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My dad eats only hamburgers. I eat everything. He’s paying. Where to go?

I’m a struggling writer who loves food but rarely gets to eat out. My parents are coming for the weekend so I’m looking forward to going to some real restaurants. Unfortunately my dad’s palate is extremely limited. Burgers or steak. That’s it. No sauce on those either. I love anything and everything from sushi to Ethiopian.

So my question is: What are some really interesting restaurants with great food that also have a burger or steak on the menu? (medium price level). For example, I think Lazy Ox Canteen is a good pick because they have a varied gourmet menu but they also have a burger.

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Lazy Ox Canteen
241 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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  1. golden state

    get a bird while your dad gets a hamburger?

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    1. re: ns1

      2nd The Golden State. I ordered a BLT w/o the bread. YUM! And, a side of Sweet Potato Fries. Double Yum. He had a burger w/ the S.P. fries. We also ordered the arugula and persian cuc salad.

      Don't leave w/o trying the ice cream :)

      What about 26 Beach? Nice place on a sunny day!

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      26 Beach
      3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292

      The Golden State
      426 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

      1. re: Kitchen Queen

        26 Beach is the only place to get a great Sushi Hamburger, you heard me, a SUSHI HAMBURGER. These burgers are off the hook, California Roll, Spicy Tuna and an Eel Burger. Crazy Good! http://www.yelp.com/biz/26-beach-rest...

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        26 Beach
        3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292

    2. Waterloo and City and Rustic Canyon come to mind on the west side

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      Waterloo and City
      12517 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90066

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      1. re: AAQjr

        I will second Rustic Canyon's niman ranch burger with sharp cheddar, onion fondue, bread and butter pickles, herb remoulade hand-cut french fries (add fried egg 2.50)

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        Rustic Canyon Wine Bar
        1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

      2. Umami Burger would be interesting as would The Hungry Cat and Father's Office near Culver City.

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        The Hungry Cat
        1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

        Father's Office
        3229 Helms Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034

        Umami Burger
        850 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

        Umami Burger
        4655 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

        Umami Burger
        12159 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

        The Hungry Cat
        100 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402

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        1. re: Servorg

          FO is OUT -- "No sauce on those either."

          1. re: Ciao Bob

            I would need to "hit the sauce" if that limitation got heaped on my shoulders... ;-D>

        2. BLD has a burger and lots of other choices available.

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          BLD Restaurant
          7450 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

          1. What about Comme Ca? Good burger and a fair amount of other nice things for you to choose from.

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            1. re: foodnmusic

              If it were two-thirds the price, I'd concur... but at that price point, even given its high-rent digs, it's not worth it.