14 E 58th St, New York, NY | Directions 1002240.763106 -73.972801
Sun-Wed, 10:30am-2am; Thu-Sat, 10:30am-4am
Neighborhoods: Midtown Center, Midtown
Absolutely terrible – I'm giving this review one star because the food is actually pretty good. I ordered the filet mignon and was pleased with it. HOWEVER, the service in this restaurant is absolutely terrible. I was actually subjected to a waitress cursing at me (in front of other customers, mind you) because she made a mistake on the price of the bill. If you want to be talked down upon, then this is the place to go. If you have any sense, then you should avoid this restaurant at all costs, and save your money as well.
The most amazing Burgers!!!! – The most amazing burgers!!!! I live in So Calif and spent a few days in NY in December and ever since I have been craving your burgers. I want to go back just for the burgers and fries.... It was a great memory for our family ... the establishment is very clean, great friendly employees and love the decor. I hope some day you grow big enough to come to the West Coast.
Amazing Burgers and Onion Rings! – This is my favorite place to grab a burger in the city, and their onion rings are great too. Right now there is even a great deal going on on buywithme NYC, you can get $20 worth of food for only $5. Here is the link: bit.ly/98FPaF Go try these amazing burgers!
AWESOME – I wondered in here last week... not really expecting much but I have to say the place was great! My burger was cooked perfectly, the thousand island dressing was a great touch. I washed it down with a delicious strawberry milkshake (may have overindulged ha). I was super excited to see that you can get $20 worth of food for just 5 bucks on buywithmeNYC today! I'm definitely going to be scooping that deal up! Here's the link if you want to check it out yourself: bit.ly/98FPaF
Great Time – Had a great time here. Came for a bday party...Food is excellent and the 2nd floor is a great scene...good vibes. I've been here a few times and the staff has been an issue in the past but it seems like they have gotten themselves together. Friendlier hard working staff seems to be in place and hot bartenders. Will def be back
DMANBURGER "POP Burger" – DMANBURGER “POP Burger”
January 19, 2010
After a 45 minute workout I figured I deserved some post exercise sustenance. As a burger lover there was going to be no frou-frou wheat-grass protein infused concoction, I was going in for the pure beef pleasure of a burger. Now my laziness this day did not permit a schlep over great distances, so I decided I’d give POP Burger a shot. This retro-pop art inspired burger lounge was the creation of famed restaurateur Roy Liebenthal. His claim to fame was the unforgettable celeb lavish spots such as Cafe Tabac, Lemon and POP restaurant which at the time I personally frequented much to my own decadent detriment. Roy’s vision in POP Burger was to create a stylish yet functional burger spot for urban fashionista’s and corporate big shots, whilst fusing the two in a landmark location just a stone’s throw from such other 5th Avenue commercial tenants as Bergdorf Goodman, Apple and FAO Schwartz.
The decor is modern and sparse, keeping up with the Andy Warhol inspired movement created in the early 60’s with a controversial replica of his famous Campbell’s Soup Cans plastered over the rear wall, of which, Roy and team were caught in a fierce legal battle to remove. I approached the counter and ordered the signature POP Burgers, which were miniature style burgers a little bigger than a slider, with cheddar cheese, thinly slice lettuce and ripe tomato. I also ordered the onion rings to partner my burger friends, enticed by the look of them frying in the hot oil right behind the cash register. I sat in rather uncomfortable stools and proceeded to embark on yet another taste journey in my pleasurable and never-ending quest. I grabbed the little guy with conviction and was sure by the look of it that the taste was going to be Poppin! However I found the POP burger lacking in flavor and quite dry, also the flavor was masked by a mass of bread the dominated the overall taste.
As I continued hoping for a change in consistency it never came even throughout its twin counterpart the burger was just in a word lack luster and not warranted of the status that POP Burger has achieved, having said all that I realize every burger place has its day and this just may have been theirs. On the contrary if you like onion rings these little fried wonders were very tasty and were the saving grace in my afternoon POP Burger experience. For the price of the burgers at 7.50 they certainly won’t hurt your wallet, the vanilla shakes were another item on the menu that I tried after my burger and onion rings they were the perfect dessert, a rich and creamy shake delicious to the last slurp. The restaurant also offers a late night lounge with pool table and full bar if you feel like making an event of your burger experience, the addition of some drinks and the promise of a good game of pool and conversation with your friends makes this a versatile and entertaining pastime while you take a break from giving the credit cards are beating on 5th Avenue.
POP Burger has another location in the meatpacking district, which is much perhaps better than their midtown location; I know that burger connoisseurs have raved about its fun late night after club burger gorge, whilst resting tired feet from trouncing around the Meatpacking District club scene. But then again maybe those reviews were just masked by too much partying and too much of “Pass the Dutchie” and “Manic Monday” which seemed to be playing in the background at 58th Street, quite possibly the same DJ frequents the downtown location? I dare you to find out !!
Terrible bar – I want to say, Pop Burger as a lunch or dinner place is good. However, the bar/lounge on the upper levels is the singularly worst experience I have had in the NYC night life scene in six years. We had booked a private event ahead of time, only to show up and find the bar unprepared, rude, and totally incompetent. Many of our party were turned away at the door, despite the fact that we had arranged this event and PAID in advance. Rather than address these problems, the management and security saw fit to rather argue with us - a group of doctors and medical professionals, for the record - and continued to be rude and unprofessional. If you are considering Pop Burger for any sort of event or private function, spend your money elsewhere.
DEFINITELY NOT POPPING AT POPBURGER – We went for dinner on friday and it was the worst! Our waitress was the ditziest thing ever! I asked 4 times for a straw and ultimately, had to get up and get it myself....A different server took our order since ours was all over the place like a chicken with no head...When the food arrived, my order was mysteriously forgotten and I had to watch my friends eat while waiting for them to bring my order....one of my girlfriends asked for a glass of water, only to have it slammed on the table by our server....at the end, We paid the $170 check and I had to ask for my change back-I guess she assumed even after her crappy service, she deserved the $30 change to be her tip...i begged to differ....she then had the audacity to approach me as we were leaving to ask if there was a problem with the service...A problem? try several...If the'yre going charge soooo much for burgers, fries and milkshakes, the least they can do is properly train the wait staff....I won't be going bakc there and would NOT receommend this place to anyone...Sooo NOTworth it.
Total dissapointment – I ate at the take away counter downstairs and I definitely don't get the hype. The burgers were pre-cooked sitting an a warmer already in a box. Wilted lettuce luke warm burger and a stale bun. The onion rings were already made and getting cold, not to mention the fact that there worse than the ones you get in the freezer section at a normal store. I love burgers, so this experience was such a bummer
I don't get it either? – The previous 2 reviewers nailed it on the head so let me elaborate a little. I drop lots of money on NYCs overpriced food, but $30 For a shrimp sandwhich, a shake, a soda, a fries and 2 3oz sliders-at a takeout counter. When I drop $15 per person on fast food, "high class" or not, I should leave full.
The burgers were nothing to scream about; they cook a batch and they sit until they're ordered and had some 1000 islandish sauce soaked soggy lettuce. The fry oil had that flavor of a thousand meal flavor.
The place is wanna be trendy. Ordering really was confusing; I mean put a menu on the wall. Worst of all, the staff was poor and the meal took forever. The place is next to Berdoffs; get some service for heavy price tag.
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