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best burgers not too far from MSG

smokeandapancake Nov 27, 2009 05:50 PM

Going to a concert in February with my cousin and her teenage daughters. They want burgers and well, i want to bring them to the best...Please lend me your thoughts, opinions, etc. THANKS!

  1. iluvcookies Dec 1, 2009 11:30 AM

    Also just remembered this... Legends on E33rd just off 5th has delicious sliders, served with Waffle fries. YUM!

    Wait... how young are the girls? Maybe they can't get into a pub-type restaurant.

    1. smokeandapancake Dec 1, 2009 10:06 AM

      i was satified at tir na nog

      1. iluvcookies Nov 30, 2009 08:09 AM

        Brother Jimmy's on 31st and 8th has very good sliders and burgers and is across the street from MSG.

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          Jack_ Nov 29, 2009 07:22 AM

          Has anyone tried BRGR http://brgr.us/ ? I've been curious about it since it has 100% grass fed beef according to their blurb and haven't had the chance to try it yet.

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            a_and_w Nov 30, 2009 07:29 AM

            It's pretty mediocre -- they're turkey burgers are better than beef. I echo the Tracks and Keen's recs.

            1. re: Jack_
              billyeats Nov 30, 2009 06:07 PM

              BRGR is decidedly mediocre.

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                stuartlafonda Apr 8, 2010 06:00 PM

                I happened to be right next door and hungry, so I gave it a try, what a mistake. One of the worst burger meals in quite a while. A wafer thin patty that might have weighed 1/4 pound pre cooked with a ton of thousand island dressing, pickle and lettuce that made it impossible to taste the meat. Combined with pale tasteless fries and a black and white shake no better then McDonalds all for $17. Serving grass fed beef is a great idea but having it taste good would be nice.

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              jdf Nov 29, 2009 06:37 AM

              Keens, Tracks, Molly Wee.

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                travpard Nov 28, 2009 09:00 AM

                Stout has the best burger and beer selection

                Stout NYC
                133 W 33rd St, New York, NY 10001

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                  wriskit Nov 28, 2009 06:19 AM

                  Tracks raw bar and grill has a delicious burger and the best french fries in their dining area. Its a little known gem located in the LIRR section of Penn Station below MSG. Lots of other choices for the adults in the party if you prefer seafood, shellfish, or meatier selections. Check their menu.


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                    SomeRandomIdiot Nov 27, 2009 06:18 PM

                    Keen's does a good burger, especially if you like them rare.

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                      guttergourmet Nov 28, 2009 06:05 AM

                      Second Keen's burger.

                      1. re: guttergourmet
                        johnindabronx Dec 1, 2009 11:48 AM

                        Again for Keen's. It's always been a personal favorite on every level. Great bar too.

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