FOOD: Whitman’s [NYC]

patty melt

Moving to the East Village recently, Whitman’s was on my list to try as I heard their burgers and sandwiches are amazing.  I actually tried to go once but during the week they open at 5pm…good to know!  (Fear not, they open at 12pm on weekends!)

My dad and I are on an unofficial quest to find the best burgers in the city so when he came in for lunch this past weekend I knew we had to try Whitman’s.  I was nervous, only because the restaurant is incredibly small, but we sat right away, upstairs.  I think there are more tables downstairs as well, which is good to know.

I ordered the patty melt (first picture above) and wasn’t too sure what to expect.  I knew there would be three different cheeses involved, but I didn’t realize it would basically be a grilled cheese with a burger in the middle.  Needless to say, it was incredible and I’m already thinking about when I can go back.

My dad ordered the cheesesteak (pictured below) and while it looks a little questionable, he said it was unreal and the best cheesesteak he’s ever had.

All in all, we had a great time at Whitman’s and will certainly be going back.  I think I need to try the Juicy Lucy next (cheese in the middle!).  Who’s with me??



406 East 9th Street
New York, NY 10009