1504 Sansom Street
Monday thru Thursday 11 AM to 10 PM
Friday and Saturday 11AM to 11 PM
Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM
500°, which I assume stands for the grill temperature, is the downscale offshoot of Rouge, on Rittenhouse Square. The burger is a little smaller than Rouge's, but half the cost. The fries are fresh cut and twice fried. Service is walk-up/ paper instead of server/ china. The menu is straight forward, a few burger variations, a few fry variations and choice of a soda or milk shake.
The menu board alarmed me - nothing less than medium - two choices of doneness, medium or well done. I still ordered medium rare and received something between medium rare and medium. Nice and juicy. Would have preferred the burger cooked a bit less.
I went for the 500 degree burger . A good sized grilled patty on a brioche hamburger bun with bibb lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese and bacon. It's cooked to order, which is good but slow.
I got the combo meal including truffle oiled fries and a soda. Milk shake combos using Bassett's ice cream is also on the menu.
A classic hamburger stand in a Center City Philadlephia store front serving one of Philadelphia's better burgers.