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Burgers in the Financial District

eLizard Aug 20, 2012 11:12 AM

My 16 year old intern is finishing up this week, and as his farewell lunch, he's requested a burger. His welcome lunch was at Kingston Station where he admirably demolished the burger with the fried egg. I'm right around the corner from Radius, which is absolutely fine, but I'm wondering if anyone has any other suggestions.

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    mkfisher RE: eLizard Aug 20, 2012 11:29 AM

    JM Curley makes a nice burger.

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      mats77 RE: mkfisher Aug 20, 2012 11:48 AM

      2nd JM Curley

    2. MC Slim JB RE: eLizard Aug 20, 2012 12:35 PM

      Plenty of serviceable burgers Downtown. I like the Curley lunch burger (a flattop burger), haven't tried the bigger, grilled dinner burger. I like the ones at Silvertone, uBurger (a quality fast-food burger), Four Burgers (a bit fancier fast-food burger), Petit Robert Central, Oceanaire (!), Max & Dylan's, Jacob Wirth, Barracuda Tavern, Blue Inc.

      Watch out for Restaurant Week, though.


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        eLizard RE: MC Slim JB Aug 20, 2012 12:47 PM

        can i order a curley burger medium rare? thanks for all the suggestions! and the RW head's up.

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          MC Slim JB RE: eLizard Aug 20, 2012 12:52 PM

          It's sort of pointless with the lunch burger: it's a pretty thin patty, maybe five ounces on a good-sized bun. The dinner burger is one of those pub-style behemoths, so, yes.


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            eLizard RE: MC Slim JB Aug 20, 2012 12:55 PM

            looking for lunch. thanks for the head's up.

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              ScotchandSirloin RE: MC Slim JB Aug 20, 2012 01:17 PM

              Has anyone tried asking Curley to cook a dinner burger at lunch? The juicyness of the dinner burger is part of its greatness. The dinner burger actually isn't as big as some of the other burgers cited. I've never seen someone not finish it because they were full (6 or 7 people have had massive heart attacks while eating it, but I don't think that counts).

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                maillard RE: ScotchandSirloin Aug 21, 2012 09:21 AM

                Agreed. I was able to finish the dinner burger with no problem and I have a disappointingly small stomach capacity (although I also demolished a Speed dog, so maybe I have special meat-on-bun abilities...).

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                  eLizard RE: maillard Aug 22, 2012 08:43 AM


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          BellaBoston RE: eLizard Aug 21, 2012 08:06 AM

          a little out of the FD, but if you're right by Radius (prob my favorite) you aren't far. Sam's at Louis has a FANTASTIC burger. 2 'diner style patties' (can't order them by temperature). They are peppered and delicious.

          1. nsenada RE: eLizard Aug 21, 2012 10:52 AM

            Stoddard's is good

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              Niblet RE: nsenada Aug 23, 2012 06:36 AM

              Funny, I remembered your rec when I tried the Stoddard burger, but I didn't like it last time I had it. The shredded lettuce and sweet bread & butter pickles kind of ruined it for me.

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                nsenada RE: Niblet Aug 23, 2012 07:32 AM

                Hmm - maybe their amazing beer selection addled my perception... I am definitely jonesing to try that J.M. Curley "dinner burger."

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                  Beachowolfe RE: nsenada Aug 25, 2012 07:57 AM

                  JM Curley burger is awesome.

                  I can't understand the pricing practices for this place, though. $16 for a Maine Beer Peeper Ale?

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                    mkfisher RE: Beachowolfe Aug 27, 2012 06:14 AM

                    Is it a 22oz bottle? If so, that's not outrageous. On draft in a 16oz glass, yes that's a little high.

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                      Beachowolfe RE: mkfisher Sep 2, 2012 04:08 PM

                      Don't think Maine beers even come in bomber size. They're all 500ml, IIRC. 10 would be OK, $16 is pushing it. BTW- this same bottle is $8 at Waterfront Cafe according to the online menu (don't believe they still have any hanging around though).

                      ...and comes w/ a free glass

            2. eLizard RE: eLizard Aug 23, 2012 07:13 AM

              well, i sent the websites to curley's and radius to my intern. he chose radius. as usual, it didn't disappoint.

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