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119 W. 56th St., New York, NY, 10019
nr. Sixth Ave.
Best for the money
By CLALLL on 2/26/2008
No question about it, the best for the cost. Nicely proportioned, perfectly charred, juicy, the right bun. Only that the meat doesnot have much flavor. Resto's has better meat flavor, but costs nearly double.
Possibly too good?
By StudMuff on 7/26/2005
I consider myself to be something of a cheeseburger connoisseur and have made it my mission to eat at all the top burger places in the city. I've been about everywhere there is to go and I assure you that you will not find a better cheeseburger/fries combo than Burger Joint (BJ), unless of course if you don't want "The Works" (lettuce, tomato, onion...) In which case the burger is still exceptional but takes second place in the citywide taste contest to none other than PJ Clarke's. YOu have to check this place out.
A must visit!
By pegarta on 7/30/2004
The Burger Joint, tucked away behind a floor-to-ceiling curtain in the lobby of the Le Parker Meridien, in a must-visit for any New York City visitor. The menu is simple (hamburger or cheeseburger? fries? soda or beer?) but the food is incredible and the value is unbeatable. But what's even better is the "I-a-NYC-secret" feeling you know from eating there! If you're going for lunch, arrive early...lunch hour is packed with local businesspeople who flock there.
By spmp on 6/19/2004
Simple, straightforward, great burgers at an amazing price for mid-town. Not sure how they do it, but these are way better than corner bisto or jg melons. To prove it, just try tasting the meat with nothing on it at each of these 3 places. You will have no doubts thereafter. To avoid the lines, go in the evening it is much more relaxed.
By kanyoni on 5/24/2004
While visiting New York I stayed at the Meridien. Great Hotel. The best breakfast at Norma's. I don't remember(!) how I found the Burger Joint. Check out the A-List of people who have signed the wall. The burgers hit the spot, the atmosphere a breath of fresh air. Go check this place out!
a top, but not the top burger
By dtulsa on 3/13/2004
a definite go-to place for a burger. no complaints whatsoever. great vibe -- a ny hideaway. competitive with corner bistro (i'd say beats due to vibe), old town bar, and jg melon, though i'd give a slight nod to melon's burger. best burger still at a steakhouse (luger, bobby van's). mcdonald's-type fries also good. nevertheless, the search for a great burger AND great fries in one ny spot continues...
grilled up real nice
By lisa_bliss on 1/8/2004
i think the best time to get there if you're going for lunch is at noon. if you go much after that you'll get hit by the rush. i don't think this place is a secret anymore. we managed to snag a table for 2 but our food took at least 25 minutes to arrive. good burger.. fries need salt though. i couldn't find it cuz it was so crowded! this listing says to take the N R Q W line but it's much more convenient if you take the F to 57th. it's right there.
Look for the little neon burger at the hallway end!
By wudzee on 12/1/2003
As long as you don't need to eat during the lunch hour, you can't beat this combination of economy and taste in the most basic of American eats. Hamburger, cheeseburger, french fries, pickles or brownies with a soda, seating for a couple dozen or on the run. Fun.
Are the Rumors True?
By hungryjacq on 7/25/2003
I like burgers as much as the next person. Really. Maybe even more. Not as confident as others that these burgers are the second coming. I'm still more partial to Jackson Hole-style, too-big-to-finish-in-one-sitting burgers. These are definitely among the best for burgers you can actually pick up with your hands. Just don't be surprised...the decor belies the UWS location.
By adsong on 7/1/2003
Once,there was a bar at this location.Before that,this was a small restaurant serving upscale food,and buffet.Now its THE BURGER JOINT!.A tiny hamburger oasis for the meat and bun deprived. One would not expect such a "Joint"in the "Hoidy-Toidy"Parker Meridien,however, its a pleasurable find,and reasonable at that! A burger will run you about $4.50, and it is really good. Seek and ye shall find it.(Hint;its on the left side of the lobby, on the northwest side,hidden behind the curtains)
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