Minetta Tavern, Black Label Burger. Image: aht.seriouseats.com

While it’s Sunday and it’s uncertain what to eat.  I think about New York.  I think about hamburgers in New York.  After just checking in on Burger of the Month Club… those “7 guys on a quest to find the best burgers in the five boroughs,” I must politely disagree on their recent rankings.  And guys: you really should have one chick on your club.  Girls like to eat.  Their picks (from 1 to 10): Peter Lugers, Donovan’s Pub, City Hall, Primehouse, Bobby Van’s Grille, Burger Joint, Landmarc, Genesis, Royal and Black Iron Burger.


the spotted pig.

Everyone likes to debate a burger, so please, tell me yours.

Look, I love Luger’s like the next guy.  If you haven’t had Midwest beef lately, you aren’t living. New York has it’s share of burgers; different dressings, buns and meat preparations. I love hamburgers.  Drumroll, please. This is MY LIST … in no particular order. Minetta Tavern, P.J. Clarkes, Corner Bistro, JG Melon’s, Spotted Pig, McHales (RIP), Chumley’s (hey, showing signs of life), Steak Shack, McSorelys, and Tavern on Jane.

Disagree with me or the professional burger guys?  Tell me…seriously, I want to know your secrets.


P.J. Clarke's image via: Esquire.