Inside SoHo Park, Lafayette & Prince Sts. (Taken with Instagram)
New York’s restaurant scene is often glamourized by the media. You see films and television shows featuring slick bars and read about the posh Sunday brunch locales in the latest issue of New York Magazine, but the real hidden gems are often the ones which are overlooked.
SoHo Park has always been a local favorite for the natives who prefer a more low-key alternative to its high-profile neighbors — Balthazar, Delicatessen, Spring Street Natural, to name drop a few.
Found on the corner of Lafayette and Prince — the pivotal junction of the trendy SoHo shopping and dining — this little burger joint serves up the best of no-fuss casual grub with a subtle sophisticated flair.
Their menu boasts a simple range of soups, salads, and burgers. Its specialty fried pickle dish and Belgian fries are small unexpected treats. Sides are provided with house special basil mayo and sambal ketchup. And their vanilla milkshakes are just as you’d want them — thick, cold, and served in a paper cup with plastic lid and straw. Meals shouldn’t be much more complicated than that.
The best part? Amid the overpriced, overhyped venues saturating the neighborhood, SoHo Park’s menu ventures on the conservative side. The burgers range between $6 and $7, and the most expensive item on the menu is the Sirloin Steak Sandwich, $11.75.
And for the record, it’s worth every last bit of that single-dollar sign $ rating given by the reviewer at NY Mag.
Veggie burger, Belgian fries & basil mayo, cheeseburger at SoHo Park. (Taken with Instagram)
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