When it comes to culinary exceptionalism, Brooklyn is best known for its Italian-American eats. Those who’ve spent time on Kings County ground know the Chinese food in Sunset Park has a bangin’ reputation and that good Caribbean food can be found throughout the borough. But burgers? They don’t get all that much attention. Perhaps they should. If you’re a burger lover with plans to head to Brooklyn in the near future, dive into a juicy burger at one of these Brooklyn restaurants.
67 burger has amassed loyal followings at its Fort Greene and Park Slope locations. Their signature burger (The 67 Burger) is dressed with creamy blue cheese and topped with crispy bacon. But 67 has 13 burgers on the menu and a build-your-own option. All can be prepared with hamburger, turkey, chicken, veggie, or tofu patties.
67 Lafayette Ave.; (718) 797-7150
234 Flatbush Ave.; (718) 399-6767
This farm-to-table burger joint, located in Cobble Hill, has a reputation for quality, sustainability, and affordability. If you’re looking for a relatively guilt-free beef or bison burger, you’d be hard-pressed to find something more sustainable option, especially if you’re staying at the NU Hotel. Bareburger is just a five-minute walk.
149 Court Street; (718) 768-2273
Emily is a burger joint and a pizza parlor, and it excels at both roles. The burger to get here is the Emma, a dry-aged beef patty topped with Vermont Grafton cheddar, caramelized onion, and house-made red pepper aioli. All that is sandwiched between a Tom Cat Bakery pretzel bun.
919 Fulton Street; (347) 844-9588
This Cobble Hill burger joint serves beef, bison, turkey, lamb, chicken, and mushroom patties, as well as pulled-pork sandwiches. The Court Street Burger, a bison patty topped with wild mushroom, caramelized onion, and baby arugula, is a big hit. Moo Burger is a 10-minute walk from NU Hotel Brooklyn.
240 Court Street; (718) 246-8259
The porterhouse at this legendary Williamsburg steakhouse is memorable, but it’s not the only thing on the menu worth writing home about. The Luger Burger, made from the same fine porterhouse (mixed with chuck) is one of the finest burger options in the borough. To taste it, you’ve got to hit up this cash-only steakhouse before 4pm. The Luger Burger is a lunch-only option.
178 Broadway; (718) 387-7400
A top contender for the best burger in Center Brooklyn, two8two’s Bully Burger is one any burger lover is sure to remember with fondness. The Billy Burger is simple, made with locally sourced beef, grilled onions, and a quality bun. NU Hotel guests don’t even have to walk a block to get try this Cobble Hill standout.
282 Atlantic Ave.; (718) 596-2282