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Posted by Amanda on 01/22/2007
My friends and i went her on a sunday at 3:30pm. We waitied 15 minutes for a waiter to come over and then we order 3 milkshakes and 3 burgers. After 30 min we called our waiter over to see where our shakes were. He said they could only make 2 shakes at a time so it would be a few minutes. I said "a few minutes- fine... a half hour"??? Unacceptable!! Well 30 more minutes past and still no milkshake. It was almost comical, but if we didn't laugh we would have cried we were so hungry. Finally the manager came over and he took care of our shakes which was very nice. Then we got our burgers 15 minutes after that. Don't go there if you are in a hurry. Actually just don't go there.
Posted by jsaf237 on 01/21/2007
This place doe not even have the best burger in a one block radius let alone in the city. The meat tasted fried (rather than broiled or grilled) and the fries were too similar to the new style of Burger King fries. The atmosphere is manufactured "burger joint" cute which comes off as quite unspecial and better vibes can be found at its neighboring establishments - which have established their character and feel. Bar 6, Cafe Loup and Joe Jr's are all significantly better than BLT's in every catgeory. Speaking of which, I have never seen Bar 6 or Cafe Loup get praised for their excellent burger and fries - and they totally should. Living around the block I have already seen the crowds waning and I'm sure BLT will follow in the path of the 3 other failed ventures at this location. Another one bites the dust at this cursed locale on 6th Ave.
Posted by Frank Z on 01/11/2007
Whatever happened to rating food on how it tastes? The Times recently panned this place complaining about substandard buns and an overabundance of condiments. And they harped on the ultra-expensive Kobe beef burger they offer having its flavor drowned out by the condiments. I'm not likely to spend $62 for a burger. I was drawn to this place because of the owner's sensational other restaurants. But the food here tasted great! This place has some awsome menu items. I've been here about 6 or 7 times now and have to say that I loved the "BLT" Burger, dripping juices and all. It's awsome with either Vermont Cheedar or Monterey Jack cheese. I thought the Lamb Merguez Burger was pretty good too. As were the waffle fries and the vidalia onion rings. I have to say the cole slaw was sub-par, but who goes to a burger joint to eat the close slaw anyway? The housemade chili was pretty good too. One item you have to try is the Chicken Wings with the spicy buffalo sauce. The wings are big, very meaty & juicy and the buffalo sauce is heavy & spicy (and messy, but worth it). Order the small portion if you're going to get a burger too (it's very filling). I had a decent chocolate egg cream and I absolutely LOVED the 3 shakes I tried: Mocha Mudslide, Peanut Butter & Strawberry Banana. They were even better than the plain vanilla one, which was still good. Try the above items on your inital visits and you'll do fine. I plan on trying other menu items in the future. They're open late too, another plus. Enjoy!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/10/2007
i loved the burger here. and the atmosphere is nice. very welcoming to kids, crayons, kid menu, etc.
Posted by Greg on 01/10/2007
A lot of people in the neighborhood were sorry to see Shorty's on the Half Shell close, but when hearing that the BLT group was opening BLT Burger, it caused some excitement. When I passed by after opening the bar looked great and it was crowded which I thought was a good sign. At least the curse on this location may have ended. I went with anticipating a fantastic burger since "Burger" is namesake. We were very disappointed! Everything about the place, atmosphere, staff (excellent!!), sides, drinks, etc. was great. The letdown was the burger! It was probably a couple of steps above Burger King. Why on earth would a high end burger place serve burgers on a "Wonder Bread" bun made even soggier by putting whatever the sauce is they put on it. You do this as Burger King to cover the taste! Plus the burger is small and tasteless. As another reviewer stated, it's ground up like a meatball. If they would serve these burgers on a nice roll, kill the condiments and sauce (UGH!!) and make it a little bigger, it would be worth it. What they need to do is serve The Riviera Burger (7th Ave South & W4th St) and they would have a great place. To the manager: It's still not too late to fix things. I know you are relying on the bar for your money (which is okay), but I think the "BLT" group could do a lot better that this!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/08/2007
It was good. Better then your average diner burger. Tasty fries. Sodas and milkshakes are a little on the stingy size for the price, but overall yummy. Go when it is slow- not worth waiting more then 10 minutes.
Posted by alpinebomber on 12/12/2006
I was originally quite excited by the opening of BLT Burger as it is around the corner from me and much closer than Corner Bistro...I prefer to eat in my house and avoid the scene by the hipster and yupster visitors that tend to make these places a destination joint...which BLT confirms it is... There's absolutely nothing special about this place at all in regards to the food, service, value, and atmosphere... Food: the burger is ground somewhat fine (I prefer a course grind) so it ends up with a texture akin to processed sausage and other processed meat products. I suspect that most foodies would prefer a course grind and that's probably what they mean by a beefy, burger consistency...the patty itself looks to be about 4-5 ozs...same size as the single Shake Shack burger but more expensive. I got the regular fries and the waffle chili fries. The waffle chili fries were a bit overly-oily overall. The chili was overly salted, as were the waffle fries. Both were too oily. If just one of them were that way it would be fine, but both and it's overkill. The beer selection at the bar was fairly standard. The spiked milkshakes are cute, but nothing I can't replicate at home. The servers were inexperienced and not cute. One or the other is fine, but the combination is unacceptable. The lighting is brighter than it needs to be, and honestly it wouldn't have been difficult to achieve a 'lived-in' look that a burger joint really needs. Overall this is a sub-par burger joint with pretensions of an above-par place. Not recommended. But I suspect it will survive for a while on the hype alone.