The Burger Bistro recently opened its first Manhattan location, at 1663 1st Avenue on the Upper East Side. This upscale burger boutique features a build-your-own-burger menu that allows over two million different combinations of burgers and has garnered the title of second best burger in New York City from Zagat.
When guests are seated, they are given a laminated menu and red wax pencil to mark their choices and build their burger.
Burgers may be built with beef, organic lamb, turkey, chicken, shrimp and veggie patties.
There are ten types of cheeses to choose from like traditional American or fried mozzarella, and ten toppings including popular favorites like Applewood bacon or frizzled onions to more unique offerings such as Buffalo shrimp or pickled jalapenos. Lettuce, tomato and raw onion are available upon request.
All burgers are served on your choice of freshly baked bread: brioche, whole wheat, garlic bread (add $1), sliders (2 per order) or lettuce wrap.
Six specialty sauces are served on the side for an additional $1 and offer a choice of blue cheese, chipotle mayo, honey barbecue sauce, horseradish cream, jalapeno mayo, and wasabi mayo.
The Burger Bistro also offers a selection of appetizers and sides to accompany your burger creation. Appetizers include Buffalo tater tots with celery and blue cheese; neezburger chachos with tomatoes, onions and jalapenos; and deep-fried corn on the cob with chipotle mayo.
In addition to the regular burger building choices, an array of creative artisan burgers are available as specials throughout the year. The infamous Donut Burger, a beef patty nestled between two halves of a sugar donut with bacon, egg and cheese is an example of what guests have come to expect.
Oh, and there’s desserts. Create your own ice cream sandwiches. Choose from chocolate chip cookie, Belgium waffle or shortbread cookies and fill it with a choice of vanilla, red velvet or mud pie ice cream.
Now for the deals!
The Burger Bistro is currently running a deal on LivingSocial: $10 for $20 to spend on food and drink at their Upper East Side location.
The Burger Bistro runs a $10 weekday lunch special at all their locations. Monday through Friday until 4pm, you can get a burger (beef, turkey, chicken or veggie), with one cheese, one topping and one side order for just $10.
They also have specials throughout the week.
Mondays – Kids eat free (eat in only) and may choose from a burger, chicken sandwich or grilled cheese with French fries.
Tuesdays – Toppings are FREE. Limit of four per burger (eat in only).
Wednesdays – Enjoy 50% off all wines by the glass or bottle.
Thursdays – All beer is buy one get one free.
Fridays and Saturdays – 15% off all deliveries.
Sunday – Half off sangria.
Upper East Side: 1663 1st Avenue, New York, NY
Bay Ridge: 7217 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Park Slope: 177 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY