Stagecoach Tavern

I’ve walked by this joint a million times and never thought twice about entering.

stagecoach frontage

But a buddy and me decided to stroll in and try the burger. I thought it was going to be a fucking tourist trap shithole, but I was wrong. The inside is spacious, and actually nice.

seating 1 stategoach

seating stagecoach 2

The burger here is incredible.

stagecoach burger platter

Better than Rosie O’Grady’s nearby, better than P.J. Carney’s as well. In fact, I’d say it is one of the best burgers in midtown. The patty had a great crunchy crust on the outside edges. it was cooked properly to my “medium” specification. It was thick but not too thick that you can’t add toppings, and the cheese ratio was just right. Bun was strong and pliable as well. The only thing I didn’t like was the lettuce (garden mix as opposed to iceberg). I also swapped out cheddar for American cheese.

burger stack stagecoach

burger slice stagecoach

My buddy got a “chicken burger,” which was essentially some chicken breast pounded flat and breaded/fried, then topped with ham and swiss, and smeared with some thousand island dressing.

chicken burger stagecoach

The fries were also excellent here as well. Crispy, natural cut, golden-brown twigs of awesome.

fries stagecoach

834 7th Ave.
New York, NY 10019