New York’s Finest Burgers
The city so nice they named it twice. New York, New York needs no introduction. You can find anything and everything here. There is so much hustle and bustle, so many choices in this concrete jungle that we just want to take a step back and identify the best of the basics. When we say basics, we mean bare necessities. Burgers!!! Juicy, yummy, delicious burgers. There are an endless number of burger joints in the city. However, let’s take a look at some places that have perfected this American staple. P.J. Clarkes Established in 1884, this famous saloon has been serving some of the best burgers in NYC for over 100 years! The original location on 3rd avenue is a holdout, surrounded by skyscrapers and it instantly takes you back in time. Recommended Burger: The Cadillac Address: 915 Third Avenue, at 55th Street, New York, NY 10022 J.G. Melon An Upper East Side institution, serving it’s faithful preppy clientele for the last 3 decades. The décor is melon kitsch and with the staff a little bit on the stiff side. They do however make some mean burgers and notables such as the cottage fried potatoes, amazing chili and the famous Bloody Mary. Recommended Burger: Bacon Cheeseburger Address: 1291 Third Avenue, at 74th Street, New York 10021 Shake Shack This is a landmark attraction for locals and tourists alike. This is the original Shake Shack, opened in July 2004 and was named within a year as the best burger in town by New York magazine. The lines tend to be massive for most of the day, so patience is key to get your hands on the prize. Recommended Burger: Smoke Shack Address: South East Corner of Madison Square Park, 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010 Landmarc Located in the Time Warner building, makes this place anything but cheap. They do however have some really good views of the city and make a great chicken burger, on a housemade gruyère bun. Recommended Burger: Chicken Burger Address: 10 Columbus Cir ,3rd Fl, New York, NY 10019 Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridian A former hidden gem behind a red curtain, in the atrium lobby of the Le Parker Meridian. It has become quite a tourist trap and the lines are long during the lunch hours. They do, however, make some amazing burgers. The contrast of an immaculate hotel and a hole-in-the-wall restaurant under one roof, makes it a unique experience. Recommended Burger: Cheeseburger with the works Address: 119 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019 The Breslin The brain child of April Bloomfield, the British chef, bringing another great gastro-pub concept to Manhattan. The décor is simple but inviting and the menu has some great sampling of all things pig and many other culinary pub delights. At the end, it’s the lamb burger that won our heart. Grilled and topped with a thin slice of tangy French feta and paper-thin slices of red onion – cooked medium with a side of cumin mayo and triple-fried steak fries. Pure perfection! Recommended Burger: Lamb Burger Address: 16 W 29th St, New York, NY, 10001 Corner Bistro The last of the bohemian establishments in the West Village. This is the original bistro. Its tiny, always packed, serves a selection of beers and burgers! Recommended Burger: Bistro Burger Address: 331 W 4th St, New York, 10014 Zaitzeff Zack Zaitzeff left his brokerage job to feed the deprived suits in the financial district, because of the lack of quality wholesome comfort food. The flagship has been a resounding hit with the all natural burger (prime, free range, antibiotic-free and hormone-free cattle), cooked exactly to your liking. Recommended Burger: Sirloin Burger Address: 72 Nassau St, New York, NY 10038
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