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Daniel76 Dec 7, 2011 12:54 PM

Any new burger developments going on in Brooklyn.. I have read things about Moo Burger. I will be headed to the Cobble/Boreum Hill Area, to see a movie tonight.. Is this the place to grab a burger in the area.

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Moo Burger Barn
240 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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    cazique RE: Daniel76 Dec 7, 2011 03:13 PM

    Haven't tried it yet, will be curious for your findings. Alternatively, Five Guys is Five Guys, and is right across the street from the theater.

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      bruce a RE: cazique Dec 7, 2011 03:59 PM

      Save your time and go to Bonnies on 5th ave in Park Slope. Every time I go to one of these new burger places I am disappointed .

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      Bonnie's Grill
      278 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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        Sluggo1407 RE: cazique Dec 8, 2011 10:59 AM

        I think Five Guys is very good. Not too cheap, but very good when you want a burger fix.

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        Bookistan RE: Daniel76 Dec 8, 2011 06:56 PM

        Don't know Moo Burger but if you are on Court Street try Vinzee's Magic fountain. It's very good; they are making me eat burgers more than I should! At around 1st Street.

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        Vinzee's Magic Fountain
        412 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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          irvingk RE: Bookistan Dec 9, 2011 06:45 AM

          Everybody is entitled to their opinion. Most chowhounders find Bonnie's Burger great. I personally think it is one of the most overrated burgers anywhere.

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            bruce a RE: irvingk Dec 9, 2011 07:26 AM

            As you said to each his own. I just have had nothing but dry thin and tasteless burgers at most of these new chain or chain type theme places that have opened up in the Park Slope and Cobble Hill areas. The best burgers at least for me come from the small mom and pop type places like Bonnies , Watty and Meg etc.

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              lambretta76 RE: bruce a Jan 12, 2012 06:45 AM

              Bonnie's used to be my favorite burger in Brooklyn, but they went downhill severely in the past couple of years. (I haven't been back in probably 3 years, so things may have improved -- even the past couple of times I'd gone I got the beef on weck instead as I found the burger flat-out meh.)

              My new favorite is Dram Shop -- it's more of a fast food burger (think Wendy's, with square patties, American cheese) but it's nearly perfect to me (for what it is). Great fries, too, as well as great dipping sauces for said fries (although half of the time I don't get them when I order them, but I treat that as the universe telling me to avoid the extra calories.)

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              Dram Shop
              339 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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                bruce a RE: lambretta76 Jan 12, 2012 07:14 AM

                Bonnies can be hit or miss I have had one or two times when I left there underwhelmed. But usually I am happy I went there.Where is the Dram Shop located?

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                  parkslopemama RE: bruce a Jan 12, 2012 09:02 AM

                  The Dram Shop is on 9th Street in Park Slope, between 5th and 6th Avenues.

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                    bruce a RE: parkslopemama Jan 12, 2012 11:23 AM

                    Thank you parkslopemama

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              Daniel76 RE: irvingk Jan 17, 2012 01:39 PM

              These are my notes on Bonnies when I went.. I was not impressed..

              Wings are good.. I mean they are put in a deep fryer and then covered with pretty good sauce.. I ordered hot and they were under sauced.. The hot wasnt very hot..

              I also split a burger.. On a char grill.. Seems to be some sort of Asian seasoning.. I am thinking like garlic salt and soy sauce.. A good burger.. liked the grilled jalapenos.

              I am not kicking the food out of bed but, it's all pretty average..

              Better wings at Blondies, better wings Pluck U, Cluck-U, and a few other places.. i mean, if you fry your own wings at home and make a Franks Hot sauce butter combo, you will have the same results.. The wings were meaty, fried well, hot and crunchy.

              The chipotle mayo is the best thing in the place..

              I dont know, perhaps after reading these enthusiastic reviews, I was expecting something better than average..

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              Bonnie's Grill
              278 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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            cazique RE: Daniel76 Jan 11, 2012 09:51 AM

            Just to update, if anyone finds this thread, we went to Moo Burger a few weeks back, and while I'm willing to give it another chance we weren't enthralled. Wife's burger was extremely underdone - raw when asked for medium rare, asked them to do it again medium and it barely changed. They said "that's how they do it" and I can understand that different places calibrate different levels of rare, but be aware that these guys are a step to 1.5 steps rarer than what you might expect. Or maybe we hit it on an off night. My lamb burger was fine. All the fried stuff was pretty good. And the waitress was pretty heavily trying to upsell sides and other stuff, which I found a bit off-putting. Anyway, I'd try it again but probably wouldn't hurry back.

            Daniel76, did you try it? Your opinion carries weight, I'm curious how you found it if so.

            Next time, also consider Watty and Meg (upscaler but very good burger) or Two8Two (farther away, Atlantic/Smith, but quite good).

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            Moo Burger Barn
            240 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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              Daniel76 RE: cazique Jan 17, 2012 01:49 PM

              Hey, that's nice of you to say about my opinion being like your gospel and everything/. Just kidding.. Seriously, that was nice..

              Uh, I had a pretty good burger at Burger Garage in LIC this weekend. It needed salt so, I added salt.. but, the fries were decent.,. My wife thought it was like an In N Out type burger. I am not rushing back for it but, it's an option in the area. 4 oz patties, we got a double.

              We also have had a really nice burger at 282 though, the bar is kind of off and well, it's just an ok room.. And, the fact that I am a pretty good cook and I purchase my meat from Paisanos, well, it's pretty much the burger I make at home when I don't feel like turning on my Big Green Egg.

              I have not tried Moo Burger.. I remember liking the burger at Bark, though, it's teenie tiny.

              I will try Watty and Meg for sure..

              One place that really has drawn my interest is this place called, Juniper? Has anyone been there..

              Also, I really like the burger at Umi Nom.. It's really good.. Surprising as who would think but, they have it at lunch and I really enjoy it. But their pork belly sandwich is pretty tight also. That's why you have to invite a little kid with you so you eat half their burger and all your pork sandwich.

              Then go next door to Clinton HIll pickles and get a bunch of those for when you make your Paisanos Burger at home the next week.

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              Umi Nom
              433 DeKalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

              Burger King
              92-02 Atlantic Ave, Queens, NY 11416

              The Burger Garage
              25-36 Jackson Ave, Queens, NY 11101

              Juniper
              112 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

              Two8Two
              282 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

              Clinton Hill Pickles
              431 DeKalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

            2. Motosport RE: Daniel76 Jan 12, 2012 07:01 AM

              I have always liked Junior's for burgers. It's sort of on the way to Cobble Hill. A nice walk if the weather is good.
              Then again, it's hard not to get their pastrami sammich which I give high ratings.
              If I am with my lovely wife we get both and split them. Vanilla malted milk for me and a chocolate egg cream for her. Priceless!!

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              Junior's
              386 Flatbush Avenue Ext, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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                bruce a RE: Motosport Jan 12, 2012 07:16 AM

                Haven't been to Juniors in ages. Mostly because there is not too much else nearby . I need to make a stop there soon.

              2. anita_cocktail RE: Daniel76 Jan 13, 2012 12:49 PM

                828 Atlantic has great burgers! And a nice bar. More of a dining experience than 5 Guys to be certain.
                Its on Atlantic between Smith and Boerum Place - close to the movie theaters.

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                Two8Two
                282 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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                  egit RE: anita_cocktail Jan 17, 2012 08:00 AM

                  It's 282, not 828. That would be quite a long walk from there!

                  I concur though. I like two8two. They get their meat ground fresh daily from Los Paisanos. Over the last (almost) year they've been open, they've slowly expanded their menu to include non-burger items, including a pretty passable greek salad.

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                  secondbecky RE: Daniel76 Jan 19, 2012 07:34 AM

                  My two cents isn't worth much, but...
                  Agreed that Bonnie's is so-so. But that's only because I'm a fan of broiled/ griddled burgers more than grilled. (BTW: I had their suicidal wings once because I'm a masochist, and while they were super hot and all, they didn't taste great. I've had hotter and better tasting at Buffalo Cantina in Williamsburge)
                  Five Guys: LOVE, can't get a better fast food burger IMO.
                  Dram Shop: YES YES YES - I can't believe I had been there so many times without trying their burger. Seriously, go NOW (yes it's only 10:30 am but go!)
                  Am I the only one who doesn't love Junior's burgers? Maybe because I tried their "special" burger (it was more meatloaf than burger). The slaw was excellent though.
                  Anyone try Bare Burger yet?

                  My other suggestions:
                  Plan B in Prospect Heights. Seriously I love that place. It's a sports bar with delicious burgers (cheese stuffed inside if you want) and fries (garlic parm like in San Fran).
                  Peter Luger's DUH! Only available at lunch. Best to try during the week so you don't have to wait on a long line.
                  If you have kids, check out Cheeburger - most people hate it, I think it's meh, but since it's kid-friendly I'm cool with it.

                  I LOVE THIS THREAD btw. I'm a burger and wings whore. Let's start a thread on the Manhattan board too!

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                  Peter Luger Steak House
                  178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

                  Plan B
                  626 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

                  Cheeburger Cheeburger
                  222 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

                  BareBurger
                  170 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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                    parkslopemama RE: secondbecky Jan 19, 2012 09:51 AM

                    As long as this thread has gotten off the original topic of burgers near Cobble/Boerum Hill, let's throw in Double Windsor!

                    to secondbecky: I REALLY dislike Bare Burger, as I have posted before, but I may be in the minority. A lot of people seem to like it.

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                    The Double Windsor
                    210 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215

                    BareBurger
                    170 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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                    Daniel76 RE: Daniel76 Jan 20, 2012 01:34 PM

                    Has anyone been to Buffalo Wild Wings.. I feel like I have heard they have a really good burger. Though, the only thing I can say for certain is, I know someone got shot here.

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                    Buffalo Wild Wings
                    139 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

                    Buffalo Boss
                    554 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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                      Daniel76 RE: Daniel76 Jan 27, 2012 09:30 AM

                      If anyone finds themselves in the jerz, I HIGHLY Recommend going to 25 burgers.. It's my favorite burger I have eaten in recent memory.

                      http://www.25gourmetburgers.com/

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                        Daniel76 RE: Daniel76 Feb 3, 2012 08:54 PM

                        Ok, I found the answer.. it's a resounding nod towards, Dubuque.

                        548 Court St
                        (between 9th St & Garnet St)

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                        Dubuque
                        548 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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                          Daniel76 RE: Daniel76 Feb 11, 2012 09:44 AM

                          went back to Dubuque last night.. had the lamb burger.. me o my that was good..

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                          Dubuque
                          548 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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                            eeee RE: Daniel76 Feb 12, 2012 01:49 PM

                            Prime Meats has the best burger I have had in Carroll Gardens bar none.

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                            Prime Meats
                            465 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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