Burger number three from the New York Burger Appreciation Society (only one left!) showed up at my office recently. (For those of you who have no clue what this mysterious burger society is, check out my previous post.)

Burger Heaven – 9 East 53rd Street, Manhattan, New York

Burger number three was from Burger Heaven. From their menu, I received:

  • Cheeseburger
  • Fries
Cheeseburger and Fries
Cheeseburger and Fries

This burger came packed together in an aluminum tray with the fries, along with lettuce and tomato – your typical run-of-the-mill burger delivery.

This burger was loaded with cheese. So much so, that it was dripping off the sides of the burger. It was perfectly cooked and wasn’t overflowing with juices, something that many burgers often do. The medium/medium-rare burger melted in my mouth during each bite, but unfortunately, it didn’t have as much taste as I would have liked. It felt like something was missing. The burger reclaimed some of what it was missing with the bun. It came on a potato bun that was lightly sprinkled with salt on top. Big win for the bun.

Perfectly Cooked Cheeseburger

The fries were also just mediocre. They were slightly soggy – always a problem with delivery fries – and didn’t have a lot of crunch to them. They also didn’t have any salt on them. I don’t mind putting salt on myself, but no salt just leaves fries plain and tasteless.

The Verdict

Burger Heaven failed to live up to its name. Yes, I was eating a burger, but no, I wasn’t in heaven. The cheeseburger was average and tasted like it was missing something. The fries were soggy and didn’t have any salt/flavor to them. All in all, I wasn’t impressed by Burger Heaven and I won’t be order, or heading back, to them again.

Burger Heaven on Urbanspoon