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Dec 9, 2008 11:18 AM

Your favorite underrated burger?

So much talk about burgers & so much of it focuses on the usual suspects (Corner Bistro, Shake Shack, Stand, BLT, Brgr, Royale, etc, etc), but I'm looking for the other spots. Ones that are not necessarily burger-centric or designer-burger.

A good example might be The Stoned Crow. I've heard good things. My underrated pick would go to Bar 6. I had a fantastic burger there recently. What's your fave?

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  1. Ottomanelli's at 93rd or 94th & Lex - great burger, $5.95, cooked to order. Excellent waffle fries for a little more money.

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    1. re: MMRuth

      I agree, Ottomanelli's makes a great burger and is not expensive. I like what they've done with the place as well.

    2. Westville / Westville East.

      1. Tavern on Jane has an excellent burger. I'm not sure it falls into the category of "underrated," because it's gotten its share of attention, though it certainly isn't overrated.

        Zaitzeff in the Financial District is one of the City's great unheralded burgers as well.

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        1. re: ASchinder

          I think the burger at Tavern has gone way downhill this last year. An underrated (and very good burger) awaits you just across the street at Art Bar...with your choice of excellent fries or onion rings.

          1. re: ASchinder

            agree the ToJ burger is very meh. a booby prize to CORNER BISTRO across the street.

            but i wouldnt eat anything coming out of art bar, its fine for a drink, but its a real grungy pit.

            for a burger twist i like australian style at EIGHT MILE CREEK. get it with "the lot," the twist there being a beet slice & a fried egg. the egg really mellows the burger flavor w/o detracting from it.

          2. Clancy's on 51st and 2nd Ave. Great Guinness too.

            1. Community Food and Juice up by Columbia