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Black Iron Burger

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
East Village
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540 E 5th Street, Between Ave. A and B, New York City, NY 10009 (Between Avenue A and B)
+1 212-677-6067
17:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Fri 17:00 - 23:30
Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We went on a crowded day. Service was somewhat slow and inattentive. While the service was lackluster the burgers were amazing! They had a good selection of craft beers, which our party enjoyed. We had a large crowd which you would think would bring a higher level of service, but I felt it was opposite. Everyone in our party enjoyed... More 

Thank osisweve
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The place was crowded but that was to be expected. The problem was the fact that I, as a vegetarian, was rudely greeted by the waiter at the restaurant. Their policy at the restaurant was "no substitutes" but when I politely asked if that also meant for vegetarian alternatives or if I could choose one of the already existing burgers... More 

Thank Freja S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

A bit off the beaten track but well worth a visit. Went there once for food and beers and once just for beers. Great choice of beers and prices not too bad either!

Thank Ian G
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6 reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We've just come back from a short weekend break to NYC and the Black Iron Burger restaurant was close to our hotel. Cozy, warm and friendly with a mix of couples, families and groups of friends enjoying the venue. Unusually, all three of us ordered burgers and and a mix of sides (salads, fries etc). The burgers were incredibly tasty;... More 

Thank Dean P
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were recommended this burger joint by the hotel and it was well worth the visit. The burgers were cooked to perfection and the portion sizes were just right. I had the Turkey Burger which was moist unlike many others I have tasted in the city. The restaurant gets very busy so get there early to guarantee a seat.

Thank Michellef
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Little hotspot in the Eadt village. The Burgers are just in the right size for us. Meat, yes you taste the meat, is in great quality. Service, barman is in one persan and one cook, is managing the place flexible and souverain. Must be

Thank Matthias K
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

you will find great burgers and great beers at this place. Really nice to find a place like this that isn't a chain in the centre of Manhattan. The only reason why this doesnt get 5* is because our waiter was a little bored - didnt really seem interested in serving us. Irrespective, I would still go again!

Thank katodrys
Frankfurt, Germany
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

The place was packed, but we didn't mind to sit at the bar. The burger was juice and hot. I ordered the garlic fries, which were awesome.

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London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We both had a black iron burger and large chips to share. Burgers were juicy and just as we ordered when we were asked how we'd like them. Yum yum!! Amazing burger and our waiter was great with helping me choose a good beer because the one I wanted was sold out. Really good range of craft beers.

Thank Rufus S
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Took my nine year old daughter on surprise trip to New York.. parked the car and needed a quick bite before we hit the town and decided to give the dark and industrial spot a try. The food and atmosphere was any thing but dark... Super bright and fresh inside as was the food!

Thank GR V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 18
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 E 5th Street, Between Ave. A and B, New York City, NY 10009
    (Between Avenue A and B)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-677-6067
Black Iron Burger first opened its doors in the East Village of Manhattan in 2008, offering classic American Burgers and foods inspired by the Mediterranean for the foodie, health-conscious and passionate diners seeking high quality, guilt-free American burgers.

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