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Harlem Shake one will notice you leaving work.

Evidently, it?s the summer of the burger here in NYC. (If you haven?t been hit over the head with the news yet, we?re getting two West Coast faves: Umami Burger and Fatburger.)

And while that?s all well and good, our money is on local folk--Harlem Shake, to be exact.

The new retro-style spot (which, thank God, has all the ?50s-diner feel and none of the terrible YouTube videos) serves up the classic patties, hot dogs, fries and shakes from your childhood but with a modern, responsible approach to ingredients. The beef is from Pat La Frieda (just like Shake Shack and the Spotted Pig), the potato rolls are toasted with upstate butter, the shakes are made with Brooklyn?s Blue Marble ice cream and the cooking oil is recycled for biofuel.

Even though we stuck with a simple cheeseburger (which was basically perfection), the menu offers quite the spread--from turkey or veggie patties and kale Caesar salads to something known as the ?Hot Mess? (take as you will).

But no trip is complete without a--wait for it--red-velvet shake. Should you have loaded up on cheese fries too soon, it does come in a tiny tasting size aptly dubbed the ?shortie.?

100 W. 124th St. (at Lenox Ave.); 646-508-5657 or

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