T and I went to Salvation Taco back when we signed our lease, so when a new restaurant by the same owner opened up (Salvation Burger), I couldn’t wait to give it a try. Didn’t hurt that a coworker of mine kept posting pictures. We made our way over on a Thursday night, willing to gamble for a spot at around 6:30PM. The wait wasn’t short, but it was significantly shorter than the 1 hour 30 minute wait times the hostess was quoting those arriving only 15 minutes later than us.
Everything I read raved about their Salvation Burger. It’s a larger burger (with a larger price tag – $25) topped with hen of the woods mushrooms and smoked blue cheese. Since I can’t have mushrooms, it didn’t make sense to go with that option. Instead, we both went with the classic burger. The price tag is still on the higher side for a smaller burger – $17 – but on the other hand, it was so good. It’s a double burger, with their house made cheese – a blend of several kinds – pickles, and their special sauce. I can still remember the taste of the cheese a month later, so think that says something in and of itself!
The dessert of the day was coconut cream. I had to give it a try over some of their regular menu offerings, like banana cream, fried blueberry cream, or fried apple pie. It was a nice healthy slice – and was such a different dessert. It was slightly sweet, though not overpoweringly so, balanced nicely by the toasted coconut. The coconut flavor was definitely strong. So good, and such a nice finish to the meal.
Salvation Burger – 230 E 51st Street (between 2nd & 3rd Ave) – 646.277.2900