I owed a friend a lunch, and he wanted to go to 96th Street Steakburgers (cheap date right?)so I figured it was a good time for a revisit. This time I spent a little more time looking over the menu before ordering my usual burger and toppings and went with one of their signature styles (they call them “stylized” burgers.) I decided to go with the “monster style” which is a take off of the In ‘n Out “animal style” if I am not mistaken.
So the monster style means the bun is grilled with mustard and the burger includes grilled onions, both things I like, although for some reason, I don’t usually order my burger with mustard. I also had cheese and pickles and a side of fries. The burger was really tasty and was cooked just the way I like it—thin and with nice crispy edges from the grill. I was much more impressed with this burger than I was the first time I had one. It probably also helped that I ate it there this time and it was piping hot.
I liked the mustard grilled on the bun—there was plenty of mustard on it, but cooking a little mellowed the flavor a bit. The flavor of the onions was good—but the onions were a large slice out of an onion with a bunch of rings, which made them a little annoying to eat, because they would stick out of your mouth when you tried to take a bite. I prefer them chopped up a little so you don’t have strings of onion hanging down your chin. I pulled a few of them off so at least I wasn’t making a total mess. The pickles are also tasty—thick cut and the not overly pickled kind (although I like both kinds). These were more the type in which you can still recognize them as having once been a cucumber. A good burger over all. I liked it.
Their fries are hand cut and fried, and are pretty good. Thinner than most, although not quite shoestring thin. They are cooked pretty dark and have a decent flavor. They were nice and crispy (better than when I had them to go last time). Nothing amazing in my mind, but an adequate accompaniment to the burger.
So it had been awhile since I had been, so obviously I hadn’t rushed back since my last review, but I am glad my friend suggested it, because it was tasty.
96th Street Steakburgers
4715 East 96th Street
4715 East 96th Street