Five Guys has finally arrived in Midtown!

Date 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:



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
Location: Manhattan
43 W 55TH Street, New York, NY 10019
tel. 212-459-9600
fax 212-459-9601

14 Responses to “Five Guys has finally arrived in Midtown!”

  1. damn said:

    damn that looks dank

  2. John Fox said:

    These burgers are addictive! I live in New Jersey and they have been opening up all over. I’ve been to 3 of them and they are all consistently good. I’ve never waited more than 5 minutes. Fresh beef and everything is cooked to order.

  3. Caryn said:

    Really? Comprable to Burger Joint?? (my favorite all time burger ever) I like your blog it makes me HUNGRY!

  4. Jane said:

    wow, these pictures make me want to vomit. At lease take a picture of the burger before you eat it.

  5. The NYC Food Guy said:


    I hate to disappoint you or prevent your purging but these pictures all were taken before I bit into the burger. Happy vomiting!

  6. The NYC Food Guy said:


    I thought about your comment and it made me genuinely wonder what kind of foods you WOULD like to see pictures of on my site? I’d be happy to go out and try to make it happen…

  7. Melissa said:

    Dont mind the dissenters Food Guy – the Five Guys burgers aint pretty, but they sure are good. There is no doubt they are a messy burger, but I have yet to meet someone who hasnt liked them.

    I took a friend out to lunch the other day and he was a fatburger fan. He has converted and told me that he is going to go out of his way to take his wife and kids there from now on after various games.

    The mess is a part of the thrill to me, they put all that delicious gooey cheese and toppings, and the bun is so soft and delish, that its bound to get your taste buds going.

  8. The NYC Food Guy said:


    You’ve heard the statement “Great Minds Think Alike” and that’s what I’m experiencing right now. It’s always more fun making a mess.

    I’m yet to eat fatburger, I believe there’s only 2 locations in New York, one in Long Island and another in Rockland County, but you can bet when I do there will be a review on here.

    Where are you from? Do you have a #1 burger?

    Thanks a lot for the support and the feedback.

  9. Melissa said:

    I am in North Jersey, outside of the city. You may want to try White Manna, VERY good, if you want to cross the river.

    But right now I am a Five Guys convert.

  10. Melissa said:

    BTW – if you can tear yourself away from the burger. The bacon cheese dog at 5 Guys is really good too.

    A few tidbits about the fries. Always cooked in peaniut oil, no cholesterol (you get enough in the burger I guess lol) and they will always have posted somewhere in the joints where in Idaho the potato they are cooking that day.

  11. The NYC Food Guy said:


    Nice fry facts, glad to get that straight. They’re good but always could be a little crispier for me. The cajun fries are quality. I might have to try that hot dog, sounds pretty badass. I’ve heard of White Manna but read recently that it’s not worth the drive. Sliders right?

    What are your top burgers in New York?

    Thanks for the comments.

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