Salvation Burger is inside Pod51, the same hotel that houses Bloomfield and Friedman’s sister restaurant, Salvation Taco. Salvation Burger had only opened three months before the fire but had already become a cult favorite.
The New York Times doled out a star to celebrate both the restaurant’s highbrow and lowbrow burgers. The highbrow burger is the famously pricey $25 one, made with caramelized onion and taleggio cheese, while the “classic” burger with cheese, special sauce, and pickles can be ordered for $17.
At the time of the fire, which took 78 firefighters to extinguish, the restaurant was only supposed to have been closed for a few weeks; but the reopening kept being delayed. Salvation Burger will be open for lunch and dinner starting Monday, Dec. 5, serving the same menu with identical décor.