An unexpected fire truck emergency blocking in our car dashed our dinner plans one day. So instead, we walked around the Union Square area looking for something to eat. We stumbled upon Clarke's Standard and decided to give it a try. Burgers, fries, fast, cheap, and delicious? Maybe.
The burgers are cooked to order and doesn't take much time. I ordered the PJ Clarke's Double Junior Cheeseburger ($7.60) that comes with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and standard sauce. I ordered it medium which is the standard there. Unfortunately, my patties were so thin that it was difficult for them to maintain the medium doneness to the meat. I felt that it was a bit overcooked. Otherwise, the meat had a bit of beefy flavor with the creamy melted cheese on top. The bun was soft and squishy and held up through the last bite.
New York, NY 10003