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Engine Co. No. 28 644 South Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA

The Squirt: Amazing Comfort Food, Warm Atmosphere, Great Prices
Must Eats: Wagyu Kobe Burger, Engine Co. Meatloaf, Braised Lamb Shank
Prices: Moderate

Engine Co. No. 28, Los Angeles, CA

Engine Co. No. 28, Los Angeles, CA

We had a simply memorable meal at Engine Co. No 28, located in Los Angeles, California. The restaurant resides in a restored 1912 Firehouse which adds to its charm.

When we arrived, we were immediately greeted by the super friendly staff. They led us, with a smile, to the table of our choice. Right from the beginning, we knew we would be taken care of. That is a strong feeling you get right from the start at Engine Co No 28.

Our server for the evening was Jose. He was the ultimate server. Right from the beginning, he was friendly, attentive and considerate of our needs. He was also very warm and down to earth, which are characteristics that are very inherent in this restaurant.

The atmosphere of the restaurant is terrific. The ceiling is really high, and the decor is warm and inviting. Their menu is full of comfort food….and Man oh Man, it definitely gives you comfort. ;-)

Appetizer lovers will have a field day with the long list of tempting appetizers, soups and chili. Continuing beyond that, there is a lengthy selection of salads, sandwiches, pastas and dinner entrees. It really takes a while to work through the menu and the vivid descriptions of each item. The prices are surprisingly reasonable.

Ren and I were totally in the mood for some comfort, so instead of ordering a traditional appetizer, we decided to split one of their entrees as our appetizer. Our choice was the Wagyu Kobe Burger with smoked gouda that was featured on the Specials Menu. We ordered it cooked medium rare and it was right on the money. They were nice to cut it in half for us to share as an appetizer. It was served on a soft delicious bun that melted in our mouths along with the simply delicious Kobe beef. It was sheer amazing! The taste, the texture and the flavor- all fabulous! The smoked Gouda added a wonderful addition to the meat without detracting from it. The burger was served with a garlic mayonnaise. Oh wow! I was so tempted to just take my spoon and eat it all up. Lol.

We told Jose that we were going to share everything, so he took charge and presented all of our items to us as individual “courses”. They were indeed three totally wonderful decadent courses!

Our next course was the Engine Co. Meatloaf. OMG! The meatloaf was just as amazing as our burger. It was served with mashed potatoes and sauteed spinach with garlic. Oh Man! When we say this meatloaf was amazing, we mean it! The piece was big and thick and bursting with flavor. This was true comfort food to the max. The meatloaf was zesty, with fresh ground beef, a hint of ground pork, savory spices and roasted peppers all meshed together into a tasty masterpiece. The mashed potatoes were indeed delicious- light and fluffy. The spinach was both delicate and robust at the same time.

Now, on to course number 3 – the Braised Lamb Shank. Wow! We were served two hungry man sized lamb shanks, both nicely arranged on top of pappardelle noodles. Our eyes were very pleasantly surprised when this arrived. We couldn’t wait to sink our teeth into these shanks. The meat was outstanding. It was tender, full of flavor and fell right off the bone. All we had to do is look at it and it succumbed to our carnal thoughts. It was totally delicious!

Needless to say, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Engine Co. No 28. Jose and all of the other staff were awesome. Their service was top shelf and the atmosphere added to their warmth. The food was outrageously delicious. It is definitely a place to go to for heart warming goodness and value. We highly recommend Engine Co. No 28. This restaurant has quickly joined several other of our top favorite restaurants in Los Angeles.

Wagyu Kobe Burger, Engine Co No 28, Los Angeles, CA

Wagyu Kobe Burger

Engine Co. Meatloaf, Engine Co. No. 28, Los Angeles, CA

Engine Co. Meatloaf

Braised Lamb Shank, Engine Co. No. 28, Los Angeles, CA

Braised Lamb Shank

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