Help! My favorite burger is gone!
I was recently dismayed to learn that the best burger in the East Bay has disappeared along with Zax Tavern in Berkeley, which closed last month. The burger here was amazing - like a good steak, it was seared, crusted black, and incredibly juicy. The beef was top quality; it had the taste and slightly gamey characteristic of a fine dry-aged steak.
Where o where can I get something similar? I used to enjoy the burger at Gordon's House of Fine Eats in SF, which met its demise a few years ago. I'm willing to cross the bridge again, but would prefer a recommendation in the East Bay.
I am sad to hear that Zax Tavern closed. I always enjoyed that restaurant.
You might try Lukas' Taproom in Oakland. Their burger gets a lot of rave reviews.
2221 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
I'd also like to add Zeitgeist for city burgers. The atmosphere isn't to be missed, the burgers are juicy and dripping with love, the bun leaves a bit to be desired...but that burger with a great glass of beer is awesome. Also, Prather Ranch cooks at the Ferry Building on Tuesdays and Saturdays...burgers, dogs, and on saturdays, pancakes!