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Apr 13, 2010 04:23 PM


i am planning a culinary tour of nyc for my younger brother who is a chef?....where is the best burger in nyc?...he seems to have heard about the 25 dollar burger at minetta..but im trying to pursuade him in another direction...please help me hounds!...


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  1. JG Melon, 3rd Ave at 74th.

    Great burgers at reasonable prices, especially for uptown. Also a great bar! Remember, cash only.

    J.G. Melon
    1291 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021

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        1. believe it or not, the Shake Shack. Simple burger, but absolutely delicious.

          Shake Shack
          Madison Ave and E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

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          1. re: carub

            I can't say I am a fan of Shake Shack, the portions are very small and for what you get quite expensive. The burgers are kinda fatty and non filling. Plus those lines at the 23rd st location are insane and not worth it.

            I've found diner burgers to be the best in the city.

            1. so many different ways to go here. assuming the price point is $10, go to Peter Lugar's for lunch. the burger is outstanding, but you need to get there before 2 pm. Start with some of their bacon, get some sides, and finish with an ice cream sundae. its very fun.