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“Could-Be-Better Burger”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Better Burger - CLOSED

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Better Burger
Price range: $1 - $20
Neighborhood: Chelsea
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Neighborhood: Chelsea
York
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Could-Be-Better Burger”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2010

Having come across a YouTube video review of the top five NYC burger joints, my wife and I decided to check out Better Burger which was highly rated in the video review. It was a pleasant walk from out hotel on 29th Street to the restaurant, which sits on a corner on 8th Avenue.

The first thing we noticed as we entered the place was that it was empty. Bear in mind it was about 1:30 on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Bad sign. The bored looking woman standing behind the counter did not manage a smile and took our order mechanically.

Now, Better Burger markets itself as a healthy, additive-free alternative in the world of fast food joints. But a healthy burger should not mean a tasteless burger. Our burgers arrived looking very appetizing. But after the first bite we realized that we'd made a mistake going there. The 100% organic beef patty was bland without even a hint of salt or pepper. The fries looked tired and soggy, and again lacked any sign of seasoning.

Overall it was a bland experience, from the service to the product. It was a good thing that we still had four other burger places to check out in NYC... there was still some hope!

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“Not outstanding, but fresh and good.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2008

Not outstanding, but fresh and good.

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“Unlike it's name, and maybe because they are more health conscious than other burger places, the burgers were a little...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2008

Unlike it's name, and maybe because they are more health conscious than other burger places, the burgers were a little lacking - then again it's my own fault for asking for a healthier burger.

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“ok veggie burger-the patty fell apart all over which i wasn't so fond of..”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2008

ok veggie burger-the patty fell apart all over which i wasn't so fond of..

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“I don't known how you can make a "better" burger except add some more fat... this they do not do. But hey...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2008

I don't known how you can make a "better" burger except add some more fat... this they do not do. But hey, they sell Larabars!

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