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Aug 22, 2006 03:44 AM

Prime Burger or Burger Joint (Le Meridien)?

Where do you think I should take my 10 yo son to lunch on Thursday when we get into town?

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    1. neither. Shake Shack or something like Paul's.

      1. Shake Shack! Get him a Shack Burger and a Concrete ...

        1. I guess I should have been clearer. I know there are many other great burgers in the city (I just read the recent thread), but I really need to pick from just these two. Need to stay in the area around 54th and 5th.

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          1. re: jaschultze

            Never heard of or been to Prime Burger, but expect to wait on a long line in a hotel to get a burger from the burger joint only to find yourself in a dumpy room (which might bring back memories of a roller rink/bowling alley cafeteria for you) that has a brick wall that Ashton Kutcher decided to sign "Ashton Kutcher Rules" (what a tool) on, as well as other celebrity signatures. Whoopdie doo. It is far too L.A. of an experience for my tastes (i.e., not the NYC experience you may be looking for) and though the burger is good, it's not all that its cracked up to be. Though it does get points for the toppings and the ability to request different levels of doneness as well as the fries.

            1. re: dkstar1

              While everyone is entitled to their opinion- be aware that there are many people who disagree with the above posting.


              I would say it's a pretty fun place- And it's really close to Central Park if you want to take your burgers up there. Perfect for anyone visiting from out of town.

          2. Burger Joint. No question. Prime Burger's a cool old place but the burgers arent that good.