Finally, a reasonably healthy fast food burger restaurant on the UWS! Until a couple years ago, we only had McDonald's. When you walk into Shake Shack, you feel better because you're aware of their eco-friendly marketing campaign. The burgers are 100% All Natural Angus Beef. No Hormones and no antibiotics, ever. The burgers are served on tasty brioche buns and while they're significantly smaller than other restaurant burgers, that's ok. You don't feel too full when you're finished eating. The menu us quite basic: Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Mushroomburger and the Shack Burger. You can also throw in a Flat Top Dog and an order of fries (which aren't the pencil-thin fast food fries) but rather crinkle fries. If you're feeling especially adventurous, there is an overwelming selection of shakes and concretes (i was never able to understand the different). But, beware of very long lines. At lunchtime, the lines are wrapped around a city block. While they do move quickly (and you'll get your fancy vibrating buzzer so you can wait outside), if you're hungry, you will have to wait. And, chances are, you won't get a seat.
Went for dinner with my boyfriend, food was pretty good but I feel over priced, but then again the place is in Midtown...wait staff was nice, had Nick as our waitor, very attentive. The hostess was gorgeous, nice & helpful even saw her clean up, set up a few tables and serve a few drinks for other tables, dont see that very often, very informative as well, she recommended the chicken marsala w/ veg & the lasgna which we thought was good. The owner Jay came out to talk to us, nice guy but didn't stop talking kind of wanted to enjoy my food instead of listen to him for half my meal. My boyfriend and I didn't like the fact that the wait staff was constantly snickering and making rude comments about customers in Albanian, we didn't say anything that we understood or that I was Albanian, but they should definitely limit that just incase other people like us come that do understand, I'm sure it makes other customers who don't understand uncomfortable too, otherwise no other complaints
I got together with my companion Sabra E. at The Gray Dog for espresso when I was around the local area. I picked it for immaculate accommodation, yet it was a charming spot, alright with a clamoring, warm, villeinage vibe. We got a table and requested up at the counter. The barista was pleasant. I got a major mug of cappuccino, and it hit the spot on a drizzly day. I'm not a periodic espresso consumer, but rather I thought it was a decent glass, and I do love me some milk froth. Sabra requested a club sandwich and wasn't excessively content with it. It's conceivable this spot is preferable for espresso over for nourishment. It did feel more like a café than an eatery. Anyway, I was content with The Gray Dog and would visit again in case I'm ever needing an espresso place in this some portion of town. I preferred my cappuccino and had a beautiful time unwinding and making up for lost time with my companion.