230 E 51st Street
New York, NY 10022
Ok, enough posting about Black Tap, The Find is onto the next great burger spot!
When I am solo and hungry, I frequently find myself at Melons for burger, fries and a beer. However, despite its excellence and proximity to my apartment, it is clearly more of a bar than a gastronomic experience. A newcomer to Midtown East is Salvation Burger. Grab yourself a seat at the kitchen counter (they don’t take reservations) and watch the production of burgers that looks more like a ballet than a kitchen. Chef April Bloomfield (pictured above) runs a tight ship with exacting standards. I barely pulled my phone out of my pocket (other than to take the pictures above) as I found the open kitchen extremely entertaining.
The chef, April Bloomfield, is the genius behind Michelin starred Spotted Pig in the West Village and The Breslin — Salvation Burger has been open for all of two weeks at this writing. I am a traditionalist and went for the Salvation Burger (I am a sucker for food bearing the restaurants name), The Dog House (I am from Chicago), and of course fries. Since I was alone I regrettably didn’t partake in the amazing looking milkshakes or desserts.
Sure, you can go with a group and share desserts, but places that don’t take reservations are perfect for a party of one!