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Hamburger Hamlet

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South San Fernando Valley
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4419 Van Nuys Bl, Los Angeles, CA 91403
+1 818-784-1183
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: We wish to welcome you to The Hamburger Hamlet!

Like many of us who grew up...
We wish to welcome you to The Hamburger Hamlet!

Like many of us who grew up in Los Angeles, The Hamburger Hamlet played a significant role in our friends and families lives. From dinner in Westwood before seeing a movie, to Sunday Brunch in Brentwood, The Hamburger Hamlet was always a home away from home known for simply marvelous food & drink.

Our memories include watching a very dapper man named Harry Lewis go table to table greeting his guests or seeing Marilyn Lewis working with the staff and attending to the guests needs. Still fresh in our memories is our favorite burger paired with a Haagen-Dazs shake, the famous lobster bisque and the apricot chicken wings.

So inspired by what The Hamburger Hamlet represented, that when we had the opportunity to take over such a historic brand, we could not resist the chance to bring it back to the proud tradition and foundation created by your former hosts, Harry and Marilyn Lewis and pay our respects to what they achieved.

Welcome back!

Your Hosts Kevin Michaels and Brett Doherty
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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Classic Burger and Bar Restaurant

This place is one of the classic Los Angeles burger restaurants that has been around for decades. The interior is dark wood, burgundy booths with lots of windows and light. Very nice bar area with numerous TVs. Numerous types of burgers which are charbroiled and delicious. Good salads, soups... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
alanmhersh
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such a great place! Old Hollywood Ambience with fantastic food! Everything is good! But my favorite of the whole place is the Lobster Bisque!! Love the Bisque. Love the Bisque. Love the Bisque. The staff are super friendly and accommodating. (The second time we came in the waitress remembered us - like that!) Love the Bisque!

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Thank studiocitysunshine
San Diego, California
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable seating, delicious food, reasonable pricing and parking in the back. Still has classic menu from the 60's. Best tuna melt in town. Still serving the "Stella" - half sandwich, salad and soup. Sour cream hash browns now served as an appetizer were decadent. Will chop any salad. Cobb was delicious. Waiter very friendly and did not rush us. Full... More 

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Thank SJR55
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Remembered this place from when i was a kid and wanted to revisit. SO glad i did! A great old school vibe with seriously good hamburgers! although they have a huge menu I got the regular hamburger with steak fries- SO GOOD! also got a side of blue cheese for my fries- fantastic! The onion rings are AMAZING!!!! im not... More 

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Thank Tiro841
Los Angeles, California
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234 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This place is one of the classic Los Angeles burger restaurants that has been around for decades. The interior is dark wood, burgundy booths with lots of windows and light. Very nice bar area with numerous TVs. Numerous types of burgers which are charbroiled and delicious. Good salads, soups, steak, chicken and other dishes. The feeling in the restaurant is... More 

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Thank alanmhersh
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I hadn't been for awhile but I mentioned their french onion soup to a coworker earlier in the week and found myself going to get some. They offer a wide variety of different food options and everything we had was great.

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Thank Dane D
Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
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79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We were in L.A. for my 50th high school reunion (No. Hollywood High) and ate here twice . . . meeting old friends from the past. What a treat! Best hamburger I had while in L.A. I also had their Cobb Salad that was so big, I shared it with my wife. Delicious. Happy Hour was great and we weren't... More 

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Van Nuys
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

For some reason our regular visits to Hamburger Hamlet fell off the radar, and it had been at least 7 years since we had stopped by. We were in the area, and we thought "Let's go back!" and we are glad we did. First off, the place hasn't changed, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The menu had some new... More 

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Thank deanandmaria
Tel Aviv, Israel
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We were at the Hamlet's for Lunch and had a nice time. They offer many menu items for kids and were very accommodating to our needs. I must recommend the Stella Nelson lunch combo, which I think is valid throughout the day. For $11 you get a soup, small salad AND half of sandwich. I had the Onion Soup which... More 

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Thank Adi C
Seattle, WA
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We stopped for lunch. The menu is pretty extensive and features burgers, though we didn't have them. Had fries and sandwiches (club and steak). Good food, reasonably priced. Free refills for our Arnold Palmers.

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Thank beasleys-mom
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant looks like the kind of place you see in mob movies. It's dark, lots leather , bricks and a full bar! The staff is excellent and worth tipping 20%! The food is a good solid mix of American quizzenee. The fish was excellent and the calimamari was top notch also. It's worth your time!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4419 Van Nuys Bl, Los Angeles, CA 91403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > South San Fernando Valley
  • Neighborhood: South San Fernando Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 818-784-1183

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Description

We wish to welcome you to The Hamburger Hamlet!

Like many of us who grew up in Los Angeles, The Hamburger Hamlet played a significant role in our friends and families lives. From dinner in Westwood before seeing a movie, to Sunday Brunch in Brentwood, The Hamburger Hamlet was always a home away from home known for simply marvelous food & drink.

Our memories include watching a very dapper man named Harry Lewis go table to table greeting his guests or seeing Marilyn Lewis working with the staff and attending to the guests needs. Still fresh in our memories is our favorite burger paired with a Haagen-Dazs shake, the famous lobster bisque and the apricot chicken wings.

So inspired by what The Hamburger Hamlet represented, that when we had the opportunity to take over such a historic brand, we could not resist the chance to bring it back to the proud tradition and foundation created by your former hosts, Harry and Marilyn Lewis and pay our respects to what they achieved.

Welcome back!

Your Hosts Kevin Michaels and Brett Doherty
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?