Unlike standard poodles, giant goldfish, or competitive bodybuilders, the large version of a small burger is scientifically more acceptable and less socially unnerving. Taste multisize meat coins and more with today's Groupon: for $6, you get your choice of a deluxe certified Angus beef burger, deluxe chicken burger, jumbo veggie burger, or three Kobe beef sliders at EJ's Luncheonette on Third Avenue on the Upper East Side (up to a $10.50 value).
Dishing out classic, American comfort fare in retro diner fashion, the upbeat servers at EJ's charm tables with classic sandwiches, salads, and breakfast plates. Build a burger via EJ's new menu of pattied palate pleasers. The 8-ounce certified Angus beef burger is a meat paperweight adorned with ringed red onions, pickles, lettuce, and slaw or french fries (a $10 value). Diners can appease bovine BFFs by opting for an 8-ounce freshly ground chicken patty (a $9.50 value) or a jumbo veggie burger, which, though smaller than a frisbee, comes slathered with guacamole and layers of tomatoes and sprouts (a $10 value).
Mock white-linen dinering unfolds with three Kobe beef sliders tucked neatly into potato rolls and topped with grilled onions, pickles, and EJ's secret sauce (a $10.50 value). An Upper East Side landmark, EJ's is so old school, it doesn't deal with futuristic credit cards, so make sure you’ve got enough cash for a tip on your journey back in time.
New York magazine has mentioned EJ's Luncheonette, and Citysearchers give it an average of 3.5 stars. TripAdvisors give the restaurant an average of four owl eyes, 83 Yelpers award it an average of three stars, and 74% of Urbanspooners like it.