Few things are as American as grilled hamburgers, with the possible exception of Uncle Sam, apple pies, and bald eagles that can drive convertibles. Gorge on an American classic with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two burgers at Steingarten LA (up to a $30 value) on West Pico Boulevard.
Featured on UrbanDaddy for its European brews and its German-beer-hall atmosphere, Steingarten LA also fashions aesthetically crafted burgers using hormone- and antibiotic-free ground-sirloin steaks. After perusing the menu, diners can absorb the flavors of the West LA (a $15 value)—a half-pound patty of ground-sirloin steak accompanied by portobello mushrooms, roasted bell peppers, and pepper-jack cheese smothered in a curry-tomato sauce. Much like the melting cheeses on Dalí's The Persistence of Beef, patrons can create their own burger masterpiece ($12) with toppings including feta cheese and applewood bacon ($1 each) along with five distinct sauces. The low-fat ground-turkey burger, topped with herb-roasted tomatoes, grilled onions, and roasted-garlic sauce ($14), can refuel empty stomachs with eight ounces of hormone-free gobbler meat. Tooth chambers can hug bread-embraced meats under the retractable roof inside Steingarten LA's chic open-air dining room or out on the beer garden by the custom-built fire pit.
Steingarten LA’s dining room, awash with muted golden tones and dominated by a kaleidoscopic art piece, doesn’t immediately scream German biergarten. Its menu, however, astutely outlines the restaurant’s integral blend of hearty Old-World fare and contemporary California cuisine. More than 20 varieties of sausage—including traditional bratwursts and spicy lamb links as well as game offerings of wild boar and berry—sit beneath toppings of pickles or house mustard. Each of the 8-ounce burger patties is made from grass-fed, antibiotic- and hormone-free beef, and can be custom-built with toppings such as smoked mozzarella and applewood bacon. True to form as a German-inspired eatery, Steingarten accents their food with exhaustive drink lists, including a beer list with German, Belgian, and American craft brews on tap. Creative cocktails include a white manhattan, made from clear American whiskey, and a cocktail of the month that has been aged in a used whiskey barrel.
With a drink in hand, patrons can stroll over to Steingarten’s intimate outdoor patio flanked with high stone walls and trellis-climbing ivies. In one corner, rosy cushioned benches surround a slender fire pit that flickers subliminal messages from behind a glass enclosure. The ivy motif also manifests in wrought-metal curlicues on each door and over the beverage fridge that takes up an entire wall at the bar.
10543 W Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90064Get Directions