Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen

Restaurants, American Midtown West
3 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen
Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen

Hale & Hearty Soups founders Andrew and Jonathan Schnipper turn their attention to burgers and other comfort foods. Order classics like sloppy joes and mac and cheese at the counter and feel free to watch: Everything is made to order in the open kitchen.


Venue name: Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen
Address: The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Ave
New York
Cross street: at 41st St
Opening hours: Daily 11am–9pm
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority; N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq
Price: Average main course: $9. AmEx, MC, V
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Schnippers is one of those places you don’t hear about much but should give a chance. Ok so you may not crave their burgers like Shake Shack but they are a solid contender with a broader range of reliable staples. They have my favorite turkey burger with baby arugula that you have the option to dress up with avocado or crispy onions. In my eyes they have the best fried chicken sandwich in the city (note that it’s called the Schnipper’s Chicken Filet). They are pretty no frills and an affordable option for a quick bite in Midtown. 

Nothing to write home about or even recommend to a hungry traveler seeking for a quick and comforting filling. On the upside: The burger is of quality meat and the price (6$) is reasonable. Other than that: the taste is average at best and dull at worst. I ordered a fountain coke drink, but trying to get it found only clear water pouring to my cup. Getting the attention of one employee got me a response of a shrug. Another employee informed me that the shop is out of coke. When pointing to her that I just bought and payed for it, she replied while walking away that she was not the one to take my order (!?).


Schnipper's has a funny sounding name, and is probably one of the best, most reasonably priced burger joints that is also across the street from the Port Authority, which is handy. The food is fast casual, freshly made, and actually pretty decent quality which is a nice surprise. I've eaten (and drank) here on numerous occasions, and find the atmosphere, cleanliness, and quality (for the price) above expectations. It can be a little on the casual side of fast food - meaning if you're in a hurry to catch a bus, it may not be the best choice - but it will certainly be better than eating greasy bus station food and will be cheaper too. I mainly order burgers, but have been told the mac and cheese is good as well.

Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen is where I call every time I need a burger for lunch at work. They are known for their special sauce that gets you a unique burger experience you won’t find anywhere else. The burger is topped with fresh vegetable ingredients which makes for a high quality meal. They are usually accompanied by some delicious sweet potato fries. When I don’t get the burger, which isn’t too often, their fish sandwich is one of the better ones I’ve had in the city. They usually take a long time to deliver, but I keep ordering as they are worth the wait.