But oh, that burger. There are several on the menu, but the $12 Happiest Burger, a blatant homage to the California-born In-N-Out burger, is the showstopper. Double-pattied, expertly seasoned, dripping with American cheese, canyon-deep with flavor from onion confit and a sauce touched with mustard, the burger is so terrific that it makes you wonder whether the folks in the kitchen, led by the chef Thomas Lim, huddled one day and decided to dedicate every ounce of their energy to the pursuit of cheeseburger perfection.
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The West Village is almost disturbingly full of cool bars in which to eat burgers, so you know we didn’t just slip this one on at the end for some geographic diversity. This double-stacked meat sandwich covered in melty cheese and special sauce is truly deserving of the honor. It’s exactly what you’d want to eat while slightly buzzed, which is perfect considering this place is mostly a trendy bar with some tables in the back. That being said, if you’re sober it’ll still make you pretty happy too.
“At the Happiest Hour, amid palm-tree wallpaper and a flamboyance of flamingo tchotchkes, you can still guzzle Mai Tais and hear jokes about Don Draper on vacation. The bar is a sort of baby Bungalow 8, or, as one patron described it, a place for 'young people skewing old and old people skewing young'”
In honor of National Burger Day 2017 (May 28), we’d like to call attention to the impossibly mouthwatering awesomeness of its Happiest Single Burger