From the typical neighborhood diner to the upscale fine dining establishments, it’s clear there’s a movement towards creating the very best burger among the Garden State’s cook and chefs.
We’ve done our share of burger munching and here are some of the best the state has to offer.
Agricola – 11 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ. (609) 921-2798. www.agricolaeatery.com
Agricola Beef Burger ($14) – Toasted potato bun, aioli, highway one cheese, house-made pickles, hand-cut potato fries, red beet ketchup (brunch only).
Bin 14 – 1314 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ. (201) 963-9463. www.bin14.com
Bin 14 Burger ($15) – Roasted tomato, fresh mozzarella and pancetta on a toasted brioche bun (for Lunch or Brunch).
Crystal Tavern at Crystal Springs Resort – Three Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ. (973) 827-5996. www.crystalgolfresort.com
American Kobe Beef Burger ($19) – Brie Cheese, Truffle Aioli, Arugula, Caramelized Onions, Steak Sauce.
Down to the Bone Barbecue & Company – 172 Lackawanna Drive, Byram, NJ. (973) 347-2663. www.downtothebonebarbecuecompany.com
The Bone! ($24) – Two 1-lb. burgers, 5 pieces of cheddar, Monterey Jack and Swiss cheese, 5 pieces of thick-cut bacon, fried onion straws, brioche bun, served with an oversized bowl of chili-cheese fries and coleslaw.
Escape – 345 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ (973-744-0712). www.escapemontclair.com
EM Burger ($11) – Local Cheddar, Bacon Onion Jam on a house-made bun. Add $15 and get a sizable slice of foie gras on the burger.
Morris Tap & Grill – 500 Route 10 West, Randolph, NJ. (973-891-8776). www.morristapandgrill.com
MTG Baconeator ($16.00) – Triple Grind Burger, Applewood Bacon, Onion Marmalade, Crumbled Blue Cheese on Brioche.
Next Door – 556 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ. (973-744-3600). www.restaurantblu.com/nextdoor
The One ($14) – 10-ounce Burger, White Sharp Cheddar, Caramelized Onion.
Pilsener Haus – 1422 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ. (201) 683-5465. www.pilsenerhaus.com
Sterling Beef Burger ($10) – Lettuce, tomato, onions with fries or salad.
Rare The Steak House – 440 Main Street, Little Falls, NJ. (973) 256-6699. www.rarestk.com
10 oz. Prime Beef Burger ($10) – Prime beef, frizzled onions, fried jalapeno, cheddar cheese, chipotle mayo, ketchup, lettuce, tomato on brioche bun. Served with rare fries.
Rob’s Bistro – 75 Main Street, Madison, NJ. (973-377-0067). www.robsbistro.com
Rob’s Bistro Burger ($14) – Bacon, Caramelized Onions, Brie and Roasted Garlic Aioli.
VB3 – 475 Washington Blvd., Jersey City, NJ. (201-420-4823). http://vb3restaurant.com
VB3 Burger ($13) – Applewood Smoked Bacon, Provolone, Egg, Ramp Aioli and Herbed Fries.
Veronique Deblois, Food & Wine Chickie: Veronique is a food and wine writer based in Morris County, NJ. As the author of the popular blog, Food & Wine Chickie Insider, Veronique shares recipes, wine and restaurant reviews and insight into the travel industry of which she’s a 15-year veteran. Follow Veronique on Twitter or like her Facebook page.