Best Burgers in L.A.

Where to find some of the best and just what to order.

 

When exactly did this American classic become gourmet fodder for some of the top menus in town? We can’t exactly pin it down, but we can say how ecstatic we are that creative cuisine burgers continue to be all the rage—between inspired toppings, inventive sauce pairings, special buns and more, we set out to find some of the best out there. Included on this list are our top choices from the finest restaurants to the best burger spots. Might not even need fries on the side (hold up, who are we kidding?).

 

Belcampo Meat Co

Lamb Burger

with black garlic aioli and onion sprouts on a brioche bun

8053 W.Third St

Los Angeles, CA 90048

323.937.0170

belcampo.com/restaurant/weho

 

Petit Trois Valley

Big Mec Double Cheeseburger with bordelaise sauce

13705 Ventura Blvd

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

818.989.2600

valley.petittrois.com

 

Lovi’s Delicatessen

Breakfast Burger 

with large fried egg, hash browns, uncured bacon and American cheese

24005 Calabasas Road

Calabasas, CA 91302

818.223.8777

lovisdeli.com

 

Severance Wine Bar

Fondue Burger

with smoked gouda, aged cheddar fondue and pickled jam on a brioche bun

7274 Melrose Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90046

323.424.7294

severancela.com

 

Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen

Truffle Burger

with port truffle glaze, truffle cheese, crispy jalapeños and truffle aioli

982 S. Westlake Blvd, No. 2

Westlake Village, CA 91361

805.230.9950

finneyscrafthouse.com

 

35 State St, Suite A

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

805.845.3100

 

Shake Shack
SmokeShack®
with all-natural applewood-smoked bacon, chopped cherry pepper and ShackSauce™

120 Promenade Way, Suite A

Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

805.309.5941

shakeshack.com

Photo courtesy of Shake Shack

 

Agoura’s Famous Deli & Restaurant

Schwartz Burger

with grilled mushrooms, sautéed onions, muenster cheese and Russian dressing on an onion roll

5915 Kanan Road 

Agoura Hills, CA 91301

818.889.9113

agourasfamousdeli.com

 

The Win-Dow at American Beauty

Double Cheeseburger

with American cheese, onions, pickles and house sauce 

425 Rose Ave

Venice, CA 90291

310.412.0075

Americanbeauty.la

 

HiHo Cheeseburger 

Double (one-third pound) or triple (one-half pound) HiHo Cheeseburger

with wagyu beef, cheese, ketchup, onion jam, house-made pickles, mustard grilled

1320 Second St., Ste. B

Santa Monica, CA 90401

310.469.7250

hiho.la

Photo courtesy of HiHo Cheeseburger

 

The Restaurant at Arts District Firehouse Hotel

Firehouse Burger

with smoked onions, spicy mayo and lots of cheddar cheese plus crispy potato points

710 S. Santa Fe Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90021

213.947.3010

Firehousela-hotel.guestcentric.net

Photo by Ren Fuller

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