11 Best Burgers of 2011, NYC

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Bacon cheeseburger at Prospect Heights' Dean Street


In honor of National Hamburger Day (why so close to Christmas, meat-masters?), we here present the 11 burgers that stuck most in our minds. And we promise they taste as good as they look.

11. Dean Street (above) -- Love it when the hamburger with its accoutrements makes a still life on the plate, as fit to be painted as eaten. Fries and smothering cheese both excellent. 755 Dean Street, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, 718-783-3326


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10. Petey's Burger -- Looking something like a disheveled bride, Petey's is about the closest you're going to come to In-N-Out Burger, and it will do just fine. 30-17 30th Avenue, Astoria, Queens, 718-267-6300


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9. Coppelia -- Pulled pork and fried pork skins cover the luxuriant Frita Cubana Burger, like a barnyard brawl between a pig and a cow. 207 West 14th Streeet, 212-858-5001


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8. Sparrow Tavern -- Lean, grass-fed beef topped with your choice of speck or bacon, and the rosemary fries are a thing of beauty. 24-01 29th Street, Astoria, Queens, 718-606-2260


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7. Bayard's Ale House -- It was like a thousand other Irish bar burgers, but something snapped, and it tasted better than any burger that had recently gone before it. 533 Hudson Street, 212-989-0313


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27 comments
Pam
Pam

Dean Street burger is the best I've ever had. Their butternut squash ravioli rocked my friends WORLD.

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BTW ever try the Smith & Wollensky burger?  Just axin....

Alan
Alan

Willaims and Bailey (Grand St Williamsburg) -same folks as Royale - delicious, always perfectly cooked and reasonably priced!

Jokinrohawk
Jokinrohawk

Astor Bake Shop in Astoria. Hands down.

Rsietsema
Rsietsema

Thanks for the tip, Jokinrohawk

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Save

THANK YOU FOR IGNORING MY FAVE!  GETTING A TABLE WONT BE TOUGHER AS A RESULT OF YOUR UPPER EAST SIDE BASED IGNORANCE!!!!

Fckthisht
Fckthisht

You missed out... Colicchio & Sons has a bomb burger dude!!!

Oriboxi
Oriboxi

Everything on Sparrow's menu is a thing of beauty. Great eatin' all around.

dm1839
dm1839

The Northeast Kingdom burger is truly amazing. Glad to see it topping this list.

Matt
Matt

Any favorable non-meat burger-like options?

Rsietsema
Rsietsema

I'm putting a link at the end of the piece directing you to Rebecca Marx's wonderful list of the best veggie burgers, which appeared last April in FiTR, Matt.

brian c
brian c

Of course not, you silly twink..this is an article about BURGERS

kim
kim

I'm surprised...no Shake Shack? :P

Rsietsema
Rsietsema

Love Shake Shack, kim, but it's a little too franchise-y now for an idiosyncratic list like this. Hey, I thought you didn't eat meat.

kim
kim

I don't, but I brought my mom to SS a few month ago and she enjoyed it. :)

kim
kim

Btw, you mentioned Sparrow, but have you tried Ovelia's burger? Also in Astoria...like your review today. :)

Steven W. Thrasher
Steven W. Thrasher

What about Paul's, right near the Voice offices on Second Avenue? Maybe not to a food critic's liking, but to me, the best burger in America. 

Divafrosty
Divafrosty

My FAVORITE! I always go there after i get a tattoo!

HSStudios
HSStudios

Nice feature.  Again, unnecc. amount of navigation to find the addresses on the places.  When Fork in the Road mentions a restaurant, why can't the address just be given next to it?

Rsietsema
Rsietsema

Will do it right now. Thanks for the suggestion. 

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