OK, I've been a big fan of this place, though not a regular by CH standards. Let's say once or twice/year since it opened. I've called it my favorite in the city pretty much since then. Last week was a big miss. Halfway through I commented that it wasn't up to par, and my dining companion said "I was JUSt thinking the same thing." We both felt it was bland, missing the char/crunch, and just an overall 'bleahh' /dull burger -- not only not the city's best, but barely even decent. So my question is, for those who go more often, has it slipped? Is there a new manager or owner? Have they changed their supplier , recipe or cooking methods? The burger's also seemed bigger, by the way, which to me was not a good thing. I've always preferred their smaller, Shake Shack/California style patties. Anyone?
118 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019