Date dined: 3.7.12
Oops, another late night burger this week. But I don’t regret it at all ( I mean, it’s for the blog…). Bill’s Bar & Burger is one of the newer additions to the burger scene in NYC having only just opened in 2009. They have obviously done well for themselves because since then they have opened a larger location in Rockefeller Center and another one in Atlantic City.
Bill’s looks a little grungy from the outside and with checkered table cloths and brick walls inside this place is definitely low key and serves a seriously good burger. They are also known for their milkshakes which are by far the best I have had in the city (sorry Shake Shack) so my friend and I started with a black & white. Creamy thick and delicious.
I usually order the Fat Cat burger which is a cheeseburger with carmelized onions on an English muffin. Their meat is a custom blend of celebrity butcher Pat LaFrieda beef. All veggies optional on the side. This burger reminds me of home because growing up we always had burgers on the grill served on English muffins. You don’t see this too often but I think it really changes the taste of the burger. The hominess and the fact that it is a little bit greasy with fillings spilling out just a little beyond what the muffin can handle are the two differentiating features. Things might get a little sloppy. The burger somewhat stays together because the muffin is well toasted so that it holds up through the last bite. But don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Bill’s also serves some really delicious sweet potato fries. They are thicker cut so a bit crispy and a bit tender and served super hot.
Bill’s is a great casual place to grab a bite in the Meatpacking district that won’t break the bank and will definitely satisfy your taste for a delicious burger.