Best new burger: 5 Napkin Burger

OTHER NOMINEES: Black Iron Burger, City Burger, Petey's Burger

If you had told us a year ago of the burger revolution we were about to witness, we may not have believed you. Yet today we find ourselves in a city where laypeople speak of fat ratios, and proprietary beef blends have reached It status. Your favorite? The aptly named 5 Napkin Burger. Take one bite and pink juices cascade onto the plate, while melted Gruyre cheese oozes in concert with an herb-infused aioli and a pile of caramelized onions. Ask for all the napkins you need. 5 Napkin Burger 630 Ninth Ave at 45th St (212-757-2277)