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Corner Bistro

Restaurants, Hamburgers West Village
5 out of 5 stars
(8user reviews)
Corner Bistro
Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

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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.




Address: 331 W 4th St
New York
Cross street: at Jane St
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave
Price: Average drink: $6. Cash only
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 11:30am–4am; Sun noon–4am
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5 out of 5 stars

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An all American affair. We were tucked into a cushioned booth sitting under what felt like one of the only windows that this cramped, corner joint seems to grace - the dark suits it's mahogany interior. The menu is short & simple - order a burger or BLT , some fries & a beer. A smoky ground beef patty is topped with orange American cheese and sandwiched with a sweet, pillowy bun, onions & gherkins are served on the side. This will hit the greasy spot at any time of day but I imagine this tight space and the bar at the front entrance get really buzzy at night.

Sometimes, you just need a baller burger (especially after a few drinks!) Corner Bistro does not disappoint. There's a reason this place has been around forever. Hands down one of the best burgers in the city, and i've had *a lot* of burgers. A no frills joint, just delicious.


This is easily one of the best burgers in the city. You won't find any frills or fancy toppings here: The burger comes one way and for good reason—you don't want to mess up a good thing. It's often packed and you'll have to wait for a table, but you can also order at the bar while drinking a pint or two of McSorley's ale (don't mind if I do). 


My first time at Corner Bistro was just around 2am on New Years day in 2006 (or was it 2007)? I was visiting some friends in New York, and we had just left a party. Intoxicated and taxi-less, I followed my friends through the streets of NY and ended up at Corner Bistro (though I didn’t know that was the name). I remembered that night fondly. Fast forward to 2012, and I finally returned thinking it was my first time. I put two and two together, and now I will always remember this place as my favorite place to get burgers late at night. All stories aside, the burgers here really are solid and hit the spot. It’s a simple, unpretentious place that is not overly crowded.

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.