JG Melon
Old-school pub known for burgers
American · East 70s · $$
The Zagat Review
“Now and forever” , this circa-1972 UES “preppy haven” is a “fixture” where the “classic burgers” , “addictive cottage fries” and “mob scene” are as much a “tradition” as the cash-only policy; the separately owned Upper West Side (accepts credit cards) and Village outposts ”authentically replicate“ the menu, and ”you can usually get a table without waiting.”
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hours Open Today · 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
11:30 AM - 4:00 AM
11:30 AM - 4:00 AM
11:30 AM - 4:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
location 1291 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA phone +1 212-744-0585 website jgmelon-nyc.com directions Get Directions
Known For
Outdoor seating
Zagat Mentions of JG Melon
Google Reviews
My favorite burger in the city. A classic cheese burger with no extra stuff, with great fries. Drinks are good and the glasses of wine are filled to the top! Come after 9pm, you will be sure to have a table. Old place with a nice old New York vibe. Small so if you wanna have a table for 8 people...well...there are better options out there.
Vincent Reynaud · January 23, 2018
I enjoyed the place. It's cash only just so you know. Burgers were great (cost around $12) they don't come with side so you have to order that separately. We got the fried potatoes which were great. Burger was excellent. The place had an old school vibe. It was pretty packed on a Wednesday.
Matthew Pagos · December 25, 2017
Pretty good burger especially for being in a busy City. Food is really fast. It is all a lacarte though so when you order your burger you do have to order your side separately. The potato french fry slices were sub par, but the burger is the highlight. Beers are small and pricey, but fresh. So if you are on a budget, probably not your best choice, but if you want a fresh cooked burger and don't mind paying, it's the place. It's small, not a lot of seating, so you are rushed a bit. Everyone is friendly as possible and it is open till 3am!
Vincent Mistretta · January 16, 2018