New season, new burgers. All over the city, chefs are crafting their own versions of the timeless American staple. From globally inspired takes to decadent toppings, here are 10 new burgers to try this fall.
45-day dry-aged burger at The Beatrice Inn
While not brand new, the burger at The Beatrice Inn is worth a mention. Chef Angie Mar's meaty West Village hideaway does an indulgent $38 burger topped with red wine caramelized onions and D’affinois cheese served on a brioche bun. But for $52, you can make it ultra luxe by adding shaved black truffles and a fried duck egg. This is a ball-out burger, to be sure.
285 W. 12th Street; 212-675-2808
Empire special blend burger at Empire Diner
Chelsea's beloved landmark diner has long been known for burgers, and the tradition continues with new chef John DeLucie (Crown, The Lion) at the helm. His signature secret meat blend packs 20% fat content into two double patties and tops them with American cheese, dill pickles, aïoli and serves it with a side of herb fries.
210 10th Avenue; 212-335-2277
Samosa burger and Aussie burger at Babu Ji (coming soon)
After recently reopening in the former All'onda space, the popular Indian spot is back and better than ever with a new menu and sexy bi-level digs. Coming to the brunch menu beginning September 16 are two new burgers: The first is the Samosa burger (pictured), a veggie patty made with mashed potato spiced with roasted cumin seeds, ginger, green chile, dry green mango powder, dry pomegranate seeds, garam masala and fresh coriander which is then fried and topped with chutney and served on a brioche bun. The second is the Aussie burger (a nod to owner Jessi Singh's homeland) topped with grilled pineapple, pickled beets, grilled onion, cheese, egg and lettuce.
22 E. 13th Street; 212-951-1082
American cheeseburger at 4 Charles Prime Rib
Chicago's Hogsalt Restaurant Group expanded to NYC last December with meaty West Village haunt, 4 Charles Prime Rib. The group, which also owns and operates cult-burger restaurant Au Cheval in Chicago, got New Yorkers hyped with the prospect of having a similar version of the famous burger available in their hometown. A close cousin to the cult favorite, the double patty American cheeseburger at 4 Charles is topped with optional bacon and fried egg.
4 Charles Street; 212-561-5992
Grilled steakhouse burger at Nickel & Diner
This year-old spot on the border of Chinatown serves up fancy takes on diner-inspired fare. So naturally, a burger is involved. The grilled steakhouse burger is made with organic beef and topped with Tabasco rémoulade, white cheddar, bacon, fried egg and served on a poppy seed bun with shoestring fries.
1 Howard Street; 646-870-6100
Meatloaf burger at 33 Greenwich
Inspired by the American classic, this West Village newcomer does a take on meatloaf in burger form. The dry-aged patty is topped with green peppercorn caramelized onions, mushrooms, Gruyère cheese, tomato jam and served with Cajun fries.
33 Greenwich Avenue; 646-609-3615
Cheeseburger at Loring Place
Dan Kluger's popular Village American eatery also serves up a burger during dinner, lunch and brunch. Here he blends short rib, brisket and chuck into a thick patty and tops it with house-cured bacon, pickled chile, aïoli, vivace cheese and serves it on a Bien Cuit pain au lait bun.
21 W. 8th Street; 212-388-1831
Burger at East One Coffee Roasters
This much-needed brunch destination in Carroll Gardens serves up a delicious burger in the cafe space behind its coffee shop storefront. Made with two smashed Fleishers ground beef patties, it's topped with American cheese, special sauce, lettuce, thinly sliced onion and housemade bread-and-butter pickles and served on a sesame seed bun.
384 Court Street, Brooklyn; 347-987-4919
Double burger with cheese at Andrew's Classic Roadside by Hard Times Sundaes/Dekalb Market Hall
This Brooklyn-based burger truck recently opened a kiosk at Dekalb Market, the gourmet food court in downtown Brooklyn. If you haven't tried this outrageously indulgent cheeseburger, start lining up now.
445 Albee Square W., Brooklyn; 929-359-6555
John's burger at Minnie's
This chic LES newcomer is doing a decadent double-meat burger during brunch service. The patty is made of ground brisket and then topped with fontina cheese, onion compote, and pork belly and served on a toasted brioche with fries on the side.
29 Clinton Street; 646-726-4245