Looking for somewhere in Williamsburg for a burger and a beer? Consider Cozy Royale on Humboldt. The team behind one of our favorite butcher shops, The Meat Hook, opened this sister restaurant as a place to show off their meats, and they’re on full display, especially with their burger and sticky sausages.
The burger comes simply topped with Tarentaise cheese that is naturally semi-hard but melts beautifully atop a mess of meat, onions, pickles, and mayo. This burger is all about the quality of the meat and the simple accents - falling somewhere in between a smash burger where crispy edges are the star and a big honker like the Peter Luger hamburger that is big and unapologetically meaty. The sticky sausages are a worthy addition to your carnivorous meal - three long links come with a sweet “cozy sauce” and the edges of the sausages have some crispy brown caramelized bits.
Wash all of that down with their list of rotating beers, and this is a restaurant perfect for a casual all-day hang on the weekends or a weeknight dinner catching up with friends.
A simple burger topped with Tarentaise cheese that is naturally semi-hard but melts beautifully on top of the meat, onions, pickles, and mayo. You can really taste the quality of the meat on this burger. And a pile of salty, crispy fries doesn’t hurt either.