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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Happy Hour at Jax Cafe: Burger Bargain and Discounted Drinks in Benton Park

Posted By on Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Jax Burger. | Photos by Mabel Suen
  • Jax Burger. | Photos by Mabel Suen

The Place: Jax Cafe (2901 Salena Street; 314-449-1995)

The Hours: Happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 p.m.

The Deal: Discounted selection of appetizers, $2 domestic beers and $3 rail drinks.

The dining room.
  • The dining room.

The Scene: Jax Cafe occupies a quiet corner in Benton Park, where chef Brian Hale rolls out a menu of home-cooked American-style comfort foods. The casual restaurant retains the homey vibe of the neighborhood with a few classy touches. The room features a bar, exposed brick and several tables topped with white tablecloths and fresh flowers.

The Food: Happy-hour appetizer options are truffle fries, chips & dip, pretzel sliders, the "Jax Burger" and duck-egg rolls. These plates are typically available on the standard menu, and the happy-hour selections cost even less than half of the regular price.

At only $5, the "Jax Burger" doesn't skimp on flavor. A buttery, toasted brioche bun comes topped with a juicy beef patty, creamy Boursin cheese, housemade steak sauce, fried onion straws, pickle relish, bacon, tomato and lettuce. This meal, folks, is a steal and certainly a satisfying way to indulge savory cravings.

Did Jax Cafe make the grade? Find out on the next page.

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