Burger Joint

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80 Good

Hidden behind floor-to-ceiling curtains in the lobby of midtown’s elegant Parker Meridien hotel, this joint is a dirty little secret with a great cheap cheeseburger.

119 W. 56th St., New York, NY, 10019



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The lowdown

Look for the neon burger hiding against a wall in the lobby of midtown’s elegant Parker Meridien hotel, then duck behind the curtains to find this tiny, windowless, ramshackle room where the only food you can order are fast-food-style burgers, fries, and pickles on the side, all of which are paragons of the form. Though Burger Joint is now a mini-chain, this original location’s tucked-away location is what makes it so special, even if it stopped being an actual secret long ago.

What you need to know

Recommended DishesCheeseburger; French fries.

DrinksBeer & Wine Only