I work in Bethesda and was craving a burger. I've walked by Crossfire a million times as it's next door to Chipotle and La Madeleine. They don't have a website which makes it hard for anyone to go if they're like me. I love to check out the menu/prices before waltzing in. They have a menu posted to the door but I feel like a website would gain more exposure and business. They are also only open for lunch and dinner during the week. There's not a big following other than office workers in the area.
Since Five Guys is a ways away from my office, I decided to give it a shot. I walked in and there were only 2 tables seated, no line and only 2 people cooking behind the counter. The menu consists of burgers and hot dogs. They also offer free toppings with all burgers, priced at $4.09 and up. I ordered a regular cheeseburger with the typical lettuce, tomato, mayo. Fries were extra at $1.89 and they also offer sweet potato fries which is uncommon. There are no fountain drinks. The only option is bottled sodas and juices.
Since it's not a busy place, they make each order individually or at least it seemed that way! It took about 5-6 minutes to actually get my order. The burger was very fresh as were the ingredients. The fries came in a small paper bag and not nearly as much as Five Guys, which is fine with me! Who eats all those fries at one sitting anyway?!
While seated, I noticed a small bookcase at the front with a lot of reading material. Among the magazines were Wine Spectator, People, US Weekly, the usual. Kinda odd for a burger joint but it's def quiet enough in there to get some reading done.
Overall, it's a great lunch spot, comparable to Five Guys. It's a tad cheaper as my whole meal (burger, small fries and a bottle water) was only $8.09 total. I'll be back when the next greasy, burger crave hits me.
Pros: no wait; free toppings; quiet
Cons: very similar to Five Guys with less fries; no soda machine