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Burgers at the Brindle Room?

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So whaddaya think? Are the hamburgers and cheeseburgers at the Brindle Room as wonderful as I've read? There hasn't been too much discussion of the place here. I was curious to know what others thought...

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Brindle Room
277 E 10th St, New York, NY 10009

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  1. I rarely order burgers these days because I'm fussy about them and I hate to be disappointed. Stopped into Brindle Room for lunch just about a month ago (my first visit) and enjoyed one of the best burgers around. I'd say it's definitely worth a visit.

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    Brindle Room
    277 E 10th St, New York, NY 10009

    1. Brindle Room has an amazing burger, I personally think it trumps the overrated Black Label burger in taste and especially price ;) I hear he's brought back a chicken fried steak that I'd love to try.

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      Brindle Room
      277 E 10th St, New York, NY 10009

      1. Thanks, the burger was even more delicious than described. Perfect cast iron char but juicy inside, caramelized onions, and really great fries. At $9 for lunch you can bet I'll be back. The website is not up to date, but the burger is on the lunch menu. Nice owner, cozy place, what a nice addition to the neighborhood. Apparently Time Out NY is writing them up as "New York's Best Burger" so get there soon!

         
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        1. re: hungrycomposer

          I see the burger is now 12 bucks - is it still as good?

        2. I went today to get the burger. My friend and I split it and she wanted well done, which I was worried about because I didn't want it to be dry. But it came out super moist and perfectly well done. I think the chef/owner was in the kitchen. You get your choice of cheddar, gruyere, or blue cheese. We chose the cheddar, which tasted great with the burger. There were caramelized onions on the burger, which were good, but I think the burger would have been just as great without them. The only dry aged flavor I really picked up on were the pockets of salt that popped up every once in a while as I was eating, but the salt bursts were not unpleasant at all. The burger also came with fries, which may have been handcut, but I'm not sure. The burger/fries were $12. I definitely hope to back for another burger.

          We also split french toast which came with nutella, a bit of blueberries, a bit of raspberries, and some caramelized bananas. It was good, but a bit doughy in a few spots. It was $11.

          In addition to the regular brunch menu, they had a shrimp and grits special. The restaurant was pretty empty the whole time we were there. Our waitress was great and super nice.

          Overall, I recommend the place and give it bonus for being cozy and seems to be flying under the radar at this point.

          1. Happy to see this place being discussed! I've been meaning to go here for months now. So they have a great burger - now is duck confit poutine still on the menu and how is it? Inquiring mind must know!

            1. I went today. Outstanding! A real find.

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              1. re: filmbomb

                Update: 3 days later and still on my mind, and still craving a return trip. I live a block away. Dangerous.

              2. Is the burger on the dinner menu or is it just lunch & brunch?

                1. Just lunch and brunch as far as I know.
                  Today I skipped the cheese, and it was even more delicious. The flavor of the beef is really distinctive, and like no other hamburger I've eaten. It's even more apparent without the cheese.

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                  1. re: hungrycomposer

                    Still craving but I am limiting myself to one a week.

                  2. I live literally around the corner from this place and it is an absolutely great addition to the area. When my friend and I went a couple of months ago we got a lentil starter that was great. However, I got the chicken for the entree and I was not blown away. I think I need to return to check out this burger.

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                    1. re: mushi387

                      The burger is great. The fries are great. The owner/chef is funny and very likable. I started ordering my burger without cheese, which I find is even more delicious. You can really taste the quality of the beef, and it will only fill you up for 24 hours, instead of 36.

                    2. I don't know about the burger, but there was a lot of hype over their donuts, despite their seeming lack of comprehension of how to make one. A sauce isn't a glaze, and neither would have adhered to the reheated stale grease ring anyway.

                      1. I'm so into this burger that I know that you can actually order it for dinner. :)

                        It's great - so juicy... almost buttery (in fact, there probably is some butter on that bun). My husband and I were super excited to learn that the burger meat is made up of the steak scraps from Sebastian's in Morristown, NJ. We lived right around the corner from that steak house the same year we gave up on being vegetarian.