At noon today, April Bloomfiled and Ken Friedman — the chef and restaurateur behind The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, and The John Dory — opened their new casual restaurant Salvation Burger in Midtown East's Pod 51 hotel. Bloomfield is serving burgers made with grass-fed beef that's butchered in-house. The menu also includes house-smoked hot dogs, a veggie burger, a crispy fish sandwich, salads, jalapeño fritters, fries, pies, and fancy shakes. The hefty Salvation Burger, with caramelized onions and Taleggio, is $25. The double-stacked Classic Burger with special sauce is $17.
Bloomfield recently told the Times: "I love burgers and I take pride in cooking them, but I always wanted to grind my own meat and make all the other stuff." The buns, condiments, and pickles are all made in-house. The Classic Burger even includes a version of processed cheese that Bloomfield and her crew are making at the restaurant.
Salvation Burger is open for lunch and dinner daily from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. Take a look around, check out the menu below, and if you happen to stop by, let us know what you think.
230 East 51st Street, Midtown East
Status: Certified Open