There's nothing like biting into a big, juicy burger. Luckily, the city boasts options aplenty. Below, four of our favorite must try extravagances around LA.
The cool, classy Baltaire makes a butchered burger ground fresh in-house daily; paired with the restaurant’s hand-cut frites, it’s a flavorful meal (up the indulgence by adding bacon or avocado to your burger). Pair it with a Mama’s Little Yella pilsner or North Coast I.P.A. for a lunch that hits the spot. Check out the dessert menu to indulge your sweet tooth. 11647 San Vicente Blvd., 424.273.1660
Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air’s USDA Prime Beef Burger
Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant at the Hotel Bel-Air plates a delightful USDA prime beef burger. Bursting with flavor, it boasts Vermont white cheddar, a dollop of garlic aioli and shallot-jalapeño marmalade, plus fries. 701 Stone Canyon Road, 310.909.1644
This luxe steakhouse beckons with a new terrace perfect for enjoying the delicious N+S Burger, which is made with Black Angus beef, Grafton’s aged cheddar, smoked bacon, maitake mushrooms, beefsteak tomato, arugula and to-die-for truffle aioli. Pair it with one of the restaurant’s seasonal cocktails, like the Italian Mule, comprised of vodka, limoncello, lemon and ginger beer. 330 S. Hope St., 213.680.0330
Made with Wagyu beef and typically served in a baseball mitt, Barton G.’s Strikeout Sliders make for seriously impressive appetizers. Topped with Gruyere cheese and caramelized onion, the mini burgers are nestled in a toasted brioche bun with herbed marrow butter. A smoky ketchup and truffle aioli are served on the side. 861 N. La Cienega Blvd., 310.388.1888
Photography by: Baltaire's photo by Kristin Teig; all others courtesy of restaurants