Expect to pay about $25 for the half-pound Peter Luger burger, served with your choice of fries or bacon and cheese. Also expect to pay cash, since this legendary steakhouse does not accept credit cards. Peter Luger opened in Williamsburg in 1887 and remains in its original location.
#2 Burger Joint serves up a similarly sized juicy burger for less than half the price, from its hole-in-the-wall location inside the Parker Meridien Hotel a few doors west of Carnegie Hall. There’s also a Burger Joint at 33 West 8th St. in Greenwich Village, and additional locations in Dubai and in Seoul, South Korea.
The best burger competition was based on flavor, value and ingredients, but not price.
Minetta Tavern, B&B Winepub, Spotted Pig and Umami Burger follow Peter Luger and Burger Joint by a couple of rating points.
And they are followed by DuMont Burger, Shake Shack, Keens and J.G Melon.
Peter Luger’s Luger-Burger and Minetta Tavern’s Black Label are top-rated for flavor and ingredients, while Burger Joint is top-rated for value.
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