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Not so explosive BOM burgers fail to blow taste buds away

BOM (Burgers on Main)

343 Somerset St. W.

613-695-3330

Rating. 3.5/5

Price range. $$

Reservations. Yes

Business lunch. Yes

Lunch with co-workers. No

Social lunch. Yes

Though BOM (Burgers on Main) is on Somerset, the name refers to its sister location in Manotick, which sits on Main Street.

On Somerset, the restaurant is an old house with hardwood floors and wood tables where the feel is busy and vibrant, especially at lunch time.  At a burger place, it’s best to order burgers.

The Brie Burger with red-onion marmalade came with fries, coleslaw and a secret sauce. The sesame-crusted bun was fresh and soft. Though the combo of red onions (both raw and cooked in the marmalade) with brie was delicious, the burger itself was slightly burnt.

It added a dominant charcoal taste that I didn’t mind so much, but I would have preferred it to have had less time on the grill.

The fries were generous and obviously hand cut but could have used a few more seconds in the deep fryer to make them crisper.

The secret sauce was tasty with its distinctive ketchup, Worcestershire and lemon notes. It was also worthy for French fry dipping.

BOM on Somerset is worth checking out.