Krieger’s – New in Mount Vernon

Emily and I went to Krieger’s today for lunch. They have cleaned up the old Franky’s, and it seemed slightly nicer.

The menu provides simple fare to be expected in a bar/sports grill atmosphere – burgers, chicken, etc. There were some items that sounded interesting, but mostly bar food. I tried the “bison burger” and Emily had the chicken florentine (I think). The burger was okay, but I am pretty sure it was pre-made and cooked from frozen. Nothing you can’t get at any other joint. Emily had the chicken that came with some rice as the side. It looked great, and she said it tasted fine. I didn’t quiz her on how tasty it was, but she didn’t say it tasted bad (and she would have).

Overall, I have to say that this is another establishment that does not appear to offer anything other than what you can get at Applebee’s or Chili’s. They do seem to be a dollar or two less, and the money you spend stays closer to home rather than going to a national chain. It’s a small plus, but enough to have me go there instead of Applebee’s or Chili’s most of the time. They really need to differentiate themselves or I can see no reason for most other people to choose them over the national chains.

Overall – Same stuff, different name on the door from my first impression.