New York, NY 10009
Village Voice's Description
Korzo Haus is a burger place, but there is a twist: Burgers can be wrapped and fried inside of their bun. The burger options vary from the typical (the Otto: beef, American cheese, iceberg slaw, tomato and onion) to the exotic (the Slav: beef, pork neck, sauerkraut, juniper berries and bryndza), but each is unique and delicious. The menu aside from burgers is limited and decidedly Slavic, with lots of bratwurst, a housemade sauerkraut, and a halusky that can be ordered fried. Noteable, too, is the Stumptown coffee on brew and Korzo’s own craft beer on tap, making Korzo Haus the indisputable burger champ of the East Village. Seating is a little on the cramped side, by service is fast and so is the food, so even without reservations Korzo Haus is usually a safe bet for an easy meal. --Shane Barnes
Tips from foursquare
Winner of Best Burger in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! Deep-frying a burger? Yes, please.
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Both the beers are great (organic one is better). The sausages were just okay and the noodle-thing is basically mac & cheese. Worth coming back for a round 2 me thinks tho. ps: No wine.
The glorious patty is wrapped not in a bun but "a fine bread made according to an old Slovak family recipe", and then effing deep fried. It's also got applewood-smoked bacon, and Emmental cheese.
Get the Korzo Burger. Deep fried dough around your 100% grass fed beef.