The Burger Bistro – The Joy of Tots & Unicorn Farts in NYC.


Tater tots ease the pain of life’s follies and miseries. Tots make life happy and worth living. Biting into one makes me see unicorns and fart rainbows. Happy Happy! Joy Joy!

When I heard that a Burger Bistro was opening up shop here on the UES in Yorkville NYC I was ecstatic. I had been to their Brooklyn location and really enjoyed what they had to offer. This part of Manhattan is undergoing a tremendous change with terrific bars and eateries finding homes up here. More and more I really don’t see the need to schlep downtown, or to another borough to partake in good food and quality cocktails, especially now that I can get a craft beer and terrific burger a few blocks away from my apartment!

This location is a bit on the small side, and can get kind of cramped when busy which it has been many times I have been here. Yet, I find it a relaxing joint when I crave some tasty burger goodness. The service is on-point and very friendly. The music they play here is a mix of kick ass 80’s rock, classic rock, and even some new wave thrown in. I dig the ordering style which is a check-off list of burgers, meats, toppings, and sides on a laminated menu with a grease pen. You basically build your own meal from scratch the way you want it. Sure, if you’re not careful and go all out gluttony mode the cost will add up so be aware of what you are doing. I don’t mind paying a bit extra here as the quality is well worth it for me.

I just love the burgers here. Thick. Tasty. Juicy. Piled high on a brioche bun. Cooked just as ordered. The tater tots are perfectly made. Nice and crispy the way a tot should be. Even the plating presentation is well done. Washed down with a cold craft beer makes it even better. I have been here many times and have never had a bad experience. I’m craving it now as I am writing this review and drooling all over my keyboard.

Also, they constantly offer weekly and daily deals. 2 for 1 beer nights, free toppings nights, lunch and weekend specials, etc. Look for occasional Groupon deals too. For those on a bit of a budget these kinds of offers helps stretch those meal dollars.

Tots. Always get those damn addicting tater tots. Then ride out on a unicorn farting rainbows into a burger meat coma.



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44 thoughts on “The Burger Bistro – The Joy of Tots & Unicorn Farts in NYC.”

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  2. Well there’s a new and interesting description for a food item. However, while I was dining in a “fine” establishment a couple of weeks ago in Juneau Alaska – The Red Dog Saloon to be exact – I observed an item on the bar menu that begged to be ordered: A Duck Fart. It’s a real drink and is apparently a favorite with the locals. (More about this in my blog later this month.)

    Another great post. I especially liked the sidewalk tent sign advertising the “cold beer.” Working for a divorce lawyer, this sign is especially meaningful to me.

    Take care and have a great week. Enjoy those tots.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt
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  3. Do you subscribe to Time Out New York? They have an annual (or is it semi-annual?) best burger in town issue. I don’t always agree with their pronouncements, but it’s great source material. Personally, I think city burgers are on a “too-big” kick. Quantity doesn’t mean quality. It never has and it never will.
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