Get ready to sink your teeth into our top 5 picks for the best burgers in Los Angeles. Whether the bun is brioche or a French roll, the patty wagyu or prime beef and the toppings Vermont cheddar or gruyere, you’re going to fall hard for our top 5 burgers; we guarantee it.
1 The Hungry Cat
You really shouldn't wait to sink your teeth into Daniel Lentz's succulent Pug Burger: a thick patty with blue cheese, bacon avocado and fried egg. The best part: there's a lot of it. This is not a dainty slider to be eaten with care, oh no. Dig in, be messy and don't give a thought to who's watching.
1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 462-2155
2 Comme Ca
We don't say this about burgers often, but David Meyers' Comme Ca Burger is, quite simply, exquisite. This beautiful little prime beef burger comes with generous slices of Vermont Cheddar and a special "secret" sauce on a brioche bun that will have you returning time and time again. Just a warning: don't try to figure out what's in the sauce -- he'll never tell.
8479 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, California 90069 (323) 782-1104
3 Father's Office
Dry-aged beef The Father's Office burger is a hearty meal for a hearty man, befitting the cool, rugged vibe of Chef Sang Yoon's gastropub. The FO patty comes complete with dry aged beef, Applewood bacon-onion compote, arugula, gruyere and blue cheese on an oblong French roll. Yum.
3229 Helms Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 736.2224
4 Umami Burger
How do we love Umami? Let us count the ways. We love it for its Truffle Burger with house-made truffle glaze and truffle cheese, for its Ahi Tuna Burger of hand-chopped ahi tuna, crushed avocado, daikon sprouts, pickled ginger, wasabi flakes and most of all for its MNO Burger. This $65 confection is typically available during truffle season, but you can still get it year-round in certain locations if you call way in advance. And you want to -- call in advance that is -- because this burger is a beauty. MNO (Money's No Object) comes with a patty of Bryan Flannery wagyu beef, vintage port reduction and freshly shaved white truffles. Decadent and delightful indeed.
189 The Grove Drive, Suite C-10, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 954.8626
5 Connie & Ted's
You'll fall for Connie & Ted's Hook Burger hook, line and sinker. The Hook is a generous patty topped with four-year-old cheddar, pickles, onion, lettuce and 1000 Island in the coolest new setting in West Hollywood: this old school classic (we're talking about the place and the burger, by the way) resembles an old-fashioned Rhode Island clam shack.
8171 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046 (323) 848-2722