I know this has been asked a million times... and I've read them all, have been to many of the restaurants; but my wallet can only handle so much experimentation and often disappointment. (so far, Spotted Pig is winning)
Here is what I'm looking for, PLEASE help: The Best Burger.
-Has to be BIG. 8 oz has not cut it at most places. (If you weren't VERY full, please don't post)
-Rare, or Medium Rare (but I'd rather go rare).
-High quality meat, high quality bun.
-Can be up to $22.
-VERY Juicy (If you found it a little dry, please don't recommend).
-Topping options aren't a big deal, usually go blue cheese and bacon (sometimes onions), but if there's a burger with a crazy good topping, let me know please!
-Manhattan only. (my friends will not make trips to brooklyn...lazy)
(I enjoy fine dining, have been to all the important restaurants in the city, have had all of their tasting menus, the whole deal... but my favorite thing is a huge high quality burger!)