Welcome to The Burger Garage restaurant in Long Island City, Queens, NYC serving the most delicious high quality burgers, hot dogs, fries, beer, hand-dipped ice cream shakes, homemade yummy dessert and more. The Burger Garage is proud to offer an extensive gluten free menu including gluten free beer.
At The Burger Garage you can be assured of one very important element - our commitment to food quality. We use only the finest and freshest ingredients in order to provide you, our guest, with a product that is sure to please. We start with our beef which is a custom blend of 100% Black Angus beef: chuck, brisket and short rib. Our beef has no hormones or antibiotics and is ground daily for us by old school, 3rd generation butcher Pat La Frieda. Our tomatoes are fresh beefsteak tomatoes and our potatoes are Grade 1 Idaho Russets which are hand cut and twice cooked. Our produce is delivered fresh and prepared by hand on premise. We use only real cheese and our shakes are made with hand dipped premium ice cream. At The Burger Garage you will always be served made-to-order food using the freshest ingredients in an upscale, welcoming and friendly environment.
We believe it is time to celebrate the days when friendly service with a smile was the rule. An era when hopping into the car for a ride with the family was not a chore, but a pleasure. Heading over to the local gas station to fuel-up the tank and catch up with neighbors and friends was a weekend ritual. Afterwards, families were sure to stop at a nearby burger joint where they would pull in and a happy, friendly face would skate over to take their orders. Here at The Burger Garage we understand the forgotten commitment to these values and it is our goal to provide you with the ultimate experience in fast food.
The Leadership Team:
Co-founding partners and brothers Jim Pileski and Adam Pileski
Jim's and Adam's family roots in the restaurant business reach back over 80 years. In 1926, their Great-Grandfather Pio Bozzi co-founded the original and now famous Palm Restaurant in New York City, which remains in the family to this day.
With a successful family history and career in the restaurant industry, Jim always dreamed of opening a fast food burger restaurant. He envisioned combining superior food and atmosphere with fast-casual prices and style of service. Jim, who began his restaurant career in 1987, learned the ropes from the ground up at Smith & Wollensky's Steakhouse and later took a position in his family's restaurant, The Palm. There, he gained insight into the importance of superior quality products and family-like customer relations - the foundation on which The Burger Garage is built.