Gregg kallor
Gregg K.
"I'll Have Two"
Burgers Rated: 5

July 9th, 2016 @ 01:00 PM
406 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009
Overall Rating:
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Gregg's Rating:
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This is a phenomenal burger. The bacon-infused patty gives it that great smoky pork flavor without having to deal with the extra chew on top. The Gruyere was delicious, and judiciously applied - it wasn't a drippy mess the way it might be on a less tastefully made burger. The potato crisps were delicious - and there were just enough to add texture and flavor. A few leaves of fresh arugula give it a nice balance. Also love the size - satisfying, but not overwhelming. Slightly more cooked than I asked for, but not egregiously. Super tasty. I'm a fan. The Moo Pie Pirate gets all 10s.

Gregg's Rating Details

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

January 29th, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
113 Macdougal St, New York, NY 10012
Overall Rating:
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Gregg's Rating:
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This burger was crazy good - a beautifully-seasoned, perfectly cooked (medium rare, with a crispy sear) bit of juicy goodness. The onion topping added a nice touch of sweetness without getting in the way. The bun was just right - lightly toasted, it held together through all the drippings. The fries - a-MAZ-ing. Perfect crisp/chew ratio (not too hard or too chewy), well-salted (but not too much), delicious. This is an expensive burger, but worth the splurge.

Gregg's Rating Details

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

June 11th, 2017 @ 01:00 PM
190 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009
Overall Rating:
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Gregg's Rating:
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I came in wanting to love this burger after hearing the raves, but I couldn't get there. The burger was cooked to a beautiful medium rare, but the intensity of the toppings obscured the flavor of the beef. I found everything very salty - the cheese, the bacon, and the salty fries (with a pretty strong taste of fishiness that I don't really understand) - my mouth is parched. The egg is a stroke of genius, and is delicious - if, you know, a mess. But a delicious mess. The tomato was fresh and perfect. The staff is friendly, and I like the vibe of the place. I wonder if this burger would appeal more to me in the cold winter months, but it's 94 degrees today, and this feels like too much for me.

Gregg's Rating Details

Taste:
5/10
Texture:
5/10
Toppings:
6/10
Sides:
4/10
Value:
5/10
Ambiance:
9/10
Harmoniousness:
4/10

July 22nd, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
406 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009
Overall Rating:
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Gregg's Rating:
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I love this burger - it's every bit as delicious as it was when I first enjoyed it with Burger Club a year ago. The bacon-infused patty gives salty flavor with every bite, and the super-thin potato crips give a great crunch. I love the smoked gruyer and freshness of the lettuce, and the size of the burger is perfectly satisfying without leaving my stomach on the floor. The fries were a bit disappointing - they were lukewarm, and not especially crisp. Given the really creative burger menu (I tried a bite of the Bluicy - yum!), the fries seem like a less-considered afterthought - they're totally fine, but they could have made this a supremely special experience. I love the vibe of the restaurant - casual basement feel with a portrait of its namesake uncle Walt on the wall - but the noise level can be a bit much. (A couple of acoustical tiles/whatnot would really help so that we don't have to yell to be heard by the people a few inches away.) The servers were, once again, very friendly. Overall, I love Whitman's and always look forward to a visit.

Gregg's Rating Details

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

February 2nd, 2019 @ 05:30 PM
55 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
Overall Rating:
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Gregg's Rating:
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This was a disappointment. The much-touted truffle and foie gras came in a mere dollup in the middle of the burger. The 2 bites that included those flavors were pretty tasty, and the texture was nice - but I wasn’t blown away. Sadly, the outer 80% of the burger was less interesting. The beef itself seemed oddly flavorless, and a bit over cooked. The short ribs had a nice texture, but also lacked a rich flavor (a few punches of salt would’ve helped). Loved the seasoning on the bun. If only the meat were seasoned as well... I was very happy with the first few fries, but the majority of fries underneath were tepid and unseasoned. Maybe I got a bad batch - but at this price point, I shouldn’t get a bad batch. Overall - meh.

Gregg's Rating Details

Taste:
7/10
Texture:
6/10
Toppings:
5/10
Sides:
5/10
Value:
2/10
Ambiance:
3/10
Harmoniousness:
5/10