The Best Burgers in NYC
Carnivores rejoice: Roxy Hotel presents a curated list of the best burgers to sink your teeth into in New York City.
Whether you’re looking for a bite to eat on the go or ambling your way through the streets of downtown Manhattan, excellent burger restaurants are in the vicinity. Discover which one speaks to you or try them all in this comprehensive guide to New York burgers.
You’ll savor every bite when you order the Black Label Burger at Minetta Tavern. While the whole menu is amazing, this decadent burger is a New York classic — the selection of prime dry-aged beef cuts is seasoned with Kosher salt and pepper and is basted in clarified butter throughout the cooking process. The caramelized onions are then heated in the beef fat left on the griddle. Served on a mouthwatering Balthazar bun, the end result is a juicy masterpiece.
Charles Prime Rib
Pressed Snake River Farms Wagyu beef patty, American cheese, pickles, and dijonnaise make up one of the best burgers in NYC served at 4 Charles Prime Rib. Get lost in the umami char of the meat and the crunchy tang of pickles and onions. The delicious burger is served with a steak knife sticking out of the top of the bun. Include a side of golden fries with garlic aioli to your meal for a truly memorable experience.
Served on a silver platter, and rightfully so, The Roxy Burger is fit for royalty. Pat Lafrieda beef brisket blend, melted cheddar cheese, and charred radicchio slaw coalesce with a smoky house sauce to become one of New York’s best burger experiences. Our Roxy burger also comes with a side of fries or a house salad. Indulge daily for lunch, weekend brunch or dinner at Roxy Bar.
If you’re a fan of black peppercorns on your burger, then Raoul’s is the place to go. This is the quintessential old-school SoHo spot with a nine-seat bar.
Powered by an intriguing au poivre sauce, a separate au poivre mayonnaise, a sweet, brisket-heavy blend, and coated with creamy St. Andre cheese, watercress, and cornichons, you’ll be planning your next visit after the first bite.
For something a little different from the traditional cheeseburger, pop into Nowon, the first Korean American Pocha (Gastropub) in New York City. Located in the heart of the East Village, stop by and enjoy their medium-rare Pat Lafrieda single-patty burger with American cheese and tangy kimchi mayo.
Order a local beer, soju, or one of the delicious house cocktails, and play Korean drinking games while listening to hip-hop bangers! Nowon is a burger experience you won’t forget.
7th Street Burger
Affordable, delicious, and simple, 7th Street Burger serves us classic cheeseburgers that will keep you coming back for more. Roughly chopped sweet onions smashed into a Schweid & Sons beef patty with a melted layer of yellow American cheese — you can’t go wrong.
Expect to see a crowd blocking the entrance to this burger spot. Join the line because this one is well worth the wait.
For those who have visited Emily before, you may have been led there to enjoy a delicious pizza. This NYC pizzeria located in the West Village is also home to a phenomenal classic burger. Featuring double patties, American cheese, caramelized onions, and a special sweet and spicy secret sauce, you’ll be fighting the urge to order a second. The Emily burger also comes with a side of curly fries. Need we say more?
Hidden down Cortland Alley, Au Cheval is easily one of the best restaurants in New York to enjoy an excellent burger. The menu boasts traditional fare and a grilled cheeseburger with double patties, gooey yellow American cheese, pickles, onions, and dijonnaise which is to die for. Don’t forget to order a side of fries with garlic aioli to complete your Au Cheval experience!
Those venturing to the West Village should make a pit stop at Corner Bistro. The Bistro Burger is a New York classic — it comes with a single ground beef patty, American cheese, crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato, onions, and pickles. Those less hungry may wish to select the Bistro Mini which has a ¼ lb patty. Grab some sides to go with it such as french fries or tater tots, and wash it down with a cold beer.
The Best Vegan Burger in NYC: Cinnamon Snail
This organic vegan food truck circulating around Midtown is serving up a special vegan burger for all the herbivores out there. Indulge in the Cinnamon Snail’s seitan patty glazed with maple hickory bbq sauce, jalapeno mac and cheese, smoked chili coconut bacon, baby arugula and chipotle mayo served up on a grilled pretzel bun. It’s impossible not to finish the whole thing.
Become a burger connoisseur and check out some of the phenomenal restaurants from this list. Book a stay at the Roxy Hotel and enjoy some of the best burger joints just a stone’s throw away. Indulge in luxury and take advantage of room service to order one of our burgers from the Roxy Bar delivered right to your door!