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MICHELIN Guide New York State

J.G. Melon

  • 1291 Third Ave., New York, 10021, United States
  • 15 - 25 USD • American
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All-American menu where burgers & cottage fries rule, plus desserts from Magnolia Bakery, daily

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MICHELIN Guide New York State

J.G. Melon

  • 1291 Third Ave., New York, 10021, United States
  • 15 - 25 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.

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  • = Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
  • ò Simple restaurant
Specialty
  • Chili cup
  • Hamburger
  • Apple sour cream walnut pie

Facilities & Services

  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • r Outside dining available
  • T Air conditioning
  • : Cash only

Information

+1 212-744-0585

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