Burger at JG Melon

 JG Melon on the Upper East Side

JG Melon on the Upper East Side

We recently decided to go to JG Melon with our friends Jen and Gary, a place that I have wanted to visit for a while. My sole goal was to try their burger that I heard was phenomenal. So, here we are on a Saturday, at 12pm, in a place that is already very crowded and remained that way all along. I should mention that, despite the number of hungry patrons waiting for a table, they did not rush us, to the contrary.

 Dining room at JG Melon on the Upper East Side

Dining room at JG Melon on the Upper East Side

This cash only old school pub opened in 1972 and is famous for its burgers. Beef burgers I mean, although you can get a turkey burger and if you are vegetarian, you might be out of luck as they do not have any veggie patty. Jodi went for a classic cheeseburger

 Cheeseburger at JG Melon on the Upper East Side

Cheeseburger at JG Melon on the Upper East Side

and I went for the bacon cheeseburger.

 Bacon cheeseburger at JG Melon on the Upper East Side

Bacon cheeseburger at JG Melon on the Upper East Side

 Bacon cheeseburger at JG Melon on the Upper East Side

Bacon cheeseburger at JG Melon on the Upper East Side

The burgers come with onions and lost of pickles, but no side. No, you need to order the only side available: their cottage fried potatoes that are delicious and not greasy, as if they cooked them in an air fryer. Anyway, back to the burger: the first bite was divine! Juicy and tasty (yes, it tastes like meat, the patty not being overpowered by tons of condiments). 

 Cottage fried potatoes at JG Melon on the Upper East Side

Cottage fried potatoes at JG Melon on the Upper East Side

For dessert, we opted for the lemon pie that was just ok, the crust being a bit soggy.

 Key lime pie at JG Melon on the Upper East Side

Key lime pie at JG Melon on the Upper East Side

I loved the burger at JG Melon and would definitely put it on my top ten in New York, the best remaining at The Brindle Room. And if you do not like burgers, know that they serve other dishes such as an omelet or broiled fish...

Enjoy (I did)!

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JG Melon - 1291 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10021

 
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