Children can order miniburgers and a nest of crispy shoestring fries at this glossy, spacious patty shack near Union Square. So pop into this joint from restaurateur Jonathan Morr (Republic, Bond St) and indulge your kid's fast-food cravings. You can happily join him with a few (very big) bites of the classic: a jumbo beef burger with red onion, lettuce, tomato, pickle, ketchup, Dijon mustard and cheddar on an equally jumbo bun—ours had lots of jus to spare.
24 E 12th St
|Cross street:||between University Pl and Fifth Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Tue, Sun noon–10pm; Wed, Thu noon–midnight; Fri, Sat noon–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq|
|Price:||Average main course: $20.|