The Best Burgers in America

There are burgers and then there are restaurant burgers: those over-the-top concoctions built for maximum wow and deliciousness. We tapped the country's top chefs -- all recent regional winners of prestigious James Beard Awards -- to share the burgers they devour most on their home turf.

Compiled by Sarah Karnasiewicz, Photography by Charles Masters

Short rib and brisket burger
Charles Masters
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8. "Off-Menu" Burger

It's not on the menu, but ask and you shall receive chef Mike Anthony's blend of angus short rib, chuck and brisket with aged Vermont cheddar, pickled cipollini onions, thousand island dressing and grainy mustard.

Restaurant: Gramercy Tavern in New York, NY

Region: New York

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