Mon-Fri, 11am-10pm; Sat-Sun, noon-9pm
1 at South Ferry; 2, 3 at Wall St.; 4, 5 at Bowling Green; R at Whitehall St.-South Ferry
American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
State St. to Vesey St., Water St. to South End Ave.
Burger Burger quickly earned a following in the financial district when it opened in 2007. As the name hints, the specialty is grilled beef patties. The tiny storefront evokes a concession stand, with white walls and a salmon-colored tile floor. There’s a narrow stainless-steel counter to accommodate diners, with a half dozen matching stools. Most of the space is devoted to the ever-busy grill and the prep. The basic burger is six ounces of fresh, Angus-certified chuck and sirloin. With a 85 to 15 ratio of meat to fat, the burger is fairly lean, but still juicy, and seared to a good char. A dozen versions combine toppings from blue cheese, chili, and bacon to fried eggs and even guacamole. Brioche is the burger-bearer here, a slightly luxe touch that adds richness. Unground fare includes admirably moist grilled chicken-breast sandwiches and Nathan’s hot dogs with various toppings. Only the fries don’t rise above the ordinary, but given the quality of the burgers, it’s no deal-breaker.Recommended Dishes
Turkey burger, $10.50; Cajun chicken sandwich, $10; bacon cheese burger, $12; Stone Street burger, $12.50