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119 W. 56th St., New York, NY, 10019
nr. Sixth Ave.
By mdonn69 on 3/8/2009
The burgers melt in your mouth and they are so good you almost inhale them! Fries are served hot, not like most restaurants. And to think that I met Paul Rudd and Jason Segel! Weh hew! And might I add that the Burger Joint was my first pit stop and I bumped into two Hollywood stars! Well worth the wait.
It's no surprise that Burger Joint served up a fantastic burger.
By TheForestEnds on 3/5/2009
Being a bit of a burger harlot, I've been to most so-called best burger places in NY. So far, this is probably the first that has actually stood up to it's acclaim. The burger was juicy and delicious, and the fries were hot, fresh and perfectly cooked. I will definitely be back soon. Maybe even tonight... Hmmmm...
No frills, great value!
By CynicalSunshine5 on 2/27/2009
It's crowded, but there's a reason for that - cheap, juicy burgers and beer! It's quirky decor reminds me of burger joints in the small town I grew up in - no frills, just good food. Feels very authentic.
poor new yorkers
By iloveit on 1/1/2009
it was O K but is it worth $7? I feel sad that it's hard to find cheap & good food here.
Great food, great NY price
By epiercey on 11/4/2008
the best burger place i have found in nyc by far. really busy during lunch, but worth the wait. go for the works.
Fantastic burgers, great diner atmosphere
By dfwnyc on 6/12/2008
I stumbled upon Burger Joint late on a Friday night with no expectations. What I got was a delicious burger on perfectly toasted buns, great fries, and good beer for an amazing price (I recommend getting a pitcher of Sam Adams if with a group--the value was astonishing.) My friends and I ended up staying and chatting for over an hour, ordering more food, and loving the oldies jukebox-style classics that kept playing over the speakers. At one point during our meal "You've Lost that Lovin Feeling" came on and everyone in the restaurant started singing. What more can I say?
What a find!
By estrings on 5/30/2008
Fabulous burgers and fries. Great value for a burger in the city. Worth the sometimes long wait in line. Go with a friend so they can scoop up seats while you wait in line. Decor is unimportant in a burger place, so don't expect much. Know what you want and be ready to pay when you get to the front of the line and you won't have any problems with service. Tried the brownie...it was only average. Good luck finding it!
Awful Service but..
By drsdakhil on 4/10/2008
The burger is flavoured and juicy but expect the the ultimate rudness from the staff, and you might face a long line to order and long wait for a table
The love affair continues
By food_is_amazing on 3/10/2008
I love the Burger Joint. Love love love. I go once every few months (and work out in between visits); it is where my birthday "pre-game" began, and where I would have ended my birthday, if I had not already gone to the Shake Shack for lunch. (The Burger Joint burgers are better, if only marginally so; the Burger Joint fries are better, and markedly so.) Bring cash, open arteries, and a sense of humor (which is what you will need when you find yourself eating a proletariat burger in the aristocratic lobby of the Parker Meridien Hotel).
By january12 on 2/27/2008
We have been to this place twice before, and really liked it. Liked it enough that we had a gift certificate given to us for our wedding. Turns out they wouldn't accept it. The woman behind the counter kept calling it a 'fake!' Quite embarrassing actually. She gave us such attitude saying it was a 'fake' and couldn't accept it. Even after we explained it was part of our wedding gift. It could have been delt with so much better, the dismissal was the worst. Now we have to go back to the person that gave us the gift, and he has to try and get his money a back. Again embarassing. Such poor customer service in dealing with this issue.
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