Get ready, New York carnivores: Chicago's insanely popular diner Au Cheval is coming to Gotham.
The restaurant, which draws hours-long waits for its gloriously messy burgers, is opening a location at 79 Walker St in Tribeca, The New York Times confirmed. The new spot won't be New Yorkers' first chance to try Au Cheval's meaty goodness—last year it came to the city for a two-day residency at Chefs Club inside the Puck Building in Nolita, and a near-replica of the sandwich is available at 4 Charles Prime Rib (which is owned by the same group).
The burger, which has made waves and attracted extensive waits in Chicago's West Loop since debuting in 2012, is worth getting excited about. Patrons can order a single (two patties) or a double (three patties), which is lathered with a liberal amount of American cheese. It's then topped with dijonnaise and house-made pickles, with the option of adding a fried egg and peppered bacon (you should get both).
Helmed by Chicago restauranteur Brendon Sodikoff, the new location is expected to open in late summer 2018. Until then, you'll have to chow down on one of NYC's best burgers to satisfy your beefy desires.