J.G. Melon

Burgers, Bar, American
$ $
1291 3rd Ave (at E 74th St)
New York, NY 10021
(212) 744-0585
11:30am - 3:00am
11:30am - 3:00am
11:30am - 3:00am
11:30am - 3:59am
11:30am - 3:59am
11:30am - 3:59am
11:30am - 1:00am



  • Since 1972, this kitschy Upper East Side burger joint has been sating meatheads. The cheeseburger is a bite of a bygone era, simple griddled on a flattop and medium-rare juicy. (Critics' Pick)
  • This neighborhood hangout grills the perfect everyday burger, has an extensive beer list, and the genuinely local feeling we all look for in a go-to bar.
  • Go to JG Melon and get a cheeseburger and add cottage fries.
  • Grill master, Bobby Flay, thinks the best burger can be found at JG Melon in New York, NY on Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Find more tips at FN Local.
  • Pubs don't come more oldschool, and some peg Mellon's burger as the best in the city. It's not, but along with Mellon's crispy waffle-cut fries and cold beer, it is a damn good show. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Bobby Flay loves the griddle-cooked burger patty here for the nice crust it gets.
  • The cheeseburger here is my favorite in New York City. Ask for tomato, lettuce, and pickles if you want them. They dont come with the order automatically. - Amy, head of social media at Foodspotting
  • if you're on the UES, leave immediately. if you can't, try the burger here.
  • Its all about the burger and round fries here, but the chili is pretty great too. - Inspector
  • Bacon cheeseburger, cup of chili, bloody bull, cottage fries, bloody bull. Do it.
  • In a world of trendy, fancy, gourmet burgers, JG Melon has maintained its old school mentality to create some of the best burgers in the city. Try the bacon cheeseburger.
  • Yes it's the best cheeseburger in the world! The question is; will you order a #bftt (burger for the table)? If you are with a group, do the right thing and get an extra making you the table hero!
  • The BEST burger in NYC! Plus cottage fries and chili with onions and cheese = :]!
  • An excellent bar burger, well-griddled, juicy and blanketed in melty American cheese.
  • Don't leave without sampling the bloody mary and the cottage fries - and of course the cheeseburger!
  • Great old fashioned cheese burger
  • Bloody Mary's are a must.
  • You must try the burger ($9.75). It's griddled and features "juicy and flavorful loosely packed patties on simple toasted white buns."
  • Great burgers at this casual, old-school neighborhood spot on the Upper East Side.
  • got to J. G. Melon, get a burger, cottage fries, and a salad with blue cheese

Nearby places

59th St to 110th St (5th Ave to Central Park West)
1454 2nd Ave (at E 76th St)