Loui Loui Steakhouse in Palo Alto, CA is recently opened on University where Niebaum Coppola used to be. Since Coppola housed my favorite spaghetti carbonara this side of Rome, they had a tough act to follow.
I had not planned on getting a burger, but my friend Jeff, who has been with me on many a burger mission, twisted my arm. Okay, all he did was point out they had a burger and I ordered it. The Kobe Beef Cheeseburger went for $13.50. I ordered mine with Gruyere. Jeff went for the wimpier mozzarella.
The burgers were impressive in their size and looks. A massive white bun was fresh and spongy. The burger patty was thick and smothered with cheese. The flavor of the burger had a heavily spiced taste that I could not identify. I did not like it as much as the straightforward pepper and salt with good beef. It would seem to me if one were going to use expensive Kobe beef, you wouldn’t want to hide the flavor.
We also had fries ($4) and onion rings ($4). Both were hot and crisp, flavorful and plentiful. We also had a pleasant experience eating at a table outside on the sidewalk on a sunny May day.
Burger 3.5 out of 5 spatulas
Fries 4 spatulas
Onion Rings 4 spatulas
Loui Loui Steakhouse
473 University Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301