Hamburger buns are like bookends—they're best used as a pair, often hold life-changing experiences between them, and look more appetizing when hugging ground beef. Wrap your hands around bovine binding with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of behemoth burgers, sandwiches, and burritos at Fortago Burger Bar on the Upper West Side.
Fortago Burger Bar crushes cravings with a monstrous menu of juicy burgers, overstuffed burritos, sandwich plates, mountainous salads, and more. Build your own burger from a selection of beef ($3.25–$5.95), veggie ($5.50), turkey ($5.50), or salmon ($6.95) patties, topped with cheeses ($0.75) and premium toppings, including a fried egg, spicy chili, or two onion rings ($0.75), or be edibly influenced by a list of prebuilt burgers. The Fortago burger smothers a meat disk with chili, cheddar, and jalapeño peppers ($6.25), and the Number 2 wakes taste buds rendered dormant by an all-flour diet using spicy chili, american cheese, a fried egg, grilled onions, jalapeño peppers, and hot sauce ($6.95). Sandwich-seekers make a dairy dash with the Cheese It, a tasty trio of american, swiss, and cheddar cheeses with lettuce, tomato, pickles, oil, and vinegar on a grilled hero ($5.25).
Additional items include massive burritos ($6.25), fresh salads ($6.25–$8.50), and dishes of diner fare, such as spicy chili fries ($4.25)—all customizable for the control crazed or extra-cheese deficient. Milk shakes ($4.25) keep meals company, or become ice cream-based soup when added to Oreos, Snickers, or M&Ms ($0.76 each), and desserts, such as baklava ($3.50), various cakes ($3.50), and cookies ($2.99 for four), round out effusive feasts.
More than 20 Yelpers award Fortago Burger Bar a 3.5-star average:
Upper West Side
935 Columbus Ave.
New York, New York 10025Get Directions