Good burger in Murray Hill?
- princeofpork Sep 30, 2009 04:05 PM
My favorite burger in MH is hands down Mollys. I have had 3 straight dissapointing experiences at Waterfront Ale house. Any other recos for a good burger in MH?
I'm an avowed lover of Waterfront Ale House. Sad to hear you had three straight disappointing burgers. I haven't had one in a while and go there a few times per month
I think Blue Smoke is the best in the area and maybe in the whole city. My other favorite in the area is, believe it or not, Primehouse (only on the bar menu).. which is strange considering I dont think the steak is anything special. But the burger is big, well cooked and well seasoned. I only get the regular cheeseburger and i think its around $11 or $12 27th street btwn Park and Lex is a fine burger block.
I dislike Rare and think its overpriced and don't get me started on the Resto burger either...
The classic burger at Primehouse is $16, served with lettuce, red onion, tomato, and your choice of cheese. I tried it last night -- medium rare with American cheese. The meat was very juicy and basically disintegrated the bun. I found the size a little unwieldy.
The meat was tasty; however my burger was cooked just a bit past medium rare. The meat itself had lots of good flavor. Unfortunately, it felt like the seasoning was really uneven -- some bites had NO salt at all, other bites had salt bombs. With more even seasoning, this would have been an excellent burger. I'm willing to give them another try, though. I think I prefer Blue Smoke just a bit overall for a thick burger in this neighborhood but Primehouse's bar area is much easier to get into.
So last night at 9PM, there were 2 of us.....hour wait at Blue Smoke, hour wait at Houstons, ended up at Mollys. Sat down right away, burgers were excellent, fries and onion rings were a little under cooked. Guinness was great.
Blue Smoke is up next if we can ever get a table or spot at the bar.