Sometimes you just want to ball out and hit the restaurants with $$$$ categorization on Yelp. Eater searched out the most expensive, luxurious burgers in town that are fitting of only the largest of expense accounts. Sometimes its foie gras or truffles that rack up the price tag, other times, it's clear the price merely reflects the view. Here now, a list of nine bougie burgers to try before you die:Read More
Nine Bougie Los Angeles Burgers to Try Before You Die
In a surprise to no one at all, they're primarily located in Beverly Hills.
There’s nothing like a caviar-topped burger to display a copious amount of conspicuous consumption. Petrossian offers just that, with its secret off-menu caviar burger sold at a whopping $75. The patty is topped with a fried egg and Petrossian’s trademarked Papierusse caviar sheet, pressed caviar made with white sturgeon Transmontanus caviar. If that’s not enough decadence, the side of fries comes with 30 grams of caviar aioli in lieu of ketchup.
Everything about Beverly Hills’ Barton G is over-the-top, and the sliders are no exception. The Miami-based restaurateur offers Strike Out Sliders, Wagyu beef mini burgers with foie gras, gruyere, caramelized onions, and black truffles on a toasted brioche bun with ketchup and truffle aioli. These ultra-luxurious little bites will set you back $28.
Newly appointed Executive Chef Kevin Kathman makes one of the most decadent patties in town, with a healthy dose of unctuous bone marrow added to the grass-fed beef mixture. Topped off with grilled onion, caramelized cheddar, and dill pickles, the deliciously juicy burger will launch the new brunch service kicking off May 2.
Catalina Kitchen, Terranea Resort
It is a tragedy that the off-menu Downlow Burger at Terranea’s fine dining gem mar’sel is truly off the off-menu. South Bay burger lovers can instead hit the neighboring all-day eatery Catalina Kitchen for the Catalina Burger, made with bacon, cheddar, pickled onions, heirloom tomatoes, and pepper aioli on a decadently buttery brioche roll. While the burger certainly is delicious, for $20 what you’re really paying for is Terranea’s killer views. [Photo: Crystal Coser]
Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
There are no outlandish ingredients that justify Wolfgang Puck’s $26 burger. It is quite simply an expensive burger. Comprised of a USDA prime beef burger patty with Vermont cheddar, garlic aioli, and shallot-jalapeno marmalade with a side of fries, the burger is priced only to reflect its bougie surrounds.
Brentwood’s newest steakhouse offers an $18 burger on its lunch menu. Turn up the decadence with an optional foie gras topping to score one of the most opulent lunches in town for $43.
Freds at Barneys New York
Ladies who lunch can go all in after a long day of shopping with Freds at Barneys’ Angus beef burger. Sold for $22.50, the price includes gorgeous views of the city, serious people watching, and a ritzy zip code.
Belcampo Meat Co.
Belcampo is serious about its sourcing, only using sustainable and humanely-raised meat that comes from its own farms in Northern California. Of course, this thoughtfulness has to reflect in its prices. There’s an $18 cheeseburger, and at it’s freshly opened Santa Monica location, a $22 lamb burger with roasted poblano chilies and toum on Bread Bar brioche.
Culina, Modern Italian
You would expect nothing less than a $19 burger at a Four Seasons restaurant. Culina puts an Italian spin on the American classic with its short rib burger with pancetta, provolone, pickled onion, and Calabrian chili aioli on ciabatta.