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Bick's Burgers Opens in Danbury


Bick's Burgers opened on Friday, March 7 on Ives Street in downtown Danbury. And while I will save the true burger review for our resident expert, Jeff, here is a very early look at what to expect from Fairfield County's newest burger joint from our quick stop on opening day. 

The Bick's Burger concept is fairly straightforward–a modern take on burgers, elevated with homemade touches, and delivered with a solid 75/25 burger. The business is a partnership between Chef Michael Bick of SomeThings Fishy Catering, and his entrepreneurial son, Ian Bick.

In a nod to its humble diner roots, Bick's embraces the décor of the 50's drive-in diner. A row of counter seating and stools faces the kitchen's flat top griddle, and a black and white checkered floor and red vinyl booths complete this homage.  

There are several homemade touches on the menu. Homemade buns, including brioche, truffle brioche and sesame, are an unexpected and welcome detail, and throughout the menu, dishes pop with attention to detail with homemade sauces, ketchups, and slaws. And finally, the burger. It is a 75 to 25 ratio of protein to fat, griddled with butter on a flat top, and finished with herbed butter.

Here are a few things to look forward to: 

  • The ground beef is a 75/25 blend of brisket, short rib and chuck. 
  • House made buns (!)
  • Each burger is cooked on a flat top with butter.
  • Fried buttermilk chicken sandwich is made from thighs that are brined for 24 hours.

A couple of things to consider:

  • Toppings are a la carte, making for a pricy burger if you like your toppings. [Update: They are now including onion, tomato, sauces in the burger price]
  • Drink selection is sparse. 

I believe the secret ingredient to Bick's burgers is Michael Bick himself. His catering business keeps him creatively nimble and that shows in his sandwich "accessories." A buttermilk fried chicken sandwich (thighs only) is paired with a crunchy and spicy "fireworks" slaw with a chipotle garlic aoili. Hotdogs (Nathan's) are topped with a housemade sweet chili relish. And last but not least, the burgers, dogs and chicken sandwiches can all be ordered with a selection of cheeses, mushrooms, and veggies.   

Our buddies at Local Food Rocks got a sneak peek before opening, check out their in-depth look at Bick's Burgers. Definitely something to seek out if you are in or near Danbury.

Bick's Burgers is located at 14 Ives Street in Danbury, CT. Tel: 203.482.7099 |

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Reader Comments (4)

just what is needed, another burger place.

March 23, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterfoodieonline

Jeff checking in. Bick’s burger is one of the best in the area. I ordered my traditional bacon cheeseburger with American and caramelized onions on a brioche and added some umami ketchup (total price $12). The menu offers a choice of either regular French fries or sweet potato fries, I asked for half-half on the fries ($5).

The burger was outstanding. The meat delivered a deep, beefy flavor, the grind was loose and the patty was perfectly prepared with a char on the exterior and medium-rare on the interior. The onions were buttery soft and sweet, delicious, and the thick-cut bacon added just a touch of saltiness without overwhelming the meat. The cheese was melted and the brioche brought great buttery flavor in a soft and moist bun. The umami ketchup delivered a wonderful earthiness to the burger.

The French fries were hand-cut on the premises and were fantastic. They were crisp on the outside and soft and moist on the interior and the flavors were excellent. You do not need any ketchup to enjoy these fries. The sweet potato fries were very good, but compared to the regulars, well, I would order a full order of the regulars. If you want to add spice, order the Cactus ketchup, it has a great kick.

Bick’s is serving one outstanding burger.

Will have to try it. Danbury was lacking a good gourmet burger spot.

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRK

Good burgers, Not the greatest. Ate their twice. They dont know what medium rare is. If you get your burger to go, be ready for a soggy bun.

May 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterburger dude

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