Bobby Van’s is well established in Manhattan as one of the premier steakhouses, operating multiple locations throughout the city. I’ve dined at several of their locations over the years and have always been pleased with their service and fare. But it was in the summer of 2011 that I came across a wonderful new surprise behind their location on 45th between 6th & 7th avenues. I’m talking about BV’s Burger.
$6 for quality burgers, cooked to order, in midtown Manhattan can’t be beat. Simple and straightforward, with roughly half-pound patties, BV’s turns out what I consider the ideally shaped burger and a great balance of your classic condiments: lettuce, red onion and tomato (for the works). As the former mayor on Foursquare, I fully endorse BV’s as my favorite burger joint in midtown.
But there’s more to the joint than just burgers! The salads are hefty and delicious, along with several of the other sandwiches and chilis. But let’s talk fries and onion rings… These guys don’t mess about. Crisp and flavored with a solid seasoning blend, both the fries and onion rings are fanstastic, with the latter dredged in a light batter that comes out great!
Check out the menu when you get a chance and drop me a line if you’re near and want to grab lunch!