Short Order
Short Order

Short Order

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.shortorderla.com/
  • Phone: 3237617970
  • Hours of Operation:


    Open: M-Su 11:00am

    Close: M-Su 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Burgers, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Nancy Silverton and Christian Page
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fairfax & 3rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Short Order
Short order is a celebration of over thirty years of friendship and culinary collaboration between Amy Pressman and Nancy Silverton. Highlighting their shared passion of bringing the best seasonal ingredients to the table, each menu item at Short order is crafted emphasizing locally raised, organic, artisanal and handmade products. This restaurant is Amy and Nancy’s showcase for foods prepared the way they personally love to eat. Short Order represents their comfort in the simplicity of cooking as they would in their own homes.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Short Order reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
69% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (18)great for lunch (18)fit for foodies (15)kid-friendly (13)good for groups (10)neighborhood gem (8)scenic view (6)great for brunch (6)late-night find (4)romantic (2)special occasion (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Good Burger
    Adam
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I wish this place was anywhere except the Grove. Food was good, if a bit messy, and the service was very friendly. All outdoor seating on two levels.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to grab a burger
    Michelle
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This charming little al fresco burger place offers delicious burgers along with tasty libations. The service was terrific (thanks Ashlee). My friend's lamb burger was too dry on first try - so it was replaced without question and the 2nd time was a charm. There are plenty of non-burger options including healthy diner options and fun kid's fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT LUNCH
    JAR20
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I REALLY LIKE ALL OF THE PLACE. ONE OF THE BEST BURGERS.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nothing
    kittyVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    nothing really special, brunch dishes aren't good-below average; but friendly & welcoming services.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    JoycevVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    First time for lunch with mom then brunch with my hubby. We started with a carafe of the "Yes Chef!" An interesting version of a Bloody Mary. Loved the celery ice cubes. I had the Rob's Breakfast Sando and my hubby had the Corned Beef Hash. Both were delicious and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was underwhelming
    Westsidediner
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Turkey burgers were dry and salads flavorless. Our friend with the short ribs was the happiest guy at our table. They had run out of red wine and rose.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Major disappointment
    PizzanightVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I made my reservation on Open Table almost two days in advance and received my e-mail confirmation. When we (a party of four) arrived there after a 30 minute drive in rush hour traffic, we were told that the restaurant was closed for maintenance and would not reopen until the following day. The restaurant and Open table have both my e-mail address and cell phone number. I was never notified prior to our visit there that they would be closed for maintenance. WHO GOOFED?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fail
    Painterly44VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My partner and I sat patiently for 15 minutes, not exaggerating, waiting for a server to greet us. Not so much as a glance in our direction, then we heard the table next to us flag down a server and say "can we please just get our check so we can leave", at which point we decided to leave rather than suffer a frustrating dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Burgers are really dry. This place has gotten worse.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Food For Sure!
    ElyssapVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went with a friend for lunch. Everything was executed perfectly. The food looked and tasted delicious. Will definitely be back. My only picky gripe is that the server should be more pro-active at the end of the meal and offer to validate parking before the guests leave. My friend didn't know about it and had to go back after we left to get her parking validated. But that's just a small thing!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the best
    BheaterVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Interesting go to place for a fast burger. however, that said fair fair fair. For adults this is a kid friendly go to place. Adults only forget it unless you want fast paper wrapped burger. No plate, just food with napkins.. Just not for me.if we EVER go again no burger salad only... The coffee is extremely strong . Just a place I wanted to try.. Now that is done...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CDIIVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We sat upstairs in their outdoor dinning area which has a nice casual, comfortable feel. Had the turkey burger which was phenomenal - nice combination of flavors. The rest of my party said their burgers tasted great, rest of food tasted good but not great -sides like mac-n-cheese were ok - cheese sauce was a bit grainy. Hostess and server were attentive and friendly. Will come back when in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing burger!
    Spanishteach
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We went for the burgers, and weren't disappointed. They were juicy, perfectly flavored, and huge! I loved the crunching us of the rips pickle on my burger. It was DineLA week. My friend ordered the Mac and cheese, which she loved, but I tried it and found it bland. Plus the pairing seemed to me a heart attack waiting to happen. So I opted for the green beans, which were fantastic. They were grilled and served with picled onions and a sprinkling of feta cheese. Dessert was a chocolate chip cookie - nothing special and loaded with butter. Once my arteries recover I will definitely go back. Service was friendly and efficient, and there are other things on the menu would like to try. Be sure to ask about parking validation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service
    chu105VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Went for Monday late lunch and did the dinela menu, which is a great deal $15 for app and burger. Our table was in the bar area so the bartender was our server. We weren't as entertaining as the patrons seated at the bar but it took a long time to get the server's attention when we wanted to order and when we wanted to close out. The burgers, Mac n cheese, beans, shake, and fries were good but I wouldn't return to eat here at full price, especially with the other options at the grove farmers market.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed compared to last visit
    WLA24VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had eaten at Short Order about a year ago and had a great meal at that time. On this visit we had a large group on a Saturday night. I was surprised that it was not all that busy (not a good sign). The food was not as good as I had remembered. In fact, even the portabello mushroom burger seems rather greasy. But was really struck me was the poor service. It was difficult to get the attention of our server and we had a hard time getting enough set ups and silverware for our group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, Lousy service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The waitress was spread too thin! Didn't follow through on items requested multiple times. That said, back waiters were very helpful and filled in where they could for poor wait service by front waiter. If I hadn't been to short order previously I don't think I would return regardless of the food!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a great neighborhood spot
    hobbesLAVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I keep going back to Short Order. I want to like it; I want to love it. But something is always off: the service, the fries, the spuds, the cocktails, the host. I'll probably keep going back until they close their doors, but I'll typically leave disappointed. That said, you and your friends should be here instead of standing in line at the Cheesecake Factory or eating Umami's latest creation at the Grove.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Short Order - Long Fun
    10SNut
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I hosted a special celebration for my son's 30th BDay. The team accommodated several reservation changes, had our space ready on time and arranged special service of our birthday cupcakes. The food was excellent, the cocktails varied and well-poured, and the chef, host and servers all came together to make the night memorable for our group. Everyone in attendance gave me kudos for finding such a cool place and they all intend to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heavenly grilled cheese
    PeachyVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    If you like grilled cheese, run, dont walk, to Short Order. Fries were ok. Note: there is only outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 115 reviews are from the Short Order reviews archive.
  • YES!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Love short order. Thanks for accommodating our large party. Although it was a bit chilly, everyone loved the food. Service was great, too. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food and service were excellent. My only complaint was the cost of the portabello mushroom burger. It was a bit pricey and came with nothing else. However, it tasted great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ishouldknow
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    inconsistent service from friendly but slightly dim staff. food usually excellent - burgers, fries, pickle chips instant classics. venue a bit strained - essentially positioned at the street-facing corner of farmers market/fairfax with wraparound parking lot and busy traffic as background ambience…still, so long as it's not sunday you can expect a good time and some truly delicious fare.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Alp73VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great waiter, fun bar tender, bit quiet on a Saturday night tho'
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very unfortunate lack of service
    SchmamoVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    I hosted a birthday party for my husband last night. We were a party of 10 plus a baby. It took more than 20 minutes for a server to approach the table. Even then, the waiter (never told his name) only took part of our order before he took off, so I waited even longer to actually order an app and drink. This was a continuing trend. We asked for silverware - on 10 occasions from 4 different people - before we actually had any. Kind of hard to eat mac & cheese without it, unless you were the baby. We asked for plates so we could share the apps we ordered. They brought three palm-sized plates for the 10 of us. Empty plates/glasswear mounted without clearing so we finally cleared it outselves. No apologies at any point. Terrible.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • here for the lamb roast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    I've been here three times for the lamb, once last year, and twice this season. It's soooo good. The side salad on the plate... oh my gosh, it is those rare occasions when I finish all of my vegetables. We haven't even had a chance to try their regular menu. We will definitely be trying the brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    YoungatheartVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Great burgers, fab fries and unbelievable malts and shakes. The grilled veggies looked amazing. Next time! Good place for a quick meal and a walk around Farmers Market
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Great Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I love the grilled cheese and their drink selection is pretty good. My friend and I often go here because it's one of the few places that doesn't have a huge wait time on Friday and Saturday nights. The service can get a bit slow at times but for the most part the waiters are good.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A meh spot for Father's Day
    chickwbrains
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I took my husband here last Father's Day. It was tasty, but nothing special. Both he and I had the New York Strip; while the meat had good flavor, the texture was proof of a cheap cut of meat. The sides - baked spuds with the trimmings and salads - were fine. It wasn't terrible, but I probably wouldn't go back. The prices charged simply do not reflect the quality of the food. However, our server was very attentive and enthusiastic. She gets an A+.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Baby, it's cold outside
    ALHLVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Great lamb burger , nice and rare fore!! Delicious ! It's all organic, so very different. But, it was all outdoors. Summertime must be great !!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of LA's Best Burgers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Yes, Short Order is in the Farmer's Market which isn't the best place to park. However, their burger is one of the best in town and consistency is good. Enjoy.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great burgers
    colinyourbluff
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    I took my son after reading the article in Yahoo on the top ten burgers in the United States. After driving an hour and a half one way to Short Order, I can say it didn't disappoint. It was a bit pricey but the restaurant uses grass fed beef, local farms for vegetables and makes their own condiments. We both got the Ida's Old Fashion burger and I would definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Short Order Service Comes Up Short
    RichardG
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Food is very good. Servers/employees very friendly. HOWEVER, you don't know that they are friendly until they finally get to you!! We have been to Short Order four (4) times. The first time we loved the food and concluded that the wait time for a server was "because they're new." We went back. Same issue - good food but lengthy time for server to reach table. Waited a few months - went back; same issue. We decided to not go back. Last time, decided on a Sunday "easy burger." I opted for the lamb burger which was great; loved it. (Not quite the Breslin in New York but a really good lamb burger). Hostess very friendly. Place had also really quieted down; lots of free tables. 20 minutes before we got a waiter! No more.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative Bar Staff, Great Food
    ToodlesInTown
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    I don't typically change up my drink but whenever I go to Short Order I let the well schooled bartenders to what they do best -- create. You can tell them the type of liquor and drink you prefer and they whip up something beautiful and well balanced and these are not one offs! Great atmosphere. Love the glass garage door upstairs. Had the 12 oz lamb the other night and everything was delicious. This is a go to place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a disappointment for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    What a disappointment for all the hype for this restaurant. The restaurant was continually postponed. Now it is open. I thought it would be much more refined. It is an open air restaurant so no matter where you sit you are outside. The food was disappointing. I think the burgers from In N Out are much better. The cost is $17.00 for a hamburger that you can get in In N Out much cheaper. I would never return
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I liked it
    Lsquared
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Burger was great. It was a fun place to try. The potato wedge and tater tot combo is not to be missed. I would like to try the vanilla milkshake next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has Nancy gone missing?
    kwillli
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Out goal experience was very disappointing from the service to the food. We arrived at 6 and we promptly seated but it took the server 20 minutes to take our drink order and another 30 minutes before he came back so we could order our food. And the restaurant was far from full or busy. We ordered burgers and fries but they were flavorless and we were not able to locate a server to complain for another 30 minutes. Where is Nancy? I am such a fan off her restaurants and food and had been a Short Order fan until this experience. Can't say I'll be back anytime soon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Farmers Market gem
    anonymous
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    A fun place in a quiet corner of the hectic Farmers Market. We've had a few lunches and late dinners here and will return often. We always enjoy the food (yummy lamb burgers and grilled cheese sandwiches and lots of sides ). A bonus: If you keep the receipt, you can get 10% off at Short Cake, also in the Market.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff was nice. Food was good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Staff was nice. Food was good. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mardi Gras disappointment
    MardiGrasMan
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Knowing that I was from New Orleans, a friend sent me write-up on Tasting Table website about their Mardi Gras special. The ad reads: "Attendees can chow down on jumbo crawdads, corn, okra, red potatoes, roasted tomatillos, house-made spicy sausage and cornbread. For dessert, there's New Orleans-style beignets. $19" Reality = 10 crawfish, and the rest in taste portions. Literally this all fit into a cereal bowl. There was no cornbread. Then when we asked for out beignets, we were told that wasn't part of the meal, even though they menus they gave us said it was. So they honored it by bringing out 2 orders of beignets. They were horrible and the dipping sauce tasted like burnt coffee. Total disappointment. Left to buy real food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Monday Night Line Chef?
    LAFoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Burger Medium Rare was very Rare. Also not hot. Didn't send back was too hungry. Wife's Med Well was medium rare. Not normally the way at Short Order. Was the monday night line chef not up to snuff?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.