|Venue name:||Burger Joint||Contact:|
Le Parker Meridien Hotel, 119 W 56th St
|Cross street:||between Sixth and Seventh Aves|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am–11:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F, N, Q, R to 57th St|
|Price:||Average burger: $5. Cash only|
Love this "hidden" gem! I discovered Burger Joint a few years back when some coworkers and I wanted to try something new and a bit different for lunch in the heart of Midtown. This place didn't disappoint. It has a bit of a speakeasy feel since there is no signage for it in the lobby of the posh hotel. The room where Burger Joint is located is decorated with cult classic movie posters on wood paneling that is fit for your mom's basement, but it has charm. The burgers and fries are simple, but like Shake Shack and other popular casual burger establishments, it's all you'll need. Be courteous and don't hang around too long after finishing your meal if you're there during peak lunch hours during the work week - the room is small and the line tends to wrap well out into the lobby.