i love gastropubs. who wouldn't? when a location is pinned as a gastropub, you are going to get two things:
1. good drinks
2. good food
steingarten has been on my radar for a while now. and by a while, i mean 1 week. haha
for a solid gastropub, they have a solid variety of crafted beers and all of their bartenders are extremely knowledgeable to recommend one of theirs if you tell them a commercial beer you like.
below is their schonramer, which is what i was recommended when i said i liked hoegaarden. needless to say, pretty much the bomb.com
me and my friend each got a burger and split a hot dog.
for my burger, i got the west LA burger. portobello mushrooms. roasted bell peppers. pepper jack cheese. house tomato curry sauce. very very solid burger, but not as good as the next one...
she got the golden prize burger. herb roasted tomatoes. caramelized onions. brie. roasted garlic sauce. i was sad i didn't get this burger all by myself it was so good.
and while we wanted to get the duck confit, we were told they had run out, so we settled for an elk sausage. yes....elk. haha that poor bastard never saw it coming.
the elk dog was pretty good. not nearly the best hot dog in the world, but i'm glad i got it or else i would've been wondering what that was like for at least a week. until i came back. haha
but my personal favorite thing here that i've never had anywhere else is their indian curry ketchup. slather some on your burger, eat some with some fries, this mess is awesome. i'm surprised more places or at least one other place hasn't figure out how to do this.
TLDR: great gastropub to eat and grab some drinks with friends. fair prices and the burgers are pretty stupid good.