NY Style Steak & Burger
Address: No. 22, Lane 155 Jianguo Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu 建国路155弄22号, 近瑞金二路
Hours: [Sun-Thu] 11:30am-11:00pm, [Fri-Sat] 11:00am-10:30pm
Price: 48-65 RMB/burger
For an artery-clogging but truly satisfying meal, go to NY Style Steak & Burger and order The Manhattan Monster. The beef patty itself is made with not much else other than good meat, and is accompanied by crisp bacon, cheddar cheese, fried egg, firehouse chili, onions rings (a little mountain of ‘em), lettuce, pickles, and tomato. Served with a side of fries, this burger will fill you up no matter how hungry you are.
The restaurant is slightly hard to find. If you know where Q’s Coffee is, just walk down the small alley to the right of it and you’ll arrive at NY Style Steak & Burger.
We tried The Manhattan Monster (65 RMB) and The Brooklyn BBQ (55 RMB), which were very similar in their architecture. I loved both almost equally, but if forced to choose, I would opt for the Monster for the firehouse chili and fried egg. As you can easily tell from the portion and ingredient list of these burgers, they are not ideal for the calorie counters.
The Manhattan Monster…how do you eat a burger this thick?
The Brooklyn BBQ
Cross section of the Brooklyn BBQ
To eat a burger this monstrously thick, you really have to smash the whole thing to a thinner and more manageable piece. As the cross section shows, the onion rings take up a good portion of the burger and probably a fair share of the calorie count, but they are what make these burgers so sinfully delicious. We also tried the Firehouse Chili (25 RMB), a thick stew made from both minced and whole pieces of beef, served in a toasted bread bowl. Very filling.
Cup of Firehouse Chili
Eating at NY Style Steak & Burger is an juicy, oily, and extremely messy affair. Come here for some supremely delicious burgers, but don’t pick this place for a first date. How does it compare with Bistro Burger? I personally like NY Style for the bigger, fatter potions and the complementary fries.