The burger is an American
staple. Restaurants and gastropubs are delivering their own versions of this popular choice: from the upscale and dry-aged restaurant burger, to the fast-food-style triple patty slathered in cheese, discover 20 of the best burgers in the US.
Los Angeles, California: Father's Office
Gastropub, American, $$$
Los Angeles, California: Father’s Office
What to order: The Office Burger
Started by Chef Sang Yoon, Father’s Office uses only local sourced and fresh ingredients, so it’s no wonder this spot is known for its burger: dry-aged beef, Gruyère cheese, Maytag blue cheese, caramelized onions, arugula and applewood bacon. Pro tip: pair with a craft beer, and keep in mind that condiments are discouraged – let the beef speak for itself.
Father’s Office, 1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA, US, +1 310 736 2224
Memphis, Tennesse: Hog & Hominy
What to order: John T. Burger
At Hog & Hominy, the menu features Italian cuisine with a southern flare; forget the pizza, and opt for the burger, only served during lunch and for brunch – pickled lettuce, melted American cheese, onion and mustard, the perfect combination that will have you crying tears of joy. Pro tip: you can find the burger on the late-night menu.
Hog & Hominy, 707 W Brookhaven Cir, Memphis, TN, US, +1 901 207 7396
New York City: Brindle Room
What to order: Sebastian’s Steakhouse Burger
Brindle Room, located in NYC‘s East Village, has upscale American comfort food on point. The burger features prime dry-aged beef from Sebastian’s in Morristown, NJ, melted cheddar (Gruyère and blue are also available), a pickle and a heaping pile of caramelized onions on a soft bun – this one packs so much flavor that fancy sauces and condiments aren’t needed.
Brindle Room, 277 E 10th St, New York, NY, US, +1 212 529 9702
Chicago, Illinois: Au Cheval
What to order: Double Cheeseburger
Au Cheval has been named Chicago’s best burger for quite some time now – and, it still reigns as a top competitor. Three four-ounce patties stacked high, layered with melted American cheese and ‘dijonnaise’ on a bun from Z Baking, this is one for the books. If you want an extra punch, be sure to put a bird on it (a fried egg).
Au Cheval, 800 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL, US, +1 312 929 4580
Atlanta, Georgia: Holeman & Finch Public House
What to order: The Cheeseburger
At Holeman & Finch, the burger is a gift to those ‘in-the-know’ of this secret menu item and is available (in a limited quantity) from opening. The burger features grass-fed brisket and chuck ground in-house and is served with house-made ketchup, mustard, and pickles on a freshly house-baked bun. Pro-tip: get there early – only 24 burgers are made each day, and they usually sell out within the hour.
Holeman & Finch, 2277 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA, US, +1 404 948 1175