I love a good burger. Understatement. I LOVE a good burger. However, in my mind, there is nothing like In-N-Out, the West Coast staple. Since I can’t get a weekly fix from Cali, I have turned to Shake Shack as my #1 in NYC. Of course, everyone in NYC or California has a strong opinion on where to find the best burger. There is even a HIMYM episode dedicated to the pursuit of Marshall’s favorite burger in New York. There are so many in the city that are great – BareBurger & Counter offer great variety and options (both also have GF buns), Burger Joint is old school and no frills, and even high-end restaurants can put together a mean piece of meat, like the one you’ll find at The Breslin.
I recently heard about a newly opened burger spot, said to rival In-N-Out: BurgerFi. I knew I had to get there immediately. The menu offers a wide variety of burgers and toppings, and there is even a secret menu (though not so secret…you can find it on their website). I went with the “All The Way” burger, topped with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickle, american cheese, and a special sauce. I took it “garden style”, meaning with a lettuce “bun”. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the lettuce – crispy and thick – I could actually eat the whole burger with my hands. The fries offer many toppings- from chili to Parmesan cheese to our choice, Cajun spices. Solid portions and great taste.
The wine is also a big plus. Glasses are just $4.97, but I recommend grabbing friends and going for a bottle or two, priced at just $19.97. With relatively quick service, an outdoor seating area, and great food, head to the UES and check out BurgerFi on a beautiful afternoon or evening this spring. While it is not quite In-N-Out, it has earned itself a spot on my list of go-to burger joints.
BurgerFi | 82nd and 2nd, New York City