Corner Bistro

Corner Bistro

Burger Joint and Bar$$$$
West Village, New York
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    The cheeseburgers at Corner Bistro is a can't miss
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    AK F.
    "Bistro burger at the bar and a beer for under $10, best value in NYC"(82 Tips)
    Philip R.
    "Burgers and McSorley's beer is the best combo ever."(30 Tips)
    Doc P.
    "Try the Bacon Cheeseburger - Cheap and fuggin' delicious!"(48 Tips)
    Jon P.
    "Great service at the bar and classic burger"(8 Tips)
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  • burgers
  • mcsorley
  • casual
  • authentic
  • good for a quick meal
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  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkAugust 7, 2013
    The burger here is a behemoth; a half-pound of broiled New England beef (sirloin, chuck & top round) is piled high with American cheese, tomato, iceberg lettuce & deep-fried ruffles of bacon. (RC) Read more
  • George M.heart icon on user image
    George MaierOctober 27, 2016
    Best burger in the city..really! Time Out New York used to have a burger food category called "best burger in NYC that it is not the Corner Bistro". It's cheap & charming in a vintage meets dive bar
  • Chad H.heart icon on user image
    Chad HornerFebruary 16, 2016
    the bistro burger offers great value (less than $10), but isn't going to knock your socks off. the best thing about this place is the retro vibe, especially the awesome neon sign out front
  • Salih Seckin S.heart icon on user image
    Salih Seckin SevincNovember 30, 2016
    Ordered a cheeseburger first. Had my chubby burger meatball exactly as I want: Medium Rare😊Be aware that you are eating at 1 of the top 5 burger places of Manhattan. Simple, easy and local.
  • Ray L.
    Ray LinJune 30, 2015
    Bistro Burger, fries and a McSorley's beer (light or dark) is one of the best dining trifectas in all of NYC. Personally, I think it's the best burger in Manhattan.
  • Damian B.heart icon on user image
    Damian BayonaJanuary 12, 2016
    One of NYC's classic burgers, simple and delicious with an unassuming ambience. Great for a date or a burger break with the boys. Expect long lines on weekend nights.
  • George M.heart icon on user image
    George MaierOctober 27, 2016
    Plan to wait in line & have a couple of beers before sitting down to one of the best pieces of meat you'll ever put in your mouth! Get your mind out of the gutter..Enjoy this vintage dive awesomeness!
  • Andreas K.heart icon on user image
    Andreas KanakisJanuary 25, 2018
    I think if I had to stay just one night in NYC and leave early next morning, I would go and have a burger in Corner Bistro.
  • Jennie D.
    Jennie D.February 20, 2015
    One of the best burgers in the city and so cheap. A burger and a beer for under $15 just can't be beat. P.S. order the chili cheese fries
  • Noah W.heart icon on user image
    Noah WeissJuly 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Bistro burger -- a bacon cheese burger and then some -- is the best <$10 burger in the city.
  • Josiah David C.heart icon on user image
    Perfect aesthetic. From the red neon sign at the iconic West Village street corner, to the simply classy dining room and bar, the bistro doesn't disappoint. The classic burger is a must have.
  • Mike S.heart icon on user image
    Mike SingletonNovember 13, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Great burger and fries to-go. Put your order in and grab a McSorley's while you wait ($3!)
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 24, 2013
    Come to this old-timey bar and restaurant for the Bistro Burger: a mess of meat, cheese, and bacon that can’t be beat. Cheap mugs of beer, and old school New York charm make this place a classic.
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyOctober 7, 2013
    Keeping it simple and ordering the Bistro Burger – we fell in love with the juiciness of the large burger and the way the crispy, thick bacon and melted American cheese complimented it impeccably.
  • Curtis S.heart icon on user image
    Curtis ShoungJanuary 31, 2015
    Just do as. Bistro burger is a solid $10 burger. Fat burger, cheese, pickle, bacon, lettuce, tomato. Oh and there's chili cheese fries not on the menu for $7
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeOctober 31, 2014
    Bistro burger is indeed one of the best in the city: bacon is flavorful and it's amazing that a patty this thick can be juicy, flavorful and not at all gross
  • Adrian P.heart icon on user image
    Adrian PhillipsFebruary 2, 2016
    Full bar with cheap drinks, massive hamburgers ( < $10) and fries. It's great value and cash only (ATM inside if you forgot cash). A "Bistroburger" is a cheeseburger with bacon.
  • Allison K.heart icon on user image
    Allison KasicApril 23, 2017
    Bistro burger is outstanding. Huge patty and very juicy.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatOctober 25, 2011
    In the lovely West Village you can get a burger and a beer for just over 10 bucks, a steal for the quality! Add in the fact that it's 24 hours and you've got a perfect spot for lunch or late night!
  • Alyssa B.heart icon on user image
    Alyssa B.November 9, 2019
    Perhaps the best cheeseburger for its price point. No nonsense place, cash only.
  • David B.heart icon on user image
    David BrahlerSeptember 7, 2015
    I love how opinionated the menu is--burger, cheeseburger, bacon cheeseburger, chili cheeseburger, grilled cheese, chili.
  • Tom H.heart icon on user image
    Tom HalleranMay 17, 2015
    No frills, just a juicy burger, solid fries, and plenty of McSorley's. Lines get long starting at dinner, but lunch is a breeze. The earlier the better if you're planning dinner.
  • Ana C.heart icon on user image
    Ana CaiadoAugust 30, 2015
    Bistro Burger is one if the things not to be missed while in nyc. Go during the day to avoid the crowd ;) Amazing burger, nice atmosphere, great value!
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 3, 2016
    Bistro Burger: No frills, here--just a damn good burger piled high with bacon, lettuce, tomato and American cheese. Read more
  • Elliot W.heart icon on user image
    Elliot WehnerJanuary 11, 2015
    Bistro burger, fries, and a McSorley Dark. Ultimate combo meal. Affordable prices as well
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica StarkSeptember 25, 2012
    Great burger but definitely not top 5. Plus: decided to add bacon to this burger and it was actually crispy (without even asking)!!! Pet peeve is raw-ish bacon on a burger (or anything really).
  • Leah H.heart icon on user image
    Leah HammerschlagJanuary 9, 2015
    Perhaps my fave cheap no frills burg. Massive & under $10! Med-rare is perfect and not too rare. Honestly, doesn't even need the cheese.
  • Bob D.
    Bob DiamondJuly 17, 2011
    Still the best burger in Town and maybe anywhere. A blue moon or Mc Sorleys goes great!!!....Come hungry, but don't come late....YOU WILL HAVE A LONG LINE!!!
  • Michael M.heart icon on user image
    Michael MuseDecember 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Zagat ranks this pretty consistently as the top burger in NY. Its got a cool NY vibe to it and the burger is great, even if I wouldnt rank it #1.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BursteinNovember 7, 2019
    Got the hamburger and apple cider mimosa. Great quick bite spot and cozy winter vibe.
  • Chase B.
    Chase BurnettSeptember 2, 2013
    Top 3 best burgers of my life. Bistro burger rocked. Cool atmosphere too.. its easy to see why this place gets visited by great chefs and network food shows.
  • Michael M.heart icon on user image
    Michael MuseAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Very good burgers, but super thick patty. You'll have to wait, which is annoying. Maybe the cheapest beer in the city, so its decent to just grab a drink at the bar if it isn't peak hours.
  • Brian M.heart icon on user image
    Brian McGAugust 17, 2022
    Casual spot with solid burgers. Good for some beers and eventually dinner. Cash only.
  • OkCupid Daters' Choice
    Corner Bistro was voted the Best Dime Saver Date Spot by OkCupid users in the first-ever Daters' Choice Awards! Tap Read more for additional date spot categories in New York City. #daterschoice Read more
  • Drew F.
    Drew FreyApril 12, 2013
    The menu is famously short – a plain 9oz hamburger ($5.75), or one with cheese ($6), or bacon and cheese ($6.75). Burgers are charboiled and served on a paper plate. You're welcome.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 10, 2011
    Order the bistro burger—it can kill you if it so desires. Wash it down with dirt-cheap beer from the tap. You’ll want to sit near the front, at the giant windows, to watch passersby drool as you chew.
  • Kheart icon on user image
    KJuly 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Legendary and a must at 2 AM to get a cheap but delicious burger and fries, and don't forget the cheap $2.50 McSorleys Ale
  • Geoff K.
    Geoff KimJanuary 15, 2012
    Cheap 3.4: A West Village institution. It's a grungy bar which serves simple burgers and good fries. Great place to waste an afternoon over a couple of beers and a solid burger and fries. Read more
  • TAMMY G.heart icon on user image
    TAMMY GIASeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit at the bar! the night waiter always has a stick up his *ss. He always gets the orders wrong, and he is never around to bring more beer. Always check ur bill because he adds 20% on top of tax!
  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Brian SmocovichJanuary 10, 2019
    The burger club reviews this burger as an overall 6.8. Solid meat and condiments, bun brought down the score a bit.
  • Zach V.heart icon on user image
    Zach ValentinerAugust 3, 2016
    Very cozy place with character and a good burger
  • Cap'n Slippheart icon on user image
    Cap'n SlippMay 28, 2014
    They've certainly come a long way from their “best burger” and “cheap bite” accolades. Now (2014) it's more like “good burger” and “rather expensive considering the small portions”. Well done, guys.
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    MattAugust 17, 2012
    I live in ATL and orig from NJ; been here many times when I live here!! Burgers are da bomb!! All we have here are 5 guys (yum) and The vorteX(yum)
  • Alexandra L.heart icon on user image
    Alexandra LevitasApril 22, 2017
    Not the best beer selection, but truly solid and well priced burgers! You can get a burger and a drink for under $15! Just remember it's cash only.
  • Udi R.
    Udi RubinJuly 8, 2014
    No doubt, this place serves one of the best burgers in the city. Together with good music (From a jukebox) and good beer, this is a winner.
  • MtoM
    MtoMJune 11, 2012
    Bring a thick skin. Was told by waiter that I 'can't do whatever the fuck I want', after our party pulled a two top over.Turns out there was a mix up regarding our party size. I love NY!
  • Danielle W.
    Danielle WilliamsJanuary 3, 2013
    I swear the fries are reheated/refried McDonald's fries. Other than that, pretty good place. The chili burger is messy (to be expected) & delicious. Should be $1-2 less than it is but what can ya do.
  • Le@aheart icon on user image
    Le@aMarch 13, 2016
    I loved this place, hamburgers delicious, nice music and price so accessible
  • Solheart icon on user image
    SolJanuary 2, 2019
    Burgers are too big for the bun (in a good way) and juicy on the inside. The fries are really underwhelming, but after a few McSorely’s you can’t fault them for undercooking potatoes.
  • Matthew R.
    Matthew RodriguezAugust 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    In the winter, the chili makes for an excellent side. And don't forget the cheap McSorleys ale beers to wash everything down.
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