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Spotted Pig Burger....Anything Better

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I got the chance to finally try the Spotted Pig Burger after months of trying to get it and I was totally wowed. I've begun a "burger tour" of NYC, using the "Eater Burger Bracket" as a rough guide to decent burgers around the city. So far I've been to Umami & JG Melon and nothing has topped SP. Does anybody have any burgers they think could compete? Thanks!

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  1. Well I dismissed it as schtick for a long time but when I came to my senses and tried it I thought the db burger at db bistro moderne was fantastic.

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    1. re: Spiritchaser

      The piggie and the frenchie at DBGB are also top notch.

      Can't have a burger thread without mentioning Corner Bistro. Having even uttered the name, I'm sure to end up there in the coming days.

      My favorite could be from the Dutch.

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      1. Isnt the best burger always your last great burger.
        Minettas Black Label tops for me
        Actually I was planning to go to SP tomorrow for lunch but a friend bailed. Is the lunch burger same as the dinner one

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        1. re: Ziggy41

          Yep, burger is the same both times.

        2. Spotted Pig is good if you like additional flavors (other than pure beef) on your burgers, from the Roquefort of course. If that's the case, you might enjoy the Bash Burger at Burger & Barrel, the one at Colicchio & Sons tap room, and The Marrow.

          I think the proportions (bun to meat ratio), bun and actual patty on the Black Label Burger at Minetta is superior. The fries are a lot better than the shoe strings at SP as well.

          1. If you can get to Brooklyn, the Luger burger is fantastic (lunch only, no need for the american cheese on mine, but a side of bacon is welcome).

            1. Minetta and SP are two of my fave burgers. I also love the burger at the Breslin, which is also run by SP's chef/owner April Bloomfield. It's a lamb burger with feta cheese, and it's as big as your head.

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              1. re: ml77

                The only thing better than the burger at The Breslin is the thrice fried fries.

                1. re: zeeEats

                  I also think that the burger served in the lobby at the Ace is *almost* better than the Breslin's burger.

              2. Thanks a lot! Just curious--has anybody has this peanut butter/bacon burger at Whitman's in the E Village?

                I'm intrigued...

                1. Had the spotted pig burger today. Very good. Much of the juiciness and flavor comes from the Roquefort which is also a bit overwhelming. The bun was good and mostly intact. Overall it's not in the black label territory but still good.
                  The fries with be rosemary and garlic chips were the most addictive fries that I wasn't too crazy about. If that makes sense.

                  Another good burger is at the Dutch btw.

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                  1. re: Ziggy41

                    I totally get what you mean about the fries, ziggy. I think it's the rosemary and garlic...

                  2. spotted pig is my favorite burger in nyc. the roquefort goes so well with the beef, and the bun is able to absorb all the juices.

                    i'd also recommned black label at minetta, lamb burger at the breslin as fancier burgers. for a cheaper burger, you should try burger joint or shake shack.