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JG Melon

September 5th, 2007 · No Comments

There must be a JG Melon in heaven. The cheeseburgers at this Upper East Side institution are so good, so perfect actually, that the only reason I don’t eat here multiple times a week are the ten subway stops that separate me from this other-worldly patty of ground beef. Yes, I have been to the Burger Joint. Yes, I have been to PJ Clarke’s. Smith & Wollensky’s: yes. Corner Bistro: yes. You name the New York burger, I’ll tell you I’ve tried it. Nothing compares. Always cooked perfectly, the burgers arrive juicy and abounding with just the right seasoning (and no doubt some secret ingredients to which we’ll never be privy). The size of the patty is ideal, though it might look small upon arrival. Ordering a side of cottage fried potatoes is obligatory and you won’t regret a beer or a bloody. Be sure to take in the kitschy and dated decor of melon art as you sit at the bar and order or wait for table. Beware, credit cards are not accepted.

JG Melon’s
1291 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(212) 744-0585

Neighborhood: Upper East Side

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