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Burger Joint

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

Avg. Rating

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

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

80% would go back.

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Best for the money

By CLALLL on 2/26/2008

  • Overall Rating: 0
  • Food: (NA)
  • Service: (NA)
  • Décor: (NA)
  • 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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100 out of 226 people found this review helpful.

Terrible Service

By january12 on 2/27/2008

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

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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108 out of 199 people found this review helpful.

DON'T BOTHER

By betteroffffed on 12/6/2011

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

This place is a complete disgrace on every level. McDonald's quality fries, badly over-cooked sub-par burger and stylized tourist-trap attempt to be funky and original. Stand in line with all the tourists for this garbage? Never again! Give it a pass.

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82 out of 172 people found this review helpful.

Decent Burger

By centralpark on 4/11/2003

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • Yes, I would go back!

It's a great deal for a decent burger, but only for the neighborhood. There are better burgers all over town.

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287 out of 536 people found this review helpful.

Better burgers in 100 coffee shops in NYC

By hslev on 1/6/2010

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

The way everyone raves about this place I was expecting something special. All I got was a big disappointment. The burger isn't as good as my local coffee shop; the fries are nowhere as good as McDonald's. The setting is drab and depressing. If I were a European tourist staying at the hotel it might be a fun alternative to room service, but as a New Yorker I'll never set foot in there again.

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161 out of 329 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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359 out of 686 people found this review helpful.

Extremely disappointing

By dimensionless on 1/4/2010

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 10
  • No, I would not go back!

I went to the Burger Joint expecting to find the "best burgers in NY", as stated by countless reviews and tourist guide books. What I was served was a ball of grocery-store-grade ground beef with a slice of tomato, lettuce and pickles, between two pieces of cheap hamburger bread. When I go for "the best burger in town", I expect to taste something beyond the regular hamburger, with unique spices, sauce and high-quality meat. I also expect good fresh bread. If I want to eat a patty of flavorless ground meat, I'll do it in my own kitchen. The setting is extremely cool, and I think is worth the detour. But do yourself a favor and skip the food. Your money will be better invested at your nearest McDonald's.

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165 out of 319 people found this review helpful.

Disappointing!

By Jveldkamp on 3/5/2011

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

As a semi-professional cook from Europe I think this was a enormous disappointment. I was told to go to this place to find the best hamburger in New York. I expected something with outstanding flavor. I don't get the cheap bread, bread is I think as much as important as the quality of the meat itself. I thought there would be a homemade hamburger sauce which can give a hamburger this unique unexpected touch. Cheap cheddar cheese, a slice of poor quality tomato. Overall it was really disappointing. Even the seasoning was way to poor. A bit more salt and pepper would be a huge improvement. People are flattered by the location in such a nice hotel, and therefore like this place. But the hospitality of the burger joint has nothing to do with the hospitality of the hotel itself. My hunt for the best burger isn't over yet!

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109 out of 244 people found this review helpful.

Awful Service but..

By drsdakhil on 4/10/2008

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

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

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61 out of 100 people found this review helpful.

poor new yorkers

By iloveit on 1/1/2009

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

it was O K but is it worth $7? I feel sad that it's hard to find cheap & good food here.

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