Thursday, April 9, 2009
D-Town Burger Bar: Go For the Fries
The only saving graces for D-Town Burger Bar are its fries and the old-school diner decor. The fries were a mix of potatoes and sweet potatoes, which I loved. They were crispy, thin and piping hot, just the way I like them. The decor was 1950s diner-style -- a little contrived (fake jukebox -- couldn't they have invested in a real one?) but cute. The art hanging on the wall was interesting but a good burger joint that does not make.
I would not return for a burger. The burger was like an In-n-Out burger, except it cost at least 3-4 times more, didn't have the yummy Thousand Island-type sauce on it and just wasn't as good. In fact, it was pretty bad. The patty was so skimpy and unremarkable I don't even want to waste this space describing how bad it was. The cheeseburger came with onions, iceberg lettuce, a tomato slice and pickles. Classic? One could say so. Boring? Definitely. Even the mustard on the table was blah.
For a far better burger nearby, I recommend O Bar and Kitchen on Flower Street, which has good sliders. You know it's a bad sign when you're not asked how you'd like it cooked. What a downer. I may return just for the fries, though. Umami Burger should learn how to make fries from this place. That would be a good match. I'm headed to Cafe Metropol's burger night Mondays next week so stay tuned.
D-Town Burger Bar
216 West 6th Street (between Spring and Broadway)
Los Angeles, CA 90014