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Posted by Chikopoppi on 09/30/2007
Read the reviews and went down there for some quick bite. There was a bit of wait but it was totally worth it. I had some chili which was good and chef's salad was huge (which will be now dinner). The burger was the main reason why my bf and I picked this place and it was totally yummy. Juicy and perfectly seasoned. It looks little small but it totally filled us up. Service was little slow but it's probably because the place was so crowded. I would definitely go back for burgers again. Awesome neighborhood find :)
Posted by Anonymous on 08/30/2007
food is good, but definitely overpriced. the staff is pretty rude and unfriendly.
Posted by Todd on 07/17/2007
Great chili, recommended as a starter. Awesome burgers. Chicken salad very good as well. Could use an upgrade of their beer glasses to pints instead of the 8.5 oz minis they use.
Posted by Meghan on 07/06/2007
Went to dinner here on the 4th of July. After being yelled at by the waitress because only 5 people of our party of 6 were seated (we were never told by the host that only complete parties were seated, and HE sat us with 5 people), she demanded that we order our entrees after our salads were delivered. I have never experienced such rude service at a restaurant in the city. After asking for the manager to complain, the host attempted to play off that he was the manager and yell at us as well because our entire party was not seated. I will never return to JG Melon's .
Posted by Colleen on 05/21/2007
Pretty damn delicious burger. Worth the trek to the upper east side. I'm not a chili person but after trying my boyfriend's chili I now might be - it was really very very good. Clientele is extremely yuppie / preppyish so I felt strangely under-dressed in an environment that seemed to have a divey pub feel to it. Value is pretty decent for NY. Only thing I wish they would expand on is their beer selection.
Posted by El Nino on 04/13/2007
Highly recommend the cottage fries, the bowl of chili, and of course the burger. The price may be a lil much, but it's well worth it. Good atmosphere and service- a great spot for lunch.
Posted by Melonhead on 03/29/2007
JG Melon is simply the best spot in Manhattan, the burgers are the embodiment of what a good burger should be,. They stick to the fundamentals, because the fundamentals are what make a good burger great. The atmosphere is a clasic example of the Upper East Side, with its turn of the century charm and limited space it remains appealing to only those it wishes to welcome.