What is New York Style Steak & Burger?

New York Style Steak & Burger is a steakhouse that features great burgers. Naturally, you’d think a place that does great beef would also do great steaks & burgers. Most steakhouses in the States do have burgers along with their featured steaks. But rarely do see burgers featured side by side with steaks, in the name and in the menus. Most of the time, burgers at Steakhouses might be listed near the sides or appetizers.

New York Style is located in the Tianzifang, Shanghai’s cool little shopping area. Situated toward the back of one of the alleys, New York Style has a couple of floors of dining, in a somewhat narrow space.

What did I eat?
Tonight was all about burgers. Since I am not a big steak guy, I was actually looking forward to a nice juicy burger. My friends and I tried the Atomic, the Big Bleu, the Manhattan Monster, and the Damn Yankee. I was considering the spicy Atomic for myself with the jalapeño chili and buffalo sauce. But someone else choose it. (darn it) I had the Manhattan Monster – which was a thing of beauty – on paper. But after a couple of bites – I realized that I was in for a messy meal. Burgers aren’t meant to be cleanly eaten – since the vehicle, the bread just adds flavor and soaks up juices, rather than holds everything together. Their burgers were solid if not one of the best I’ve had in Shanghai. One thing they do more than others is that they season their burgers which give it a nice taste. I’ve been to so many other places where the burgers don’t have much taste – all they need to do is add a little salt and black pepper. Check out the pictures for detailed descriptions of the burgers.

Constructive Criticism
It is hard to get bread right, but I’d rather have a messy burger than a burger with cardboard bread, which holds everything well. Plus I don’t really like the location – New York Style is tough to find if you’re new to the area.

The Last Word
In this day in age, where gourmet burgers are more the norm, we see New York Style presenting them in all their glory. Steak, which are practically demanded to be cooked and presented in the same fashion, with the only variance being cooked-ness, is almost considered the boring uptight uncle to the customizable little brother burger. Its good to see that burgers are getting its day, not only with New York Style, but with Burger BistroGourmet Cafe, and even Blue Frog’s.

One last note – New York Style also recently won City Weekend’s Best Burger Competition to be voted Best Burger in Shanghai.

Links
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Location Rating
New York Style Steak and Burger
建国路155弄22号 近瑞金二路
No. 22, Lane 155 Jianguo Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu
+86 21 5465-1676
3 Pigs
Price Range 2 $/¥/NT