Prior to my visit last weekend, the last time I was at this Champps was all the way back in 2002. Back then, my girlfriend at the time thought this would be a good place to break up with me. I thought it was just going to be a regular night out for us but she decided to cut me off right AFTER we ordered our food. Talk about bad timing. Was she thinking we were going to break up and continue eating? Needless to say, I lost my appetite and didn’t eat a thing. Maybe she broke up with me because I took her here for dinner?
Regardless, my return visit was a much nicer experience. I came here for lunch, sat in the bar area and had a bleu cheeseburger. Melted bleu cheese and cheddar cheese with two strips of crispy applewood-smoked bacon. The beef patty was cooked to a juicy, succulent medium. Sure, this place is a chain and most people hate chain restaurants, but my burger was pretty tasty — almost good enough to erase all the bitterness I tasted from my previous visit.
1301 S Joyce St Apt 4519
Arlington, VA 22202