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8 Ounces of Burger Pleasure

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The thought of an 8 oz burger sounds off-putting for some reason. Why advertise the size of the meat? Like they say, it’s what is in it that matters. Well, 8 oz Burger Bar has hit it spot on and at reasonable prices. In a homey bar-like atmosphere worlds away from the Melrose that intersects Robertson, the burgers here deserve a pilgrimage. The patty consists of a blend of four different cuts of meat that have been dry-aged in the restaurant's Himalayan salt-tiled cellar.

When you get the plump burger, squish it a bit to get the juices in the bun and enjoy. The burgers are about $10 (they also have fish, but, like, who cares?). You can add cheese for a dollar and choose from other toppings as well, some complimentary, some for a dollar. The drinks are only $8 and they have a butt-load of beers that are reasonably priced. The fries are great. The atmosphere is relaxed, and the service can be a pinch slow, but at these prices, that can be tolerated.

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Monday to Friday there is a cool happy hour from 4-7pm when wine and beer is $4 per glass and cocktails are $5. The strawberry basil gimlet was a nice idea that was marred by a lack of basil, a lack of strawberry, a lack of lime, and a lack of gin. It lacked flavor. It was only $8, but for such a bar-oriented joint. I expected better. I only had one drink, so perhaps others are better. A hot scene that is worth the effort of driving by the Ed Hardy stores.

8 oz. Burger Bar
7661 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
(323) 852-0008