Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published May 15th 2011
Many people fancy themselves burger connoisseurs, just like there are wine connoisseurs. These people are on a quest to find the best burger.
Local burger aficionados may make it part of their weekend routine while out-of-towners may make it part of their vacation plans. No matter what the reason is for you wanting to find the best burgers in New York City, you've got to at least know where to start. Below are five burger "joints" said to be the best in NYC. You decide which one you think deserves the title.
This restaurant is located in SoHo and bills itself as a burger restaurant and wine bar. You may be able to kill two birds with one stone and find the best wine in New York City while hunting for the best burger. The restaurant also claims to provide a romantic but casual setting for enjoying your burger and wine, so you don't have to worry about dressing up to go here. Prices are in the moderate range; the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner every day.
Burger Joint, Le Parker Meridien, 119 W. 56th Street (6th Avenue)
The location of this restaurant will surprise you; it's in one of New York City's more upscale hotels. The restaurant isn't upscale, however, in fact, it's actually an ordinary snack bar that serves burgers, fries, shakes, and beer for the adults. Lunch and dinner are served at this out-of-the way place, and it is open late on Friday and Saturday nights. Bring cash, though, credit cards are not accepted.
Corner Bistro, 331 W. 4th Avenue Street (8th Avenue and Jane Street)
This is a popular stopping-off point after a bar or pub crawl, but you can also grab lunch or dinner there, too. It has a full bar, but it's very kid-friendly, though, so don't worry about bringing your whole family. This is another burger restaurant that doesn't accept credit cards. So, leave the plastic in your wallet and fork over the good old folding stuff. Don't worry, you won't be letting go of that much; prices are very reasonable.
You'll have to leave the City itself if you want to eat here, but the trip is worth. New York City residents from all five boroughs come here to eat. That makes the old adage: "If you want to find the best food, go where the locals do" very true. Prices are reasonable, but again, bring cash; credit cards aren't accepted. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, so you can grab a burger whenever you're ready.
Located in East Village, this is the restaurant to go to if you want to be able to tell everybody that you ate a $19 burger, because that's how much they cost. This restaurant is considered a more reasonably-priced alternative to the Daniel Boulud restaurant, but reservations are still suggested. Besides burgers, you can also order American or French dishes. You can enjoy these at lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, or during brunch or dinner hours on Saturday and Sunday.