The Worst Kept Foodie Secret in NYC

Burger Joint Burger
You can have anything you want as long as it’s a hamburger and fries.

Ask any NYC foodie (and I hate that word) where to find the best burger in the City and they might just lower their voice, draw you in close and say “I know this place hidden away in the Parker Meridian Hotel.”  The place they are talking about is Burger Joint and it is indeed, hidden away in the lobby of the four star hotel. It’s one of those places that has no sign-but a place that everyone knows about.  On any given afternoon at lunchtime you will find people lining up one of the best burgers in Midtown-if not all of Manhattan.

The 'secret' entrance to Burger Joint in the lobby of Le Parker Meridian. No sign, but look for the long line.
The ‘secret’ entrance to Burger Joint in the lobby of Le Parker Meridian. No sign, but look for the long line.

Burger Joint’s interior is also what the name would suggest.  A rustic, small space with community seating at a series of benches and tables.  I think more people take out than eat in.  They offer a simple menu of burgers and fries and they do it right. You can also get a milkshake, or if you are having a late lunch, you can get a beer or wine after 1:30pm.

For a ‘hidden’ place, this place is always very busy, so try to avoid between 12 and 1:30.

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