Coals in Morris Park, which turns out hound-endorsed pizzas from the grill, also makes compelling hamburgers.
They’re done au poivre with toasted goat cheese on a focaccia roll, and they’re served only at night. “I am very picky about my burgers, and the burger at Coals blew me away,” declares femmefantastique. “My mouth waters and my heart races just thinking about it.”
On Staten Island, Duffy’s scores with a half-pounder on a toasted English muffin, reports Tony Z, who advises getting it with cheddar cheese. On the side, seasoned criss-cut or sweet potato fries are a good choice.
We also hear encouraging reports about the burger at Andrew’s Diner in the island’s Great Kills neighborhood. Fresh, delicious food, generous portions, and solid service, says Tay.
1888 Eastchester Rd., at Morris Park Ave., Bronx
Duffy’s [Staten Island]
650 Forest Ave., betw. Bement and Oakland Aves, Staten Island
Andrew’s Diner [Staten Island]
4160 Hylan Blvd., between Heinz and Walnut Aves, Staten Island