Behind a red curtain in the hotel lobby is the door to the Burger Joint. A great little place with AMAZING burgers. The tables are a bit battered, and there is graffiti everywhere adding to the 'hole in the wall' idea. It's fast food style - everything comes in paper with paper plates, and wine and beer in plastic cups. ? This quite clever as it also cuts down on the staff they need as you throw your own rubbish away at the end of the meal. (2 extra bodies bringing food and clearing tables would reduce the space for customers in this tiny spot).
The menu is limited - burgers or cheeseburgers, red wine or beer (or soft drinks) but if you do something this well - why deviate.
The burgers were juicy without being greasy. The fries were tasty - possibly a flavoured sale sprinkled on them ?? And the red wine despite coming out of a bad and being served in a plastic cup was surprisingly drinkable. Speedy service in this word of mouth kind of place and there was still a queue out of the door. I will DEFINITELY be back again !
They have menus with tick boxes on the wall outside the door for non English speakers, reducing the room for error !
I also just discovered it got in The Guardian top ten New York burgers in 2011 too.
The Burger Joint.
Le Parker Meridien, 119 West 56th St.
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