Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Black Shack - A Burger Joint (Manhattan, NY)

320 Lexington Ave (BTW 38th & 39th), New York, NY 10016

Black Shack is a small dark burger joint in Manhattan, close to Grand Central Terminal, which combines upscale burgers with gritty ambiance and ‘service’. It is an odd combination of old dive and new hipster. It serves a variety of burgers, also available as tofu burgers (which are famous), and chicken sandwiches as well as classic sides like chili, fries, (basic) salads, onion rings.

I get the “Holy Mole” Burger ($9.75): a small burger, a bit similar to Shake Shack, topped with fresh guacamole, crispy onion strings, and fresh jalapeños. Very tasty! I also get French Fries ($3) with Cajun seasoning (+$0.50) – thin crispy fries with salty seasoning that get cold quick – and Onion Rings ($3), which are small and crispy, but the batter has little taste. The Chipotle Mayo (+$0.50) works well with it though.

VERDICT: 89/100
The Black Shack is a good but expensive burger joint. Then again, it is Manhattan.

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