The original outpost of The Burger Joint is in Midtown’s Le Parker Meridien hotel, which you’ll only find thanks to a line of people looping through the lobby, leading to a black velvet curtain. There’s a pretty epic burger joint on the other side. The line moves fast though, and once you’re in, the menu is concise, written on the cardboard sign above the register. Order a burger (or grilled cheese) with “the works”—that’s onions, relish, and the joint’s own special sauce. With pen grafitti and old-school movie posters on the walls, and good classic rock on the stereo, it’s a fun, kitschy experience through and through. The second stand-alone location in Greenwich Village has the same great food.

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