See photos from Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

TONY readers crown Maialino's Late Night Burger the evening's top patty

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On August 21, more than 700 TONY readers turned out for Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown, presented by Amstel Light at Hudson Common at the Hudson Hotel (356 W. 58th St, between Eighth and Ninth Aves). TONY readers sampled stand-out patties from the city's top chefs and burger contenders including Maialino, Minetta Tavern, Corner Bistro, Burger Joint, P.J. Clarke's, Bill's Bar and Burger, Five Guys Burger and Fries, Jeepney, the Dram Shop, Donovan's Pub and Blue Collar before voting for their favorite. In addition to a roundup of top patties, guests at the event enjoyed Amstel Light, Strongbow Cider, FIJI Water and delectable desserts from bake-tique 212. At the end of the night, Time Out's Food & Drink editor Mari Uyehara and Top Chef's Richard Blais crowned Maialino's Late Night Burger the evening's top patty, presenting the award to Chef Nick Anderer and his team.

Event production: Twenty Three Layers, Photographs: Vanessa Tierney

  • Click the right arrow on the image above to see photos from Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light.

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

  • Photograph: Vanessa Tierney

    Time Out's Battle of the Burger Showdown presented by Amstel Light

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Users say

62 comments
MSG
MSG

I don't care if I ever have a beef burger again (and I'm no vegan) so long as I can have this burger

Halli
Halli

Original Burger with Cheddar at Bareburger! (or any burgers at Bareburger, really! Great combinations, grass-fed meats, lots of meat choices, yum!)

Barb
Barb

I looove the 195 Classic Burger at Press 195 in Bayside, they also have a Press 195 in Park Slope...and the fries are to die for :))))

mike
mike

Can't beat Donovan's Bacon cheese burger and their onion soup is also best in NYC

MG
MG

Always fabulous

kathryn carlson
kathryn carlson

hi, unfortunately, i don't eat meat. try another poll,with veggie burgers. we go to the Jax Diner in jackson hts. and get the best salmon sandwiches, veggie burgers and wraps. The California wraps are great, with avocado and salad dressing. more healthy than meat, Enjoy , Sincerely, Kathryn

rachel
rachel

The absence of Lot 2 and its life-changing cheeseburger renders this entire contest invalid.

Amanda
Amanda

There's a hidden gem in Cobble Hill (Brooklyn) called Two8Two Burger. The Pub Burger and the Breakfast Burger are pretty awesome!

karen
karen

du mont burger with mushrooms hmmmmmm...

Laura
Laura

Rory, you obviously haven't been to Donovan's! BEST BURGER IN NYC!

rory
rory

It's not an easy task to find the best burger in town, but definitely it is an delicious one. After visiting some of the best burger joints in NYC I selected out my top 5. 1. Corner Bistro 2. Shake Shack 3. Five Guys 4. Burger Joint 5.Five Napkin Burger Well, first of all, Corner Bistro is not a bistro, it's a bar or a pub. It's small with a simple decor, notwithstanding this it is cosy and inviting. It is located in the West Village. When I went there it was packed, and they say it's always like that. I ordered a Cheese Burger ($7.25), French Fries ($2.75) and the great McSorley Ale ($3.00). As you see, it's not that pricey. Probably the best deal in the city. If you an hamburger fanatic, I challenge you not to include Corner Bistro in your top 5, if you do so, you can have a Burger and a McSorley on me - at Corner Bistro naturally.

Margaret Gardiner
Margaret Gardiner

Donovan's Pub in Woodside. Really, really great burger and so juicy and done to perfection. Love them.

Jean
Jean

Donvan's in Woodside. Still the best burger in NYC

Kirk
Kirk

If you want the best, I suggest you hop on the 7 train. The mets suck but the bugers at Donovans are the best!

Dan
Dan

There's two reasons to go to Woodside- the bars and Donovan's burger, but you can find a bar anywhere, you aint gonna find a burger like that anywhere else!

Laura
Laura

LETS GO DONOVAN'S!!!!

Glenn
Glenn

I gotta have a Donovan Classic, they're the best and I just saw them on Burger land!

Jay Reimenschneider
Jay Reimenschneider

Donovan's of course, I drive 50 miles once a month to have Donovan burger with a pint.

Jimmy Hellmann
Jimmy Hellmann

The Donovan's Pub Burger is 1 of a Kind & cannot be beat by any other Burger in the USA. It already has won awards for being so delicious. Donovan's Pub is a Landmark in Queens & is family restaurant that welcomes all people.

doris
doris

Have to have the onion soup !!!

Kelly
Kelly

It is so more than just a burger, it truly is a meal in itself and absolutely delicious!

Debbie Downpour
Debbie Downpour

I've been all around the world and Donovans of Woodside has the most juiciest and tastiest hamburger you'll ever eat! So good!

Johnny O
Johnny O

Donovans burgers are without question the best at a fare price unlike the overpriced Manhattan greasy spoons.. Go Donovans in the heart of WOODSIDE

Jim fritz
Jim fritz

I have only been to one and that's the burger joint at Le Parker Meridien. They are good.

Scott
Scott

Um the best burger in nyc is definitely at The Royale on Avenue C! Shame for overlooking a neighborhood favorite!

Roy Burkett
Roy Burkett

I've visited Woodside about eight times in the past ten years. Being that I'm a Texas born cowboy (redneck) I love beef. We always go to Donovan's at least two times per visit. They have the BEST burger. Love Donovan's Thanks Danny and Jimmy Cowboy Roy and Camille

Karol Jackowski
Karol Jackowski

After nearly 30 years of burgers in NYC, Veselka makes the best....with sweet potato fries.

GERALYN SEREWKO
GERALYN SEREWKO

OTTOMANELLI'S ON WOODSIDE AVE AND 60TH STREET THEIR GREAT NICE A JUICY YOU'LL LOVE THEM THE FRIES AND OFF THE HOOK

Zelene
Zelene

Corner bistro has the best burgers in ny, very juicy and a lot of flavor!!!! Also the chili burger is insanely good

JEAN
JEAN

There just is no better burger than at Donavan's in Woodside.

Mary Michalski
Mary Michalski

I grew up in Woodside and every time I visit, I always stop in at Donovan's for a burger at least once.

Christian
Christian

Paul's on second ave.. classic burger.

Mag
Mag

Donovan's Pub in Woodside is the best burger I've ever eaten and I've tried burgers at other places but I just keep going back to Donovan's.

dayshiryu
dayshiryu

interesting, how come we always forget Pauls burger?

Ken Thompson
Ken Thompson

What??? Where is 5 Napkin Burger?!? Their burger is supreme, IMO.

Jason
Jason

It seems like there are a few obvious omissions, Whitman's and Korzo House should be listed. Also, if you're going to suggest Five Guys and Steak 'n Shake you really can't leave Bareburger off. Not that any of those last three should win.

Mirtha Olivares
Mirtha Olivares

La mejor hamburguesa que he comido en NYC Deliciosas mmmmmmm....

hugo
hugo

this is the best burger at nyc . and yummy...

Rachel
Rachel

When is the last day to vote? Corner Bistro is the best burger in NYC!

helena
helena

Al Amacen (Williamsburg) has the most amazing burger on their weekend brunch menu!

Jonathan
Jonathan

Shack shack is the best I ever had, my second favorite is corner bistro

Matt
Matt

Anybody who voted for Shake Shack but has not been to Petey's owes themselves a trip to Queens. Order a double cheese with grilled onions. It's everything shake shack wishes it could taste like and more.

Kathryn
Kathryn

Burgers are so good, I ditched vegetarianism!!

Kathryn
Kathryn

Best burger ever! Made me ditch vegetarianism.

Constantine
Constantine

In a town filled with good burgers, the standout Is Petey's in LIC. Double cheeseburger is the best I've ever had. GO !!!

Frank
Frank

Minetta Tavern? I'm afraid I don't have quite deep enough pockets for that particular establishment. OTOH, no Shake Shack lines and obnoxious tourists!

corky
corky

Williamsburger should have been on this list. Those burgers they make there are excellent and filling. I love going there to get my burgers... Some of these place just get on the list because everyone knows those locations. It's really hard to tell who else on this list has a better burger!

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