Steingarten LA ? Beer and Sausages near Westside Pavillion
Anyone been to Steingarten LA on Pico Blvd between Overland Ave and Beverly Glen Blvd? BlackboardEats.com is selling Steingarten LA passcodes for $20 of Food/Drinks for $10:
10543 Pico Blvd
i liked steingarten - if you go for happy hour, its $10 for a sausage and a beer (they have some limitations on the type of beer but generally 4-5 beers to choose from).
i had a bratwurst which was decent and an italian which was very good. they actually caramelize their onions (as opposed to wurstkuche, which i totally love, but they do not cook their onions down enough) - and the italian had a nice snap. some friends had some of the other ones - duck bacon, alligator - but i wanted to see how the basic ones fared.
also had some nice sweet potato fries, my friend had a beet salad that was good.
the space is nice and open, not too crowded, and light.
overall, im happy this place opened on the west side - nice to have a place around here to get a quality sausage and a decent beer without having to trek downtown.
We had lunch there this weekend. It was pretty quiet, with maybe about half a dozen tables, by the time we left. About 4 people at the bar.
We agree with J.L.'s assessment. Food was good, we tried the duck-bacon sausages, one alligator and one kosher beef. (I wanted to see how it compared to Hebrew National!) Sausages were tasty, as was the spicy onion-pepper topping. Mustard and curry ketchup were delicious. Sauerkraut was a bit disappointing, a bit too mild, not fermented enough, I guess. And yes, the beef sausage tasted just like HN brand!
Burgers were large (8 oz), cooked to order and tasty (per my sons). Fries were thin and tasty, sprinkled w parm & parsley, and were cooked well.
Unreal selection of beers. We both thoroughly enjoyed the pilsner Schonramer as well. Lunch menu is much more restricted than what they offer at dinner. Will be willing to go back for dinner to check out other food. Service was attentive and friendly.
Just went tonight... Initial thoughts:
Great space, nice variety of seating (bar, bar high tables, bar height counter, booth, regular tables).
Food: VERY legit, perfectly cooked bratwurst (came with equally legit sauerkraut & Senf mustard), juicy beef sliders, & tasty salads
Libations: Great selection of draft beers (German, Belgian) & lots of hard-to-find beers by the bottle. Huge variety of hard liquor also. Bartenders, though not on the level of Rivera, know what they're doing. I enjoyed my well-poured draft German Schonramer very much.
Price point: Very competitive to other gastropubs of its ilk.
Note: It can get LOUD in there, especially after 9PM, when it starts to fill up. Not Bottega Louie loud, mind you, but loud enough to have to raise your voice a tad to make yourself heard across the table. To compensate, the management turns up the music. I didn't mind, but be warned.
Bottom line: An excellent addition to the gastropub scene in West LA, serving very good sausages and standard burgers, fries and salads... Yes, I would come here over Westside Tavern, just for the brats.
Oh, they do carry exotic sausages too (elk, bison, rattlesnake, yadayadayada...)