Burger Burger: Wall Street’s Patty Fix
Burger Burger cheekily explains its name with “so good we named it twice.” And this Wall Street quick stop favorite isn’t kidding. Their burgers are flat-out fantastic. Just outside Goldman Sachs on the corner of Stone Street, this burger joint successfully delivers the American classic with pizzazz.
The look is retro diner, but with just a few stools in the window, it’s highly unlikely you’ll snag a table. Don’t worry, eat like Wall Street does and just take it back to your desk. Feeling rebellious? Nab a table outside in good weather and watch the suits whiz by.
In case it needed explaining, the focus here is on burgers. The options are extensive, ranging from the classic 6 oz. Angus Beef Burger plain and simple to the The New Yorker with swiss cheese, sauteed mushrooms, onionsn and sour cream, the Mexican with pepper jack, guacamole and jalapenos, the Texas BBQ with smoked barbeque sauce and melted blue cheese, and the Bill Burger with American cheese, sauteed onions, and horseradish cream all on an English muffin. Speciality burgers such as the Bison Burger with grilled red onions and tomatoes and the 10oz Angus Stone Street Burger are offered alongside daily specials (think: Spicy Lamb Burger with cucumber yogurt sauce, Ultimate Stuffed Burger – a 6oz patty stuffed full with bacon bits, BBQ sauce, and a cheese blend, or the Aussie Burger with grilled tomato, beets, fried egg, and special sauce).
Other options are offered like a Cajun Chicken Wrap, chicken tenders, homemade chili, Nathan’s hotdogs, and ‘low-carb platters’, but why you would head to Burger Burger for something other than a patty slapped between two buns is beyond me. While my personal favorite is the classic bacon cheeseburger with pepperjack, you really can’t go wrong with the myriad of varieties offered. Everything is customizable in terms of toppings and buns (whole wheat, brioche, kaiser, and english muffin), so you can have your burger just the way you like it.
Burger Burger caters to those in a hurry, allowing you to order in advance for pickup. It’s perfect for a quick and satisfying lunch, especially for burger fanatics like myself. Arguably the best burger in the Financial District, it’s only real competition is from healthy outlet Zaitzeff.