Roam Artisan Burgers
1785 Union St. (Near Octavia)
San Francisco, CA 94123
Roam Artisan Burgers is a new Burger joint on Union Street in the Marina district. They focus on humanely raised, grass feed meats, sustainable produce, organic ice cream salted caramel milkshakes, wine on-tap, and agave-sweetened sodas. Even their menu is printed on 100% post consumer recycled paper or using green energy. All their packaging is hundred percent compostable.
Decor, Vibe – Roam Artisan Burgers has a open and airy feel the long counter, a long communal table, and lots of retro light bulbs. The restaurant was filling up during lunch with the local work crowd trying out new place.
Menu has fully customizable burgers for meat lovers as well as vegetarians.
The Classic ($5.99) Pacific Pastures 100% grass fed 1/4lb beef patty, House made pickles, Butter lettuce, Tomato, Onions, House made pickles, Aged White Cheddar was a decent burger with good flavors cooked to a medium and not very juicy. They didn’t ask us how we wanted it cooked, a major red flag. The patty looked tiny compared to the lettuce and tomato. Big eaters will want to get the second patty.
Russet Fries ($2.49) were freshly fried ended on quantity, but On the salty side.
Strawberry Artisan Soda ($2.49) was okay but still possess a blended soda flavor phenomenon.
Service – Roam Artisan Burgers took about 10 minutes to get us our order. The owner was doing his best to roam around and try to ensure everybody was pleased.
Value – Prices are reasonable compared to other burger joints in this class, especially in this ritzy neighborhood.
Alternatives – Pearl’s is still our benchmark Burger in San Francisco.
Verdict – Roam Artisan Burgers is a solid place for a sustainable burger in the Marina District. The prices are right and the burgers are decent.