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Shula's, Hamburger

Sasille | Dec 10, 200503:51 PM

Jonathon Gold claims they have THE best burger in L.A. So that's what we went to try. We started with the Spinach/artichoke dip that he recommends. The appetizer was good, but I prefer the one from Lobster that comes loaded with crab…I’m spoiled. It was accompanied by freshly prepared tortilla chips. We had no complaints. The burger was good and thick, but a little on the salty side. It comes with aged cheddar, delicious Applewood bacon and some chopped onions with a smokey hickory sauce on the side with NO lettuce/tomato on the side. But that was OK because the flavor of the hamburger was prominent and delicious. The fries were 1st class. Well seasoned and fried to a blistery crispness that I loved. As an added note, the Mediterranean salad was a little bland tasting…disappointing. The signature iceburg lettuce slice with Roquefort and bacon that was served to the couple next to us appeared much more appetizing. I'll try that next time. We looked over the dessert menu, which was pretty small. The molten chocolate soufflé had to be ordered ahead. And we were too full to find room for it anyway.

Yes, I would go back again. However, I would be careful. I ordered a vodka (no call on the brand) martini to enjoy with the appetizer and they served the salad first instead of the app. Oh well, we didn’t complain, but when the bill came, the cost was $13 for the martini…I had expected $9 or 10. But that was really a lot for a simple cocktail, even in a hotel. My portion of the bill came to $55 for appetizer, hamburger, salad and martini.
They are not open for lunch. By 7PM the place was jammin’ for a weeknight… so be sure to call ahead and reserve.
Next time I go back, it'll be for steak and Roquefort salad. The expense-account-carnivore-crowd looked estatic with their steaks.

…life is a banquet…and some fools are starving to death.” Aunti Mame

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