Eater readers know the classic choices for burgers. Ray's. Palena. BLT Steak. Shake Shack. But what about what's new on the scene? Here's a look at 15 burgers that have launched in the D.C. market in the past six months or so. There are new restaurant burgers, twists due to chef changes, burger chains which have just entered the city, and more. Have a favorite NEW burger in town? Share it in the comments.Read More
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1. Red Apron Butchery
Washington, DC 20002
Red Apron's burger, available both at Union Market and Mosaic, is already drawing plenty of buzz among the burger-loving community. It's a simple burger ($8) but stands out on account of its high-quality beef.
2. Ambar Balkan Cuisine
Ambar's Balkan Burger features beef & pork, cucumber yogurt, roasted pepper spread, aged cheese and cabbage slaw and is served with potato wedges.
3. Trummer's on Main
Clifton's Trummer's on Main has launched a pop-up burger bar through May 2, with burgers and boozy shakes Try the Notorious P.I.G., with pork, pork sausage, poblano pepper, pepper jack cheese and bacon, for $12.
4. Vinoteca Wine Bar & Bistro
Vinoteca introduced a customizable burger this spring to coincide with the debut of its patio. Burger lovers can choose from either a local beef or portobello mushroom patty, and top it with items like applewood bacon, ancho chili mayo, avocado and feta, or gorgonzola with basil aioli. Burgers are $8 ($7 at happy hour).
5. The Gryphon
The new upscale sports bar has four different burgers on its menu. Try the falafel veggie burger, with ground chickpeas, roasted eggplant, roasted mushrooms, curry aioli and a hint of beet juice.
D.C. just got introduced to the Smashburger chain last fall. Now, those who want to try the squished burger patties have to drive out to Fairfax, but Dupont Circle and Bethesda locations are both on the way.
7. 1905 Restaurant
Under the supervision of new chef Joel Hatton, 1905 is serving up a burger of Angus beef, Swiss cheese, balsamic onions, and pickles on a brioche bun.
8. Satellite Room
Try the patty melt at Satellite Room - it's a 6 oz. beef patty with caramelized onions and melted American cheddar on grilled marble rye.
9. Drafting Table
Drafting Table's Draftsman burger ($12) is made with beef, braised brisket, crispy blue cheese, apricot chutney and bacon-onion jam.
10. Stoney's Restaurant
This month, Stoney's is combining two great things — its revered grilled cheese and its hamburger — to create one monster patty melt: the Super Grilled Cheeseburger.
11. Beuchert's Saloon
The B Burger at Capitol Hill's newest haunt is made from Rosada farms ground beef.
12. Energy Kitchen
Energy Kitchen, new to the area, boasts a selection of burgers, all under 500 calories. A favorite is the turkey burger with chipotle barbecue sauce, turkey bacon and fat free cheddar.
13. St. Regis Washington D.C.
When St. Regis redesigned its bar and lobby, a new bar menu came along with it. For $19, there's a Kobe beef burger with caramelized onions, bacon and cheddar, served with French fries.
14. Art and Soul
The newly-revamped Art & Soul has introduced a grass-fed burger topped with fried onions, pimento cheese, and barbecue sauce — feel free to add bacon or a fried egg to the mix.
15. Le Diplomate
Most of Le Diplomate's menu items lean French, but the Burger Americain keeps it simple, topped with cheese and served with pommes frites.