The burger: a summer cookout classic or a comforting meal for the frostiest of winter nights? These Boston restaurants are turning up the heat on the American staple to keep you warm the best way they know how.
The gorgonzola and black truffle Wagyu burger at The Capital Grille.
Capital Grille is adding four new gourmet burgers to its lunch menu, each made with the highest quality Wagyu beef. Toppings such as black truffle "butter," crisp onions, Gorgonzola, and creamy Havarti cheese make these bad boys tough to resist. 900 Boylston St., 617-262-8900
Puritan & Company’s bar menu includes a patty melt made with a dry-aged beef patty, house made spicy special sauce, Swiss cheese and American cheese, on home-made rye bread. 1166 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617- 615-6195
Shake Shack’s ShackMeister burger is back, boasting 100 percent all-natural Angus beef topped with crispy marinated shallots and the brand's signature ShackSauce. Can you feel your winter blues melting away yet? 234-236 Newbury St., 617-933-5050
The Original 5 Napkin Burger, made with 10 oz. of mouth-watering beef, topped with Gruyere cheese, caramelized onions, and rosemary aioli turns a backyard classic into a moment to remember. 105 Huntington Ave., 617-375-2277
The grass-fed black Angus burger at Bistro du Midi
At Bistro du Midi, decadence is the name of the game. The grass-fed black Angus burger is made with three types of grass-fed beef, topped with Boucheron goat cheese, half-sour pickle, spicy pimiento aioli, lettuce, and tomato. In the mood to go all out? Opt for the foie gras torchon addition. 272 Boylston St., 617-426-7878
Bristol Bar at the Four Seasons
The Bristol Burger comes with house-made pickles and aged Vermont cheddar cheese, nestled inside a bun with a pile of truffle-Parmesan fries. Four Seasons Hotel Boston, 200 Boylston St., 617-338-4400
If you’re looking for something hearty after hours, Boston Chops’ late night burger hits the spot with government cheese, lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions, pickles, and a secret sauce on a toasted bun. 1375 Washington St., 617-227-5011
At Centre Street Café, you’ll get more than just your average cheeseburger. The Maine Grind Burger, offered on the lunch menu, puts an Italian twist on the classic with toppings such as pancetta, provolone, and herb aioli on a house-made bun. 669A Centre St., Jamaica Plain, 617-524-9217