I’m going to keep this short and sweet but with tons of pictures.

After two and a half years, I’ve finally had my Bistro burger. It was a glorious experience. Look how tall that thing is! Stacked with onion, cheese, bacon, tomato, lettuce, and pickle (on the side), that is one enormous hunk of juicy goodness.

Don’t be shocked that when you walk in, you get to seat yourself and are expected to have read the menu outside. That being said, it’s pretty short and if you’re there to try out one of the topped ranked burgers in NYC, your decision is pretty much already made.

Okay, so onto the burger…


  • It may look small, but it’s 8oz. And when you finally stack everything up, it’s pretty high. High enough that it doesn’t really fit into your mouth.
  • They give you soo much bacon. Like three strips…
  • No soggy bun! The burger was as delicious as the one from PJ Clarke’s but the bottom bun had raw onion rings to cushion the juiciness.
  • I’d say that the best bite is not the first, but near the center. That’s when it starts getting REALLY juicy.


  • The bun is too small. As in the meat is really big and the bun isn’t big enough to accommodate every single bite with the meat.
  • The fries are subpar. But that’s forgivable given that the burger was so good.

The fact that everything is served on plastic plates with plastic utensils just makes the experience that much better. It’s the posterchild for cheap quality food.

Notice the level of the ketchup.

And now. That was mostly me. Have I ever mentioned how much I love ketchup?

And best of all, the bill was only $20!

331 W. 4th St.
New York, NY 10014
at Jane St.  See Map | Subway Directions

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