Corner Bistro

Burgers, Bar
331 W 4th St (at Jane St)
New York, NY 10014
(212) 242-9502
11:30am - 4:00am
11:30am - 4:00am
11:30am - 4:00am
11:30am - 4:00am
11:30am - 4:00am
11:30am - 12:00am
12:00pm - 4:00am

This always crowded Greenwich Village institution, a semi-dive bar (no real dive bar sells a large line of branded casual clothing, or opens outposts in Long Island City), is justly famous for its big no-nonsense burgers, cooked under a salamander-like broiler, draped with American cheese (and crisscrossed with bacon for the signature Bistro Burger), and served on a classic sesame bun with the usual trimmings. Old-timers complain that it isn't what it used to be, but the burgers still taste darned good to us.

-Colman Andrews



  • watch out for the frat boys. in the old days you could bribe big george $20 to seat you immediately. then he hit a guy and he had to leave.
  • The burger here is a behemoth; a half-pound of broiled New England beef (sirloin, chuck & top round) is piled high with American cheese, tomato, iceberg lettuce & deep-fried ruffles of bacon. (RC)
  • Order a Bistro Burger & a McSorley's Ale. To avoid the massive queue, go during the day. Or find a seat at the bar. Say hi to Tommy White behind the bar.
  • CB serves the best $6 burger in NYC. For $.75 more, get the Bistro Burger (bacon, cheese, lettuce and tomato) and get crispy fries for $2.50.
  • This Village landmark with dirt-cheap beer and messy, juicy flame-broiled burgers is almost always packed and open until 4 AM daily.
  • Fun fact: Before leaving office, Bloomberg signed a law allowing you to punch a friend in the face if they order a chicken sandwich instead of a Bistro Burger,
  • McSorley's brew and greasy burgers.
  • Huge burgers here
  • Great burgers and cheap beer
  • Chef Jimmy Bradley is a devoted believer in their time-tested burger.
  • YUM YUM YUM...Burgers!
  • Pretty confident Frankie is the man.
  • Get the bistro Burger and a mcsorelys light and fries
  • Try the Bistro Burger
  • One of the best burgers in town
  • I've been eating burgers at the Corner Bistro for over 12 years...solid stuff, but try their fries. They cook them in the same oil as the bacon so there is a hint of bacon-y goodness in every bite.
  • Great burger and fries to-go. Put your order in and grab a McSorley's while you wait ($3!)
  • Seriously overrated. Acclaimed Bistro Burger tastes just like a patty of tasteless ground beef. Would be okay if it was from any corner greasy spoon and cost $2.50. Fries are equally disappointing.
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  • $3 McSorley Ales and the best $8 bacon cheeseburgers aka bistroburger. They even have directv so you can watch the Knicks and Rangers!

Nearby places

52 8th Ave (btwn Horatio & Jane St)
401 Bleecker St (W 11th St)
567 Hudson St (at 11th St)