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pinkyswore Apr 10, 2007 09:14 AM

Is it worth a visit? My brother and I are devotees of BLT Burger but I was wondering if we should branch out. The fact that Frank Bruni liked this better than BLT Burger makes me unsure rather than excited though.

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    EssexHound Jun 2, 2008 04:55 PM

    BRGR is decent enough. If you go for one thing though, it should be for the black and white shake, which is quite possibly the best shake I have ever tasted.

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      Pauletta Apr 2, 2008 09:55 AM

      I think that blt burger is better,, personally. Brgr is alright though, worth a try.

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        bignacho Apr 2, 2008 08:37 AM

        Go to brgr only if you want McDonald's quality for twice the price. The beef patty is grey, not brown, just like a McD's quarter pounder, and it is small. Of course they don't ask how you want it cooked, because low-quality, grey beef like that needs to be cooked to well done. The brgr sauce (AKA Big Mac sauce) is thousand island, and a bland one at that. My fries were ok and pretty crispy, but my friend's came out soft and barely warm.

        If you're ever in Fort Greene in Brooklyn, you can get a fantastic burger for the same price at 67 Burger (67burger.com). They too have plenty of patty options--beef, turkey, chicken, and veg--but I care about the beef patty, which is big, juicy, and cooked to order. They have a bunch of themed burgers, and every one I've tried was tasty. Also, they do beer milkshakes.

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          hardbuzzz Nov 10, 2007 03:26 AM

          Tasty but not worth the trip. Two visits and twice they got our orders wrong. Service not outgoing or friendly. Fries last night were not even close to crisp - soggy is more like it. Buns fell apart quickly. Not going back. Too many other good burger places.

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            ricky7 Nov 10, 2007 08:11 PM

            wow, hard to believe so many people have negative reviews of this place. Personally, i like BRGR the most, go pretty frequently and havent had any bad experiences like the others. Love the burgers, love the onion hay, their version of onion rings. BLT is just a notch below. Stand i think is by far the worst. Was just there the other night, seemed disorganized, waited about 20 minutes for takeout. Burgers were small, onion rings soaked in grease. wish it was better as its on a few blocks away from me. Give BRGR another try.

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            elizabeththinks Jul 5, 2007 09:54 AM

            I thought Brgr was ok, i had a turkey burger there, that was a little greasy and not quite a patty.
            I prefer the burger joint to brgr....
            I happen to like Stand, but i agree this is a hair more upscale.

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              Abe Froman Jul 5, 2007 07:22 AM

              I would not recomend Brgr to anyone, though it's probably worth trying in case it happens to suit your taste. I had a completely mediocre burger and terrible SP fries last month and not sure I would go back.

              Love BLT on the other hand. Have tried the regular burger, the veg and the lamb... thought all were top notch. Have been back specificaly for the lamb about 4 times in fact. And I think all their fry options are just about perfect, especially the SP.

              1. bigmackdaddy Jul 4, 2007 06:07 PM

                I had lunch their today. I wasn't impressed. The meat has a rubbery and chewy texture and is extremely oily. I will say that the seasoning is pretty good, however, it cancels out the flavors of the toppings like pickles, bacon, tomatoes, etc,. On the plus', the service seems decent enough and they have unlimited Fresca on tap.

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                  Blumie Apr 10, 2007 12:43 PM

                  I've been to brgr two or three times now and I like it, but it's not a top burger candidate. I do like their chocolate chip cookies, though!

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                    Blumie Apr 17, 2007 08:29 PM

                    I should add that the service sucks. The food is prepared and delivered promptly, but each time I've gone, the staff taking orders has been ridiculously slow. In the three times I've been, there has been only one register open, but several staff members congregated together chatting and occasionally bothering to take an order.

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                      Miss Needle Apr 2, 2008 09:03 AM

                      I'll agree that the service is not the best from the order takers. The woman was in her own little world as I had to repeat my order five times (and I was speaking very slowly).

                      That said, I think BLT Burger is much better than brgr.

                  2. a_and_w Apr 10, 2007 12:01 PM

                    I liked BRGR, esp. the turkey burger. Reminds me a bit of Fatburger, which has become a recent favorite...

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                      munny_grip Apr 2, 2008 12:54 PM

                      whoa.. is there a Fatburger in NY now? I went to Vegas a few yrs ago and had eaten at a Fatburger there, it was soooo effin good but totally ruined every burger offering here in NYC for me.. locally, I like Joe's Burger in Queens and Five Guys (3 locations), but couldn't love either because I've eaten at Fatburger.. good pricing though @ both.. much more reasonable than Brgr, which in my opinion isn't worth the price tag no matter how organic and all that health-conscious hoopla the meat is.. Five Guys has loads of complimentary unlimited toppings also, and i don't mean just standard burger sauces.. but @ Brgr, if you even look at menu for the add-ons you have to pay another dollar.. one good thing however are their sweet potato fries, kinda on the salty side but hey thats how I prefer em .. if you do wanna pay that price range for a burger and actually get your money's worth, hit up 67 Burger on Fulton and Lafayette in Brooklyn.. very yummy and great combinations, dope decor also.. I went to the high school thats on that same block: Brooklyn Tech, back when i attended there was nowhere to eat on that spot except at Academy Diner and Kennedy fried chicken.. what a jip! lol

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                      Lucia Apr 10, 2007 09:19 AM

                      I've only been to BLT burger once. I enjoyed mine, but my boyfriend didn't like his, and I haven't been back because of reports of uneveness. I didn't like Brgr much. If you're looking for a new burger, Stand is better than Brgr.

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                        NAtiveNewYorker Apr 10, 2007 09:22 AM

                        I hated the bun at Stand. Like a crispy French baguette. Great for brie cheese, not for a burger. Nice service and nice decor, though.

                      2. NAtiveNewYorker Apr 10, 2007 09:19 AM

                        It's a delicious "beef sandwich with toppings" but not an authentic burger. The patty is just too thin and well done to be considered a burger (where you take a bite, look inside for done-ness, see the juice pour out, etc.)

                        The decor is great. The sides were good. And service was bad.

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