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Manhattan & NJ (Bergen County) Restaurant Reviews

Ian Hunter's Guide to Manhattan and Bergen County, NJ's Best Restaurants, Bars, and Gourmet Markets

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TOP 20 HAMBURGERS LOCATIONS IN NYC
 
1) JG Melon: 1291 3rd Av @ 74th St: Classic dive bar featuring a near perfect burger....and a great Bloody Mary. There might be tastier burgers but when combined with the atmosphere and history - a must try.
  
2) Corner Bistro: 331 West 4th St @ Bank: Bohemian bar serving burgers, draft beer and an excellent juke to boot. Another NY institution that one must experience. Burger is huge!
 
3) Paul's Place: 131 2nd Av @ St Mark's Place: Considered by many the best burger in the city. Lunch, dinner or late night. 15 to choose from. Burgers are huge and incredibly tasty.
 
4) Burger Joint: 33 West 8th St @ 5th Ave; Also - 119 W 56th St @ 6th Av: Inside Le Parker Meridian Hotel; Located behind drapes in back of hotel! $7 burger which is made the way you like it.
 
5) Burger Bistro: 1663 1st Av @ 87th-88th; Owned by two friends who met at Morton’s steakhouse; Super fresh meat used in excellent burgers; Sell beer & wine.  Burgers with endless topping choices is what they sell. 
 
6) Island Burgers and Shakes: 766 Ninth Ave @ 51st St; Also 422 Amsterdam @ 80th; Great choice of burgers. Great food always. Energetic atmosphere and amazing aroma inside.
 
7) New York Burger Co: 303 Park Av @ 23rd St: Not too greasy or healthy. Multiple choices. True burger joint. Check out the mouthwatering burgers on their website.
 
8) Shake Shack: Madison Square Park @ 23rd St: Danny Meyer owned. Outdoors with long lines for shakes & awesome burgers. Other locations: 154 E 86th @ Lex-3rd;  366 Columbus @ 77th; and 691 8th Av @ 44th. 
 
9) Bill’s Bar & Burger:  22 9th Ave @ 13th; also 16 W 51st @ 5th Ave;  Upscale diner setting; Excellent burgers; Expanding empire deserves their rave reviews.     
 
10) Minetta Tavern:  113 MacDougal @ West 3rd; French/ American restaurant; Bistro setting and good bar scene; Known for their excellent burgers more than anything.    
 
11) PJ Clarkes: 915 3rd Avenue @ 55th St; Other locations; Grab a cheesburger and you'll be in heaven. Stone crabs too are great. Amazing after work bar scene as well.
 
12) Jackson Hole: 1611 2nd Av @ 83rd St /// 1270 Madison @ 91st St /// 232 E 64th St @ 2nd-3rd Ave /// 517 Columbus @ 85th St: Giant burgers and absolutely dozens to choose from. Monster in size. Also in Englewood!
 
13) Five Napkin Burger: 630 Ninth Av @ 44th St: Signature 5 Napkin Burger and 8 or 9 others to choose from. Menu has other entrees, salads. Other locations: 150 E 14th @ 3rd Av; and 2315 Broadway @ 84th. 
 
14) Royale: 157 Av C @ 9th - 10th St: "Royale with Cheese" burger simply amazing. Otherwise, a dive bar of sorts. Has sandwiches, salads. Get the classic burger.
 
15) Ruby’s:  219 Mulberry @ Spring-Prince;   Try the Bronte burger for $11 or one of their other 4-5 types. Also has nice menu of salads, pastas, breakfast items. Cash only
 
16) Mark: 33 St. Mark's @ 2nd-3rd Av; a/k/a Mark Burger. Come as sliders here... get a few! And a beer... Great bang for the buck. Underrated quality.
 
17) Burger & Barrel: 25 W Houston @ Greene-Mercer; a/k/a  B&B.  Prime Rib burgers. Wine pub as well!  Prime Rib dinner and other menu items. Lots of burgers to choose from around $15. Nicer place.
 
18) Five Guys: Has 9 locations in Manhattan. See website.  Assembly line-like set up. High quality. Not too huge but enough to fill you. Great fries. Diner atmosphere.
 
19) BLT Burgers: 470 6th Ave @ 11th Street: Owned by famed Laurent Tourondel; Gourmet burgers. Diner style. About 10 burgers to choose from. Kobe Hot Dogs. Appetizers.
  
20) Ruby Tuesdays: 585 7th Avenue @ 41st-42nd: Their huge menu includes a dozen or so amazing burgers. It's a chain restaurant but do yourself a favor and grab a burger at the bar.
 
20) Blue 9 Burger:  92 3rd Ave @ 12th-13th;  Also – 1415 2nd Av @ 73rd; 789 9th Av @ 52nd-53rd;  Mini-chain with reliable multiple burgers to choose from. Eat-in or take out. Fries are delicious.