Burger Bar 57 in Pelham (formerly Johnny's on 5th)
Just saw this place listed while looking in classifieds and wondered when it opened and if anyone has been. There apps and entree menu look pretty standard for burger joints, but they had some interesting sounding burgers on the menu and all the burgers are 10oz. They actually offer a double.for $18.
I had dinner at Johnnies about a month ago and was surprised when I walked into the place. The bar was in a different place, they had a new menu and the tables and chairs were very uncomfortable. My three friends and I were the only people eating dinner and we were there from 7:30 to midnight and this was a Friday night. Two people were at the bar. We closed the place at midnight. The food was terrible and service was terrible. When they first opened up, everything was good. The only reason we stayed so long was because we had not seen each other is a long time.
I hope they were having a bad night and now that they have changed the name, I hope things are better.
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Went to Burger Bar 57 last week. To say we were disappointed is an understatement. I think we were the only customers eating. I would guess about 5 minutes and 5 dollars went into decorating this place. No ambience whatsoever. But I would be ok with that if the food was good; it wasn't.
I had a turkey burger - without exaggeration the burger was less than 1/4 inch thick sitting on a 4 inch high bun. McDonald's 99cent burgers have more meat.
My girlfriend had salmon burger - it looked like fried orange slime. Clearly a frozen, processed Costco quality salmon burger.
The burgers come with fancy skewers of pickles and a big cone of fries - pretentious attempts at getting you to not notice how terrible the burger is.
It's a shame that the owners didn't seem to put any thought, care, or quality into their food.
Not worth the trip.