Lucky’s Famous Burgers
370 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Open: Sunday-Wednesday 11:00am-1:00am/Thursday 11:00am-3:00am/Friday-Saturday 11:00am-4:30am
My review on TripAdvisor:
Lucky’s Famous Burgers at 370 West 52nd Street
I came across Lucky’s Famous Burgers while walking the Hell’s Kitchen/Clinton neighborhood for my blog, “MywalkinManhattan.com” and thought it looked like a nice little neighborhood restaurant. It is an excellent combination of food, atmosphere and good customer service. For a burger place, I thought the food was excellent and the portion sizes were really fair.
They have a nice selection of combination meals on the menu to choose from and after walking all day long I was starved. I settled for the Lucky’s Original Special with French Fries and a Boylan’s Black Cherry Soda from the fountain. That was a real treat because I love their sodas and you don’t see them on the fountain too much around the City.
The Lucky’s Original Burger is a juicy flavorful beef patty with lettuce, tomato, pickles, raw onion, ketchup and surprisingly mustard, which is never served on burgers in the New York area. It did give the flavor of the burger an extra zing.
The Burgers and Fries here are excellent
The burger was freshly cooked right in front of me and had a nice caramelization on the outside and was juicy and moist on the inside. Topped with all the fresh chopped vegetables it gave the burger a nice combination of flavors and textures.
The Fresh Fries were perfectly fried to a golden brown and generously salted. The portion size was very large for a combination meal and I thought it was very fair.
Boylan’s Sodas are a real treat and I was able to try several flavors including Ginger Ale, Black Cherry and Root Beer. Their soda is excellent and a nice change from the standard flavors. They have now gone to using bottled sodas from the vendor.
On a recent trip to Lucky’s, they were advertising a “Pandemic Sandwich” ($11.00), which was a new limited time specialty sandwich. It was a deep fried chicken breast topped with melted cheese, bacon, chili, French fries and Fried Onion rings and topped with a special sauce all tucked into a toasted brioche bun. It made me forget that the pandemic was going on. It was outstanding!
What a combination of flavors that worked well together and the chicken breast was so crispy on the outside. The sandwich was complex in its taste and all the textures worked so well together. You have to try it while they still offer it.
Again their French fries for a regular portion size could feed two people comfortably and were so well seasoned.
The manager on duty the second trip I made was personal and nice and very welcoming to the restaurant. She made the whole experience wonderful especially with these tough time in the restaurant business in Manhattan.