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Mar 29, 2009 09:52 AM


I have looked through the posts about the best burger on the UES, but am looking for a traditional burger with really good fries. I like at 71&2nd and wouldnt mind if it delivers, but will happily walk 20 blocks for the best bite.
Please share WHERE you get your favorite burger, but just as important, WHY it is your favorite burger!!!

Thank you so much!
-the student

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  1. I like Soup Burg on Lexington around 80th

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    1. re: foodwhisperer

      Soup Burg does make a nice burger but you are a year or so out of date. They have moved to Lexington Ave off the corner of 77 Street. BTW, Soup Burg make a great chocolate egg cream just like I remember from the 1950's.

    2. a few off the top of my head (why there would be burgers on top of my head, i'll never know)

      gracie's coffeeshop on 86th and 1st - always cooked thw way i like em, and running with drippy oozy juiciness

      buzina pop - kobe burger - yeah it costs a lot. but kobe burger... c'mon!

      tbar on 3rd ave and 73rd. upscale attempt that doesnt know if it's a trendy pick-up bar or a steakhouse, but the burger tasted cood.

      pj clarkes - a classic

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      1. re: thew

        Buzina Pop is gone from the UES -- moving to a downtown location.

        1. re: thew

          funny thing - i meant jg melon when i said pj clarkes

        2. My favorite is, I think, the one at Ottomanelli, up at Lexington and 93rd or so. Why - it is large, juicy, nice crust, has a great brioche like bun, cooked to the temperature you want, and it is $5.95. I think it is a better burger than PJ Clarke's, and the waffle fries are excellent.

          For a smaller burger, I like the one at Square Meal - it is 5 oz, and comes with oven fries and home made catsup. It is $15.00.

          1. J.G.Melon's on 3rd Ave @ 74th is always on the list of best burgers in Manhattan. I also like the burger at Kinsdale Tavern on 3rd Ave @ 93rd St.

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            1. re: TryThis

              Love Ottomanelli -- biggger, better, and half the price of JG Melon

            2. I second Ottomanelli's on Lex & 93rd.

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              1. re: ajs42548

                I third Ottomanelli's. has to be the best value, ever, for a burger, fries, etc.

                1. re: Stuartmc910

                  Is the Ottomanelli location on 85th and York as good?