Located on a quintessential West Village corner as its name suggests, Corner Bistro is a bohemian bar and burger joint that’s been serving famous locals for more than a century. Their website says “the original ambiance is pretty much unchanged,” and that couldn’t be truer. The original wood bar and tin-paneled ceiling have been around since Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound and E.E. Cummings were regulars.
In a neighborhood known for its pricey, upmarket restaurants, Corner Bistro’s no-frills menu is refreshing. The famous Bistro Burger with cheese, bacon and onions, as well as a pile of fries, is served on a paper plate for under $ 10. It’s hands-down the best burger in New York. At the bar, the beer is equally cheap with $ 3 mugs of McSorley’s.
Special tip: Corner Bistro is crowded almost every night of the week. Skip the many brunch spots in West Village and head here on a quiet Saturday or Sunday morning for a burger and a Bloody Mary at the bar. Cash only.