The other night I went to 8oz Burger Bar on Melrose in LA. I was hearing a bunch a hype about this place, people saying it was supposedly the "best burger in LA", or right up there with Umami Burger and Father's Office. Being that burgers are my favorite food, I drove all the way out there from my little neighborhood in Calabasas, to find out the truth about all the hype, and to inform my loyal food blog followers if this place is worth it or not. OPRAH said that the short rib grilled cheese steak sandwich was the "best sandwich in America". So of course, if OPRAH approved this place, I had to try it ASAP, lol.8oz Burger Bar is a gastropub with a cool and trendy vibe with booths and high top wooden tables. It has a full bar with wine and unique beers on tap as well. We ordered their "chocolate beer" that is made with coffee and chocolate. A little heavy for me, but still unique and tasty.
Their signature burgers are "The 8oz" and "The Melrose", and quoted from their website on http://www.8ozburgerbar.com/, their burgers are made with the "highest quality humanely raised, hormone-free Black Angus sirloin, blended with short rib, chuck, and tri tip. We grill our burgers over live Texas oak, giving them an unmistakable taste that is all our own. Our natural grass-fed beef, free-range turkey and bison, and homemade veggie/vegan burgers can be customized endlessly with the long list of seasonal, house-made extras, sauces, and sides. You'll love our homemade pickles, thick-cut bacon, garlic roasted tomatoes, and caramelized onions; just a few of the things we make in our own kitchen."
ALL their burgers are cooked medium to medium rare. I ordered the "8oz Burger" with Bel Paese cheese and a side of spicy mayo, and we got the famous "short rib grilled cheese" that Oprah loved. We also got a side of truffled potato skins...
|"Short Rib Grilled Cheese" with Bel Paese cheese and onion marmalade $8|
The short rib grilled cheese was simple, yet satisfying. I kept wanting to dip it in spicy mayo and the garlic aioli we ordered though. It needed an additional sauce. It tasted like good brisket in a panini. Although it was yummy, I would still prefer a good burger over it. Truffled potato skins were different, and very good. I always get fries, which I love, but this was a unique and nice change.
|"Truffled Potato Skins" $4|
|"8oz Burger" with Bel Paese cheese|
For dessert, we order an Apple Pie Milkshake, made with vanilla ice cream, cinnamon, and real chunks of apple pie, with sprinkled pie crust on top. It literally tasted like an apple pie with vanilla ice cream in a cup lol. So good!
|Apple Pie Milkshake|
For the menu and a location near you go to:
8oz Burger Bar
7661 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Los Angeles, CA 90046