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Good burgers?

I posted this in "the best" area but got no responses and I can't imagine people don't have some feelings about this!

I'm trying to find the best burger (or some ideas!) in the city. Lots of people say Corner Bistro but then the NYMag says it's actually overrated. Any ideas would be really welcomed.

Thanks!

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  1. This is actually a very popular/controversial topic around these parts...have you tried running a search on "burger" on this board?

    This should get you started (177 replies as I write this!) http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/234881

    Happy burger eating

      1. re: italianagambino

        Have to agree - enjoy shake shake to most, but also enjoy burgers from Five Guys

        1. The Burger Joint at Le Meridian (Five Guys is great, but I don't think they're in NY)

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          1. re: bnemes3343

            five guys in on 55th between 5th&6th. but my pref would be burger joint. itwould be like comparing chopped liver to fois gras

            1. re: bnemes3343

              I don't know what the fuss is with burger joint. Way overpriced and overrated.

              1. re: steakrules85

                I agree. The burgerI and the fries were just so-so. Wait in line for that? Never again.

              2. re: bnemes3343

                The Burger joint is good but 5 guys and the shake shack are better

                1. re: bnemes3343

                  Five Guys has 5-6 locations in NYC, incl. Queens and Brooklyn. Although I still prefer the nearby Shake Shack.

                2. I am almost afraid to mention it...Blue 9 Burger. Best burger day and night. Mango Chili sauce rocks!

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                  1. re: jmd350

                    I tried the Blue 9 not long ago (medieval), and was quite disappointed. I thought the burger was closer to McDonalds(!) than to the Shack/5Guys/BJoint. Expected much better after reading so many rave reviews for it, but it was a fairly bland, not-very-juicy burger.

                  2. just tried five napkin burger and thought it was pretty good.