Best Burgers in NYC

March 9, 2022

Ah yes, the burger…in many ways a very “New York” food. While the humble beef patty doesn’t share the same iconic status as the hot dog or the BEC, we still think it’s ubiquity deserves a ranking from your good ol’ friends at coolstuff.nyc. Sit back, grab some fries, and read our picks – all of which we have personally enjoyed!



JG Melon

Upper East Side, Manhattan

For: the absolute best burger in the city. Order the classic cheeseburger, fries, a side of chili for dippers & a gin martini if ur feelin wild.

Also seen in UES Neighborhood Guide



HiHi Room

Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

For: Anna B’s perfect burger (ahem - sliders). HiHi Room creates a nostalgic plate of sliders, paired best with their Meg-roni. Also seen in Cobble Hill Neighborhood Guide


Long Island Bar

Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

For: a burger with melty melty cheese and a side of *perfect* cocktails (the head bartender invented the cosmo.) Also seen in BK Heights Neighborhood Guide


Au Cheval

Chinatown, Manhattan

For: a burger that’s technically from Chicago (New York’s cleaner cousin with less things to do) but is absolutely top tier. Very cool location down an alley off Canal St.




Walter’s

Fort Greene, Brooklyn

For: burgers to revive you after drinking a little too much wine at a picnic in Fort Greene Park.
Also seen in Fort Greene Neighborhood Guide


Bernie’s

Greenpoint, Brooklyn

For: Brooklyn’s burger…complete with a substantial bun & the super shredded lettuce we all know and <3


Jeffrey’s Grocery

West Village, Manhattan

For: burgers with a side of…oysters? Maybe if we’re lucky they will be able to take over a slice of Waverly Place again this summer during open streets.
Also seen in West Village Neighborhood Guide

Strange Flavor

Bushwick, Brooklyn

For: the perfect summer-time park bench to-go burger, nestled inside of The Johnson’s.



Superiority Burger

East Village, Manhattan

For: the only vegetarian burger we’re actually into. Don’t forget to get some soft serve too! (Currently closed, but reopening very soon in a larger locale on Ave A)


Bar Basic

Park Slope, Brooklyn

For: a new twist on a classic. Try Bar Basic’s burg if you love the extra crunch of house pickled cabbage.



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