Best Burgers in NYC
Pop 5: Best Burgers in the Boroughs
Burger favoritism is alive and well in this city. Just ask the question, "Which burger joint is best?" and you'll understand what I mean. Last week, we toasted to the best wine bars in town; this week, we get down to business. While city favorites Shake Shake and Five Napkin Burger are perennial crowd pleasers, your Pop 5 was a close call and a tight race for "best of" bragging rights. Here are the burgers that take the cake, fixin's and all. Have another to recommend? Leave a comment below!
- As a New Yorker, it is your duty to eat at Corner Bistro (331 W. 4th St., 212-242-9502, pictured above) at least once. Here's how your Corner Bistro experience should go down: stop by on a weekday afternoon, sit by the front windows, have a few mugs of McSorley's, and dig into that eight-ounce piece of Bistro burger amazingness. The meat masterpiece is piled high with melted cheese, bacon, and onions. At $6.75, it's one of the cheapest (and best) burgers you'll eat in this city. As reader Joey A. puts it, "it's the best burger, hands down!"
- When asked what makes the burger at Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien (119 W. 56th St., 212-708-7414) so special, reader Angie G says, "It actually lives up to the anticipation of waiting to see what's behind the velvet curtain. The gimmick is fun, even for locals. But more importantly, the burger miraculously balances greasy and fresh in a really mind-boggling way — the amazing quality of meat paired with just enough greasiness to satisfy the craving is a burger well done." Do you need any other reason to head to Le Parker Meridien right now?
- Bill's Bar and Burger's (22 Ninth Ave., 212-414-3003; 16 W. 51st St., 212-705-8510) bacon and cheddar burger has been raved about by several readers as the "burger of their dreams." Pink in the middle, just slightly greasy, no holds barred on the fixings, and, oh yeah, order those disco fries to come with. It's a burger-fry doozy that you'll want to take part in. Whether you hit up the Meatpacking District or Rockefeller Plaza location, Bill's won't disappoint.
- Reader Maggie touts J.G. Melon (1291 Third Ave., 212-650-1310) as her favorite spot for a damn good burger. Our take? It's a close replica to Corner Bistro's version — juicy, super simple in its "composition," and hearty to the max. If you're an Upper East Sider or just happen to be hanging around that area, you must stop in for a bite.
- Queens' diner chain Jackson Hole (various locations) specializes in burgers and is famous for its seven-ounce whopper. For that classic American diner feel paired with countless burger toppings at your dining disposal, Jackson Hole continues to keep customers satisfied. Warning: the burgers are so big, you may not be able to fit one into your mouth without the aid of a fork and knife!
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