Your First Look At 5 Boro Burger’s Burger
Herald Square’s 5 Boro Burger (36th+6th) quietly entered the burger fray last week with a menu of burgers averaging around the Midtown Lunch $10 limit. I stopped by to get a closer look at the menu, hoping that something substantial would clock in under $10. And I ran into a classic problem of waiter service. It’s hard to do $10 when you have servers!
The regular hamburger is listed as $10 on the menu, but I opted for it without fries or onion rings and it came in at $8 with my change going to the waitress. The burger does have a nice char making for a flavorful crunch. Unfortunately, that’s where most of the flavor came from. It’s evident that these aren’t hand-formed patties from good quality meat; it reminded me of conventional frozen patty meat. There’s a bit of juice, but not much — not enough to compare the bun to a sponge. In the end, I didn’t find my burger, which was admittedly rushed, particularly noteworthy. As Brian said on Monday, the burger combos are all over $14, but there are a few meals at $10. This might be useful for those in the area looking to get a pick-up lunch, but I fear this is a place meant for the tourists.
5 Boro Burger, SW corner of 36th Street and 6th Avenue, no phone