Corner Bistro

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Corner Bistro
West Village
The burgers at this dimly lit Village standby are legendary, and the New Yorkers who love them legion. You may have to wait in line for a good hour to get your hands on one (and you will need both hands). Fortunately, several $2.50 drafts (including McSorley’s Ale) will help you bide your time, as will the Yankees on the tube, and a jukebox that plays everything from Calexico to Coltrane. Go for the Bistro Burger, a fat patty of broiled beef, cheese and smoky bacon on a sesame-seed bun for $6.75. A plate of crisp shoestring fries will run you $2.50, but they’re totally beside the point.
Venue name: Corner Bistro
Address: 331 W 4th St
New York
Cross street: at Jane St
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 11:30am–4am; Sun noon–4am
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave
Price: Average drink: $6. Cash only
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Andrew H

One of the best burgers in the city for not too much more than McDonald's.  Also cheap beer!  There are long lines at times so I recommend going at odd hours and you'll get seated right away.  Luckily, hasn't been discovered by tourists!


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.