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esteban Jul 3, 2007 05:28 AM

with the wave of burger places opening up around the city, has the upper east side been left entirely untouched? i am supposed to meet a friend for dinner tonight, we were originally going to go to brgr but for various reasons need to stay on the ues. is there any place worth trying? not jackson hole, please, but something more in the brgr, shake shack, burger joint, or even corner bistro continuum.

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    dorian RE: esteban Jul 3, 2007 05:37 AM

    Soup burg has really good burgers and are cheap. No UES atmosphere at all, they're a diner on lexington around 76th. The original location on madison closed last year, I don't know if there's a difference in quality.

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      fauchon RE: esteban Jul 3, 2007 05:37 AM

      JG Melon, baby! One of the best burgers in the city!!!! Excellent fries, too in a casual pleasant bar....been there forever, a nabe top favorite....It's at Third Ave & 74th Street....Enjoy!

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        akk RE: esteban Jul 3, 2007 05:40 AM

        Not a happening place like shake shack or even JG Melon, but Ottomanelli New York Grill on 93rd and Lex serves up a great burger.

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          halo RE: esteban Jul 3, 2007 07:01 AM

          JG Melon is your best bet!

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            laurieb0078 RE: esteban Jul 3, 2007 07:22 AM

            JG Melon hands down!

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              harrison RE: esteban Jul 3, 2007 02:38 PM

              JG Melon for sure. Get the cottage fries as well. Cash only!

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                jsmitty RE: harrison Jul 3, 2007 05:12 PM

                melon's !

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                G3B RE: esteban Jul 3, 2007 04:24 PM

                another vote for JG Melon

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                  duckfat RE: esteban Jul 3, 2007 04:45 PM

                  SoupBurg is great

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                    TipsyMcStagger RE: esteban Jul 3, 2007 05:34 PM

                    Rathbone's on 2nd and 88th isn't bad. Served on an English muffin.


                    1. funkjester RE: esteban Jul 4, 2007 06:48 AM

                      Doc Watson's makes a pretty damned good UES burger, too

                      1. Bugsey34 RE: esteban Jul 5, 2007 10:16 PM

                        The burger at Cafe d'Alsace is pretty good too.

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                          liztish RE: esteban Jul 6, 2007 06:08 AM

                          Bistro Le Steak on 3rd and 74th has an AMAZING burger!

                          1. teresa RE: esteban Jul 6, 2007 06:54 AM

                            I really like Luke's. JG Melon is going to be very crowded tonight.

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                              piegirl74 RE: esteban Jul 6, 2007 12:43 PM

                              JG Melon's is overpriced! The burger is good, but not for what they charge and don't include fries. I second Dr. Watson's for a totally casual burger experience. It's not going to be trendy though - it's an UES frat boy pub. Stay away from the bathrooms.

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                                jackieparis RE: piegirl74 Jul 6, 2007 03:12 PM

                                Believe it or not Baker Street has great burgers. It's also a frat boy atmosphere so try to get there before 9 to avoid it.

                              2. Little Cupcake RE: esteban Jul 6, 2007 03:36 PM

                                I've been going to Rathbone's these days.

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