Highland Park: You Don’t Have to Get the Burger at The YorkApr 27 2010 · 3 comments · Beer, Best in LA, Burgers, GastroPubs, Highland Park, Restaurant Reviews, Vegetarian
The York in Highland Park has one of the best burgers in LA, hands down. It’s lavished in spicy mayo, pickled onions and cheddar, all of which equal gastro-masterpiece. Especially if you have the guts to get it medium-rare.
The bun does its part too–it’s brioche, so it collapses when you pick it up. This allows it to accent the burger with the a flaky texture and a subtle sweetness, minus any overwhelming breadiness. The rocket adds a nice spicy touch.
But, sometimes, I don’t want a burger, and that’s when I’m glad they have lots of good alternatives on their chalkboard.
Case in point: the lentil soup. I tried it on a recent lazy Saturday, and I was impressed by its heartiness. I paired it with their cheese plate–they have the good sense to drizzle manchego with honey and add some olives. Pretty fantastic with grilled bread, a Dodger game in the background, and free reign of the jukebox.
Josh got the portobello sandwich, which they brilliantly put on that brioche bun I was talking about. He added goat cheese and opted for the french fries.
We paired these fine meals with Green Flash Le Freak on tap, a Belgian-style IPA. Crisp and slightly sweet with a bit of spice and a fair amount of fruit.