Burger Joint......is it that good and worth a visit or is it a case of don't believe the hype?
It truly has become a 'tourist' destination - I believe the Shake Shack will suit your needs - I wouldn't wait on line an hour or more for a hamburger.
I believe the name of the hotel is the Le Parker Meridien.
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Many people believed Burger Joint had the best burgers in the city. It's like anything else, different strokes for different folks. I also wouldn't wait an hour for a burger anywhere, but why not try it yourself?
Poppa, in NYC it's Le Parker Meridien but in a lot of European cities it's known as Le Meridien hotel.
One thing that no one ever seems to remember: you can telephone in an order to Burger Joint and pick up your meal without waiting on line.
Thanks for your input.
I'll give it a miss I think and try Shake Shack instead.
The Shake Shack line isnt so bad now, but depending on when you're coming, it could easily be longer than an hour. At least the one in Madison Square Park (I dont go to the upper west side if I can help it).
The meat isnt nearly as good, but the sauce at Lucky's is close enough to Shack Sauce that it's my go to place lately. No line, short wait and very friendly workers! I also love the NY Burger on 6th Ave at 21st, BRGR on 7th at 26th and Goodburger in several locations around the city. Goodburger uses excellent beef!
I have been to the Shake Shack four times and the Meriden/Parker/Le twice. To top that off, I have spent the last week here in Texas trying to outdo the Shack Burger with a recipe i found in a mens magazine. What I have found is that while my re-invention of the shack burger was really good, it was nothing like the original. Now..the drum roll...I liked the burger in the hotel more than the one cooked in the Shack.
Here's another vote for the Burger Joint's burger although I have to admit that Shake Shack's fries won hands down. I have also got Dumont Burger in Williamsburg on my list for next time as they serve proper man-size burgers!