Barley & Grain
421 Amsterdam Avenue (80th Street)
City: New York, NY
Phone: (646) 360-3231
Site: Visit the restaurant site
Cuisine: New American
Area: West 80s
Finding like-minded people to eat a meal with is one thing, but finding people equally obsessed with hamburgers to eat a burger feast with is a much more difficult task. That is why my Burger Adventure at Barley & Grain with Rev of Burger Conquest, Andrea of 24 Dollar Burger, and Michael of Gotham Burger Social Club was such a rare treat. Well, that and the ridiculously indulgent food that we spent two hours devouring.
Rev, marketing director of Burger Maker, set up a night of burger gorging at Barley & Grain, where Burger Maker meat is used. We indulged in Barley & Grain's whiskey menu and figured out which meats and cheeses with which to gorge ourselves.
This B&G Wagyu Burger was INTENSE. The eight-ounce grass-fed Wagyu beef patty is topped with barbecue pulled pork, and NY cheddar cheese. We’d all sampled the pulled pork during the appetizer portion of the meal to swoons and cheers, and to have it top the burger equally delightful. I left my Rabbit Food on the side, with the exception of the pickled cucs. The cucs added a fantastic crunch to the experience. As I write this, my mouth is watering all over again thinking of the rich, salty flavors. The house blend spicy french fries were nothing to sneeze at, either.
An extensive beer and whiskey list, a burger that will make your taste buds trip out, and fantastic appetizers (some of which were half-price) make Barley & Grain a joint that is killing it in their rookie year.
Review By: Brad Garoon