MICHELIN Guide 2019

J.G. Melon

  • 1291 Third Ave., New York
  • 13 - 24.99 USD
  • American
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Posterity will remember J.G. Melon as a classic and coveted New York institution. Make your way into this cave set upon a cozy Upper East corner, where the timeless vibe and cheery staff make up most of its allure. Drinks are steadily churned out at a dark wood bar, so arrive early to avoid the hordes. The focus at this multi-generational saloon is the burger-perhaps paired with a lip-smacking Bloody Mary at lunch? The warm toasted bun topped with meat cooked on a griddle to rosy pink is coupled with onions, pickles and crispy crinkle-cut fries. Be forewarned: you will go through the entire stack of napkins before finishing. Other simple pleasures include standards like salads, steaks and eggs. Seal the meal with a chocolate chip-studded layer cake.


Bib Gourmand • Inspectors’ favourites for good value




13 - 24.99 USD

  • r Outdoor dining
  • : Cash only
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers

J.G. Melon

+1 212-744-0585
Opening hours
Lunch & dinner daily

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