Mon-Fri, 10:30am-11pm; Sat, 11am-11pm; Sun, 11am-10pm
F, M at 23rd St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
8th St. to 38th St., Hudson River to Fifth Ave.
Neither practically virtuous like Better Burger nor unapologetically greasy-spoon like Burger Joint, New York Burger claims the middle ground in the city's burgeoning beef-patty wars. The menu's fancy but not too: beef, chicken, turkey, and veggie burgers come on brioche buns with homemade condiments, and fries are cooked in soybean oil. The mid-century decor harks back to a pre-Super Size Me time, when burgers were on the brink of becoming our national food.