The age-old assumption about restaurants is that there’s fast food, and there’s fancy food, and nothing in between. But denizens of Bay Ridge are the latest to discover how incorrect that old maxim can be.
Five Guys, which has built a cult following since opening its first location in Virginia 22 years ago, has opened on Fifth Avenue — the third foray into Brooklyn following a debut on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights two years ago and a second location on Seventh Avenue in Park Slope this year.
Boasting “never-frozen” beef and fresh Idaho potatoes, the burger joint has drawn raves — and our own “fact-finding mission” discovered ridiculously juicy double beef patties ($5.99), dripping with melted cheese, and fries that were simply amazing ($2.99).
Fifteen free toppings — if properly mixed and matched — allow for 250,000 ways to enjoy your burger (just a suggestion: skip the mayo–A1–jalapeno burger).
Five Guys [8510 Fifth Ave., between 85th and 86th streets in Bay Ridge, (718) 921-9380]. Open seven days, 11 am–10 pm. All major credit cards.
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