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Bareburger opened its Vernon Blvd location last Wednesday, grand opening last night


Feb. 10, 2015 By Christian Murray

Bareburger opened its Vernon Blvd location last Wednesday and it has generated plenty of interest.

Mark Turner, a co-owner of the 48-19 Vernon Boulevard restaurant, said that the burger chain began with a soft opening last week and the “restaurant has been rocking” from the get-go.

The restaurant had its official grand opening last night (Monday), although it was in full wing over the weekend.

Bareburger, which opened its first restaurant on 31st Avenue in Astoria five years ago, has gained traction by marketing its all-natural, organic produce.

The menu states: “All Bareburger meats are free-range, pasture-raised, humanely raised, [and] antibiotic-, gluten-, and hormone-free.”

Turner said that the Vernon Blvd location is still not complete. It has yet to receive its beer and wine license, although it is expected by the end of the week.

Furthermore, the restaurant will not be offering its separate brunch menu for a few weeks. It also won’t be doing deliveries for a least a month.

The restaurant is now open Monday-Thursdays from 11:30 am – 10:30 pm; Fridays and Saturdays 11:00 am to 11:30 pm; and Sundays 11:00 am to 10:30 pm.

The Long Island City restaurant is not a franchise operation but is owned by the company, along with some equity owners/operators such as Turner.

The Vernon Blvd restaurant’s décor is built with recycled products—with light fixtures made from old silverware and chicken wire, Turner said. The walls and ceilings are covered by reclaimed wood—so too the chairs, table tops, stools, bar and counter tops.

The floors have been constructed out of reclaimed mixed oak.

The Vernon Boulevard location seats 42 restaurant goers; there are plans to open a sidewalk café with 30 seats.


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You left out frozen and overpriced. I must be old school, but Donovan’s or Corner Bistro would be my choices.


Except burgers at corner bistro are poorly seasoned, dry and flavorless. But yeah they’re made from scratch my hand. Grand dilema.


Too bad nothing is prepared on the premises everything is brought in by a U.S. Foods truck including burgers and their seasoning mix too. So over rated and talentless. There’s so many better places doing scratch cooking and burgers without all the fuss. Like WilliamsBurger in sunnyside.


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