By Reserve

Published on March 4, 2016

Photography by Dudley Market

What’s not to love about a classic burger? Sometimes there’s nothing better than a juicy patty on a warmly toasted bun topped with melted cheese, lettuce, tomato and tasty condiments. Here are 14 All-American burgers that’ll make you wish it was barbecue season already:

By Reserve

Photography by cafe du nord

BURGER DU NORD – Cafe du Nord (San Francisco)

The burger at Cafe du Nord is as classic as the restaurant — which has been serving San Francisco almost continuously since 1907 — with sharp cheddar, lettuce, pickles and secret sauce plus a side of fries.

Photography by Sink Swim

SINK BURGER – Sink Swim (Chicago)

Sink Swim puts its own spin on the traditional burger, drizzling its housemade “Sink Sauce” over a double patty with American cheese and onion rings.

Photography by PCB

THE PCB – Plan Check (Los Angeles)

At Plan Check, the PCB (Plan Check Burger) comes with delicious toppings — Americanized dashi cheese, ketchup leather, schmaltz onions and mixed pickles — on a perfect “crunch” bun.

Photography by alden harlow

SECRET BURGER – Alden & Harlow (Boston)

Alden & Harlow’s Burger — offered with limited availability — is made with an 80z Creekstone patty, a house-made roll, “your faith” in the chef and remains a mystery until you take the first bite — but it looks darn good to us!

Photography by evan sung

MASON PACIFIC BURGER – Mason Pacific (San Francisco)

Mason Pacific delivers a juicy patty on a pretzel bun with smoked tomato and pickled red onion, plus optional gourmet toppings such as mushroom confit, white cheddar, egg and gorgonzola.

Photography by Sunny Spot

CHEESEBURGER – Sunny Spot (Los Angeles)

Sunny Spot’s cheeseburger — with American cheese, crispy buttermilk onions, tomato, housemade pickles, boston lettuce, and fancy sauce — is a great dish to enjoy hand in hand with its Caribbean style side dishes including avocado mash, salt and pepper fries, and rice and beans.

Photography by Alta CA.

CHEESEBURGER – Alta CA (San Francisco)

A perfect fit for the restaurant’s European-influenced American menu, Alta CA’s burger comes with cheddar cheese and bacon on a sesame bun with a side of crisp potatoes in garlic oil.

Photography by Edi & the Wolf

WOLF BURGER – Edi & the Wolf (New York)

A delicious lunch to cozy up to with an Austrian beer, the Wolf Burger at Edi & the Wolf is prepared with the restaurant’s signature Pat LaFrieda blend, gruyere and both grilled and crispy onions, with egg and bacon offered as additions.

Photography by Gemini Bistro

GEMINI BURGER – Gemini Bistro (Chicago)

A staple on its modern American menu, Gemini Bistro dishes out a prime beef with applewood bacon cheeseburger on a homemade bun with a side of fries.

Photography by Cerveteca

LA PUENTE BACKYARD ORIGINAL – Cerveteca (Los Angeles)

The perfect complement to their fantastic beer selection, Cerveteca’s burger can be ordered with a beef, turkey or veggie patty and is garnished with red leaf, tomato, grilled or fried onion, housemade “not so secret sauce” and a choice of pimiento or cheddar cheese.

Photography by LandmarcBurger

LANDMARC HAMBURGER – Landmarc (New York)

Landmarc offers standout cheeses to top off its hamburgers or chicken burgers — American, gruyere, blue, cheddar, mozzarella and smoked mozzarella are all on hand — to make yours ooze with delight.

Photography by Fog City

FOG CITY BURGER & FRIES – Fog City (San Francisco)

A reimagined version of a historic destination, Fog City delivers food that strikes that same traditional yet updated balance, featuring a burger topped with smoked tomato aioli, housemade American cheese, tomato, onion and dill pickle on a brioche bun.

Photography by Dudley Market

BURGER DIANE – Dudley Market (Los Angeles)

Dudley Market’s Burger Diane, a lunchtime favorite, is a gourmet take on a classic dish, prepared with gruyere, melted onions, mushrooms, pickles and Dijon.

Reserve was created to help diners find great restaurants, make a reservation and effortlessly pay the bill at the end of the meal. The Reserve team works with hundreds of the best restaurants in major cities across the country and makes it easy for locals and travelers alike to enjoy a casual bite or an amazing meal. 


Through the Reserve app, you can discover cool restaurants, book a table, chat with Reserve’s digital concierge to get restaurant recommendations and see different options if exactly what you want isn’t available. Paying or splitting the check is easy – after the meal the check can be billed to your card on file, including the preferred tip.