Back in Niagara-on-the-Lake one more time again, we corrected the mistake of the previous visit and actually took a recommendation on where to eat. We started out with The Irish Harp, a pub with just the kind of food you would expect a pub to have. There were burgers, sandwiches, and for some reason pesky salads.
Some of the burgers looked pretty unique and despite the meatiness of some of them, I went with one called the Caesar Burger. Luckily, it was just the best parts of the salad, topped with strip bacon (the American kind), roasted garlic, Caesar dressing and melted parmesan. It also came with lettuce, tomato and onion, but I ordered without and wasn’t asked for how I wanted the burger cooked. It also came with a side of fries or salad, but I clearly chose the fries.
It turned out to be a pretty swell burger. Well, except for the fact that it was cooked through and through and came with an unexpected pickle. The patty was still a little juicy, but really could have been better at a medium-rare. The toppings were all delicious and made me wonder why more places don’t use such a combination. The fries were also good despite losing a few to the pickle juice, but nothing more than a solid accompaniment to the burger.
For my second lunch in Niagara-on-the-Lake, The Irish Harp treated me pretty well. With a couple tweaks it could have actually been great. Instead, I was left with the thought of a solid meal and potential that went unfulfilled.