Contender For Best New Burger
just thought i should mention this for all the burger lovers in nyc who (like me) have tried to taste all of the city's best burgers.
after having run the gamut of nyc's finest (i lean towards the shack burger tho i do also enjoy the presentation of the lure bar burger), i have recently tried a burger at a new spot that is AMAZING.
at the LES french bistro BELCOURT they have an all lamb burger served on a soft powdery roll with homemade spicy ketchup, mayonnaise, goat cheese and pickled zucchini ribbons.
it is soooooo GOOD! i've only been to belcourt twice but i've had the burger both times and it was outstanding.
i have been meaning to head over to prune to try their burger (with lamb on an english muffin) to compare...but as of now i put the BELCOURT burger in the running for one of the city's best.
i would never have known about the lure bar burger if someone hadn't posted on here mentioning it. hopefully someone will be inspired by this post to check out the belcourt one.
i respect yr opinion but the lamb burger i tasted at belcourt was pretty dry and boring. if you like that, consider getting some kefta kebab at some middle eastern joint...sort of the same taste but with better spices.
and belcourt is on 4th street and 2nd ave...east village...not lower east side.
yes you are right it is the east village, my bad.
i would suggest giving the burger another chance. i was at belcourt a few days after they opened and my burger was very juicy, not dry at all. trust me, if it was dry i wouldn't have posted this or recommended this place to my friends.
and no this is not a shill.
Not new but just today had a burger at JG Melons.It is just a really great burger! Had good mini lamb burgers at the bar at EMP one night that I totally enjoyed!
While we're on the topic of lamb burgers, I can't help but feel like Prune's burger belongs in the insanely-delicious-but-decidedly non-traditional category when considering one's rankings for New York's best hamburger. That thing is dripping with butter, and there's a distinct parsley-garlic bite up front before the lamb-backed gaminess sneaks in for a brief appearance, only to recede behind a buttery ground-chuck finish. Absolutely decadent to be sure, but not something that can be effectively compared to other patties dressed in lettuce, tomato, and a standard bun. While I'm eager to try any and all lamb burgers worthy of attention, labeling such offerings as the city's Best New Burger seems a bit sensationalistic if you ask me.