Usually, I confine my burger writing to Burger & Bordeaux. Five Guys, however, does not really mesh with the theme there. Not wanting to let this one slide, I thought it would be worth mentioning that Five Guys has opened an outlet in Brooklyn Heights.

I was first introduced to Five Guys just a week ago Maryland. They take “all the way” seriously. My bacon cheeseburger was piled with all sorts of stuff including sautéed mushrooms and onions. So, bring your appetite and some extra napkins.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries
138 Montague St [map]
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 797-9380

via Eater

2 thoughts on “Five Guys in Brooklyn

  1. I just tried the place out. First off, they must have about 9 people behind the counter. It seemed like they were all training because the girl on the grill was the only one working and instructing the rest of the crew. There was an Asian guy who stood staring at 4 burgers for 2 minutes and 43 seconds (I timed him) without touching them. Mine was one of them and all it needed was BBQ sauce and to be wrapped up. OK, I understand they just opened so I will let this go. As far as the taste, the burger was OK (all burgers are cooked well), nothing to write home about. The fries were very good. I think that Henry Street Ale House has a better tasting burger (you can get it cooked the way you want it also), and their fries are almost as good but not as crispy as Five Guys. I will try them again. They seem like a clean operation.

  2. I visited the Brooklyn location last week. I think they are still doing a bit of training which would explain the amount of people behind the counter. In this case, too many cooks did not spoil the burger. It was as good as the one I had in Maryland. To be clear, this is a fast food burger and doesn’t hold any gourmet aspirations. Five Guys is on par with other, small chains that have a cult-like following. As Mitch mentions above, the fries are also awesome.

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