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“Good burgers” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Counter

The Counter
10123 Riverside Drive, Suite A, Los Angeles, CA 91602
818 509 1881
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Ranked #872 of 8,555 restaurants in Los Angeles
Cuisines: Hamburgers
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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good burgers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Counter is a great, go-to burger place. Ordering a customized hamburger with your choice of fresh ingredients (including the kind of roll) is a nice touch. Our burgers have always been done the way we've ordered them and are always tasty. The only drawback is that the food service is somewhat slow; in fact, when we've ordered fries with our burgers, our servers have brought them out way before the burgers were ready (15 minutes or more). Be sure to ask that all your food be delivered to your table at the same time. We've been to two locations, both very busy. The burgers are very good and the experience is positive. Enjoy!

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Average Experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I have heard about The Counter from a friend for years. Finally went to the one in Century City and at best, it was average. Had a chicken sandwich that I could have had anywhere, except I paid a lot more for it here. Probably wouldn't go back unless there were no other options.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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NYC
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266 reviews 266 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“In a mall”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I was looking forward to trying this. I got a whole story from the waitress that the burgers were cooked on the raw side so that they would be properly cooked. You basically put together your own burger here. Let's just say that I was violently ill for the following five days and especially that evening. My daughter was as well. It was not pleasant and I don't think i will be running back. If you go make sure that the hamburger is cooked well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Visited January 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Consistently Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

I've been to The Counter stores in both Studio City and Pasadena and always enjoyed the experience. Customizing a burger offers the opportunity to explore some interesting combinations that you wouldn't normally expect. Very cool. The Toluca Lake store has the same great service and excellent food as the originals and it's good to see that the management believes in keeping high standards consistent in all their branches. Highly recommended -- and if you're vegetarian, you're gonna be okay -- the veggie/vegan burger is delicious.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Peoria, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“You gotta try the Parmesan Fries!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This was a great place to eat. The burger I "created" was perfect, but I imagine that everyone creates a burger that is perfect for them. But the greatest discovery was the Parmesan Fries. They are seasoned with parsley, rosemary and garlic aioli, and they were TO DIE FOR! You gotta try this place!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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