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JG Melon

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  • Burgers, Bar Food
  • 1291 3rd Ave, New York NY10021 40.771054 -73.9593019
  • (At 74th St)
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  • (212) 744-0585
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User Ratings (Based on 94 reviews)

Food 4.1 Value 3.3
Service 3.1 Atmosphere 3.4

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 744-0585
(212) 650-1310
Cash Only
Mon-Sat: 11:30am-4am Sun: 11:30am-12am
Lunch, Dinner
Open Late, Outdoor Dining, Trendy, Wheelchair Friendly, Take Out

User Reviews

  • JG Melon

    Posted by anonymous on 06/13/2010


    There is just really nothing special about this place. The food is good but there are much better burgers at similar prices in the city. The quality has certainly deteriorated over the years. The service is poor and if you order takeaway at the bar be sure to double and triple check your order because there is a lack of attention to detail. All in all, it is just not what it used to be.

  • JG Melon

    Posted by G - on 05/27/2010

    its good but..

    The burger is good, but really it's a bit overrated considering the wait time, lack of options for the burger, and boring fries. It's not overpriced and got a cool old school feel. I think it was worth it if there was not a big wait I guess.

  • JG Melon

    Posted by v. s. j. m. h. b. on 05/02/2010

    yummy burger but bad attitude

    I like going to this place with by BF but every time we go we get yummy burgers and a bad attitude from the staff members. I hope they retire soon because it seems like the younger generation working their would actually like to treat the customers properly. I love their delicious bacon cheese burger but there are plenty of other good burgers to be had in the city with less wait and less 'tude.

  • JG Melon

    Posted by Anonymous on 12/29/2009

    The Real Scoop on Melon's

    The question isn't whether the famed JG Melon burger is good, it is. The real question is, is it worth the wait. The answer is no. Try it once if you've never had one, but, then, take a pass unless the place is empty and you can sit right down. Ultimately, the burgers are small, the beers even smaller, the fries are flavorless, the host is gruff, the service is rushed and they are stuck in the past. For example, want ketchup, mustard, it's no problem, but, ask for jalapenos and you're the crazy one. So, is the burger good, sure, but then again, put enough butter and grease on anything and it tastes great. In my opinion, absolutely not worth the wait.

  • JG Melon

    Posted by Gourmandizer on 12/24/2009

    Good Burgers, terrible service

    The burgers were juicy and tasty, but I was a bit annoyed they didn’t come with tomatoes or any greens, and fries had to be ordered separately. The service was terrible, our waitress forgot about us several times. Took forever to take our order, never checked on us and finally when we asked for a check, she said oh sure, and disappeared. Then returned 10 minutes later, offering dessert, and had completely forgotten that we had asked for the check already.

  • JG Melon

    Posted by Best place on the UES on 11/16/2009

    Best Burgers in NY (food beats the 5.0 scale)-and fries and everything. shame if you miss it

    Anyone who says that this place is bad doesn't know anything about a good burger, You asked for medium rare, you get it. The fries are crispy, the staff is wonderful. I know it's a loud place, but if you are craving a burger, especially after a long night out, this place is it. How much better could it be the best burgers in NY open super late on weekends?? They cook it right when you order, no frozen burgers, just the perfectly cooked old school with a hamburger bun. And, the Chili is amazing (not to mention the Key Lime pie-that is if you have room) i know there are lines but it's worth the wait. they do try their best to seat you as quickly as possible, and if you can't wait, take a seat at the bar where the bar tenders are attentive and get your burger to you in record speed. Even Oprah named this one of her top ten burgers in the country. THAnk Goodness for Melons!

  • JG Melon

    Posted by Anonymous on 11/12/2009

    Poor service

    Food is good as well as prices but the poor service, even when delivering spoils the whole experience. Always busy, many times a wait line, rude phone service due to the hectic environment. Memo to the owners: Maybe is time to open a new location.

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