good food, best kobe burger, great worst service, great gathering place, poor service, best french fries, extremely fresh everything
One of the most solid menus on Hollywood..
This place is a nice long walking distance from Hollywood & Vine and I've been stopping in for a couple years. Recently my opinion has solidified as absolutely positive. Early on I had tried the kobe diablo burger with fire slaw and found the whole meal a bit too sweet, rich, sloppy. They've changed the burger buns though, and re-imagined the menu a little.
Even their classic tall grass beef burger stands up as one of the best in town. The simple construction shows off the quality of the grass-fed product. Their hand-pulled pizza/flatbread crust is delicious-- firm with a little crunch outside, then soft, chewy, and savory.
That margherita pizza is a great option during their happy hour with one of all the excellent beers they keep on the menu. From Blanche de Bruxelles on tap, through Racer 5 IPA draft, to St. Peter's Organic English Ale bottles they have pretty special beers that'll surprise a lot of paletes.
I'm definitely a big fan of the meat-free options on the menu too, which is good because I'm gunning for them to get certified by the Green Restaurant Association. Their whole grain salad is one of the only greens plates that makes me feel like I'm getting my money's worth, even without optional chicken. The grilled broccoli is not overdone, rather consistently good. Fries, whether under kobe chili or not, sweet potato, or even their onion rings are nice and thin cut without getting all out crunchy like shoe-string.
Finally, their service has always been friendly and informative. I'm a fan.
I'm dieing to try their barbecue but I wish their menu said a little more about that meat-- is it local, organic, pasture raised? This is part of the reason I want this place to get Certified Green, so I can know that overall they're doing work to become sustainable. I feel like they must be close.
what are you guys putting in those burgers? They are so good. I'm sad to pay so much but because honestly I'd pay the same amount of money there monthly but get more if you just lowered the price a few bucks.....but then I'd get more. I know I'm greedy.
Keep doin what you're doin guys. Alotta112 is a bitter, lonely woman who can't even light her own charcoal. Your music is good enough! I don't go for the music....Long live your meat!
Signature BBQ Wings not so great.
This place was clean, modern, good ambiance, music a little loud. Their signature dish of BBQ Wings was terrible, dry and very over cooked.
The fries were fresh and crispy but the sauces that came with those wings had no flavor. The Ranch dressing was watered down. The service was great. Not sure if I would return, maybe based on all the other reviews I may give them a 2nd chance.
The great reviews were right on!.
After reading many great reviews about this place, we decided to drop in. The grass fed burger my friend had was awesome and my pizza with grilled crust was sooooo delicious! We split some sweet potato fries and now I'm hooked. A con for me cuz I won't be able to stay away from them but at least they don't have trans fat so that help a bit.
People watching is awesome and they have tons of cool beers. Hit my limit after one, but will be back to sample some other unique beers I haven't tasted yet.
For a great Hollywood bit with good prices, you should check it out too!
Never been wowed by a burger till now..
This place RULES for burgers. Honestly, I can't stop thinking about how badly I want to have a burger since we went there.
It's not the cheapest burger in town, but oh my gosh...it's SO good.
Go and have a burger. You will be so happy you did.
Best Burger Ever!!!. This place is awesome! Pricey for a burger but totally worth it if you love great burgers and want to treat yourself once in a while.And... you can wash it down with a killer microbrew. The desserts look absolutely amazing but I never have room for them as I'm always way too full from the burger. Go, give it a try, it's great, really.
Won't be open long.. Never heard of Lucky Vanous until now, but I could care less. This place isn't too good. The food quality seemed substandard, and the service was totally lacksidasical. Yes, there is a huge promotional push. My group of friends even wanted to go somewhere else. However, we chose here. We walked in and they were playing "Let it Be," the album. I commented that "Let it Be" is not a "drinking" album. It seemed to somewhat sour the mood, although I do like those songs. However, I don't generally get off drinking to "Across the Universe." Whatever. The waitress came over a half hour after we were seated. That was not so great. We ordered. The food took an hour to get to us, by which time I had lost my appetite. I did take it home, but it wasn't much of an experience there either. The waitress was kind; she did ask me if I wanted the burger "recooked" because "sometimes they have a tendency to overcook the meals." I declined. Yes, the bill was WAY overpriced. I think the group of 4 spent over $100 for 4 burgers, 2 fries, and 2 drinks a piece. I can go anywhere, get better food and service, and spend less. In an era where gas is $5 a gallon, $20 per burger is a rip off. The very young Indian lady who hands out fliers for this place on the Boulevard is the only bright spot about this; she is very attractive, but don't let that fool you. I would never recommend spending that kind of money for this food. Sure, the beer was fine. But if you're going to go to Lucky Devils, only drink and do not eat. That way, you'll be served in the first 40 minutes of your trip to the restaurant. Pass.
Great burgers - and cupcakes too!. Got a flier for this place in my mail and so a friend and I checked it out one night. She loves her burgers and I like things that are a bit different and we were both quite satisfied. The burgers were delicious (and huge!) and for dessert we had one of their specialty cupcakes. Their cupcakes come in as many varieties as the Cheesecake Factory has cheesecake and it was a perfect way to top off the meal. The joint has a neat retro, 70s vibe to it.
BEST Burger Spot in L.A!. I was recently recommended here by a friend who lives in Hollywood. Apparently this place hasn't caught on enough to make Citysearch's big lists yet but let me tell you, it will - so get in now! The burgers are absolutely divine...From their Kobe Bacon Bleu burger to their Veggie burger, they've perfected it. Everything about the burger was perfect. An additional treat that I didn't see on the menu but knew about through my friend, was their delectable CAKE shakes. Yes, it's a shake, with actual cake in it. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Don't forget to opt for the fries and hot sauce instead of the salad, they are as good as fries get...and I'm from Idaho!
The beer and burgers almost make up for the service..
The night started on a great note. We had an enthusiastic and knowledgeable server who made outstanding recommendations for both the food and the beer. Too bad that was almost the last time we saw him. It took forever for us to get our food - not the waiter's fault but he never stopped by to give us an update. Once we got our food he never checked to see how we were doing, nor did he ask if we wanted another round of drinks (the group I was with definitely would have). They were also out of all the wonderful cupcakes listed on the dessert menu (we were apparently supposed to know this because the light was out in the display case?). Oh well.
I'd go back again, but only when I know I have the time and patience to deal with the poor service.
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