8 oz. Burger Bar - Closed

7661 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
323-852-0008

Details

  • Daily 11:30am-12am
  • $$
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Here at 8 Oz., a side project of Govind Armstrong's that we may like better than we ever liked his Table 8, you can pick up a mug of microbrew, a perfect rye Manhattan and a plate of chicken-confit buffalo drummettes, little corn dogs made with Kobe-style cocktail franks and served with violet mustard, fried potato skins sprinkled with truffle oil, or a grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with braised short ribs - the kinds of things chefs like to make for themselves from the contents of the walk-in but which rarely make it onto restaurant menus. There is a tasting platter of sliders made with ground boar, ground lamb and something called ground triple-prime beef, all paired with small, matching pours of beer. And the burgers are really good, of the drippy, bloody school, especially a burger made with roasted mushrooms and grass-fed beef, which ranges just on the near side of gaminess. Is it a drag to pay a buck extra for catsup, no matter how organic and artisanal it may be? Kind of.

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