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7661 Melrose Ave. (Stanley Ave.) Send to Phone
Table 8 chef Govind Armstrong serves up burgers, innovative snacks and microbrews.

Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED 8 oz. Burger Bar, Los Angeles, CA

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED 8 oz. Burger Bar Restaurant Review

: Burgers never go out of style in L.A., and so it was only natural for chef Govind Armstrong and company to transform this Melrose Avenue space, formerly their high-end Table 8, into a gourmet burger bar. The restaurant was stripped to the bones and the chic Thomas Schoos design replaced by rough wood wainscoting, subway tiles and a stamped metal ceiling to create a casual vintage scene. Start out with small bites like fried chorizo-stuffed olives (ideal with some garlic aïoli), Kobe corndogs with purple mustard or chicken confit that competes favorably with the best sports bar snacks around. The burgers are created from either Black Angus or Estancia grass-fed beef aged in a chamber lined with Himalayan salt. The Estancia is leaner but not too lean to make a formidable burger and customers can glam it up with endless combinations of cheeses, condiments and sauces. Alternative options include a nifty grilled cheese sandwich fashioned from Bel Paese cheese and onion marmalade. This is one of those rare burger joints where you can sip a basil-elderflower daiquiri, and the short wine list offers burger-friendly selections from around the globe. Desserts are equally all-American, ranging from a peach snickerdoodle shake to cupcakes.
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