clock menu more-arrow no yes
Pat LaFrieda with a dry aged Porterhouse. All photos by Nick Solares

The Essential Dry Aged Burgers of New York City

In honor of Burger Week, an updated guide to the greatest dry aged burgers in New York City.

View as Map

New York, by virtue of its rich culture of steakhouses, is the dry aged capital of the world. More dry aged beef is sold and consumed here than anywhere else, and not surprisingly, it makes its way into plenty of hamburgers.

Dry aging is the process of tenderizing and enhancing the flavor of beef by letting it desiccate naturally in a controlled environment. It is a costly process, since it leads to shrinkage, but the flavor is incomparable, full of nutty, funky, and earthy notes. Steakhouses have been serving dry aged burgers made from chopping the trim of steaks for decades, but more recently the practice has become increasingly popular outside of the steakhouse. This movement kicked into high gear when the Black Label burger blend by Pat LaFrieda debuted at Minetta Tavern back in 2009. Since then, dry aged burgers have been popping up all over town.

This updated list features some new burgers by chef Josh Capon at Bowery Meat Company as well as a new blend from Smith & Wollensky, who have started adding rib meat to their blend.

Here are 19 delicious dry aged hamburgers to try in NYC:

Restaurants are listed in alphabetical order

Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Ai Fiori

Copy Link
400 5th Ave
New York, NY 10018
(212) 695-4005
Visit Website
The White Label Burger features a custom dry aged blend from Pat LaFrieda and comes topped with Nueske's bacon, white American cheese (of course!), pickles and pommes dauphines. $22.

2. The Brazen Fox

Copy Link
106 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10003
The bone marrow burger at this East Village pub lives up to its name. Dry aged sirloin, bone marrow, and sweet onion come served on a buttered bun with fries. $22.

3. The Brindle Room

Copy Link
277 E 10th St
New York, NY 10009
(212) 529-9702
Visit Website
Made with the dry aged trimmings from The Brindle Room owners' New Jersey steakhouse, Sebastian's, the appropriately named Steakhouse Burger is an incredible bargain at $12.

4. The Butterfly

Copy Link
225 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013
(646) 692-4943
Visit Website
Technically this is a patty melt not a hamburger, but since it uses the same White Label burger blend as Ai Fiori, it merits inclusion here, Served with gruyere and American cheese on rye toast. $18.

5. Cherche Midi

Copy Link
Read Review |
282 Bowery
New York, NY 10012
(212) 226-3055
Visit Website
Chefs Shane McBride and Daniel Parilla went through dozens of blends and combinations before arriving at the dry aged prime rib burger. It's served with a bacon marmalade, roasted mushrooms, aged gruyere cheese, and pommes frites. $21.

6. Daddy-O

Copy Link
44 Bedford St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 414-8884
Visit Website
Daddy-O's owner Philip Casaceli reportedly drove Pat LaFrieda crazy perfecting the custom dry aged blend for his burger. You will be glad he did. Served on a classic sesame seed bun with lettuce, tomato and red onion, and tater tots on the side. $15.

7. The Gander

Copy Link
15 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 229-9500
Visit Website
Chef Jesse Schenker serves up a classic dry aged burger topped with a healthy dose of cheddar. It's served on a potato roll with house made bread and butter pickles, and comes with a side of fries. $16. Lunch/brunch only.

8. Minetta Tavern

Copy Link
113 Macdougal St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 475-3850
Visit Website
One of NYC's seminal hamburgers. The Black Label wasn't the first dry aged burger, but it is arguably the most influential. It remains the most luxurious blend out there, featuring dry aged ribsteak topped simply with caramelized onions. $27.

9. The NoMad Bar

Copy Link
10 W 28th St
New York, NY 10001
The newly minted NoMad Bar debuted with a dry aged burger topped with cheddar, red onion, and pickles. $17.

10. Roberta's Pizza

Copy Link
Read Review |
261 Moore St
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 417-1118
Visit Website
The lunch-only burger at Roberta's "packs more flavor than most steaks around town," according to Eater critic Ryan Sutton. The dry aged patty is served on a potato roll with American cheese, romaine, and onion. $16.

11. Pennsylvania 6

Copy Link
132 W 31st St
New York, NY 10001
(212) 727-3666
Visit Website
The Penn6 burger from this Midtown sports bar is chopped in-house, and features dry aged sirloin topped with Jasper Hill aged cheddar. It's served on a toasted potato bun with hand cut fries. $19.

12. Peter Luger Steak House

Copy Link
178 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 387-7400
Visit Website
Peter Luger, the steakhouse icon, famously only serves USDA prime beef and grinds the trimmings from its prized dry aged porterhouses to make this no-frills, lunch-only hamburger. $12.

13. Porter House New York

Copy Link
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
(212) 823-9500
Visit Website
Chef Michael Lomonaco serves a proprietary and top secret dry aged blend made by butcher Pat LaFrieda. Served on a brioche sesame seed bun, French fries, lettuce, and tomato with choice of cheddar, swiss, or blue cheese. $19 lunch, $27. At dinner it's listed on the bar menu only, but ask for it in the dining room and the chef is more than happy to provide.

14. Smith & Wollensky

Copy Link
20 E 49th St
New York, NY 10017
(212) 753-1530
Visit Website
The burger at this classic Midtown steakhouse was recently completely revamped, and now features dry aged ribsteak, brisket, and filet mignon from the restaurant's legendary meat locker. Available in the grill room all day and the dining room at lunch, though if you ask nicely you might persuade the kitchen to send one out at dinner. At $18, it's a one of the city's bargains in dry aged beef.

15. Maloney & Porcelli

Copy Link
37 E 50th St
New York, NY 10022
(212) 750-2233
Visit Website
This lunch-only burger is blended in-house using dry aged beef from the restaurant's meat locker, and comes topped with a mushroom marmalade and cheddar cheese.

16. Keens Steakhouse

Copy Link
72 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018
(212) 947-3636
Visit Website
Keens's burger is made from dry aged beef seared in the broiler, and has all the hallmarks of the restaurant's steaks – a pronounced tang from the age box and run-down-your-sleeve juiciness.

17. 21 Club

Copy Link
21 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 582-7200
Visit Website
21 Club debuted America's original gourmet hamburger in 1950. The current version however, is quite different than that meatloaf-like patty, and uses a dry aged blend from Master Purveyors served on a challah bun. It is an excellent burger, but sells for a wallet busting $34. Still, this is one of the city's most classic restaurants and the burger is a once in a lifetime deal.

18. Bowery Meat Company

Copy Link
Read Review |
9 E 1st St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 460-5255
Visit Website
Josh Capon, winner of many a Burger Bash, makes a strong showing at his newly minted meat emporium off of the Bowery. Structurally the burger is similar to his offerings at Lure and Burger and Barrel but this one amps up the flavor with dry aged beef. It's topped with with onions and raclette cheese, and only gets "cheffy" with the inclusion of a tomato aioli. $22, comes with fries.

19. Whitmans

Copy Link
406 E 9th St
New York, NY 10009
(212) 228-8011
Visit Website
The "Mangold" burger at this East Village burger joint features dry aged brisket topped with melted cheddar cheese, red onions and horseradish cream sauce on a toasted sesame seed bun.

Loading comments...

1. Ai Fiori

400 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018
The White Label Burger features a custom dry aged blend from Pat LaFrieda and comes topped with Nueske's bacon, white American cheese (of course!), pickles and pommes dauphines. $22.
400 5th Ave
New York, NY 10018

2. The Brazen Fox

106 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003
The bone marrow burger at this East Village pub lives up to its name. Dry aged sirloin, bone marrow, and sweet onion come served on a buttered bun with fries. $22.
106 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10003

3. The Brindle Room

277 E 10th St, New York, NY 10009
Made with the dry aged trimmings from The Brindle Room owners' New Jersey steakhouse, Sebastian's, the appropriately named Steakhouse Burger is an incredible bargain at $12.
277 E 10th St
New York, NY 10009

4. The Butterfly

225 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Technically this is a patty melt not a hamburger, but since it uses the same White Label burger blend as Ai Fiori, it merits inclusion here, Served with gruyere and American cheese on rye toast. $18.
225 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013

5. Cherche Midi

282 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
Read Review |
Chefs Shane McBride and Daniel Parilla went through dozens of blends and combinations before arriving at the dry aged prime rib burger. It's served with a bacon marmalade, roasted mushrooms, aged gruyere cheese, and pommes frites. $21.
282 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

6. Daddy-O

44 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014
Daddy-O's owner Philip Casaceli reportedly drove Pat LaFrieda crazy perfecting the custom dry aged blend for his burger. You will be glad he did. Served on a classic sesame seed bun with lettuce, tomato and red onion, and tater tots on the side. $15.
44 Bedford St
New York, NY 10014

7. The Gander

15 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011
Chef Jesse Schenker serves up a classic dry aged burger topped with a healthy dose of cheddar. It's served on a potato roll with house made bread and butter pickles, and comes with a side of fries. $16. Lunch/brunch only.
15 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011

8. Minetta Tavern

113 Macdougal St, New York, NY 10012
One of NYC's seminal hamburgers. The Black Label wasn't the first dry aged burger, but it is arguably the most influential. It remains the most luxurious blend out there, featuring dry aged ribsteak topped simply with caramelized onions. $27.
113 Macdougal St
New York, NY 10012

9. The NoMad Bar

10 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001
The newly minted NoMad Bar debuted with a dry aged burger topped with cheddar, red onion, and pickles. $17.
10 W 28th St
New York, NY 10001

10. Roberta's Pizza

261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Read Review |
The lunch-only burger at Roberta's "packs more flavor than most steaks around town," according to Eater critic Ryan Sutton. The dry aged patty is served on a potato roll with American cheese, romaine, and onion. $16.
261 Moore St
Brooklyn, NY 11206

11. Pennsylvania 6

132 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001
The Penn6 burger from this Midtown sports bar is chopped in-house, and features dry aged sirloin topped with Jasper Hill aged cheddar. It's served on a toasted potato bun with hand cut fries. $19.
132 W 31st St
New York, NY 10001

12. Peter Luger Steak House

178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Peter Luger, the steakhouse icon, famously only serves USDA prime beef and grinds the trimmings from its prized dry aged porterhouses to make this no-frills, lunch-only hamburger. $12.
178 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211

13. Porter House New York

10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019
Chef Michael Lomonaco serves a proprietary and top secret dry aged blend made by butcher Pat LaFrieda. Served on a brioche sesame seed bun, French fries, lettuce, and tomato with choice of cheddar, swiss, or blue cheese. $19 lunch, $27. At dinner it's listed on the bar menu only, but ask for it in the dining room and the chef is more than happy to provide.
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

14. Smith & Wollensky

20 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017
The burger at this classic Midtown steakhouse was recently completely revamped, and now features dry aged ribsteak, brisket, and filet mignon from the restaurant's legendary meat locker. Available in the grill room all day and the dining room at lunch, though if you ask nicely you might persuade the kitchen to send one out at dinner. At $18, it's a one of the city's bargains in dry aged beef.
20 E 49th St
New York, NY 10017

15. Maloney & Porcelli

37 E 50th St, New York, NY 10022
This lunch-only burger is blended in-house using dry aged beef from the restaurant's meat locker, and comes topped with a mushroom marmalade and cheddar cheese.
37 E 50th St
New York, NY 10022

Related Maps

16. Keens Steakhouse

72 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018
Keens's burger is made from dry aged beef seared in the broiler, and has all the hallmarks of the restaurant's steaks – a pronounced tang from the age box and run-down-your-sleeve juiciness.
72 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018

17. 21 Club

21 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019
21 Club debuted America's original gourmet hamburger in 1950. The current version however, is quite different than that meatloaf-like patty, and uses a dry aged blend from Master Purveyors served on a challah bun. It is an excellent burger, but sells for a wallet busting $34. Still, this is one of the city's most classic restaurants and the burger is a once in a lifetime deal.
21 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019

18. Bowery Meat Company

9 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003
Read Review |
Josh Capon, winner of many a Burger Bash, makes a strong showing at his newly minted meat emporium off of the Bowery. Structurally the burger is similar to his offerings at Lure and Burger and Barrel but this one amps up the flavor with dry aged beef. It's topped with with onions and raclette cheese, and only gets "cheffy" with the inclusion of a tomato aioli. $22, comes with fries.
9 E 1st St
New York, NY 10003

19. Whitmans

406 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009
The "Mangold" burger at this East Village burger joint features dry aged brisket topped with melted cheddar cheese, red onions and horseradish cream sauce on a toasted sesame seed bun.
406 E 9th St
New York, NY 10009

Related Maps