Brooklyn’s Burgers Bar Doesn’t Live Up to Its Israeli Counterpart


I guess I was too optimistic yesterday about Kosher Oasis’ connection to the Brooklyn location of Burgers Bar. Lunch’er “Matthew” sent in this email to set the record straight about the popular Israeli chain, and its Brooklyn franchise:

“Hey Zach, Just wanted to say that you shoudn’t even mention that Brooklyn Burgers Bar and Burgers Bar in Israel once had an affiliation. Burgers Bar in Israel is hands down the best burger in the world. My favorite food in the world is melted cheese on anything, so u can imagine the disappointment when I found out no cheese (in Israel)… and still I think it’s the best mass produced burger in the world. Makes In N Out seem like silly kids stuff. Best. Burger. Ever. They have like 20+ sauces for burgers/fries, and have different burger consistencies… usually some beef/lamb combo is the house option. Its insane. Brooklyn Burgers Bar is nothing of the above. Just FYI. I don’t want anyone trying Brooklyn BB and then skippin’ over Burger Bar if they travel to Israel. You could get arrested for such a crime. I kid.”

Well I don’t know about the In N Out = Kids stuff claim, but that’s good to know. Although, I can see a connection between what Kosher Oasis is serving- and what you describe above. The burger did almost taste like it was a combo of lamb and beef (or at least was seasoned to taste that way.) And they did have three specials sauces (garlic mayo, chimichurri, and hot sauce.) Although as a big fan of sauce, I could see how a sauce bar with 20 options for burgers and fries would be incredibly exciting… and sorely missed if it didn’t make to the US franchise.

Eating Through the Menu at the New Kosher Oasis Cart


  • In N Out is overrated…There…I said it. Somebody had to…

  • RE: “Burgers Bar in Israel is hands down the best burger in the world. Makes In N Out seem like silly kids stuff.”


    And, “In N Out is overrated…There…I said it. Somebody had to…”

    NO, no one had to, unless that ‘somebody’ has a personal agenda of some type.

    This post is one of the most asinine and most transparent that I have ever read on MTL, and it would have been best left out.

  • DocChuck is of course speaking as an expert in the area of making assinine comments, and of course we’d all be better off if he left out all of his posts

    That said, keep in mind that the closest he has been anything Israeli is when he was called a “schmuck” by a jewish motorist who almost hit him when he did not move out of the way, focused as he was on peeling a festering bit of roadkill of the road for that night’s dinner.

    As with most everything, he knows not of what he speaks

  • I might remind the Neanderthal above that I live 186 miles from “Midtown” NYC, which is why my lovely wife and I visit Midtown frequently.

    Louise (I mean ‘Fred’) lives 744 miles from “Midtown” NYC — yep, check it out — Atlanta to NYC.

    Now, I have to wonder why a person of bedrock mentality and intelligence is so fascinated by “DocChuck” and his ‘comments’ (of which she cannot even properly spell when under the influence of PAVLOV).

  • 5 of us midtownlunchers just got together for lunch (jessica@foodmayhem, scottyelich, stevenp, wellerfan, and myself).

    What would it take to enjoy lunch in the company of DocChuck and fred (granted, you can sit at opposite ends at the table as long as you don’t throw food at one another)…

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