20. Burger Joint

Address: 119 West 56th St.
Website: parkermeridien.com

This gem hides itself in the lobby of a luxury hotel, Le Parker Meridien. The very experience of walking through such an uppity establishment to get a burger place is ridiculous, but once inside the Burger Joint, you’ll forget all about that look the concierge gave you when you asked where exactly you needed to go.

Ordering at the Burger Joint is not unlike ordering a real Philly cheesesteak in Philadelphia. There it's "wiz wit." Here it’s cheeseburger, medium rare, the works. The patties are thick, unlike many similar joints (cough...Shake Shack...cough), which always makes for a better pink burger, cooked nicely around the outside, just right.