So you're hungry — and you're ready for some American cuisine. Good news: We've found the freshest spots to satisfy your appetite. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for American food.
Umai Savory Hot Dogs
9301 Tampa Ave., Space FC-5, Northridge
Umai Savory Hot Dogs is a spot to score hot dogs, burgers and chicken wings.
Umai Savory Hot Dogs serves signature hot dogs, brisket sliders and mozzarella cheese sticks. View the menu here.
Yelper Don H., who reviewed Umai Savory Hot Dogs on Nov. 29, wrote, "...It is truly a gourmet destination... Amazing selections and fast friendly service. The fries were crispy, seasoned to perfection and generous in portion as well."
Sarah L. noted, "Great food... Umai also offers a variety burgers, fries, wings, noodles and more."
Umai Savory Hot Dogs is open from 10 a.m.–9 p.m. on Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.–7 p.m. on Sunday.
2715 Whittier Blvd., Boyle Heights
Barrio Burgers is a spot to score burgers and more.
The restaurant serves up traditional American dishes like burgers, chili and chips.
With a five-star rating out of 11 reviews on Yelp, Barrio Burgers has been getting positive attention.
Yelper Francisco E., who reviewed Barrio Burgers on Oct. 27, wrote, "Housed in the La Mascota Bakery, this neighborhood burger place is quite unique. [I] had the Brooklyn burger and it was fabulous — great taste, interesting bun and very friendly staff... Awesome tres leches cake for dessert."
E. Alejandro M. noted, "...Everything from the fresh homemade bun to the actual preparation of the burger is perfect."
Barrio Burgers is open from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. daily.
4212 Lankershim Blvd., Toluca Lake
Verse is a traditional American spot.
Verse offers duck breast, marinated prime hanger steak and pork chop.
With a 4.5-star Yelp rating out of 32 reviews on Yelp, Verse has been getting positive attention.
Yelper Samantha V., who was one of the first users to visit Verse on Jan. 5, wrote, "Phenomenal! Chef Shoemaker amazed us with his savory, flavorful dishes. The presentation was lovely. The cocktails were heavenly, especially the old fashioned."
Brian C. noted, "...Michelin-quality food. Beautiful interior. Comfortable seats. Impeccable service. Perfectly mixed drinks."
Verse is open from 6–11 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday. (It's closed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday.)