At only three weeks old, The Burger Spot in Garden City is already drawing a sizable crowd. At least that was the case the afternoon I stopped by for lunch.
The attractive little “gourmet fast food” place is co-owned by husband and wife team Dimitri and Ewa (pronounced Eva) Londos, who use grass fed beef and naturally raised poultry for their burgers. Almost everything served is made from scratch, said Dimitri Londos. But not the fries, which are previously frozen.
While I liked the bold flavors in the thick “Argentinean” burger topped with Pepperjack cheese, red onion and chimichurri sauce, I wished the meat had been done medium rare, as ordered, instead of medium well. A turkey burger had a nice sage flavor and plenty of juiciness, while a veggie burger proved herbal and satisfying.
Prices are low (burgers run $6 to $9), but there's no table service. Instead, you must order at the counter and wait for your number to be called. Since quarters are a bit tight inside, I especially enjoyed the option of a sidewalk table. One of the advantages of going on a temperate fall afternoon.
The Burger Spot is at 150 7th St., Garden City, 516-746-6100.