Like the music here, thefood offered up at The National Underground has its roots in Americantradition — burgers, hot dogs and rib eyes galore.You probably know Gavin DeGraw for his music, but at The National Underground, you’ll also want to get to know his burgers. He and his brother Joey DeGraw, who is also a musician and serves as the spot’s head chef, opened the Lower East Side venue in 2007 as a place for musicians like themselves to hang out and listen to what the city has to offer. It’s the type of spot where you’ll hear great tunes and, if you’re lucky, meet your next band member. Like the music here, the food offered up at The National Underground has its roots in American tradition—burgers, hot dogs and rib eyes galore. The burgers are handmade in house with a half-pound of organic brisket blend, seasoned with the DeGraw brothers’ signature dry rub and grilled over an open flame. The prime Black Angus beef ribeye and grilled chicken breast sandwich are also fired up with the famous blend of spices, as is the buttery popcorn served free with drinks at the bar. You’ll savor all of your dishes with a side of their thinly sliced house-made potato chipscrunchy on the outside, soft and savory on the inside. Get comfortable and lend an ear while you occupy your mouth with that juicy burger.
Prime Black Angus beef ribeye - $15
Hamburger - $12
Cheeseburger - $12
Black Angus hot dog - $5
Grilled chicken breast sandwich - $12
Monday - Sunday: 12 p.m. - 4 a.m.