Gotham Burger opened its doors to the dining public last week, joining Amsterdam Burger Company in the Upper West Side kosher burger joint game. But according to Tablet Mag, this place is so much more than just a kosher burger joint. Co-owner Avi Roth?a London-born restaurateur who worked in developmental psychology before going to the Center for Kosher Culinary Arts in Brooklyn?envisions this as a full-on kosher sports bar.
The restaurant's got everything anyone could want from that concept: 75 seats, a VIP lounge, a courtyard on the way, burgers (but not cheeseburgers of course) served on brioche buns, fries that are apparently really good, and pareve shakes. Ravi and his business partners also own another Gotham Burger in Teaneck, N.J, which opened last year with a more standard kosher burger joint concept. The menu of burgers, fries, and shakes there has inspired comparisons to Shake Shack. But kosher.
Gotham Burger is open for lunch and dinner Sunday through Thursday, and from 10:15 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Saturdays. It's closed Fridays.
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· New Gotham Burger Brings Something Unique to Manhattan: a Kosher Sports Bar [Tablet]