10543 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Steingarten +

Photo by Anne Fishbein


  • Sun 12pm-10pm, Mon-Wed 12pm-11pm, Thu 12pm-12am, Fri-Sat 12pm-1am
  • $$
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
Like most beer halls - or, more to the point, like Wurstküche downtown - Steingarten has a strong specialty in grilled sausages, the bratwurst and bockwurst and spicy Polish that ease down a strong, hoppy brew. Some of the odd sausages work - the duck and bacon is nice, and so is the wild boar - and others, like the mushy salmon sausage, do not. The lamb sausage, sort of a take on a merguez, is crisp-skinned and delicious; the bland Italian and dry rabbit sausages are beyond the abilities of even a high-alcohol barleywine to fix. You can get three sausages to a platter if you want to share them with the table, or one in a bun if that's the way you roll. There are sauteed peppers with onions, a rather tart sauerkraut or sweet caramelized onions; sweet-potato fries or fries dusted with parmesan cheese; German potato salad or red cabbage slaw. As is standard at L.A. gastropubs, there is a maximalist burger, a half-pound of grass-fed beef on a big, soft bun, sluiced with things like charred tomatoes, caramelized onion and Brie. Have a burger. But know that Steingarten exists mostly as a conduit between humanity and beer, at least to that slice of humanity for whom Pint Night exists as more than a concept, the people who become excited rather than terrified when they see the words Experimental Raspberry on a beer list.

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