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Oct 20, 2010 08:35 PM

Best gourmet burger

Looking for the best Gourmet burger on the strip. We are atraying at Encore and want to find a great burger.

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  1. There are some good places dedicated to the burger, with Burger Bar (Mandalay Bay) and BLT (Mirage) the cream of that crop, but Bradley Ogden seems to be just a cut above (you will find it on the lounge menu).

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    1. re: QAW

      +1 for the Bradley Ogden.

      Bradley Ogden
      3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    2. Love the burger at L'Atelier..

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              1. re: observor

                I love LOVE foie gras but don't care for it on a burger. I find it distracting at best. however, I love it in tournados rossini. so go figure.... If you've never had it, I'd try it first in a more traditional presentation. The best ways I've enjoyed it have been seared and served with cooked fruit like orange segments or pear slices, but there are a zillion ways that its great.

                1. re: observor

                  I'd try foie gras on something else before having it on a burger... not that it's especially an acquired taste (it took me all of two seconds to acquire a taste for it), but I think I would prefer to enjoy it on its own in a more traditional presentation.

                  1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

                    I grew up in Hungary with a completely different perspective on foie gras. Most see it as an exotic delicacy. For me, it was peasant food. During the last century, Hungary was a major producer of goose liver and most was exported to France. Buying retail in country was difficult. Virtually the entire supply was exported. What was available was canned in one kilo cans. That's pretty much a whole liver. My mother would take it out of the can and gently sear the outside in schmaltz and garlic to get rid of the metal can taste. She then put it in the refrigerator to cool down again.

                    As a kid, a perfect lunch was an open face sandwich on country bread smeared with schmaltz (chicken fat). That's it. Maybe a sprinkle of salt. As a treat, when it was available, a slice of goose liver.

                    If you are ever faced with a burger with foie gras, take it. But hold the beef and substitute schmaltz for mayo.

          1. On my most recent trip I had the pleasure of going across the street from Wynn to Strip Burger for lunch. Wasn't overly excited about it and as we got to the other side of Las Vegas Blvd. an attractive gal walked up to me with what looked like a business card (oh not this again) only to discover that she was giving me a 2 for 1 margarita from…Strip Burger. I have to say I was impressed with not only the burger but the fries and the out-of-this-world onion strings. Man they were GOOD! Also had In-n-Out on this trip and as always was a great burger. It really depends on what you are looking for. Personally, no reason to all the way to the other end of the strip and hit the "other" gourmet burgers as the Strip Burger is pretty darn close in terms of quality. And if you travel all the way down there why not just go to In-n-Out for a fraction of the price?

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            1. re: LVI

              Going from the Encore to Caesar's (for example) is either a 15 mintue walk or a $7.50 cab ride. Well worth it to savor Bradley's burger and a bottle of champagne, for me anyway. I've got INO at home-I want to spurgle in Vegas a little, not eat fast food.

              1. re: BubblyOne

                Champagne? I prefer a good Zinfadel with the burger (they serve Tobin James Ballistic by the glass). But perhaps time to try something new every once in a while...

            2. BLT Burger, hands down. And get a milkshake - they are fantastic!

              1. I love the burgers at Mesa Grill and I am huge fan of Burger Bar.

                Mesa Grill
                3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109