The Best Burgers in New York City

The OpenTable Team

New York is a foodie’s playground, from the chicest Manhattan steakhouses to the coziest Brooklyn hangouts. The City That Never Sleeps is open at all hours to offer top-tier burgers to seasoned locals and weary travelers alike. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best burger spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Whether it's a traditional burger with the usual toppings or a bold, new take on what should go between the buns, NYC has a number of great burgers to choose from. Check out this list, and dig in.

Restaurants:THE GRILL, CUT By Wolfgang Puck at FS Downtown New York, Wolfgang's Steakhouse - Tribeca
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Steak
Neighborhoods:Midtown East, TriBeCa - Downtown

THE GRILL

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Midtown East
564 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date

The historic Seagram Building is the setting for one of the most elegant dining experiences in New York. The Grill occupies a massive space that is as modern as it is Old New York...

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86% recommended
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CUT By Wolfgang Puck at FS Downtown New York

$$$$·Steak·
TriBeCa - Downtown
617 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Bar Seating
  • Fit for Foodies

The Financial District at the southern tip of Manhattan is home to plenty of great places to get a burger. CUT is the local Wolfgang Puck establishment that feels like a mix betwee...

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100% recommended
Romantic in New York / Tri-State Area
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Wolfgang's Steakhouse - Tribeca

$$$$·Steakhouse·
TriBeCa - Downtown
1,787 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Notable Wine List

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse has been a Tribeca fixture for 40 years. Wolfgang Zwiener has emulated some of the best parts of Peter Luger, his former employer. The restaurant is decorated...

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88% recommended

The Palm West Side

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Theater District / Times Square
6,181 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date

The Palm West Side is located in Manhattan’s storied Theater District and is a great place to get a meal before a show. The interior channels classic New York steakhouse ambiance w...

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90% recommended

T-BAR Steak & Lounge (Upper East Side)

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Upper East Side
1,557 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Groups

The T-Bar Steak & Lounge is located on the Upper East Side, once home to New York’s most exclusive restaurants. While many restaurants have uprooted for lower Manhattan, T-Bar has ...

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87% recommended
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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - Broad Street

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Financial District
1,098 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic

Bobby Van’s Steakhouse recalls the Gilded Age of New York banks with its formal dining room located in the lobby of the old JP Morgan bank. The more casual Vault Grill is located o...

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88% recommended

Royal 35 Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Murray Hill
1,172 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

Royal 35 Steakhouse is located in midtown Manhattan and shines above the cluster of other high-end steakhouses. The dining room seats most guests, but past the oak wood bar is a se...

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100% recommended
Steakhouse in New York / Tri-State Area
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Wollensky’s Grill

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Midtown East
711 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
  • Late-night Find

Wolensky’s Grill is located next door to the more formal Smith & Wolensky steakhouse and offers great food in a relaxed atmosphere. The interior is reminiscent of a high-end brewer...

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100% recommended
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Knickerbocker Bar and Grill

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Greenwich Village
1,667 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies

The Knickerbocker Bar and Grill in the heart of the West Village serves up great burgers in a warm, clubby atmosphere. This is a great location for those that love live jazz, thoug...

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97% recommended
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Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Westside 9th Avenue

$$$$·Steak·
Midtown West
2,334 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fun

Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse in Midtown West abandons the more formal steakhouse ambiance for casual mom-and-pop décor. The colorful bar features prominently amid the tables and booths ...

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83% recommended
Late Night Find in New York / Tri-State Area

The Capital Grille - NY – Chrysler Center

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Midtown East
4,404 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Groups

The Capital Grille in the Chrysler Center is one of the most visually striking restaurants on this list. The dining space is designed as a series of angled glassed panels that prov...

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93% recommended

212 Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Midtown East
1,306 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

212 Steakhouse on the Upper East Side is a top tier steakhouse that makes a great burger. The interior feels less like a conventional steakhouse and more like a European bistro, wi...

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95% recommended

The Palm Tribeca

$$$$·Steakhouse·
TriBeCa - Downtown
1,895 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays

Tribeca has become a hot spot for fine dining in Manhattan and the Palm Tribeca is no exception. The Palm Tribeca adopts the same Palm design with caricatures of famous guests dott...

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86% recommended

Charlie Palmer Steak NYC

$$$$·American·
Theater District / Times Square
4,197 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries

Our perspective is coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the restaurant’s description: Welcome to Aureole, the flagship showcase for Chef Charlie Palmer's unabashed, energetic...

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92% recommended
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Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse - New York

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Midtown West
2,465 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies

Nick and Stef’s Steakhouse is located near Madison Square Garden and is an excellent choice for a good meal after a game. The more modern decor includes blond wood wall panels that...

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87% recommended
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - New York City - Midtown

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Theater District / Times Square
5,402 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date

Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Midtown was built to impress. Guests walk through the well-stocked wine cellar into a dining room with a sweeping white wraparound bar. If that doesn’t ...

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91% recommended
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