When dining in New York choosing a restaurant can become an event within itself. The options are endless, and as your stomach growls one menu tends to look better than the next. Like many times before, I recently found myself in the same position: starving, indecisive and cold. While I rapidly walked the streets of NoLita battling sharp gusts of cold wind, I locked eyes with a sign named Ruby’s. I peaked inside and what felt like fate, I grabbed the last two seats available.
Little did I know, I had stumbled upon one of the best kept secrets of downtown Manhattan. Composed of only five picnic tables, the exclusivity of Ruby’s is a mere attraction alongside the exceptional food. The menu caters to all appetites with salads, pastas and paninis, but the Aussie-style hamburger on flat bread is the true gem of the Ruby’s experience.
The Ruby’s Bronte Burger has the ability to make a New Yorker forget that a traditional burger ever existed. Made with premium ground beef, tomato, lettuce, sweet chili, mayo and cheese…every bite is perfectly delicious. I also had a taste of the Blueys sandwich, which was the single most savory bite of a chicken sandwich I have ever had.
I have been back to Ruby’s many times since that cold winter night as my Bronte Burger cravings have yet to subside. If you happen to be strolling the streets of Mulberry between Spring and Prince, make Ruby’s your next stop and you definitely won’t forget it!