Name: Harlem Classic
Location: Harlem Shake, 100 W 124th St,
New York, NY 10027 (two locations in NYC)
Protein: two smashed & grilled patties, beef blend from La Frieda
Toppings: yellow American cheese, pickles, onions, secret sauce
Added (free) Toppings: Shredded lettuce, tomato
Burger to Bun Ratio: Perfect
Accompaniments: Hand cut fries & fountain soda (These came with the Dimepiece lunch combo. Nothing comes with the burger on it’s own.)
Price: $10.10 (Dimepiece lunch combo); $7.00 (Harlem Classic burger)
The Harlem Classic is my new favorite, fast food style burger (sorry Shake Shack!). The smashed patties are held long enough on the griddle to achieve an incredible, tasty crust while still being juicy on the inside. The cheese is sandwiched between the two beef patties while the toppings are placed between the bottom bun and bottom patty. The toasted potato bun held well to the juiciness of the burger and there was very little topping and sauce loss during consumption.
The hand cut fries were all perfectly crispy and nicely seasoned.
The Dimepiece lunch special is offered Monday through Friday, from 11 am to 4 pm and is $10.10 for a Harlem Classic or fried chicken sandwich, fries or slaw, and fountain soda or a bottle of water.
Harlem Shake is conveniently located a block away from the 125th Street subway station on the 2/3 lines. Definitely check this place out if you’re wanting a burger in the area!