America's Best Burgers
Downlow Burger, Mar’sel, Palos Verdes, CA
The gourmet burger has become the essential little black dress of hotel menus. Terranea Resort’s Mar’sel restaurant initially made this burger to satisfy a guest’s request and afterward left it as an off-menu item (hence, you asked for it “on the down low”). But it was so beloved that it finally went public. Expect house-ground Wagyu beef, aged white cheddar, house-made pickles, caramelized onions, and other veggies from the resort’s own garden. The bonus: views, over the resort’s bluffs, of the Pacific.