Our first meal out in our new neighborhood came quickly. We started unpacking boxes in our new house three Fridays ago, and the next day we made our way to Arthur’s in Hyde Park Square. Friends of ours stopped by that afternoon for a tour of our place, one of whom was on her way back to Denver after a few month stint in Australia. After showing them around we made the quick walk up to the square for lunch. This was my first time heading into Arthur’s but I quickly realized that this could be a popular spot for my wife and I. They have a solid beer list and a wide variety of sandwiches and salads to satisfy us for many visits.
On this visit I went with the chicken salad croissant, a blend of white meat chicken, sliced water chestnuts, celery, snow peas, a touch of curry, and mayonnaise on a butter croissant with lettuce and tomato. I also upgraded my side to sweet potato fries with their curry ketchup. I was very happy with my choice and could easily eat this sandwich again. The croissant was very good and quite large. The chicken salad was great. I loved the touch of crunchiness from the various vegetables and the curry in the mix was a wonderful addition. The fries were good and the ketchup was a nice touch, though I would have liked even more of it.
Arthur’s specializes in burgers and a couple of people at our table verified their claim to a solid burger. My wife ordered the turkey burger “Santa Fe” style with freshly made roasted poblano relish and topped with pepper jack cheese, seasoned tortilla strips, sliced red onion, and chipotle mayonnaise. A friend of ours had the Arthur’s burger and was also happy with his selection. I will definitely try the spicy black bean burger on a future visit, which I’m sure will be soon.