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JG Melon West Village, Redemption?
April 22nd, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Event Description

We tried to visit JG Melon's heralded Upper East Side venue early on in the existence of Burger Club, but they lied to us. They promised us a space for our meat magnificence, but upon arriving they denied us and kicked us out into the cold, claiming we had no reservation. Fortunately, there was a nearby Shake Shack where we could alleviate our deep scars of betrayal, but the wounds run deep.

Upper East Side JG Melon is forever banned from Burger Club, they have opened up a new West Village branch, and so we shall descend upon and determine whether or not their Cheeseburger stands up to the greats. Join us.

8 people have rated

Overall Rating: 6.14

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Taste:
7.5/10
Texture:
6.8/10
Toppings:
5.6/10
Sides:
5.4/10
Value:
5.6/10
Ambiance:
6.1/10
Harmoniousness:
6.0/10

User ratings


Sam "The Meat Hammer" H.

Cheeseburger

Rating
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The burger was good, but not great. With all the toppings and ketchup I could barely taste the cheese. It was very juicy, cooked the way I asked, and a good size. Fries needed more salt and I wish they'd come with the burger. But a good burger overall!

Rating Details

Taste:
8/10
Texture:
8/10
Toppings:
7/10
Sides:
7/10
Value:
6/10
Ambiance:
7/10
Harmoniousness:
7/10

Barry "MEAT MUNCHER " L.

Cheeseburger

Rating
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Three napkin burger. Very juicy. Bun did not hold up well

Rating Details

Taste:
10/10
Texture:
8/10
Toppings:
9/10
Sides:
10/10
Value:
7/10
Ambiance:
7/10
Harmoniousness:
9/10

Andrew "The Moo Pie Pirate" O.

Cheeseburger

Rating
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I do not understand the legendary status of this Burger. I hold this to be an excellent diner burger, but nothing more. The patty is thick and well formed and the beef is tasty (though under salted), and the totality of it is very very pleasant, but in no way transcendent. The value is appalling - for a dollar and a half more I could have a Luger Burger, and not including fries (that are mediocre to begin with) is unimpressive. The ambiance is negligible. Toppings are standard. Perhaps the upper east side venue has more to offer, but we'll never know since it's forever banned from the club.

Not worth the hype.

Rating Details

Taste:
8/10
Texture:
6/10
Toppings:
5/10
Sides:
4/10
Value:
3/10
Ambiance:
5/10
Harmoniousness:
7/10

lisa "Ground Beef Grail-seeker" k.

Cheeseburger

Rating
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I think I'd like my fries with my burger, on the plate. The burger itself was good but nothing to write home about. Decent but I could've made it at home.

Rating Details

Taste:
9/10
Texture:
9/10
Toppings:
2/10
Sides:
3/10
Value:
5/10
Ambiance:
4/10
Harmoniousness:
3/10

This is the burger that if you say "hey, let's get a burger", you'd go, and do that, be satisfied and move on. I truly enjoyed it, but as a burger seeker, would put it at the top. The fries were good, the Bloody Mary was a good classic.

Rating Details

Taste:
8/10
Texture:
7/10
Toppings:
6/10
Sides:
6/10
Value:
8/10
Ambiance:
9/10
Harmoniousness:
7/10

Beth "Neighbs" N.

Cheeseburger

Rating
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Andrew's purple pants and the rest of the excellent company was my favorite part. I'm sad I didn't get a Bloody Mary which was deemed by many to be great. The burger was certainly yummy but average/overrated. Messy, didn't hold together well. I give it a 'meh'. Didn't like the fry chips, though this didn't stop me from eating them.

Rating Details

Taste:
5/10
Texture:
4/10
Toppings:
5/10
Sides:
3/10
Value:
5/10
Ambiance:
6/10
Harmoniousness:
4/10

Andrew "Doing it my way" B.

Cheeseburger

Rating
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$12.50 for a cheeseburger with no sides. It was a well cooked, decently seasoned and sized diner-style burger not worthy of any great praise or critique. Another $6 for fries that should've come as an included side.

Andrew, surprisingly, was the first to arrive and made a reservation that wasn't turned down. Amazing. 3.6/10!

Rating Details

Taste:
6/10
Texture:
5/10
Toppings:
5/10
Sides:
3/10
Value:
3/10
Ambiance:
5/10
Harmoniousness:
5/10

Pamela "Ground Beef Grail-Seeker" C.

Bacon Cheeseburger

Rating
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Good taste, right temp, cheese melted well but overall not that quinressential "burger" taste you long for when eating a burger. But pretty good.

Rating Details

Taste:
6/10
Texture:
7/10
Toppings:
6/10
Sides:
7/10
Value:
8/10
Ambiance:
6/10
Harmoniousness:
6/10

Who's attending

10980181 10100662366499031 8960431559868578975 o Andrew O.
"The Moo Pie Pirate"
11999564 10107301669712184 6171595408251118697 o Andrew B.
"Doing it my way"
10945611 10100186358692827 6020238036472483116 n Fay L.
"my anaconda don't want none unless you got burger buns hun "
10295353 10100719567213345 7659676278449443768 o Beth N.
"Neighbs"
Heffer by cheese is good d49pjsm Barry L.
"MEAT MUNCHER "
11750701 10205003202100611 3228084331850278796 n Sam H.
"The Meat Hammer"
12541122 10153388123153946 9182132900049812160 n Pamela C.
"Ground Beef Grail-Seeker"
Missing profile picture Alejandra V.
"Ground Beef Grail-seeker"
Missing profile picture Anna L.
"Ground Beef Grail-seeker"
Missing profile picture lisa k.
"Ground Beef Grail-seeker"