The burgers at Prohibition are a rich combo of short rib, brisket and chuck to render each medium-rare 7oz hockey puck moist and memorable.
There are several different accoutrements decisions to be made each named after an infamous gangster. The most popular burger takes John Dillinger’s name and piles three cheeses (gruyere, white cheddar and mozzarella) along with caramelized onions, greens and applewood smoked bacon atop the meat which thus tends to get lost in flavor layers. If you want to really savor the meat (and you do), check out the Al Capone (with sautéed shitake shrooms and feta cheese) or the Lucky Luciano with bleu cheese, onions and tomato).
The Frank Costello is an experimental stretch featuring golden apples sautéed in a cabernet reduction with melted brie, mixed greens and bacon. The apples are interesting for a bite, but become too sweet over the long haul.
Actually one the best-tasting burger is a turkey patty served with gruyere, avocado, greens and a saucy garlic aioli. All the burgers are reasonably priced at under $12 and if you like crisp, double deep fried, sea salty fries, these shouldn’t be missed.
There are a good 20 beers on tap all small-craft suds with a variance of alcohol levels helpfully listed on the menu with another 40 or more in the bottle. The atmosphere is kitschy with Prohibition-era blues flowing through the cement and steel table room.
It would be much cooler, however, if they played old James Cagney gangster films on their plasmas instead of I Love Lucy re-runs.