32-02 30th Avenue,
Phone: (718) 777-7788
I know it’s called Burger Club, but honestly, I have serious trouble getting past the Braised Short Ribs at this cozy Astoria spot. Short ribs are a prime comfort food in general, right up there with mashed potatoes, spaghetti and meatballs and chicken pot pie, but Burger Club happens to serve them atop a heap of hand-cut french fries and smothered with your choice of cheese. And did we mention that its actually considered an appetizer? If you’re not ready to curl up for a nap in the corner by the time you’re done, be sure to go ahead and try the namesake patties. The Carolina Burger with slow-cooked pulled pork, pepper jack cheese and homemade coleslaw and Frenchy Burger with foie gras, sautéed mushrooms and caramelized onions are both solid choices, followed by a traditional, creamy Root Beer Float.