George Motz’s Favorite Burgers in Brooklyn Right Now

America’s foremost burger expert, Hamburger America director George Motz, dishes on the patties that are currently dominating the Brooklyn burgerscape.


Photo: Kristoffer Brearton, George Motz

The burgerscape of Brooklyn was looking pretty grim a few years back. Today, it's a much different story and the borough has become a destination for some of the best burgers New York City has to offer.

My favorite burgers are the ones that are made with simple, fresh ingredients, and with love. High-quality fresh ground beef is the cornerstone of greatness in burgers and the choice of well-thought out toppings can be just as important.

With that in mind, it may come as no surprise that many (but not all) of the new great hamburger destinations in Brooklyn are the creation of former kitchen staff from Michelin-starred restaurants in Manhattan and beyond. They’ve crossed the river to experiment and entice a population that has come to expect something different. These are chefs that are dedicated to delivering high-quality yet affordable food in their enclaves deep in Brooklyn.—George Motz

Check out the 9 best burger in Brooklyn right now.

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  • ✨Mister Draper

    I remember this guy had a tv show on last year where he went around the country sampling the best burgers, and not just in BK. I wish they’d bring it back! Great show. And thanks for this list!

  • Ed

    Just FYI, Bark is in Park Slope not Prospect Heights. You list 67 Burger correctly as Park Slope and Bark is on the same Park Slope side of Flatbush Avenue.

    Prospect Heights is the other (north) side of Flatbush Avenue.

  • james

    Peaches Hot House on Thompkins Ave in Bedstuy… A burger called the booker T is the best burger I’ve had… nice burger with there fried chicken on top..

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