Three spots for a killer burger in New York

by Anja Mutic on December 21, 2009

Shake Shack

Shake Shack

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There are burger joints aplenty in New York — but where do you go for really good stuff? While every New Yorker has their favorite burger spot, these three haunts around town will please even the most particular hamburger obsessive. The first two are a walk away from any West Village or Chelsea hotel. The last is ideal if you’re staying at a hotel in Gramercy or Murray Hill.

The Black Label hamburger at the recently opened Minetta Tavern has been all the rage. Made with dry-aged Pat La Frieda beef and delicious caramelized onions, it’s undoubtedly superb — but does cost a premium at $26 per pop! 113 MacDougal St.

If your budget’s a bit tighter, Corner Bistro offers the best cheap burger in town. The meat is super juicy, it comes with all sorts of yummy trimmings and, best of all, costs under $7. Plus it’s in a landmark bar that has been buzzing for seemingly ever. 331 W 4th St.

At Shake Shack, Danny Meyer’s Madison Square Park food stand, you’re likely to stand in line for your grub but the reward is worth every minute of the wait. You’ll get a burger so good and tasty that you’ll be back for more. No wonder: the meat is ground fresh and hand-formed daily! Madison Ave & East 23 St.

–Anja Mutić of EverTheNomad.

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NYCityMama December 21, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Great choices! I would also like to add Petey’s Burger in Astoria (on 30st St) as well as Five Guys in West Village (7th Avenue)…and they are super family friendly. Oh and if the Shake Shack in Madison Sq. Park is too much to deal with, the one on Columbus Ave has indoor seating and though lines can also get long, my family of 5 have yet to have to wait too long for a nice butter burger there : ) Ok. Hungry now.

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