AquaMan2342 wrote: The Artful Dodger wrote:
AquaMan2342 wrote:Disappointed that with all the LA talk nobody picked up on the burger pic I dropped in here.
Ah, I assumed that's an upscale California burger which just so happens to be made in a local joint in Michigan.
Father's Office makes arguably the best burger in the L.A. area. It is burger town and it has stiff competition, but amongst the class of upscale burgers, it's still the best in the area.
I never made it to Umami Burger......how do they compare because it seemed pretty split from the conversations I had.
I haven't been to Umami Burger either and I've also heard mixed reviews from friends. Usually if I hear 5-10 lousy word-of-mouth reviews, I probably wouldn't drop in to try.
Reminds me when I was working in Hollywood a few years ago and there were upscale burger restaurants every which way, which made for some interesting dining options (and spoiled for choice for any food you're in the mood for). I used to frequent Lucky Devils, once sometimes even twice a week, mostly for the outstanding beer selection (best in Hollywood IMO). They have nice American-based Kobe burgers (ironically the turkey burger is the best of the bunch), but in truth, the place just isn't the same spot I used to love going to for a number of reasons. There's also a place inside the Roosevelt Hotel down the street, near Hollywood & Highland called 25 Degrees where you can customize your high-end burger but found the burger a bit greasy for my liking and prefer Lucky Devils to that. I'd say that the Bowery makes the best burger in that part of town, a sirloin burger piled high on an English muffin. Shame that the place is a tight squeeze and the beer selection while decent, doesn't touch that of Lucky Devils. The Hungry Cat is a seafood restaurant in the Sunset & Vine complex, but is infamous for the most massive burger you can possibly find anywhere. Good stuff. Still, I'd say Father's Office is a touch above all of those, as far as high-end burgers go.
Irv's Burger and The Apple Pan make some brilliant burgers without all the luxury accompaniments, better than the average In-N-Out. Oh, and Tommy's is a must-visit especially if you like chili cheeseburgers.