Robert Sietsema's Best Hamburger (2010)

The Commodore

It's not a grandiose burger, by any means. The meat probably doesn't total more than a quarter-pound; in fact, the whole thing—bun, patty, and all—forms a compact mass. But the hamburger at The Commodore is supremely flavorful, sourced from free-range Angus at an upstate farm and cooked to a turn so it's still pink in the middle. Garnishes include lettuce, raw onions, tomatoes, and mayo—with no fussy sauces and no funny toppings. This is what a burger would taste like if you went to oodles of trouble finding the raw materials, and then cooked it carefully at home.

Location Details

366 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn NY 11211
718-218-7632

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