I really want to love this restaurant because I support local businesses and they are in walking distance, however, I no longer go there. The waits on Wed nights are ridiculous. Every night seems to have a special event so a local diner can't just show up OR even order to go. It is ridiculous. I'm encouraging everyone to boycott this place until they are in business to take care of their customers not shoo them away with every special promotion night to get their name in a blog. Oh, and the food is really just OK and a bit over priced... Very LA, too bad LA.
MOST REASONABLE BURGER - 2009
Let the economists rail against deflation, but if it means better-tasting burgers at great prices, bring it on! The Park, an Echo Park bistro-style restaurant, offers an unbeatable budget-friendly deal on Wednesdays, when the $5 Burger Nite gives you one of their juicy and fresh-tasting burgers, plus a side of salad or crisp fries, for half off. The sumptuous, six-ounce burgers come in sirloin or veggie versions. Add another seven bucks and you can get dessert (go with the crisp apple tart with ice cream – all else is folly) and call it a real dinner. The adventuresome Park, the year-and-a-half-old child of chef Joshua Siegel, may not be the kind of place associated with a heartland standard such as hamburger, but its nonchalant air and somewhat spare ambience provides the suitable atmosphere to enjoy this comeback dish without the rush and clatter of fast-food joints or stuffy attitude of high-end establishments. The Park sponsors another great deal, Speakeasy Tuesdays, where three-course meals clock in at $15. 1400 Sunset Blvd., L.A. (213) 482-9209.—Steven Mikulan