Smashburger

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Fort Greene

Burger obsessives have a fresh joint to put on their to-do list: This cultish Denver-based chain delivers its signature smashed specimens at its first New York City location, in Fort Greene. Here, fresh, all-Angus beef patties are flattened and seared on the grill—a technique prized by patty aficionados for producing a crunchy crust—and then stuffed into butter-toasted buns. Pair your smashed sammie with toppings like applewood-smoked bacon, fried eggs or thin crispy onions, and sides including fries spruced up with olive oil, rosemary and garlic. Unique to this location is a specialty Brooklyn Burger, which is crowned with grilled pastrami, Swiss cheese, pickles, onion and yellow mustard, and sandwiched in a toasted pretzel.

Venue name: Smashburger
Contact:
Address: 80 DeKalb Ave
New York
11201
Cross street: between Hudson Ave and Rockwell Pl
Opening hours: Daily 11am–10pm
Transport: Subway: B, N, Q, R to DeKalb Ave; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins St
Price: Average burger: $5. AmEx, Disc, MC, V