I know this place has been reviewed to death. You don’t need another person to tell you the burgers are “the best.” Or that the staff is marginally friendlier than the pros at Lugers. It’s just that I never ate at Corner Bistro until today.
I made the rookie mistake of waiting for a menu. The friendly-ish waiter pointed to the wall and grunted “pick one.” I had ordered the namesake burger; replete with BLT, cheese, onion and pickles. I can’t stand bacon that isn’t crispy and I’m pretty sure this bacon was deep fried. Which is pretty much bacon heaven.
I ordered mine medium rare, the choice of doness is very refreshing in the age of the Five Guys Burger. The burger was juicy and had an airy quality to it. Despite its heft it really melted in your mouth and didn’t totally make you hate yourself three bites in. The burger has the structural integrity of a burrito which leads me to believe this is a mostly meat-filled burger with little filler holding it together.
This is a good place to bring a date too. Maybe not a first date, as that is one sloppy burger, but the joint had a laid back, yet totally New York feeling to it. Which is to say the Corner Bistro wears its authenticity on its proverbial sleeve. But mostly its because the Bistro Burger, the most expensive item on the menu, is just $6.75.