Burgers in Brooklyn
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.
Moo Burger Barn
240 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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.
re: bruce a
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.)
339 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
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..
278 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
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).
Moo Burger Barn
240 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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.
433 DeKalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
92-02 Atlantic Ave, Queens, NY 11416
The Burger Garage
25-36 Jackson Ave, Queens, NY 11101
112 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
282 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Clinton Hill Pickles
431 DeKalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
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!!
386 Flatbush Avenue Ext, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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.