The owners of Emeryville's Summer Summer Thai are beefing up the neighborhood with a new burger place called The Bureau 510, across the way. As you can see above, the 65-seat interior fits into the "rustic warehouse–style" category. Interestingly, they recruited high-profile Quattro at the Four Seasons chef Edward Higgins to create the menu. (Higgins also helped open Tom Colicchio's first Craft in New York and was executive chef at Marco Canora's Insieme in New York when it got a Michelin star, and was rumored to be opening something called Baia in SoMa.) So yeah, the Bureau's burgers—made from a 1/3 pound Niman Ranch chuck sirloin—are probably worth trying.
The menu starts with five different burger varieties ($7.50-12.00), then wanders into global territory with tempura rock fried shrimp served on a rice "bun" ($9.50), a banh mi ($8.50), falafel on lavash ($8), soups and salads ($5-10), and "Small Stuff," like hand-cut shoestring fries ($3.50), IPA onion rings ($3.50), and salt and pepper baby back ribs ($7.50).
Lunch hours are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner hours are Monday through Friday 4:30 to 10:30 p.m., and Friday until 11 p.m. All day hours on Saturday are from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If you go to The Bureau 510, do drop early reports below, or in the tip jar.
· The Bureau 510, a Burger Bistro, Now Open in Emeryville[GrubStreet]
· The Bureau 510[Official Site]