Where to Get a Great Burger on the Upper East Side & Midtown East

Like many others, we love a good burger! With so many great options in the neighborhood, it’s hard to go wrong. Check out our picks for the best burger nearby the 1871 House

This NYC burger chain is known for their exotic meats (think wild boar, elk and bison) as well as their dedication to sustainable and natural ingredients. There’s really something for everyone on the menu in addition to really great, inventive burgers. 1370 1st Ave @73rd Street

Burger Heaven
Just across the street from us, Burger Heaven is a popular choice for a classic diner burger and shake. If you have room for dessert, check out their ice cream parlor Cool Mess right above the restaurant. 804 Lexington Ave @62nd Street

Known for their grass-fed burgers, this chain with three locations in NYC is a good choice for an affordable yet high quality burger. Build your own burger or choose from their menu. Turkey and veggie options available. 1026 Third Ave @61st Street

P.J. Clarke’s
Since opening its doors in 1884, the original P.J. Clarke’s has served hungry diners great grub in a classic, old school setting. While you can’t go wrong with a burger, the menu ranges from seafood to chicken pot pie. 915 Third Ave @55th Street

J.G. Melon
The burger at J.G. Melon is legendary – and for good reason. The famously thick, juicy patty comes adorned with just red onion and pickles and has been a staple on the UES since 1973. Affordable prices keep this place perennially packed. 1291 3rd Ave @74th Street

Jones Wood Foundry
This British pub serves an excellent burger and is a favorite among Upper East Siders and celebrities passing through. If you’re not into meat, the restaurant also does a Scottish salmon burger. Yum! 401 E. 76th Street @1st Ave

Salvation Burger
April Bloomfield (of The Spotted Pig) brought her burger-making prowess to her stand alone restaurant in the Pod 51 hotel. All her burgers are made using the best possible ingredients (like homemade cheese and pickles). 230 E. 51st Street between 2nd and 3rd Ave

Michael White’s fine dining French restaurant serves an outstanding burger made with an aged beef blend, fontine cheese, tomato jam and dijonnaise. You can order it at lunch or dinner, but we’d go for brunch, served with a fried egg on top! 100 E. 63rd Street between Park and Lexington Ave.

5 Napkin
5 Napkin is a modern bistro chain serving gourmet meat & veggie burgers. Some locations offer sushi & tacos. 1325 2nd Ave at 70th Street

Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole Burgers are family owned restaurants that opened their saloon doors in 1972. Made famous for their 7 oz burgers.  232 East 64th Street

1871 House

Housed in a classic 19th-century brownstone on an inviting, residential street near Central Park, shopping and museums, 1871 House consists of seven apartment style suites. Uniquely, 1871 House offers both the intimacy of a Bed and Breakfast and the privacy of a traditional hotel. A stay at 1871 feels much like time spent in a personal Manhattan apartment. 

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