Food & Drink

There's a New MacDaddy in Town

the burger garage restaurant!

Lettuce introduce you.

Feeling nostalgic? Auto-themed The Burger Garage specializes in burgers, shakes, and homemade desserts. It’s owned by brothers whose family has been in the restaurant business for more than 80 years. 25-36 Jackson Avenue, at 44th Drive, Long Island City (718-392-0424). Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

le comptoir!

Order a bacon-cheeseburger sausage with lentils at Le Comptoir, where chef Sebastien Chamaret (La Goulue) applies classic French techniques to local ingredients (Meat Hook, Herve Katz). Even die-hard carnivores will be tempted by the French toast crème brulee at a long counter that curves around the open kitchen. 251 Grand Street, between Driggs Avenue and Roebling Street, Williamsburg (718-486-3300). Daily, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

The neighborhood’s entry into the fancy burger trend, Mel’s Burger Bar will offer LaFrieda beef, served on focaccia, a potato roll, or sourdough rye — washed down with growlers of beer. 2850 Broadway, between 110th and 111th Streets (212-865-7100). Opens August 26.

Upper East Side
The UES location of Danny Meyer’s burger stand serves Shake Shack usuals, along with a new menu of milkshakes known as “concretes” (example: the Pineapple Upper East Side Cake, with pineapple, shortbread, and maraschino cherries). 154 East 86th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues (646-237-5035). Daily, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

whitmans east village burger!East Village
Whitmans just opened a downstairs dining room where you can have a pimento-cheese-stuffed Juicy Lucy and flash-fried “crack kale.” New additions to the menu include the peanut-butter-and-bacon-topped PB&B burger. 406 East 9th Street, between First and A Avenues (212-228-8011). Monday-Wednesday, 5-11 p.m.; Thursday-Sunday, noon-midnight.

In a DIY mood? Watch superchef Daniel Boulud make the perfect stove-top burger.

Photo: Courtesy of The Burger Garage; Michael Tulipan / Courtesy of Le Comptoir; Courtesy of Whitmans

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2850 Broadway
bt 110th & 111th Sts
New York, NY 10025
154 E 86th St
bt Lexington & 3rd Aves
New York, NY 10128
406 E 9th St
bt 1st & A Aves
New York, NY 10009
25-36 Jackson Ave
@ 44th Dr
New York, NY 11101
251 Grand St
bt Driggs Ave & Roebling St
Brooklyn, NY 11211