J.G. Melon

J.G. Melon

Burger Joint, Bar, and American Restaurant · Upper East Side
1291 3rd Ave (at E 74th St), New York, NY 10021, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–4:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
Wheelchair Accessible:
Yes
9.1/10

Based on 1,057 votes

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    Guillermo Y.
    "Besides the obvious tip of "best burger in NYC", get a Bloody Bull."(17 Tips)
    Henry T.
    "Bacon cheeseburger, medium rare, plus cottage fries!"(32 Tips)
    Lenny N.
    "Bloody bull, beer and a burger is the way to go."(7 Tips)
    Liza R.
    "The best cheeseburger and waffle cut fries on the upper east side!"(58 Tips)
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  • Brian E.

    Overrated. Kinda bland, expensive burger that isn't worth the wait. I make a better one.

    Brian Erickson · 5 days ago
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  • Ohad A.

    Burger + Cheesecake

    Ohad Assulin · 5 days ago
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  • Igor C.

    Great burgers. There's only one thing you need to know: it is 💵 only.

    Igor Credali · 1 week ago
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  • E!

    Adorable medallion-esque fries 😍

    E! · 2 weeks ago
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  • David W.

    Cheeseburger and fries 👌🏽

    David Wray · 2 weeks ago
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  • Jose R.

    Thats the worse place ever, they do not accept credit cards, and the service is terrible.

    Jose Rocco Mengod · 2 weeks ago
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  • Gulam S.

    Good food will come again 445-69-4499

    Gulam Samdani · 3 weeks ago
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  • Sara A.

    Cheese burger 😍

    Sara AlBadi · January 8
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  • Michael S.

    Bacon Cheeseburger

    Michael S. · January 3
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  • Tyler B.

    Burgers, duh.

    Tyler Brock · December 23, 2015
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  • Carl-Adam S.

    One of the best cheese bacon burgers had - beat DBGB by far!

    Carl-Adam Scheele · December 13, 2015
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  • Kaitlyn P.

    if it weren't for the crotchety old man at the door (hostess I think) the experience would have been better. this place blows chunks.

    Kaitlyn Pezik · December 6, 2015
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  • Ross W.

    Great place for a burger and a beer. Love the boys behind the bar.

    Ross Whittow-Williams · November 21, 2015
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  • Jackson Harris

    This place is a neighborhood staple. Don't forget to order a side of their French fries and be sure to bring cash because they don't accept credit cards. Sit at the bar and eat if you're in a hurry!

    Jackson Harris · November 17, 2015
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  • Alyssa S.

    Bacon cheese burger, cottage chips and a beer make the perfect meal at this UES institution. Remember though, cash only.

    Alyssa S. · November 15, 2015
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  • Gabriel E.

    A New York classic with antiquated, overpriced food. A great burger, but there are better in New York.

    Gabriel Evans · November 3, 2015
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  • Mishael F.

    Best burger joint in NYC

    Mishael Faisal · October 20, 2015
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  • Aycan A.

    The best cheeseburger that I have ever tried in Ny. Atmosphere is also nice.

    Aycan Aydogan · October 17, 2015
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  • Katerina B.

    Great cheeseburger!

    Katerina Berki · October 10, 2015
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  • Nino L.

    Best burger ever!!! Really recommanded

    Nino Lausanne · October 5, 2015
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  • Mashari A.

    Only two orders that are great, cheeseburger and cottage fries. Delicious

    Mashari Al Thmali · October 5, 2015
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  • Aziz S.

    Worst service ever

    Aziz S · September 29, 2015
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  • Emily L.

    I'm not a burger person, but the cottage potatoes were good

    Emily L · September 27, 2015
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  • Rafi R.

    Their burgers taste like ShakeShack burgers except slightly burnt. So go to ShakeShack instead :)

    Rafi Romero · September 27, 2015
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  • SJ M.

    Question? Has jg melon changed it burger meat?

    SJ Martinez · September 26, 2015
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  • Cmr

    Cheeseburger is legendary!!

    Cmr · September 23, 2015
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  • Fahad

    Good quality patties.. Served fresh.. Straight forward menu that doesn't make it confusing to choose.

    Fahad · September 23, 2015
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  • Caroline A.

    the juiciest and most traditional and perfectly cooked burger in NYC. bacon cheeseburger was great. service was quick. you can wait for a while to get a seat, but the wait is worth it!

    Caroline Albrecht · September 19, 2015
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  • Trae F.

    Cheeseburger lives up to its reputation. Great place!

    Trae F · September 11, 2015
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  • Andrea B.

    Burgers and burgers and more classic burgers (with crispy bacon and a Bloody Mary!)

    Andrea Barrezueta · September 9, 2015
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  • Noney

    I ordered the cheeseburger was good a thick layer of meat but its under season needed more salt and pepper.

    Noney · September 8, 2015
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  • Nikki B.

    Home to one of the best burgers in NYC. Great weekend meals as well

    Nikki Beauchamp · September 7, 2015
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  • Tyler L.

    Definitely an old timers joint that is an institution in the city. Very similar to Minetta in that you would fully expect patrons to have been coming here every day for thirty years. Burger was just k

    Tyler Lund · August 30, 2015
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  • Jonathan L.

    What L&B is to a square slice, JG is to the cheeseburger. Absolutely delicious.

    Jonathan L. · August 22, 2015
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  • Jason B.

    The burgers totally live up to their reputation. Really really good

    Jason Brew · August 14, 2015
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  • Emily W.

    J.G. Melon fries are both cute and delicious

    Emily Wilson · August 13, 2015
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  • Kenny

    Cash only.

    Kenny · August 13, 2015
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  • Kevin L.

    The patty was super thick and juicy. Buns were ok. Overall still worth trying. Cash only.

    Kevin Li · August 5, 2015
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  • Adrian C.

    No frills, yet delicious burgers!

    Adrian CB · August 3, 2015
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  • James M.

    Very similar to Corner Bistro in terms of overall aesthetic. Very similar burger too. Loved it. Cottage fries are a unique twist. I like the bacon at Corner Bistro more. But other than that, A+.

    James Marshall · July 30, 2015
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  • Rebecca W.

    Best burgers in the city

    Rebecca W · July 29, 2015
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  • John H.

    The burgers

    John Herb · July 25, 2015
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  • Gerardo

    Choose a burger flipping a coin. A piece of heaven to the Upper East Siders!

    Gerardo · July 23, 2015
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  • Houssam C.

    One of then best burger meet so far..

    Houssam Chahine · July 21, 2015
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  • Karl S.

    best burger in nyc

    Karl Schaffer · July 19, 2015
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  • Jordan N.

    Unbelievably not worth it

    Jordan Ng · July 11, 2015
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  • Miguel V.

    Mediocre, bland small burgers. Don't understand the hype

    Miguel Vargas · July 11, 2015
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  • Gulsah K.

    Cafe is so cute and burger's really really really delicious :)

    Gulsah Karatas · July 6, 2015
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