Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


The Counter

6416 Irvine Blvd. (Sand Canyon Ave.) Send to Phone
949-336-7272 | Menu
Build-your-own gourmet burger concept works well for foodies with a burger craving.


Cuisine

Open
Lunch & Dinner daily
Features

* Click here for rating key



The Counter, Irvine, CA


Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.


The Counter Restaurant Review

: A checklist on a clipboard stands in for a regular menu at this build-your-own burger place. Here’s where the fun begins: check off your choice of patty (beef, turkey, chicken, vegan or premium selection like a mahi mahi filet), size, toppings, sauce and bun to create your bespoke burger. Want smoked Gouda or pimento cheese on your one-pound creation? What about tzatziki or marinated artichokes? But even before you wrap your mouth around your juicy burger, start off with the fried dill pickle chips, onion strings or sweet potato fries. For vegetarians, there’s an alfalfa sprout and quinoa-laden "hippie salad" and a vegan burger topped with Dijon balsamic. The Counter, with its refreshing industrial décor, mod music, cold beer, cocktails, wines and booze-infused adult milkshakes, also offers sandwiches, fountain drinks, ice cream shakes and desserts, such as apple crumble, Key lime pie and brownies.





Retsina, Tetramythos
WINE OF THE WEEK | GAYOT.com

GAYOT's Wine of the Week is a certified organic white wine, produced in Peloponnese in Greece. Read the review of a Retsina.





WINE OF THE WEEK | GAYOT.com

GAYOT's Wine & Spirits Editor presents the
Wine of the Week, featuring tasting notes as well as history on the vineyards and winemaker.

DINING IN PROVENCE

The charm of Provence right on your table.

Read the article and see photos.

Proper Hotel Santa Monica RooftopThe view is not the only reason to dine at Calabra in Santa Monica, CA.

Read the review and see photos.