Ratings Review:

  • 25 Degrees - 9/10
  • Counter - 7/10
  • Fat Cow - 9/10
  • Father's Office - 0/10
  • Foxy's - 5/10
  • Georgian Hotel - 5/10
  • Houston's - 9/10
  • In 'N Out - 8/10
  • Umami Burger - 5/10

Places I Intend to Try:

  • Slater's 50/50, Anaheim Hills, CA (http://www.slaters5050.com/) - the 50/50 means 50% beef and 50% bacon!

Friday, July 16, 2010

25 Degrees - Mmm mm

Location:  7000 Hollywood Blvd.  Part of the Roosevelt Hotel on Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood.

Rating:  9/10.

Being part of the historic Roosevelt Hotel, and touting themselves as "a new twist on a local burger joint", I agree.  The name refers to the temperature difference between a medium rare and well done burger.  Pretty creative. 

Vibe/Atmosphere:  Kind of an Old Hollywood glamorous burger joint, but as laid-back and relaxed as they come.  Lots of eye candy, with all the deep reds, crystal chandelier, and mirrored glass.  The crowd is a mix of locals in the know, and tourists who aren't.
Ease of Seating:  Poor.  Very small square footage and tables are almost always full.  They also won't allow a party of 2 to sit at anything larger than a matchstick sized table.
Service:  Good enough.  Sit at the bar if it's open and the bartenders will take good care of you.
Food:  Their burgers melt in your mouth.  They're gourmet, with enough interesting choices to excite even the most jaded eater.  I would skip the fries - they're over-salted and seasoned.  Onion rings are worth a try.  Full bar, as well as the best strawberry milk shake I've ever had.  Has anyone tried the Guiness Shake??  I'm not brave enough.
Value:  $12 burgers are acceptable if they are this good.
Parking:  Unfortunately it's located in the chaotic heart of tourist town and getting there and out will be a hassle.  Only parking I know of is across the street at the Mann Chinese theatre lot.

Conclusion:  I have mixed feelings about this place, despite my 9/10 rating - the considerable wait times, small tables, and touristy location are big negatives.  But the burger is amazing.


  1. Hey Amanda! I we have something in common. I started my quest over the summer. You definitely need to check out The Foundry. So good.