Burger... Medium-Rare... Ketchup... Mustard. Simple as that. And one of the best in New York City!
The Burger Joint is a prized "secret" in Manhattan. Tucked away behind thick curtains off the lobby of Le Parker Meridien hotel... the only hint of it's existence being a small neon sign in the shape of a burger. So many New Yorkers have no idea it's there... in fact, many people who stay at this posh hotel have no idea it's there!
You have to wait in line... sometimes for an hour. You have to be 100% ready with your order when you reach the counter (if you're not... if you hesitate... you're sent to the back of the line!). Simple menu: Do you want a hamburger... or a cheeseburger? How do you want it cooked? What do you want on it? Fries - yes or no? Drink? That's it. Nothing else.
And believe me... it's worth the wait! Juicy burgers... full of flavor... not tortured or ruined with arrogant marinades or seasonings. Simple... to-the-point goodness. In my opinion the best "fast" (non-sit-down and be served) burger in Manhattan.