All burgers are not created equally, especially when they are made with dry-aged beef or topped with decadent indulgences like fried lobster. Here’s a look at five of the hautest burgers in Boston that you must try right now.
1 Back Bay Social Club
The melt-in-your-mouth Social Burger here is a dry-aged juicy masterpiece topped with caramelized onions and melted sharp cheddar. When it arrives on a cutting board complete with a bag of crisp golden fries, you will know this is not your average burger. One of the priciest in Boston, the Social Burger is also arguably the most delicious.
867 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
2 Met Back Bay
One of the best ways to sample around-the-world flavor is at Met Back Bay. The burger mecca serves up prime beef, salmon, turkey and falafel burgers on a brioche roll with toppings that take you on a culinary journey from Paris to Tokyo. Try the Athens burger topped with feta cheese, hummus, pickled onions and tzatziki; the Tokyo with wasabi mayo, sticky soy, avocado and daikon sprouts or our favorite specialty, the Saltie Girl topped with fried lobster.
279 Dartmouth Street Boston, MA 02116
We have been craving Michael Schlow’s burger of ooey, gooey goodness since Radius closed nearly three years ago, so we were thrilled when the chef/owner decided to bring it back to Tico’s late night menu. The beloved Schlow Burger topped with crispy fried onion rings debuts on Tico’s menu tonight and is available in limited form Thursday through Saturday only from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
222 Berkeley Street Boston, MA 02116
4 Craigie on Main
One of Boston’s best kept burger secrets lies at Craigie on Main in Cambridge. The burger is so special that it doesn’t even make the menu because it’s only available in limited quantity at the bar for those in the know. If you are one of the lucky few to order up one before they run out (which they do every night), you’ll indulge in a rich burger made from a combination of the day’s blend of short ribs, sirloin tips, brisket and bone marrow topped with aged cheddar and Chef Tony Maws’ specialty ketchup.
853 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02139
5 Alden & Harlow
Some of the city’s best kept burger secrets lie in Cambridge. Just ask the folks at Alden & Harlow where their Secret Burger takes center stage. Available in limited quantities, this burger actually finds a place on the menu. Here, you can indulge in an eight-ounce patty simply prepared topped with an addicting “secret” sauce and fresh greens served on a delicious house made roll with chips and pickles.
40 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138