RENSSELAER, N.Y. (NEWS10) – In honor of National Cheeseburger Day, we’re looking into one neighborhood restaurant recognized throughout the state for their acclaimed burgers. Illusive Restaurant & Bar has a great deal of awards under its belt, consisting of having among finest burgers in the state according to New York Beef Council.
New York Beef Council elected Illusive’s “Empire Smash Burger” the second-rate in the state. In November 2022, Illusive obtained the People’s Choice Award at Capital Wing Wars.
Chef as well as Owner Joseph Ventrice states the secret to their burgers starts with the beef.
“We have a blend that’s made particularly for us. We grill mark our burgers first and then we finish them on the flat top so it locks in all those awesome flavors,” stated Joseph.
Illusive Restaurant & Bar lies at 3 Ferry Street in Rensselaer. The restaurant is open Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. as well as Saturday from noontime – 8 p.m.
In July, the restaurant recorded an episode of “America’s Best Restaurants.” The airdate of the episode is yet to be launched.