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Fay L.
"The Swanson"
Burgers Rated: 32

January 29th, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
113 Macdougal St, New York, NY 10012
Overall Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey burger icon grey   8.4 / 10
Fay's Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey   9.4 / 10
I always feel strange about the close to all10 ratings... but THIS burger is an elegant example of quality and traditionalism done well. There's no gimmicks in terms of toppings or assembly. All you taste is the wonderful flavor of the beef... and fries which are equally deliciousabdrew wasn't drinking because he is "hungover", but I think it's because he can't handle the heat - 4.5

Fay's Rating Details

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

April 1st, 2017 @ 07:45 AM
178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Overall Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey   9.1 / 10
Fay's Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey   8.7 / 10
The Luger Burger does not hide itself behind complex toppings or fusion inpired sides. This is your meat and potatoes burger that prides itself on the simplistic quality of the ingredients. Burger, bun, gorgeous meat and good Il' American cheese. Not to mention Karl... the german waiter who reminded me of the sound of music. As for Andrew.. he was made a man today when he cut large slabs of bacon... the bacon was glorious...I have a lot to compete with now :(

Fay's Rating Details

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

April 22nd, 2017 @ 08:00 AM
89 Macdougal St, New York, NY 10012
Overall Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey burger icon grey burger icon grey burger icon grey   6.1 / 10
Fay's Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey burger icon grey burger icon grey   7.3 / 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.

Fay's Rating Details

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

June 11th, 2017 @ 01:00 PM
190 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009
Overall Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey burger icon grey burger icon grey   7.5 / 10
Fay's Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey   8.6 / 10
Here's the thing... this burger is a taste explosion of a burger. All the components that make it what it is are individually tasty, but the combination overwhelms the beef, which is of very high quality. Particularly the choice in cheese could have been a subtler one, but most def worth a try

Fay's Rating Details

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

July 10th, 2017 @ 04:30 PM
44 RUE D'ARGOUT 75002 PARIS
Overall Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey burger icon grey burger icon grey burger icon grey   6.2 / 10
Fay's Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey burger icon grey burger icon grey burger icon grey burger icon grey   4.7 / 10
America may not be winning in some areas, but we still are numèro un in the burger department. This one, although ambitious in toppings, lacked focus in flavor balance, the very ethos behind their origin story. The meat was over cooked and over shadowed by Camembert. It was not...veeernice

Fay's Rating Details

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

January 20th, 2018 @ 09:30 AM
178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Overall Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey   8.8 / 10
Fay's Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange   9.7 / 10
Better then I remember. This classic burger needs not meat frills to impress. I bit into it and took the lords name in vain...in a good way.

Fay's Rating Details

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

October 14th, 2017 @ 01:00 PM
4545 Center Boulevard
Overall Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey   9.0 / 10
Fay's Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey burger icon grey   8.3 / 10
This is a very elegant building. The texture is lovely and there are many subtleties, but the shrimp dominate the totality of this bite. For those looking for a burger burger, this is not the burger for you

Fay's Rating Details

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

October 14th, 2017 @ 01:00 PM
4545 Center Boulevard
Overall Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey   9.0 / 10
Fay's Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey burger icon grey   8.0 / 10
The flavor was very nice, but the texture was a little mushy and needed a bit of salt. That aside, it was his first attempt and a bold one at that

Fay's Rating Details

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

April 7th, 2018 @ 08:00 AM
180 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
Overall Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey burger icon grey   8.0 / 10
Fay's Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange   9.6 / 10
Apparently my ass is more expensive when it’s sits in a booth. But it is soho #realestate

Fay's Rating Details

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

July 21st, 2018 @ 12:00 PM
406 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009
Overall Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey burger icon grey   8.0 / 10
Fay's Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange   9.6 / 10
The Hound is a Myriad of taste and texture. All the right decisions were made is constructing this beauty- the savoriness of the meat, texture of the bacon and potato and choice of gruyere cheese is anything you could ask for. As for Andrew...he’s wearing a snappy burger pin, and I appreciate the relativness. He also recently got a haircut...which was a good move. He also grows toe nails like Wolverine... Repect.

Fay's Rating Details

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

July 21st, 2018 @ 12:00 PM
406 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009
Overall Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey burger icon grey   8.0 / 10
Fay's Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey burger icon grey   8.0 / 10
The taste is very lovely. I like that it squirts out cheese. Lacks a little variation in texture, but only because I went halvsies on the hound .

Fay's Rating Details

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

October 13th, 2018 @ 01:00 PM
615 MANHATTAN AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY, 11222
Overall Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey burger icon grey burger icon grey   6.8 / 10
Fay's Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey burger icon grey burger icon grey   6.6 / 10
The flavor combinations all made sense- the tomato jam, pablano cream, pickled onions and sprouts, and was very tasty, but the ratios were off in a way that the dry aged beef was an afterthought. The taste presented on the sweeter side and could have benefited from something with some spice and perhaps more sprouts for added crunch. The texture was all soft and creamy, which was tasty but in need of some contrast. For Andrew’s rating, I’d give him a 9 because he ordered spiced nuts and olives...and bought me a few drinks .

Fay's Rating Details

Taste:
7/10
Texture:
6/10
Toppings:
7/10
Sides:
5/10
Value:
5/10
Ambiance:
9/10
Harmoniousness:
7/10

March 23rd, 2019 @ 04:00 PM
305 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014
Overall Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey   9.3 / 10
Fay's Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange   9.7 / 10
This is a fucking good burger... Creamy, tang from the cheese, charred smoke, melts in your mouth not in your hand deliciousness

Fay's Rating Details

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

May 4th, 2019 @ 04:00 PM
Madison Ave & E.23rd St, New York, NY 10010
Overall Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey burger icon grey burger icon grey   7.3 / 10
Fay's Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey burger icon grey   7.7 / 10
You know...it’s Shake Shack. Built for speed and pleasure.

Fay's Rating Details

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

February 2nd, 2019 @ 05:30 PM
55 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
Overall Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey burger icon grey burger icon grey burger icon grey   5.8 / 10
Fay's Rating:
burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon orange burger icon grey burger icon grey burger icon grey burger icon grey   6.3 / 10
I stepped into this Burger Club session expecting to be wow'd with decadence, but unfortunately walked away having tasted a "meh" expensive burger. I did not taste truffle and the brisket sandwiched in the center overwhelmed the texture and taste, making it dry. Although the quality was not compromised, it was not the creamy, juicy sexy burger I was hoping to bite into.

Fay's Rating Details

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