The Burger at Genesis Bar and Restaurant on Manhattan's Upper East Side is outstanding! First and foremost, every burger we ordered was cooked exactly to order (ranging from medium rare to well done). The half pound, grilled sirloin burger fits perfectly on the seeded bun and is always juicy. Toppings offered consist of various cheeses, including cheddar, Swiss, American, jack and blue cheese, as well as sautéed onions or mushrooms and frizzled onions or bacon. The excellent fries, hand cut and made fresh every day, are perfectly seasoned. Be sure to try the classic Bacon Cheddar Burger, which includes bacon that is cooked to a perfect crisp to complement the beef and cheese. Take advantage of the fact that Genesis is an Irish pub and wash it down with a nice Smithwick’s!
Hint #1: Monday night is burger night when Genesis offers eight burger specials in addition to the seven normally on the menu. From the traditional menu, (along with the previously mentioned Bacon Cheddar Burger), also look out for the popular Genesis Burger (Blue cheese, Chorizo and Frizzled Onions) and if you like your burger on toast, you can't beat the Four Points Burger. (Hint #2: Be sure to add bacon to this four cheese offering to enjoy what must have been heaven-sent from the Burger Gods)!