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The Best Burgers in New York City

If you are anything like us here at Ahoy New York, you are craving for that perfect burger. Luckily, there are a lot of contenders in New York City. Here are some of our favorites and here is our list of the best burgers in New York City.

Umami Burger – 432 Sixth Ave & Other Locations
We were so glad that Umami Burger finally made their way to New York City a couple years back. Their signature Umami Burger, cooked medium rare with parmesan cheese, shiitake mushrooms and their special ketchup is an absolute must.

Burger & Lobster – 39 W 19th St
Burger & Lobster only has three things on their menu, a lobster roll, a whole lobster that can be grilled or steamed and a juicy burger. All are excellent but their burger especially hits the spot.

Alder – 157 2nd Ave
Alder has always been pushing the boundaries. Case in point, they recently added a burger on their menu and it has what they call “beer cheese”. It is insanely delicious and quite the sight to behold.

Peter Luger Steakhouse – 178 Broadway, Brooklyn
Because Peter Luger’s steaks are renowned around the world, their burgers are quite often overlooked. The Luger Burger starts with the best ingredients and usually ends with an empty plate.

Minetta Tavern – 113 Macdougal St
Another great burger from another great restaurant is Minetta Tavern’s Black Label Burger. It is the stuff of legend as it packs a ton of flavor in every bite. The burger is served with no cheese or any other crazy toppings because their meat is that tasty.

Brindle Room – 277 E 10th St
The Brindle Room is a place where you can find a top notch burger cooked to perfection. Their star is the Sebastian’s Steakhouse Burger. It is another simple burger with just caramelized onions, cheese, a pickle and fries and it is SOOOO delicious.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries – 36 W 48th St & Other Locations
Five Guys was one of the first gourmet burger shops in New York City. You can get a massive burger loaded with all sort of goodies here. It is just pure bliss and their fries are excellent too!

Ramen Burger – Smorgasburg
Ramen Burger is currently the reigning king of the most unusual burger in New York City. It substitutes the usual bun for ramen. It is definitely something a little different and it is something we recommend you try.

Cherche Midi – 282 Bowery
When it comes to the best burgers, Cherche Midi’s prime rib burger had to make our short list. The meat patty is made with a blend of aged prime rib and short rib and it is topped with Gruyere cheese, roasted mushrooms and bacon marmalade. Yum!

Shake Shack – E 23rd St & Madison Ave
After all these year, Shake Shack’s burgers are still the talk of the town. Their signature Shackburger has never let us down. The original location at Madison Square Park just reopened so it is definitely worth the trip.

Shake Shack Burger