We were instant fans of Paramount Room and even bigger fans of their “Kobe Burger.” Like all really great burgers, the best part of this masterpiece is the patty itself – Wagyu beef, thick and tightly packed, juicy but not dripping and its seasoning is just about perfect – present but not overpowering. They offer one standard burger option – brioche bun, lettuce, tomato, red onion and special sauce (a tasty combination of ketchup, mustard, mayo and diced pickles). Cheese and other toppings are a buck extra each.
We tried two standard burgers, one with cheddar and one with sauteed mushrooms and swiss. Both were outstanding, prepared just as we asked. The mushrooms were slightly above standard and the other toppings were pretty straight forward – nothing to write home about. This burger was all about the beef, and we would have loved it with no toppings at all. Its a must-try for any true burger lover. The fries were better than most, crispy and tasty and served with a delicious garlic aioli, and the fried green beans were an interesting alternative – worth a try.
The bar was a great place to hang out for the night. It seems small when you first walk in, but there are tables and TVs around every nook as the bar extends downstairs to another full room and bar. The booths were very comfortable (not that we care that much) and the leather backings were large enough to seat Shaq comfortably. Good beer selection. Very good place to spend a night.
$9 – $13