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Ten New Burgers to Try NOW

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With only two new burger-centric joints making their debut so far this year, the D.C. burger boom may have slowed a bit. But by no means is the area's ground beef selection getting stale.

In this edition of Eater's Burger Heat Map, we take a look at the latest burgers to hit the streets in the past six months or so, including top picks from TKO Burger, City Burger and other recent openings as well as brand-new additions from several veteran D.C. joints.
—Jody Fellows

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. America Eats Tavern

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1700 Tysons Blvd
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 744-3999
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Look out 2941 — there’s a new fancy duck burger in town. Tucked away in Tysons Galleria’s Ritz Carlton, Jose Andres’ just-opened America Eats Tavern has a foie gras burger on the menu featuring Hudson Valley foie gras, caramelized onions with huckleberries and grain mustard. However, all this fancy doesn’t come cheap– the burger is a whopping $27.

2. Bobby's Burger Palace

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2121 K St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20037
(202) 974-6260
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Bobby’s Burger Palace’s menu received an overhaul earlier this year and added four new burgers to its lineup. The star of the quartet is the New Mexico burger, a regional speciality by Flay with roasted green chiles, pickled red onions and queso sauce.

3. City Burger

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(301) 652-0010
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City Burger, the new joint from Food Wine & Co. chef Michael Harr, has barely been open a month but its Pali Highway Burger is already proving to be the hottest item on its menu. The Hawaiian-themed burger is topped with caramelized pineapple, chile mayo, spicy pickles and ham.

4. Dino's Grotto

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1914 9th St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20001
(202) 686-2966
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With the return of Dino’s, opening in its new Shaw location last month, the Dino Burger is once again in play for D.C. diners. The popular burger puts 10 ounces of dry-aged beef topped with an anchovy sriracha aioli and house relish in between grilled ciabatta.

5. Heavy Seas Alehouse

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1501 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 879-4388
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Chances are you won’t find fried avocado on any other burger in the D.C. area aside from Heavy Sea’s Tortuga creation in Arlington. The fried fruit does its best turtle-shell impression here featuring a light panko and a spicy papaya slaw.

6. The Partisan

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709 D St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20004
(202) 524-5322
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The latest burger from chef Nate Anda is available at the meat-centric Partisan on D Street. Anda takes the same dry-aged beef patty used in his acclaimed Red Apron Original, splits in two and adds a chorizo patty in the middle and then piles bacon-braised onions, American cheese and tomato aioli on top to create the Triple Stack Burger.

7. Ray’s³ [Ray's To The Third]

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1650 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 841-7297
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The lineup of Hell Burgers at Ray’s to the Third just got another member: The Brimstone Burger. In keeping with the nether-world theme, Michael Landrum’s newest burger creation tops the beef with Ray’s Purgatory chili, Vermont cheddar, raw red onions and charred jalapeno.

8. Right Proper Brewing Company

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624 T St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20001
(202) 607-2337
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Right Proper, the district’s latest brewery has a classic, no-frills burger featuring wood-grilled beef on a brioche bun with Duke’s mayonnaise and house-smoked Tillamook cheddar. For an extra kick of smokiness, Benton’s bacon is available to add to the mix.

9. STK DC

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1250 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20036
(202) 296-1880
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The newest and trendiest steakhouse in D.C., STK in DuPont Circle gives diners a mini-burger fix with their vowel-challenged lil’ BRGRs. The diminutive appetizers feature wagyu beef and STK’s special sauce on a sesame seed bun.

10. TKO Burger

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2350 Washington Pl NE
Washington DC, D.C. 20018
At TKO, the new burger joint from Carolina Kitchen, macaroni and cheese isn’t just a side. The Mac N Cheese burger takes the pasta and slaps it on the beef with bacon, cheddar cheese and the house’s TKO sauce.

1. America Eats Tavern

1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA 22102
Look out 2941 — there’s a new fancy duck burger in town. Tucked away in Tysons Galleria’s Ritz Carlton, Jose Andres’ just-opened America Eats Tavern has a foie gras burger on the menu featuring Hudson Valley foie gras, caramelized onions with huckleberries and grain mustard. However, all this fancy doesn’t come cheap– the burger is a whopping $27.
1700 Tysons Blvd
McLean, VA 22102

2. Bobby's Burger Palace

2121 K St NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20037
Bobby’s Burger Palace’s menu received an overhaul earlier this year and added four new burgers to its lineup. The star of the quartet is the New Mexico burger, a regional speciality by Flay with roasted green chiles, pickled red onions and queso sauce.
2121 K St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20037

3. City Burger

7015 Wisconsin Ave., Maryland 20815
City Burger, the new joint from Food Wine & Co. chef Michael Harr, has barely been open a month but its Pali Highway Burger is already proving to be the hottest item on its menu. The Hawaiian-themed burger is topped with caramelized pineapple, chile mayo, spicy pickles and ham.

4. Dino's Grotto

1914 9th St NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20001
With the return of Dino’s, opening in its new Shaw location last month, the Dino Burger is once again in play for D.C. diners. The popular burger puts 10 ounces of dry-aged beef topped with an anchovy sriracha aioli and house relish in between grilled ciabatta.
1914 9th St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20001

5. Heavy Seas Alehouse

1501 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209
Chances are you won’t find fried avocado on any other burger in the D.C. area aside from Heavy Sea’s Tortuga creation in Arlington. The fried fruit does its best turtle-shell impression here featuring a light panko and a spicy papaya slaw.
1501 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209

6. The Partisan

709 D St NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20004
The latest burger from chef Nate Anda is available at the meat-centric Partisan on D Street. Anda takes the same dry-aged beef patty used in his acclaimed Red Apron Original, splits in two and adds a chorizo patty in the middle and then piles bacon-braised onions, American cheese and tomato aioli on top to create the Triple Stack Burger.
709 D St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20004

7. Ray’s³ [Ray's To The Third]

1650 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209
The lineup of Hell Burgers at Ray’s to the Third just got another member: The Brimstone Burger. In keeping with the nether-world theme, Michael Landrum’s newest burger creation tops the beef with Ray’s Purgatory chili, Vermont cheddar, raw red onions and charred jalapeno.
1650 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209

8. Right Proper Brewing Company

624 T St NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20001
Right Proper, the district’s latest brewery has a classic, no-frills burger featuring wood-grilled beef on a brioche bun with Duke’s mayonnaise and house-smoked Tillamook cheddar. For an extra kick of smokiness, Benton’s bacon is available to add to the mix.
624 T St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20001

9. STK DC

1250 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20036
The newest and trendiest steakhouse in D.C., STK in DuPont Circle gives diners a mini-burger fix with their vowel-challenged lil’ BRGRs. The diminutive appetizers feature wagyu beef and STK’s special sauce on a sesame seed bun.
1250 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20036

10. TKO Burger

2350 Washington Pl NE, Washington DC, D.C. 20018
At TKO, the new burger joint from Carolina Kitchen, macaroni and cheese isn’t just a side. The Mac N Cheese burger takes the pasta and slaps it on the beef with bacon, cheddar cheese and the house’s TKO sauce.
2350 Washington Pl NE
Washington DC, D.C. 20018

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