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  • Tony L Mar 25, 2003 07:21 PM
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Can't make the trip to Lugers. Any recommendations?

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  1. Believe it or not, the Grand Canyon diner on 7th avenue makes a damn good burger!

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    1. re: wannabechef

      I've been avoiding the Grand Canyon for years. Tried their burgers once and that was enough. I forget exactly what was wrong, but have they improved? Can anyone corroborate this?

      1. re: Walnetto

        I can corroborate this. My wife and I were there last night and the burgers -- both beef and turkey -- were, surprisingly, very good. They are similar in style to hose at Paul's in the East Village and Jackason Hole.

        1. re: mimimi

          Can anyone comment on how the Park Slope Grand Canyon's Burgers compare to those at the Brooklyn Heights Grand Canyon?

          I ate a burger during my one and only trip to the Grand Canyon on Montague St. about 3 years ago and it was horrible enough to make me swear off the place permanently.

    2. I'd recommend the burgers at Bonnie's Grill on 5th Ave (near 4th St?). I recently ate at there to sample the wings, which were very good and very spicy. But the burger was the highlight of the meal.

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      1. re: Eric Eto

        >I'd recommend the burgers at Bonnie's Grill...

        Heartily seconded -- nothing else in the neighborhood even comes close.

        However, please note that if you're looking for a lunch burger (you mentioned that you can't make it to Luger, which only serves its burger at lunch), Bonnie's does not fit the bill -- they open at 5pm.

        -- Paul

      2. b
        brooklynmonkey

        When I need a burger fix in Park Slope I usually head to the 12th Street Bar and Grill. The burgers and fries are both delicious and serve as a good stand-in for the Old Town (where I ordinarily go in Manhattan to satisfy burger cravings).

        I've also heard good things about the burgers at Snooky's on 7th Ave but have never been.

        1. Snooky's all the way !

          1. The best burger in the slope in my opinion is at Bonnie's Grill on Fifth Avenue. Juicy, cooked to order (medium-rare actually means medium-rare) and the beer selection there is quite good also.

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            1. re: DeeDee

              bonnies is my fave. that sauce is killer. a close second is the brooklyn panini burger at bar toto. its a seasoned burger with carmelized onions and cheese panini style. a.mazing.

            2. BONNIES

              1. HAVE TO SAY R&B ON 10TH AVE AND PROSPECT AVE HAS A GREAT BURGER !!ON A ENGLISH MUFFIN WHICH IS MY FAV ..
                THEY ALSO HAVE WING SPECIALS ON MONDAY WEDS AND SUNDAY 10 CENTS EACH WITH MIN OF 10 WHICH IS A GREAT DEAL.....
                CHECK IT OUT TELL ME WHAT YA THINK

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                1. re: trixie30

                  Ten cent wings? I haven't seen that since the old Park Slope Ale House's happy hour wing special. I know Bonnie's is the gold standard for brooklyn wings, but how are the ones at Rhythm?

                2. I ate at Rhythm and Booze this afternoon. The burger was terrific, as mentioned here - nice and juicy with a great crust - good sized patty.

                  The wing specials are actually .35 cents per wing on Monday/Wed/Sundays. I'll have to try that next time - maybe tomorrow ;)

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                  1. re: Rocknrope

                    hey ur right about those wings ment to say 35 cents they are preety good dont order them hot unless u like them really hot lol ...glad to hear you enjoyed the burger till next time

                  2. I have to disagree about Bonnie's burgers. It's good but usually too dry. Service has gotten very spotty lately. I only go there for wings these days.

                    My favorite burger in Brooklyn is at Dumont or Dumont Burger in Williamsburg...but as you can't make luger's, I'm going to also say Pete's Ale House on Atlantic...my #1 favorite bar in the borough. It's on a brioche bun, expertly grilled, good seasoning and tastes great with bleu cheese and bacon.

                    As for Grand Canyon, the burger is decent...yes, very similar to Jackson Hole but that isnt my favorite really.

                    1. strange- i've never had a dry burger at bonnie's and i've eaten at least 1 burger a week from bonnie's for YEARS!!! and i don't want any onion buns or brioche or anything like that- just a plain old hamburger bun please... bonnie's just does it right every time- also, blue ribbon has quite a reliable burger- till 2 am too- very nice simple burger. enjoy fb

                      1. I'm a huge fan of the panini burger at Bar Toto. Delightfully sloppy and hearty. Untraditional in terms of bun, but if you're needing a beef fix, it's a great way to go. And the fries rock.

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                        1. re: kittywithawhippet

                          Agreed about the panini burger at Bar Toto. Outstanding.

                        2. Not too long ago I had my first burger at Stone Park and it was terrific - I don't know what took me so long. This 8 oz. beauty was perfectly cooked to order medium rare and topped with Vermont cheddar. It was certainly among the best I've had no matter where in NYC. I've had it several times now and I recommend SP without hesitation.

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                            1. Comparing what you get at Stone Park or even 12th St. Bar & Grill to Grand Canyon is just plain weird.

                              Among diner-style burgers, I'll agree with the Bonnie's proponents, and add Helios to the list -- it's a little Greek joint on 6th Ave. near Flatbush.

                              Can't support the Grand Canyon burger tho. Have tried it a couple of times because my son likes the place, and both times found it dry and gristly. Yuck!