Main street welcomes Bareburger with relish

Adi Levin and Caroline Katz, Assistant News Editor and Assistant A&E Editor

Bareburger’s laid-back ambience and unparalleled fare have the whole town buzzing with excitement.
After a long wait, the much-
anticipated burger joint opened its doors on May 27, just after Memorial Day weekend. In the days leading up to its opening, those on Main Street were drawn to its cheery exterior, and many eagerly peered through the windows before it had even opened, hoping for a glimpse of the restaurant’s interior.
Upon walking in, guests are greeted by friendly servers. The restaurant’s Brooklyn-esque style is apparent. Provided that there is room when you walk in, you can choose to sit at a booth or table. Dim lights draw attention to the brightly colored picture frames adorning the walls, while rugged, wooden tables add an authentic feel. Located centrally on 42 Main Street, Bareburger is easily accessible from almost any part of Port, and seems to have become a favorite for students already.
“Bareburger looks like a great place for teens to hang out and relax after school. The food tastes great and is reasonably priced, so it will most definitely attract many high schoolers. The wait staff was friendly, and there’s plenty of seating, so I predict that it’ll definitely be crowded on Fridays because of their overall amazing atmosphere,” said senior Jenny Bernstein.
Many students have already become acquainted with Bareburger’s wild menu and ebullient atmosphere, having visited other branches of the restaurant in Great Neck and around Long Island. According to Bareburger’s website, the chain plans to open in six new locations in the future, including Plainview and Rockville Center. Now that Bareburger has set up shop in Port, they plan to move eastward on Long Island, bringing quality burgers to people throughout the area.
“We’re doing awesome so far! The staff are great, people here love the food, and the guests are happy. We saw that there were so few Bareburgers in this area, and we thought Port Washington would be a great place to start as we expand into Long Island,” said Bareburger co-manager Mr. Eddie Espinal.
Bareburger offers options for everyone
with their highly customizable menu. With a “make your own burger” option along with pre-set options, there is something for even the pickiest of eaters.For those concerned about the quality of the food, the dishes are
prepared with all-natural, organic ingredients, including non-GMO, pesticide-free vegetables and free range animals.
Bareburger serves a variety of protein options, such as ostrich, elk, and duck, as well as vegetarian options such as black bean and quinoa.
Bareburger’s opening was a “soft opening,” meaning that some of its services are not yet accessible. Because the employees are still being trained, customers must enter the restaurant to take out food or eat in, rather than calling in an order for take out or delivery. Over the summer, the chain will open fully and release its Port Washington-specific menu, along with additional store details on its website once they have settled in, making online orders easier to place.
As summer rolls in, Bareburger has another trick up its sleeve. On warm, sunny days, the front windows of the restaurant roll up. Pedestrians can enjoy the lively environment from the outside, and the openness provides Main Street Diners with a unique experience.