NY Best Burgers (Readers Choice + Critic Picks)
Five Guys is one of NY Best Burgers (Readers Choice + Critic Picks).

1. Five Guys

8.6
253 West 42nd Street, New York, NY
Burger Joint · Theater District · 162 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The cheeseburger is served well-done and doubled by default (order it “little” for a single patty) on a sesame-seed bun with unlimited toppings (jalapeños, BBQ sauce, relish) or “all the way." (RC) Read more.

P.J. Clarke's is one of NY Best Burgers (Readers Choice + Critic Picks).

2. P.J. Clarke's

9.0
915 3rd Ave (at E 55th St), New York, NY
Pub · Midtown East · 296 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The no-frills cheeseburger features six ounces of seared ground chuck and raw onion on a white bun, customizable with cheese and add-ons such as avocado, butcher’s chili and béarnaise sauce. (RC) Read more.

Bill's Bar & Burger is one of NY Best Burgers (Readers Choice + Critic Picks).

3. Bill's Bar & Burger

8.3
16 W 51st St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Burger Joint · Rockefeller Center · 336 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Here, Chef Brett Reichler smashes the beef patty thin and sears it hard on the flattop for a crusty-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside consistency. (Readers Choice) Read more.

Minetta Tavern is one of NY Best Burgers (Readers Choice + Critic Picks).

4. Minetta Tavern

9.2
113 Macdougal St (btwn W 3rd & Bleecker St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 593 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Paying $26 for a burger is easy to scoff at, unless it’s the legendary Black Label Burger at this restored Village relic which once served luminaries like Hemingway and Cummings. (RC & CP) Read more.

Burger Joint is one of NY Best Burgers (Readers Choice + Critic Picks).

5. Burger Joint

8.9
119 W 56th St (btwn 6th & 7th Ave), New York, NY
Burger Joint · Theater District · 684 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Evoking a 1970s snack shack, burger offerings here are kept simple—a yellow-and-white-cheddar blend, Heinz ketchup, straight-from-the-bag Arnold buns and the usual lettuce-tomato-pickle toppings. (RC) Read more.

The Dram Shop is one of NY Best Burgers (Readers Choice + Critic Picks).

6. The Dram Shop

8.4
339 9th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Sports Bar · Central Slope · 146 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The fan-favorite cheeseburger at this South Slope saloon comes with a mountainous side of hand-cut fries and a Scotch kicker. It’s more than a few notches above your average fast-food order. (RC) Read more.

Shake Shack is one of NY Best Burgers (Readers Choice + Critic Picks).

7. Shake Shack

9.4
11 Madison Ave (at E 23rd St), New York, NY
Burger Joint · Flatiron District · 1214 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: What more can be said about Danny Meyer’s feverishly popular “roadside” burger chain? Despite its global expansion the ShackBurger has become synonymous with New York (RC & CP) Read more.

Corner Bistro is one of NY Best Burgers (Readers Choice + Critic Picks).

8. Corner Bistro

8.7
331 W 4th St (at Jane St), New York, NY
Burger Joint · West Village · 373 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The burger here is a behemoth; a half-pound of broiled New England beef (sirloin, chuck & top round) is piled high with American cheese, tomato, iceberg lettuce & deep-fried ruffles of bacon. (RC) Read more.

Petey's Burger is one of NY Best Burgers (Readers Choice + Critic Picks).

9. Petey's Burger

7.5
4636 Vernon Blvd (at 47th Ave), Queens, NY
Burger Joint · Hunters Point · 43 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Oft called the In-N-Out of Queens, this is no cheesy rip-off of the famed chain, at least not to the legions fans salivating over the Double Cheeses pulled off the grill. (Readers' Choice) Read more.

Donovan's Pub is one of NY Best Burgers (Readers Choice + Critic Picks).

10. Donovan's Pub

8.6
57-24 Roosevelt Ave (at 58th St.), Woodside, NY
Pub · Woodside · 61 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Regulars pack in for the unfussy, charbroiled half-pounders, padded with freshly ground New York strip and topped with lettuce and tomato (cheese, bacon and onion are optional). (Readers' Choice) Read more.

J.G. Melon is one of NY Best Burgers (Readers Choice + Critic Picks).

11. J.G. Melon

9.0
1291 3rd Ave (at E 74th St), New York, NY
Burger Joint · Upper East Side · 427 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Since 1972, this kitschy Upper East Side burger joint has been sating meatheads. The cheeseburger is a bite of a bygone era, simple griddled on a flattop and medium-rare juicy. (Critics' Pick) Read more.

Diner is one of NY Best Burgers (Readers Choice + Critic Picks).

12. Diner

9.3
85 Broadway (at Berry St), Brooklyn, NY
Diner · Williamsburg · 269 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The key is the house-butchered, grass-fed meat: The plump patty of short rib, chuck and round has an iron-y tang intensified by a proper sear on the grill. (Critics' Pick) Read more.

The Brindle Room is one of NY Best Burgers (Readers Choice + Critic Picks).

13. The Brindle Room

8.5
277 E 10th St (btwn 1st Ave & Avenue A), New York, NY
American Restaurant · East Village · 188 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The pedigreed meat, boasting an almost peaty steakhouse smokiness, is aggressively seasoned with black pepper and seared for an admirably thick crust. (Critics' Pick) Read more.

The Spotted Pig is one of NY Best Burgers (Readers Choice + Critic Picks).

14. The Spotted Pig

9.2
314 W 11th St (at Greenwich St), New York, NY
Gastropub · West Village · 813 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Tangy Roquefort cheese highlights the mineral richness of the Pat LaFrieda mix (brisket, short rib, sirloin and chuck) in the hulking, char-grilled half-pounder. (Critics' Pick) Read more.

Roberta's Pizza is one of NY Best Burgers (Readers Choice + Critic Picks).

15. Roberta's Pizza

9.5
261 Moore St (at Bogart St), Brooklyn, NY
Pizza Place · East Williamsburg · 800 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The minimalist cheeseburger creation at this Bushwick game changer is only served at lunch Monday through Friday. But if you’re up for the daytime slog, you’ll be rewarded: A steal at $16. (CP) Read more.

The Commodore is one of NY Best Burgers (Readers Choice + Critic Picks).

16. The Commodore

9.0
366 Metropolitan Ave (at Havemeyer St), Brooklyn, NY
American Restaurant · Williamsburg · 312 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The Pat LaFrieda patty, cloaked with American cheese and a slathering of mayo, stands up to the salad-like toppings; and a soft Martin’s potato bun pinned with a drink ties everything together. (CP) Read more.

Sea Witch is one of NY Best Burgers (Readers Choice + Critic Picks).

17. Sea Witch

8.9
703 5th Ave (btwn 21st & 22nd St.), Brooklyn, NY
Bar · Greenwood Heights · 101 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: It’s hard to believe that this obscure South Slope bar serves one of the best patties in town. The tidy, wallet-friendly standout features a disc of meat smashed and griddled Steak n Shake–style. (CP) Read more.