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Great burger ... AND great fries? Downtown?

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Crispy, crunchy fries.

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    1. re: lookingforpig

      How far downtown? Ryan McGuire's on Cliff Street has homemade fries with skins. I only eat their turkey burgers and they have a good one. My dining companions have liked their burgers. They are closed on weekends. Not as upscale as Bobby Van's grille (in old bank vault - nice ambience) and is a pubbier, neighborhood place. Some also like the burger at Meade's (same owners as Jeremy's) on Peck Slip and Water (no ambience-bar seating, great views of Brooklyn Bridge).

    2. There are a lot of hamburger places that people recommend that I've not tried, but I really enjoyed the hamburger and fries (not the shoe string ones) at Stand.

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      Stromboli
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      1. re: MMRuth

        agreed on stand.

        also, keen's burger and fries rules.

      2. Spotted Pig has a great burger and fries that are very crispy, crunchy (potato sticks, basically). It's not my type of fry, but if that's what you had in mind, Spotted Pig is the way to go.

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        1. re: Lucia

          I second the Spotted Pig....love their burgers and I like the fries as well.

          1. re: Lucia

            Lucia - We *really* want to try Spotted Pig, but my husband tends to be wary of waiting - what would you suggest in terms of good times to go w/o a wait?

            1. re: MMRuth

              I've only been once and that was on a Saturday at noon (brunch/lunch). Absolutely no wait and a pretty empty restaurant. I would guess that lunch during the week might be another good time to go. I've never been at dinnertime.

              1. re: Lucia

                Thanks! We'll try early one weekend.

                1. re: MMRuth

                  I swung by around 3:30 a couple of weeks ago and got 2 seats at the front bar.

                    1. re: MMRuth

                      I went on a Thursday at about 1PM and had a bar seat (with no wait)...there wasn't a wait for two people at the bar then either. Tables seemed to be waiting 5-10 minutes, nothing major.

                      1. re: MMRuth

                        I went on a Saturday. They don't serve the gnudi until 5:30 though if you want to try both that and the burger.

                        1. re: roze

                          Been there twice for dinner during the week at prime time and never waited more than 20 minutes. I generally don't like shoestrings, but these are very good and the burger is almost perfect. I think about the Spotted Pig a lot but tend not to go that far west.

            2. Not sure if this is far enough downtown for your purposes, but I really enjoyed my burger AND fries at Lure. Make sure you get it Lure-style. It comes with sauce, and an onion ring on top. It's a little on the pricey side but a nice treat.

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              1. re: kathryn

                What about the burgers at Jane? Are they good?

                1. re: jackieparis

                  Jane has great burgers!!! They are your regular chuck meat but have a gret char!

              2. Schiller's Liquor Bar

                131 Rivington St.
                (Norfolk St.)
                Manhattan, NY

                 
                1. Fanelli's makes a good burger and has good fries too.

                  1. Alias is only open for dinner. I am not sure about Market Table.

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                    Alias
                    76 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

                    Market Table
                    54 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014

                    1. how far downtown are we talking? if it's aaaaaaall the way, i like zaitzeff in the FD. fries are decent too. the burgers are really juicy, which unfortunately the bun's can't totally handle. gets a tad soggy sometimes. the ingredients are all good though.

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                      1. re: Renguin

                        Zaitzeff is a good suggestion. I have only had their organic, non-beef burgers (blasphemy to this thread . . .). I love their sweet potato fries. It is more of a delivery than eat in place. They do have a few community tables. Family owned and good vibe.