Prime Burger


A recent jaunt through midtown found me attempting to go to Bill’s Burger Bar for lunch, but it was super super packed, so I wandered over to Prime Burger… which was sort of nearby. 


I ordered a black & white milkshake, which came quickly.  It was pretty standard, neither amazing nor life altering, but good – just what I was craving. 


To counter all that sugar, I decided I also needed curly fries… fried perfectly, crispy, crunchy, yum!  And here’s where I ran into trouble: I rarely use ketchup, but somehow I felt I needed something to dip my curly fries in, and I didn’t want to use the mayo… so I grabbed the ketchup, which was a twist off, not the squeezy bottles you usually see at diners now… and shook.  Without checking the cap to see if it was securely on.  Swish, swish AHHHHHHHH. 

I ketchup’d a tourist. 

Thankfully, he turned out to be super understanding and nice about it – he laughed it off and told me his (suede looking – guess it wasn’t?) jacket was machine washable, not to worry about it – and I guess his wife saw the mortification on my face, because she reassured me that she’d just spilled barbecue sauce all over their son the night before (I resisted the urge to ask her if he tasted good).  Phew.  Crisis averted – seriously glad that, if this had to happen, it wasn’t with a jerk who screamed and raised hell.  I was really embarrassed though. 


My dining companion ordered a standard bacon cheeseburger, and enjoyed it. 


I got a bacon burger, with tomato.


Mmm, bacon.


Cross section of the burger: perfectly cooked, juicy, flavorful, yum.  Yes, I slicked on my standard bit of mayo.  Perfect.  I really enjoyed my burger.

Yvo says: A very good burger indeed – perfect for a quick lunch, satisfies the burger craving that might hit you during a workday.  I don’t think it was expensive either… yum!  Nothing outstanding but just right.

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  1. says

    amazing, even after that NYC had the most tourists ever visit in 2010.

    never been here before, will have to check it out next time i am in the neighborhood.

  2. T.C. says

    Thank goodness the tourist took it well. I think Yvo lucked out on the holiness of St. Patrick’s across the street. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Never been to this joint either. Burger looks decent and not overly greasy. Glad it hit the spot for youse.

  3. says

    Just a block from work, and really just a solid burger. Lots of flavor in the beef. Old-school waitstaff, too. A throwback burger joint if ever there was one in Midtown.

    Plus, they proudly display their DOH “B”.

    • says

      Haha, that’s one way of looking at it…! I was seriously glad he was nice, because I would have probably cried if he was one of those angry businessmen that would get up and cause a scene and scream at me for a good 5 minutes…

  4. says

    The burgers look delicious. I want. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I never eat ketchup in restaurants because of exactly what you described. It comes from the restaurant “marrying” half empty bottles of ketchup together. [I’ve done it as a server] and it just is nasty to me.

    Now..if they can bring me a brand new bottle or a packet I will happily eat it.

    Glad they were so understanding.

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