Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

I was really looking forward to going to Salvation Burger, the burger restaurant of Chef April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman, owners of The Spotted Pig, the Breslin Bar & Dining Room; but my wish got crushed at some point as they had to close because of a fire in their kitchen. Several months later, here I am, arriving several minutes before they opened, allowing customers to sit but warning them that the kitchen will only open after some time. I like the place that is spacious and warm, quite casual with little details here an there adding some charm to the restaurant. I especially liked the booth that had TVs showing a fireplace, or the open kitchen from where an amazing smell of cooked meat emanated.

Exterior wall from Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

Exterior wall from Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

Dining room at Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

Dining room at Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

Booth at Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

Booth at Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

Hook under the counter at Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

Hook under the counter at Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

Dining room at Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

Dining room at Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

Open kitchen at Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

Open kitchen at Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

Few minutes after we ordered, came our burgers. Jodi decided to go with the classic burger made with their housemade cheese, special sauce and pickles. It was made with two patties and was really good, the meat being nicely charred and juicy. There was definitely lots of cheese in it. The first bite was divine, delightfully messy.

Classic burger at Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

Classic burger at Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

Classic burger at Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

Classic burger at Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

Classic burger at Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

Classic burger at Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

On my side, I went for their signature, the Salvation Burger, an impressive $25 burger made with caramelized onions and taleggio cheese. It looked good, the meat patty being quite big and very juicy. I loved the meat, but, unfortunately, the caramelized onions were overpowering giving to the whole burger a taste that I did not like.

Signature burger at Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

Signature burger at Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

Signature burger at Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

Signature burger at Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

Signature burger at Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

Signature burger at Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

I was surprised to see that we had to order French fries separately considering how pricey the burgers are there. At least, the fries were good...

French fries at Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

French fries at Salvation Burger in NYC, NY

I was disappointed for sure and was expecting better. I mean, I might go back, but not for the salvation burger, more for the classic, although it is pricey and you can get a burger as good as this one at Shake Shack...So, yes, I found this place overrated.

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