Black Iron Burger Shop

540 E. Fifth St.
New York, NY 10009


  • Mon-Tue 4pm-11:30pm, Wed-Thu 12pm-11:30pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-12am, Sun 12pm-11:30pm
  • $$
  • Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible, Beer, Wine
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
It only costs around $7, but it's a fancy burger cooked on an $8,000 Keating Miraclean griddle. Apparently, this cooktop doesn't ever become seasoned, so the first burger cooked on it should taste the same as one cooked on it 10 years from now. Usually, any cook will tell you that meat sizzled on a seasoned pan tastes better than one cooked on an unseasoned pan, but this burger manages to be completely delicious, unseasoned griddle or no. Order it medium-rare for a thin patty that's pink all the way through, with a well-seasoned outer crust. Bite into it and it spurts juice; the sesame bun gets moist with drippings. Skip the fries and get the fried pickled green tomatoes on the side.

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