Your Personal Concierge
Top Three Burger Joints in The City
Some might say there’s nothing more American than a good old hamburger, so of course one of the United State’s most popular destinations is bursting at the seams with eateries that feature the sought-after sandwich. To whittle it all down Rosa Arias, concierge at New York Hilton Midtown, serves up her top picks for burger joints in the city. “Burger Joint never fails me,” Arias says. The aptly named restaurant, tucked away in Midtown’s Le Parker Meridien hotel, offers the standard staples and condiments (think hamburger, cheeseburger, lettuce, tomato, etc.). “The burger is the right size so it doesn’t overfill you,” Arias continues, adding that you can’t go wrong with a vanilla milkshake and side of fries to complete your meal. To beat the lines at this popular spot, Arias suggests ordering in advance for pick-up. The restaurant recently opened a location in Greenwich Village. Next on the list is Umami Burger, a West Coast favorite that recently opened up shop in Greenwich Village. “These burgers are high-end without the price,” Arias says. What to order? Arias counts the Hatch (with roasted green chiles, house American cheese and roasted garlic aioli) and Truffle (with roasted garlic aioli, house truffle cheese and truffle glaze) burgers as personal favorites and “you can’t have these without a side of sweet potato fries, which are addictive,” she says. For a customized creation, head to The Burger Bistro in Brooklyn. With toppings like fried eggs, frizzled onions and even guacamole, Arias willingly admits “sometimes you want to have a burger you know is bad for you.” The myriad of burger options, including a wide selection of patties (think beef, lamb and tuna) and rolls is complemented by the crave-worthy sides, including house-made potato chips, which Arias says she can’t get enough of. The creative daily specials include the likes of burgers housed between two waffles or glazed donuts. And, don’t forget about dessert, which includes customized ice cream sandwiches. If you find yourself on the Upper East Side you’re in luck, The Burger Bistro just opened a location there, too.