November 2, 2007
After patiently waiting the entire summer for a taste of Five Guys Burgers and Fries, the legendary Washington, D.C. chain has opened their doors on 55th street b/t 5th & 6th Ave.
Head to my main page and click on the Five Guys link on the right for EVEN BETTER pics of what’s arguably NYC’s best new burger.
Now let’s get right to it, here’s the food porn (please excuse the phone pics):
Bacon Cheeseburger with Fried Onions
Large order of Fries (more like a feast of fries)
And here’s the menu, nice and simple:
***THE REVIEW ***
Let’s just say after I ate this burger, I was left immediately questioning where the best burger in Midtown is, Five Guys or Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien. That should say it all right there.
The Burger: I ordered a regular bacon cheeseburger. The regulars come with 2 patties, the littles come with 1. Griddle grilled and cooked well done (this is the only way they make it) but still quite juicy, crumbly, and delicious.
Toppings: Cheese was American and well melted. Fried onions, more sauteed than fried, but still a nice touch. Bacon: crispy, fresh, and delicious, well portioned for the burger.
Fries: I ordered the large and it was a literal feast of French Fries. They came overflowing from a Styrofoam cup, fresh, medium cut (slightly thicker than your typical diner) and nicely browned but not too crispy, you could really taste the potato.
4.5 out of 5 on NYC Eats Burger Scale
Now get over there and dig in!
Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries
New York, NY
43 W 55TH Street, New York, NY 10019