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Burger Joint

119 W. 56th St., New York, NY, 10019
nr. Sixth Ave.
212-708-7414

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8
Food: 8
Service: 8
Décor: 7
"Recommended"

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80% would go back.

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Best for the money

By CLALLL on 2/26/2008

  • Overall Rating: 0
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  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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94 out of 214 people found this review helpful.

Possibly too good?

By StudMuff on 7/26/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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324 out of 669 people found this review helpful.

A must visit!

By pegarta on 7/30/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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358 out of 701 people found this review helpful.

Sublime Burgers

By spmp on 6/19/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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297 out of 636 people found this review helpful.

Unbelievable

By kanyoni on 5/24/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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!

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285 out of 592 people found this review helpful.

a top, but not the top burger

By dtulsa on 3/13/2004

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

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...

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278 out of 627 people found this review helpful.

grilled up real nice

By lisa_bliss on 1/8/2004

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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268 out of 547 people found this review helpful.

Look for the little neon burger at the hallway end!

By wudzee on 12/1/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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260 out of 548 people found this review helpful.

Are the Rumors True?

By hungryjacq on 7/25/2003

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 3
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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353 out of 677 people found this review helpful.

Move Over,McD's!

By adsong on 7/1/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

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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