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Best Burger above 55th St?

UWSBB Jun 1, 2009 07:56 AM

I am looking for your opinions of the best burger on the East Side above 55th St. and below 75th St. Thanks!

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    heinlein42 Jun 2, 2009 11:52 PM

    Soupberg! Delicious!

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      FrankieLymon Jun 1, 2009 04:47 PM

      the ORIGINAL big nicks, ask for it medium and extra greasy

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      1. re: FrankieLymon
        jackieparis Jun 1, 2009 07:16 PM

        According to burgerratings.com Genesis Bar on 2nd and 88th is supposed to have an excellent burger!

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        kim e Jun 1, 2009 02:50 PM

        if you don't mind walking a block or two west of your guidelines, burger joint is pretty good.

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          MMRuth Jun 1, 2009 03:00 PM

          That reminds me - I quite enjoyed the burger I had at the Lexington Ave. Candy Shop (not sure I've gotten the name quite right). Expensive though.

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            scoopG Jun 3, 2009 03:29 AM

            You got that right!

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            YummyInTheCity Jun 1, 2009 09:23 PM

            yep - agree on Burger Joint and Shake Shack on UWS.

            Whym also has a great burger

            Burger Joint
            118 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

            889 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

            Shake Shack
            366 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024

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            notsochubbychubette Jun 1, 2009 08:46 AM

            JG Melon!
            291 3rd Ave, at 74th St (212) 744-0585

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              UWSBB Jun 1, 2009 08:48 AM

              I assumed Melon's, Clarke's and Jackson Hole would be suggested but was wondering if there might be others I'm missing.

              1. re: UWSBB
                MMRuth Jun 1, 2009 08:59 AM

                I've not been to Clarke's, but I think Melon's is far better than Jackson Hole, unless you like a burger that tastes more steamed and is almost like loose meat. My favorite these days though is up at 93rd Street.

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                  UWSBB Jun 1, 2009 09:07 AM

                  93rd and ? What is the name of this place? I am always willing to trek around the city in pursuit of the perfect burger.

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                    MMRuth Jun 1, 2009 09:10 AM

                    Ottomanelli - 93rd & Lexington. I think it is quite a bit better than the one at Melon's, the waffle fries are much better, and the burger is $5.95.

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                      UWSBB Jun 1, 2009 09:20 AM

                      Thanks, I will have to try it sometimes soon

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                        Stuartmc910 Jun 1, 2009 01:50 PM

                        Ottomanelli's is my choice. Always good food, excellent and friendly service (no attitudes) and not only si the burger less expensive than most palces, but so are the drinks.

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                          MMRuth Jun 1, 2009 02:05 PM

                          It's part of my "double" vice - shelling out $$$ at Kitchen Arts and Letters, then crossing the street for a burger and fries for lunch, while perusing my new books!

                          Have you tried other dishes there? So far I've just stuck with the hamburger. They also seem to have an interesting daily "wine by the glass".

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                            Stuartmc910 Jun 1, 2009 02:13 PM

                            My wife has and she enjoys them all. I stick to the burger.

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                              MMRuth Jun 1, 2009 02:23 PM

                              BTW - do you live in the neighborhood? I keep thinking we should do a Chowdown w/ hounds from Carnegie Hill/the upper reaches of the UES.

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                                jackieparis Jun 1, 2009 07:15 PM

                                I think that's a great idea for a Chowhound!

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