American charm at Minetta’s
The Black Label Burger
Black-and-white tiles on the floor, red-leather seats and a popular vintage bar: welcome to Minetta Tavern. This bistro has typical American charm, with a simple yet classic menu. Except for its world-famous burger! The Black Label Burger is a true phenomenon, made with rib-eye that has been matured for up to 42 days to give an exceptionally powerful flavour. If you love burgers, make sure to book a table at Minetta!
Delicacy at The Spotted Pig
Hamburger au français
No lettuce, tomato or mayonnaise – these elements only distract from the taste and are not used on the hamburger offered by The Spotted Pig, a gastropub that has been attracting crowds since 2004. Consisting of grilled brioche bread with juicy beef and a heap of crumbled Roquefort, this has since become a legendary New York burger. It is served with a large portion of wafer-thin fries sprinkled with aromatic rosemary. The Spotted Pig’s burger will satisfy your senses, but if you still want more, we recommend the spicy home-made ginger cake as dessert.
Burger in the park
Another hamburger gem can be found in Madison Square Park. For many years, Danny Meyer has been serving the residents of New York no-nonsense hamburgers from his Shake Shack, a former hotdog cart turned kiosk. Some American cheese, lettuce, tomato and the famous Shack sauce is all the simple burger needs. The flavours are perfectly balanced, a modest beef burger on a deliciously soft bun. Although there are only a few seats, you have the entire park at your feet! So enjoy your burger on one of the benches or in the grass.
This chic bistro in Hell’s Kitchen has a great reputation among New Yorkers. Although there are many other items to choose from, its main attraction is the 5-Napkin Burger. As the name indicates, you’ll need plenty of napkins (and courage) to enjoy it! Nearly 300 grams of beef on a soft white bun, it is no easy feat. If you dare to try, you’ll be surprised by the beautifully caramelised onions, the intense flavour of melted Gruyere, and the rosemary aioli on a delicious medium rare burger. Prepare to get messy!