New York City is home to a wide array of dining establishments, but not all of these get to occupy the same amount of space. While some flagship restaurants stretch half a block and fill up multiple floors, others wedge into spaces not much larger than an alleyway. This isn’t to say that the experience isn’t as vibrant or the food isn’t as delicious.
Some of the city’s smallest restaurants offers the most delectable and sought-after cuisine and a little adventure along the way. From hidden burger spots to a Taiwanese bomb shelter, these tiny restaurants prove that great things really do come in small packages:
7. Burger Joint
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Hidden behind a velvet curtain inside the swanky Le Parker Meridien Hotel in midtown Manhattan, this intimate burger spot The Burger Joint opened in 2002. The menu is very simple, and features an inexpensive selection of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, shakes, brownies, and beer. The restaurant’s divey interior is comprised of graffiti, and old movie and band posters, which cover its wood paneled walls.
Though well-hidden, the existence of the Burger Joint is far from a secret. It doesn’t take reservation, so be prepared to battle for a seat if you don’t want to take your burger to go. Address: 119 West 56th Street.