Al Cassell began serving burgers in 1948, and they have the best ones in Los Angeles for a while. After he passed away, Cassell’s was recreated in the superb Hotel Normandie, with the same furniture and the same menu. An extremely simple burger: a Parker House bun lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions and the juiciest patty. You can add a fried egg or avocado, but it is won’t be necessary. What you cannot do, however, is order a side of fries: Mr. Cassell preferred chips, and the new establishment decided to perpetuate his fad…


Where? 3600 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020

When? Sunday-Thursday 7AM-11PM, Friday-Saturday 7AM-2AM


How? No reservations

Style: American

Price: Burgers $7.99-15.99

Neighborhood: Koreatown

Best for: Late-night eats