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Monday, April 27, 2009

No to O Burger

I hate to keep being the bearer of bad news but I must say that I checked off another bad burger place off of my list -- O Burger in West Hollywood. It had some promise, with its organic, grass-fed beef concept and decent prices. I had the cheeseburger combo that came with shredded lettuce, a slice of tomato, grilled onions as well as fries and iced tea. The only things I liked were that the crinkly fries were hot (but not that good) and the herbal rooibos tea option. Not exactly an overwhelming endorsement of a burger joint. Its Pinkberry-like cutesy decor and larger-than-life flat-screen monitors couldn't salvage the burger that tasted like a Big Mac. The first red flag was when I saw that all burgers are cooked medium. They need not have bothered, since the patty was more anemic than Posh Spice. But seriously, I couldn't taste anything grass-fed because of its flimsiness. I definitely wouldn't return. It sounds like it's trying to branch out as a franchise but it doesn't stand a chance unless the flavor and texture improve. In-n-out is a far better choice for this kind of burger.

O Burger
8593 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 854-0234


vasnik said...

Huh - I like O burger (I usually have cheeseburger too, or classic). I always ask for medium rare, hold the thousand island dressing and raw onions. Don't know if that makes any sort of difference. And I don't usually eat meat, so I can't say if it does taste like a big mac, I just know that I enjoy my burger a lot when I go there, everything tastes fresh and I appreciate that they cater to my every whim, like not toasting the bun.

ironchef442 said...

that's interesting, b/c it said that they always cook it medium and the patty didn't seem thick enough to cook it medium rare (i like it medium rare too). have you ever tried Houston's California burger? it's on the pricey side, but if you like a medium rare burger, that's the best burger you'll find...don't think the onions were raw at O burger -- more like grilled or sauteed. It's just that I've had MUCH better burgers. I'd say even Umami Burger was a lot better...