One of the Westside’s best burger spots is set to open big in Silver Lake soon. The Window (stylized as the Win~dow) is coming to 1529 Griffith Park Boulevard this summer, joining forces with the likes of nearby star restaurant Pine & Crane, and the also-announced location of Bacari inside the former Cliff’s Edge down on Sunset.
The Window is best known for its inexpensive smash burgers, earning a cult following well before the pandemic — and the ensuing smash burger trend takeover within Los Angeles — hit the city. The company even expanded over the fall of 2020, opening a second nearby outlet along the Venice Boardwalk that still sells the same sub-$5 cheeseburger by the hundreds.
Next up, Silver Lake. Ownership tells Eater that the ink is now dry on the deal to bring this third location to life, and plans are underway to open by sometime this summer. The idea is to offer simple walk-up service from lunch through dinner, with a menu that centers around the smashed cheeseburgers while also including fried chicken sandwiches, an Impossible patty vegetarian burger, plus grain bowls, fries, shakes, and dipped cones.
The Window’s jump to Silver Lake is just the latest in a long line of burger options to arrive recently, most all of them to much fanfare as the city embraces inexpensive, comforting food during the ongoing pandemic. Places like Burgers 99 on La Brea have become hotspots for outdoor dining hangs, while others like For the Win in Hollywood and Alvin Cailan’s Amboy Quality Meats in Chinatown have drawn their own pronounced following as well. Expect the Window to arrive sometime this summer, with further expansion likely still to come.