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burger in union square area - good hood joint

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  • shen Jan 2, 2007 01:10 PM
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I am not a fan of BLT burger and do line Old Town bar but want a neighborhood joint with great not chargrilled burgers....can anyone suggest a place? willing to pay for a great one.

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  1. Favorite places for a burger around here are Molly's on 3rd, Pete's Tavarn on Irving and Grand Saloon on 23rd street.

    1. try corner bistro in west village - corner of bleeker & west 4th.

      1. like corner bistro...not to be lazy but can anyone suggest something east or west of the park? I live at 15th and 5th. thanks
        ps. WILL NOT even consider mesa grill...hate it there or chat n chew (filthy)

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        1. re: shen

          The newly-opened Stand is nearby. Haven't been yet.

          1. re: Lucia

            I went today for lunch. I had the "house" burger medium rare. It was juicy but a little loosely packed and fell apart a bit while I was eating it. Ordered the shoestring fries. They are too well done and taste like potato sticks. They should keep them in the fryer for a bit less. The service was very attentive. They don't have a liquor license yet. Considering they just openned I thought it was OK. I will give it a month and go back.

        2. Molly's on 3rd btwn 22nd and 23rd is your best bet

          1. Too bad for you that the Cedar Tavern closed down -- that place "haunted my dreams."

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            1. re: tenndawg

              NOooooo!!!

              Olde Towne Tavern is pretty solid.

            2. Knickebocker - University & 9th

              1. Tracey J's sports bar. I kid you not. They make a great turkey club too. It's a tacky sports bar but the burgers are top notch.

                1. is tracey j's across from DUKES

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                  1. re: shen

                    that's the place.

                  2. the Metro Cafe and Wine bar makes a wonderful burger on 21st, but I guess I'd consider it chargrilled.

                    Molly's in the way to go.

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                    1. re: Scott V

                      I'll second the suggestion for Metro Cafe. They use Balthazar bread, and the meats really good. I seem to recall they had waffle fries too. Definetly more of an attempt at an upscale burger then the classic monster over at Molly's, but they're both really great.

                    2. Definitely try Molly's or for a small, fast fix, try Burger Joint on 3rd Avenue and 20th-21st--they're more like sliders at $1.25 each, but great.

                      1. I actually think Coffee Shop has a really good burger.

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                        1. re: Jivetalker

                          ...plus the BEST fries!!!!!!!

                        2. There's something called Metro Cafe or something like that in the Union Square area that has nice wines and burgers.