As a Burger Week special, here's a map of burger recommendations from some of New York's most popular chefs. Find out where Dale Talde, Marc Murphy, George Mendes, Bobby Flay, Gabe Thompson, and Geoffrey Zakarian go for burgers:Read More
Burger Recommendations From New York's Hottest Chefs
1. Petey's Burger
2. Big Nick's Burger & Pizza Joint
3. ABC Kitchen
4. B & B Winepub (Burger & Barrel)
5. Peter Luger Steak House
6. J. G. Melon
Bobby Flay, Mesa Grill and Bar Americain: “My favorite burger in the city is from J.G. Melon on 74th and 3rd Avenue. Nothing fancy—just a simple burger with American cheese cooked on the griddle. I grew up eating this burger, and it actually inspired me to cook my burgers on the griddle. The patty gets a great crust on it that way.”
7. The Spotted Pig
Gabe Thompson, L'Artusi, Dell'Anima, L'Apicio: "The burger at the Spotted Pig is awesome! Only three great ingredients: bun, meat and Roquefort. The shoestring fries with garlic and rosemary are addictive. I always ask for mustard (mayo is not an option there). Always perfectly seasoned and cooked!"
Michael Berardino, Angolo Soho: "The Spotted Pig is my go-to. Because of my work schedule and how late the restaurant is open, it's very convenient. I would get the chargrilled burger with Roquefort cheese after work when I was nearby working at dell'anima, and now it's still my favorite burger to grab after work at Angolo SoHo."
8. Mile End Sandwich
10. Minetta Tavern
Thistle Hill Tavern, and Pork Slope: “It’s gotta be Minetta Tavern’s Black Label Burger. Seriously, believe the hype. It’s like eating a steak between two buns. For a burger I’d eat everyday though, it’d hands down be Shake Shack’s Double Shackburger. So damn good.”
Ben Daitz, Num Pang: "I know it's typical but the Minetta Burger is my absolute favorite — the quality of meat is insane and it is served at a perfect medium rare with caramelized onions. The ratio of beef to onion to bun is just right and so delicious."