles). The picture below is the burger; please excuse me for forgetting to take the picture before I took several bites. I just couldn't wait.

I also tried the Brazilian Lemonade, a concoction of Ketel One Citroen, Cointreau, mojito mix, lemonade and fresh mint leaves. It tasted good, not too strong. My only complaint was the fact that there were no mint leaves in my drink. I’m not sure if it’s served with mint leaves in the actual glass, or if the leaves were in the shaker while the drink was prepared. I think the distinct mint flavor would be more prominent if the drink was served with it. Nevertheless, it was a tasty alcoholic treat.


They probably didn't have chilean sea bass on the menu because they're now extinct.