Sunday, March 01, 2015
Rate-A-Restaurant #339: Eden Burger Bar (Glendale)
Restaurant: Eden Burger Bar
Location: 333 1/2 N Verdugo Rd. (Glendale)
Type of restaurant: Hamburgers
We stipulated: Maria had been raving about her visits to Eden Burger, but I hadn't had a chance to check it out. (Plus, I gotta be honest, the promise of a great burger doesn't excite me the way it does others. I've had good burgers already, could Eden really be any better?)
They stipulated: Eden Burger's wide-ranging menu also includes gourmet hot dogs, pizzas and sides.
What we ordered: Fig burger (fig, sun-dried tomato, crispy prosciutto flakes, arugula, lemon basil aioli, fig and olive tapenade -- I got it without cheese) $12; Firehouse (jalapeno bacon, giardiniera, field tomato, habanero jack, avocado mayo) $11; bistro fries with spicy ketchup
High point: Love the jalapeño ketchup for the fries, and the fig and sundried tomato mesh nicely with the burger.
Low point: No turkey burger option! What's the deal with that?
Overall impression: Juicy burgers, and a true decadent meal. But the decor is terrible, like walking into a 1980s timewarp. Why go with the gourmet burger concept yet decorate the restaurant like it's straight out of a Miami Vice episode?
Will we return: Absolutely.