It might as well be called the Big Apple, but you can find some of the best burgers in the nation.
Eight NYC restaurants made the list of the “Top 100 Burger Spots” created by Yelp, including the runner-up – a French eatery in Greenwich Village named Minetta Tavern, home to the “Black Label Burger,” which is topped with caramelized onions and pommes frites and features a variety of quality dry-aged beef cuts.
Further down the ranking, at number 21, is Xian Famous Foods in Upper East Side, whose “Stewed Pork Burger” and “Spicy Cumin Lamb Burger” on the menu helped it outpost climb the rankings.
#23 is Five Napkin Burger in Midtown West, where you may sample the iconic 5 Napkin Burger, crafted with 10 oz. of all-natural beef and piled high with imported Gruyere cheese, caramelized onions, and rosemary-garlic aioli.
At no. 30 ranks Burger Joint, a Midtown eatery which serves traditional hamburgers as well as cheeseburgers or vegan alternatives. Additionally, there are restaurants in Brooklyn’s Industry City and the Moynihan Food Hall.
The iconic Shake Shack restaurant, in its Midtown West location, also made the list at #36. Just after it, at no. 37, is Ruby’s Cafe, a hidden treasure located in Manhattan’s Nolita district that serves a range of burger variations with unusual toppings including pineapple and beet.
Last New York place in the top 50 is Vesuvio Bakery (#47), a SoHo restaurant offers a variety of fresh breads, although the lunch menu seems to be more focused on sandwiches than classic burgers.
Finally, at no. 97, comes Parker & Quinn: located in the Refinery Hotel in Midtown South, this eatery offers dishes like a Lamb Burger with peperonata, goat cheese, and harissa aioli.