Burgers

The Bedford

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Overview:

Popular, casual restaurant & a dark lounge offering creative, comforting American food & drink.

Information:

Address: 110 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Phone: (718) 302-1002

Neighborhood: Williamsburg

Price: $$-$$$


 

Coppelia  

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Overview:

This 24hr Latin diner has been a late night and early morning NYC staple for years. The laid back, no frills dining room is long and offers tons of table and counter seating. In terms of food there are a ton of choices to cure most cravings. You'll find a huge menu of comfort food classics with a Latin flare (think burgers with pulled pork, mac n' cheese with chicharrons). Breakfast is served all day and you can choose from things like hash with beef short rib & chile de arbol, huevos rancheros and empanadas. Portions are large, ingredients & plating are thoughtful and the price is very reasonable. Full bar is available.

Information:

Address: 207 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

Phone (212) 858-5001

Neighborhood: Chelsea

Price: $$


 

Nickel & Diner  


Overview:

Nickel & Diner is not your momma's diner. Opened in 2016 by a young couple from Hong Kong, the restaurant is a modern, upscale version of the traditional diner concept. The space is like a lifestyle Instagram dream with modern, sharp design elements everywhere. Patrons may grab a drink from their to-go coffee stand or sit at one of the many counter seats and booths. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with the menu changing slightly throughout the day. Breakfast ranges from classics like eggs benedict to more adventurous offerings like a kale cashew bowl with  sweet potato, avocado, asparagus, green beans & farro. Dinner is more upscale with items like steak tartare, crab fettuccine, and roasted branzino. The burger with griddled onions & American cheese is worth the trip alone. Full bar coming soon. 

Information:

Address1 Howard St, New York, NY 10013

Phone: (646) 870-6100

Neighborhood: Chinatown

Price: $$ -$$$


 

Black Tap


Overview

The small, casual storefront that was the original Black Tap opened just a few years ago and has rapidly expanded to 4 NYC locations. Restaurants range in size but each is laid back with an impressive coating of graffiti artwork. If you don't know this place you've probably still seen their milkshakes, um, everywhere that media exists and their massive lines at each store. They have over the top, ultra Instagrammable shakes coated with every type of sweet. The real star of the menu, however, are the sandwiches. You can choose from over12 options of creative burger toppings, falafel burger, or an excellent fried chicken. The menu undisputedly offers one of best burgers in New York and the classic is absolutely perfect - juicy & flavorful, topped with perfectly melted cheese, crisp fresh lettuce/tomato, and special sauce. It is undoubtedly worth the wait, and I NEVER say that. 

Information:

Address  529 Broome St, New York, NY 10013

Phone: (917) 639-3089

Neighborhood: Soho, Lower East Side, Midtown, Meatpacking

Website: https://blacktapnyc.com

Price: $$


 

The Cannibal Liquor House  


Overview

Cannibal Liquor House is a bar by the Cannibal team, located next door to the original restaurant. The atmosphere is casual & dark, with a large bar and plenty of seating. As the name would suggest, they offer an array of cocktails and an impressive menu of bar bites. The offerings are meat heavy but there is a surprising range of vegetable friendly dishes. There are tons of snacks to graze on like house made chips, everything pretzels, and onion rings all done very well. If you'd like something more substantial burrata, clams, and even octopus are available. The star is the sandwiches, most exciting of which is the towering fried green tomato "burger" that comes piled high with two patties, bacon, smoked aioli and goat cheese. It's a fun place for casual evening or happy hour specials. 

Information:

Address 111 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016

Phone:  (212) 685-5585

Neighborhood: Nomad

Website: http://thecanniballiquorhouse.com/

Price: $$-$$$


 

Dekalb Market Hall


Overview

New York's newest food hall has arrived, this time in downtown Brooklyn. The ambitious project houses 40 vendors with a massive variety in cuisine types. You will find famous NYC staples like Katz's & The Arepa Lady as well as many newcomers. Whether you are craving poke, paella or pierogies, your needs will be satisfied here. I would opt for the more adventurous items and try Korean steamed buns from Bunsmith , grilled Pakistani meats at BK Jani, or Vietnamese plates from Bunker. The hall is also equipped with a show kitchen, cocktail bar & daily live programming.

Information:

Address  445 Albee Square W, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone:    (914) 288-8100

Neighborhood: Downtown Brooklyn/Fort Greene  

Website: http://dekalbmarkethall.com/

Price: $-$$


 

A&E Supply Co.


Overview

I don't find my way into Gowanus very frequently, but A&E Supply owner Adam Harvey has given me (and many other people it seems) a reason to make the trip. The restaurant is part coffee shop, part butcher shop and part cafe. Harvey knows a thing or two about what he's doing, having come from the kitchens of Danny Meyer, Jean Georges, and David Burke. His restaurant is casual, with communal tables and a large open kitchen. The menu is stacked with comfort food like a buffalo chicken wedge salad, meatball parm, and hot fried chicken. The sandwiches are insanely good, with the meat coming from their own butcher shop. The roast beef with fried shallots, arugula and horse radish mayo will make you wonder why you ever bothered eating other roast beef before. When it comes to their burger they don't fuck around either. The meat is ground in house and served simply on a fresh bun with cheese and it is perfection. 

Information:

Address:  548 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone:  (718) 635-3388

Neighborhood: Gowanus  

Website:  http://www.aesupplyco.com/

Price: $$

Good for: sandwiches, brunch, groups, butcher shop, kids 


 

Harlem Shake


Overview

Holy fucking comfort food! This place is like my fat kid dreams come true. Harlem Shake has two locations open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. The interior is modeled after 1950's casual soda shops but luckily they have beer & wine as well. The menu reads like a novel of food that will cure any craving or hangover. There is a huge list of vastly different sandwiches from juicy fried chicken, to loaded hot dogs, and battered fried fish. The burgers are a special Pat LaFrieda meat blend and seared off perfectly. My favorites were the patty melts & grilled cheese which are stuffed with enough cheese to clog your heart for a month. All gluttony aside, the food is done extremely well and there wasn't one dish I wouldn't happily shove in my face again. Don't forget to grab a shake. 

Information:

Address  

100 W 124th St, New York, NY 10027

2162 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10029

Phone:  (212) 222-8300

Neighborhood: Harlem

Website:  https://www.harlemshakenyc.com/

Price: $$

Good for: burgers, sandwiches, comfort food 


 

2nd City


Information:

Address  525 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

Phone:   (917) 639-3262

Neighborhood: West Village

Website: https://www.2ndcityusa.com/

Price: $-$$

 

Overview

I met Jordan Andino on my birthday, and a happy birthday it was! He is the wide smiling, charming personality behind 2nd City. Jordan's colorful persona is reflected in his brightly colored restaurant and menu. The space is super tiny with just 12 bar seats, and you'll most certainly wait in line but it will be 100% worth it. The menu was first described to me as "Asian ingredients in Mexican vessels" which is pretty spot on. There are Filipino ingredients wrapped up in bao buns, tacos, burritos, and rice bowls. The fast casual menu is crazy flavorful and constantly updated with weekly specials to keep things interesting. If you want to eat literal crack, head there on the weekends for the plan b-rito which is a flour tortilla stuffed with longanisa, eggs, cheese, ham, avocado, bacon and salsa. 


 

BLT Steak

photo: http://sideways.nyc/

photo: http://sideways.nyc/


Overview

I found the epicenter of suits and business meetings and men that will hopefully marry me and give me a mansion so that I don't have to work anymore. It resides at a steakhouse in Midtown Manhattan. There are actually 12 locations of BLT Steak today, showing that yes, the public has spoken and they want more. The dining room is elegant & decorated sparsely. The menu consists of big fat California cabs and good ol' American steakhouse classics. The obvious staples are available - crab cakes, wedge salad, raw bar, and tuna tartar. There is a definite focus on presentation and fresh ingredients. Steaks are USD Prime with many cuts to choose from and an excellent char. If steak isn't your thing (because you have bad taste) the chef has allotted space for fish, lamb, chicken, and a massive assortment of side dishes. Bring someone else's wallet if you can; this doesn't come cheap. 

Information:

Address 106 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022

Phone:  (212) 752-7470

Neighborhood: Midtown East   

Website : http://bltrestaurants.com/blt-steak/new-york/

Price: $$$$

Good for: groups, meetings, work outings, special occasions, birthdays, meat so much meat


 

Pig Bleecker


Overview

Owners of my favorite summer time hang spot, Pig Beach, have opened a year-round venue in Greenwich Village. Unlike its sister, Pig Bleeker is contemporary and sleek...plus there's walls. Good god do I love the food that chef/owner Matt Abdoo pumps out of this kitchen. He describes his menu as “refined, smoke-centric comfort food." Lunch, dinner, and the soon-to-launch brunch are all a home run. At lunch time Abdoo serves up phenomenal sandwiches piled high with pit beef, smoked pastrami, double patty burgers, and muffalettas. At dinner you'll find refined comfort food like grandma's meatballs & lasagna with smoked duck ragu. They might have the greatest chicken on planet earth - smoked and then fried, served for the table with cheesy grits & waffles. Whether you go for sandwiches, fresh pasta, or a whole hunk of beef, every dish is guaranteed to delight. Easily my favorite restaurant opening of 2017. 

Information:

Address155 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

Phone:  (646) 756-5115

Neighborhood: Greenwich Village   

Website : http://www.pigbleeckernyc.com/

Price: $$$

Attire: Casual

Good for: sandwiches, burgers, so much meat, families, date night, brunch 


 

Atlantic Social


Overview 

Top chef alum Dale Talde has added a new project to the growing Three Kings Restaurant Group empire. This time they have ventured into the world of sports bars. Atlantic Social is situated behind the Barclays Center and it is truly a massive space. Have drinks & watch a game in one of three sprawling dining spaces or their 40 seat bar. The large communal space is perfect for playing trivia, shuffleboard, pool, or watching drunk friends sing karaoke. Fare includes crowd pleasing bar classics with a bit of a twist. You'll find general tso chicken wings, smoked ham & pineapple pizza and a double patty burger with special sauce. Talde has incorporated some higher-end bar food options as well if your whiskey buzz leaves you craving something a little bar-bougie. There are pastas, ciopino, and a ribeye on deck. 

Information:

Address673 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Phone(718) 623-2852

Neighborhood: Fort Greene    

Website :  http://www.atlanticsocialbk.com/

Price: $$

Attire: Casual

Good for: sports bars, games, groups, big screen tvs, better bar food, pool, great pan pizza


GOTHAM MARKET AT THE ASHLAND

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Photo : NY Times


Overview

Over the last several years NYC has exploded with food halls. The people have spoken, and variety packed into one convenient space is what they want. The second Gotham Market location has opened in Fort Greene with some newcomers as well as existing New York favorites. This location is vast and modern industrial with tons of seating and full bars. Here you'll choose from 7 options and eat your way around the globe without walking more than 20 steps. Grab barbecue ribs at Mason Jar, lobster rolls as Crabby Shack, and juicy fried chicken from Flip Bird. You can also have a semi-formal dining experience from tapas experts at Boqueria. 

Information:

Address:  590 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 212.599.0520

Neighborhood: Fort Greene

Website : http://www.gothamorg.com/gotham-market-ashland

Price: $-$$$

Attire: Casual

Good for: families, groups, variety, pizza, brunch, takeout & delivery


 

DBGB

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CROSTINI- wild mushrooms, red onion, watercress, ricotta salata

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THAI DOG - pork, green papaya slaw, peanuts, chili sauce, cilantro

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CARBONARA

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THE YANKEE BURGER - 7 oz beef patty with iceberg, tomato & vidalia onion on a sesame bun, essex st. pickle, vermont cheddar, crispy house-cured bacon, fries

 

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Address: 299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

Phone(212) 933-5300

www.dbgb.com

Craft

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SWEET POTATO VELOUTE - brussels sprout, apple & black trumpet mushrooms

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FLUKE CRUDO - citrus, jalapeño & fennel

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BEEF TARTARE - smoked egg, caper & potato chip

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KALE SALAD - dried currants, pecorino & pine nuts

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ROASTED SKATE - cauliflower, capers & almond

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GEMELLI PASTA - short rib ragu, kale

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CRAFT BURGER - brioche, smoked gouda, caramelized onion & fries

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APPLE TART TATIN - rosemary caramel & vanilla ice cream

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CHOCOLATE MOUSSE CAKE - orange, hazelnut & cocoa nib crumble

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ICE CREAM - earl grey, fudge ripple, cinnamon

SORBET - tangerine, grapefruit, roasted pineapple

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Address: 43 E 19th St, New York, NY 10003

Phone(212) 780-0880

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American Whiskey

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Fried Brussels Sprouts - pickled mustard seed aioli, pomegranate

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Grilled Royal Trumpet Mushrooms - aged balsamic

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Roasted Cauliflower - horseradish, housemade farmer’s cheese

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Country Fried Sweetbreads - spiced honey

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French Fries, Tater Tots, Ranch Dressing

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Striped Bass - winter squash purée, various herbs and flowers

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Beer-Brined Half Chicken - natural jus

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Burger - fra’mani capicolo, bibb, tomato

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Smoked Half Rack of Baby Back Ribs - housemade bbq, slaw

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Address: 247 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001

Phone(212) 967-1070

http://www.americanwhiskeynyc.com/

Tavern on Jane

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Bloody Mary

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LILLIAN'S COBB - grilled chicken, gorgonzola, red peppers, tomato, egg, bacon, red onion & blue cheese dressing

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BREAKFAST BURGER- pork roll, fried egg &  your choice of cheese

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VEGETABLE FRITTATA - three egg frittata with grana padano, fresh vegetables, served with home fries, fresh fruit & 7-grain toast

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HOMEMADE CORNED BEEF HASH - topped w/ two poached eggs with home fries, fresh fruit & 7-grain toast

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HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLL FRENCH TOAST - cream cheese butter spread, cinnamon sugar dust

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Address: 31 8th Ave, New York, NY 10014

Phone(212) 675-2526

http://tavernonjane.com/

Raw Material

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DRAKE BDAY MENU "IF YOU'RE NOT EATING THIS, IT'S TOO LATE"

Burrata with Wasabi Roe ($16) Lyrics: [Guest PARTYNEXTDOOR] “I get her hot like Wasabi” (“Preach")

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Double Quarter Pound Burger with cheese, BEATchup and pickles ($8) Lyrics: “I cook the beef well done on the double with cheese / Special order for anybody that’s comin’ for me.” (“6 P.M. in New York”)

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Alfredo Chicken Broth Mazamen Ramen with Chives and Chili Shrimp ($18) Lyrics: “V Live, I order that Alfredo pasta then eat in the kitchen like I’m in the mafia” (“No Tellin")

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Alfredo Chicken Broth Mazamen Ramen with Chives and Chili Shrimp ($18) Lyrics: “V Live, I order that Alfredo pasta then eat in the kitchen like I’m in the mafia” (“No Tellin")

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Double Fried Curry Chicken Leg with Curry French Fries ($18) Lyrics: "This shit a mothafuckin' lay up. I been Steph Curry with the shot. Been cookin' with the sauce, Chef Curry with the pot, boy 360 with the wrist, boy. " (0-100, The Catch Up)

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Seared Scallops with a Prosecco Garlic Buerre Blanc, Roasted Parsnip and Purple Carrots ($24) Lyrics: "And you do dinners at French Laundry in Napa Valley / Scallops and glasses of Dolce, that shit's right up your alley." Album: Drake, “The Ride" (Take Care, 2011) 

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 Three Cheese Grilled Cheese ($5)

Lyrics: “She on some up at 9am already cookin’ in the kitchen sh*t”. “Yeah, she workin’ with the spatula, I know she love flippin’ sh*t” (“Company”)

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Address: 131 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

Phone(212) 533-4684

www.rawmaterialnyc.com