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So I went (finally) to 67 Burger. I got a bacon cheeseburger and my daughter got ann Italian chicken sandwich. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her chicken - which is kind of beside the point at a restaurant that specializes in "burgers." Anyway, I like to think it was a fine burger. I am sure that I would have enjoyed it more if the temperature was what I had wanted. I don't know who's fault it was since I didn't call in the order - my chicken eating daughter did - but instead of having a medium burger, the ticket said medium well and by the time I ate the thing it was way into the realm of "well-doneness." With all of that being said, I was encouraged by the product that I ate and am more than willing to go back and try again. I will make my daughter at least try a burger next time - otherwise, what's the point?

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  1. I've been to 67 Burger twice and I've been very happy both times. I've had the cheeseburger and the Western burger and I'd rate them both above average. Both times I got the medium rare that I ordered.
    I haven't tried the shakes yet, does anyone have intel on them?

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    1. re: FGJeff

      The beer shake (made with Bass Ale) is heaven. Chocolate pretty good too.

    2. the onion rings are very very good.

      does anyone else think that this place is way overpriced, though? i find it a bit ridiculous.

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      1. re: mrs. jones

        I do find it to be a little expensive - but then again my budget isn't as "loose" as that of some of my good, free wheeling friends. Anyway, somebody has to pay for the fancy renovation. It can't be cheap to open and run a new restaurant in New York. At those prices, I'll definately go again but just can't visit often - not for a burger. But that's just me.

        1. re: Happygirl

          it's not that i find it prohibitively expensive - i just think the prices are out of wack with what they offer. if they're gonna charge that much for a burger (and i think it's just a decent burger - far from sublime) they should at least throw you some fries or something, instead of charging another $4 for a side. there are many many places where, for the same price, you can get a burger that's just as good, comes with fries, and you can eat it in a nice atmosphere (i think the decor in there is cold and unpleasant - an unsuccessful attempt at modern). anyway, sorry for the rant. i want to like the place, cause the food is pretty good and it's in my neighborhood, but the prices just make me angry.

        2. re: mrs. jones

          i agree. i posted about this previously. first time i went, my chicken sanwhich with bbq sauce and bacon cost me almost $10, and that was just for a sandwich - no fires, no chips, not even a pickle. add fries and a drink, and we are talking upwards of $16 or $17 for a simple lunch. it's not the end of the world and not ridiculously expensive, i guess, but personally, i would certainbly go back more frequently if i could eat lunch for under $15.

        3. where is this place located? I'd like to try it out

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          1. re: mjones222

            67 Lafayette (the triangle created by the intersection of Lafayette, Fulton, and S. Elliott (?)).

          2. We stopped into 67 Burger Saturday night and thought it was good, not outstanding. Here are some details:
            --Burgers were cooked to order. Not the best beef in the world, but pretty tasty.
            --Fries were good, but not spicy as advertised. Onion rings were really great.
            --Owners appeared to be present and helped with the selection of beers. Good thing because the cashier (who also takes orders) didnt know how any of the beers on tap tasted. Funny aside, owners dont seem to know how to use their own computer ordering system. When cashier/order taker stepped away and a customer approached an owner to make an order, the owner clearly was flummoxed by the computer. He had to go over to the cook and just place the order. It was sorta hilaroous.
            --We too noticed the underage cooks. Everybody working in the place seemed to be under 20. We dont have a prob with that but think at least the burger fry guy should be of legal drinking age. These kids looked like they were high schoolers!
            --Place was pretty crowded for Saturday at 7:30. Lots of couples and a few families were there and the place had pretty good foot traffic.
            --We liked the mod feel and it fits with a place that doesn't have waiter service. It also served as well as parents to a 3 year old. You dont have to worry if the kid throws stuff on the floor.
            --Our total tab for 1 turkey burger, 1 cheeseburger, 1 kids burger, 1 fries, 1 onion ring order and 2 beers: $36.
            --Place certainly has room to improve. Overall, we'd rate it a B-. As a sloper, we view this as a good alternative to Bonnie's, which is always very crowded and not too kid friendly. And it's a ton better than the dreaded Johnny Macks.

            1. I think there's just one owner and he owns the whole building - if I'm thinking correctly. As for the spicy fries, they tasted like the Ore-I-Da seasoned fries to me. Next time I will try the onion rings. In terms of being kid friendly, I think one thing he has going is that he offers a kids menu. That's a good feature for child toting familys. It doesn't work for my family though. My youngest doesn't find anything appealing on the kids menu - she's way picky.

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              1. re: Happygirl

                There is one owner, and in full disclosure, he is a friend of mine. Getting his restaurant up and running was interesting to watch, and he put in a tremendous amount of work. It is good to see the place up and running. Blah blah blah nice friend props ect. ...anyway, my favorite thing to order is the onion rings, so I have not had the fries. cannot speak for anyone else's experience, but my burger is always cooked to order medium rare - which for me is a big deal. I like that he has beers on tap and also wine, something I think he should promote more. I am not defending the pricing, but i am from chicago (I live in carroll gardens) and i guess I sometimes feel if I get a meal for around $20 I am happy, especially if I am full. I admit i am not that familiar with the prices of burgers in the area (but will check out Bonnies). Apparently the blue burger (blue cheese and bacon?) is really good if that sounds up your alley. I also just had the turkey club and it was huge and good! nice offset to the entire order of onion rings I inhaled. I also like Jeff, the main chef, and his ipod.

              2. Ate at 67 Burger last nite. Very disappointed. I knew going in that it was pricey for a burger joint without table service but figured the food must be great...it wasn't. Turkey burger charred beyond recognition, very tough chicken on italina chicken sandwhich, soggy sweet potato fries and commercial grade onion rings came out 5 minutes before the sandwhiches. And to top it off, got a bad vibe from the guy who seemed to be in charge. Fort Greene realyy didn't need this kind of place. Its more LES or Williamsburg "hip"

                1. Note to self: try 67 burger...

                  1. I've gone once and I wasn't blown away. My gf liked it and has wanted to go back, but I've been unmotivated.

                    My biggest sticking point was the meat. The patties seemed machine formed, which turns me off at a pricey burger joint. If you're going to make a big deal about the burgers, they ought to be fresh and handmade.

                    I didn't have a bad experience, my burger was fine, it's just that I can think of half a dozen places with better ones.

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                    1. Went to 67 Burger for the first time today. Was very dissapointed. On the menu it said the veggie burger was soy based. Instead it turned out to be a mushy vegetable mess that fell apart with the first bite I took. Its the same generic (possibly Sysco) burger that they have at Summerstage. My boyfriend asked for a beef burger cooked rare. It came out in about 2 minutes but it was cooked medium well. Probably sitting on the grill for houes. The curly fries were way over salted. Never again.

                      1. my far, the biggest issue for 67 burger for me are the prices. i like their chicken sandwich "greek style". its actually very good. but, i shouldnt have to pay almost $10 for a chicken sandwich. if i want fries and a drink, thats another $6 or $7.

                        i should be able to go to a "order at the counter" burger joint in brooklyn and be able to get lunch for under $18.

                        1. I live in LA, and was visiting some cousins in Brooklyn a few weeks ago. We stopped in to 67 Burger for lunch. I consider myself somewhat of a burger expert, and I found that their burgers were AT LEAST as good as any place I've ever been. And I've been to a LOT of burger joints around the country. The western cheeseburger was cooked just right, fries were very tasty, and they made me a black-and-white milkshake that was AWESOME. I didn't think the prices were outrageous, especially for the quality and quantity of food.

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                          1. re: go_sc

                            Oh please! You thought these were as good as those at In n' Out??!

                            1. re: Peter

                              I live in the neighborhood and eat here a few times a month. I've only had one bad experience: my medium burger was well done, except for the last few bites, which were med rare (weird); and my spicy fries were not very warm, blandish, and consisted mostly of those crunchy overcooked fries that you find at the bottom of the fryer. Other than that, I really like this place, and the burger is good enough to eat with just the standard lettuce-onion-tomato package. By the way, the burgers seem the best when the tall bearded guy is working the grill.

                              The prices are on par with similar burger joints. Maybe the $7 pub burgers that come with fries are a better deal, but you get what you pay for. And these burgers are not the same as In-N-Out, which are thin [pattied] California-style burgers. It's not fair to compare.

                          2. This place is excellent. The burgers are great (try the namesake), the staff are polite and fun. I tend to order a little more done than I would my steak and they do it perfectly. There is great bite to the thing and the whole thing is loaded with quality toppings. The bun, too, is well above average. Extras: try the beer shake (wow!) and the onion rings. If you're in the neighborhood you have to try this place. If I was going to change anything, I'd rethink the lighting.