After a tiring afternoon of retail therapy, recharge with a satisfying, if pricey burger at Bloomingdale’s mod concession stand. Customize your sandwich by choosing between a zippy lamb-merguez patty or one of three Pat LaFrieda beef blends. Our favorite was the hearty short rib version, piled with excellent toppings like garlic aioli and hickory-smoked bacon. Crisp sweet-potato fries and craft ales, like Southampton’s bitter IPA, help round out the grown-up soda-pop-shop vibe.
Bloomingdale’s, men’s lower level, 1000 Third Ave
|Cross street:||between 59th and 60th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11am–7:30pm; Sat, Sun 11am–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lexington Ave–63rd St; N, R, W to Lexington Ave–59th St; 4, 5, 6 to 59th St|
|Price:||Average burger: $12. AmEx, Bloomingdale’s Credit Card, Disc, MC, V|