We checked out local gem Zaitzeff for the first time on Saturday night. The menu at Zaitzeff is simple and precise. Their claim that they “get the best ingredients and fuss with them the least” seems to be true. We sampled the sirloin burger with mushrooms and cheddar, the veggie burger, and their mixed-fries (sweet potato and regular, cooked daily in cast-iron skillets) and everything was well-executed and delicious. Their burgers are served on Portuguese muffins which are a tasty compliment to the hearty burgers. With the $5 drink specials (Mojitos were on tap that night) and reasonable menu, we had plenty of funds left over to have a hell of a Saturday night!
They also offer nationwide delivery of their Morning Glory muffins and chocolate chip cookies (we didn’t get to sample these so it looks like we’ll have to go back…)
The East Village outpost is the second location opened by Zach Zaitzeff. Zaitzeff opened the first location of this all-natual burger spot when he saw the market for a wholesome eatery in the Financial District and left his day job at a brokerage firm to open one.
18 Avenue B
New York, NY 10009
72 Nassau Street
New York, NY 10038