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Upscale Burger in or near FQ

I'll be there this weekend and was wondering if there are any upscale (nice wine list, tablecloths, good service) though casual (if that's possible) restaurants in or near FQ you'd recommend. I'll be travelling with my niece who has an aversion to seafood. Any place where she can order a good hamburger yet I can order more traditional NOLA fare?

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  1. Luke restaurant just outside the French Quarter at 333 St. Charles St. has a burger lunch and dinner. Dickie Brennans Steakhouse has them at lunchtime, Palace Cafe, also, at lunchtime. And Stanley them at lunch and dinner. i am sure there are lots more.

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    1. re: califkatie

      Dickie Brennan's only serves lunch on Fri. Most restaurants offer beef and usually a pasta option in addition to seafood. I don't recall a burger on any fine dining dinner menus.

      Re: Luke
      Imo their huge burger delivers more on eye appeal than flavor. The .50oysters during happy hour are the only thing that brings me there. In fact, I go for oysters then go elsewhere for dinner.

    2. Hermes Bar at Antoine's has a delicious kobe beef burger. And they have happy hour daily from 4 to 8 pm.

      1. Thank for the replies. Looking forward to some good meals.

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        1. re: markpy

          Dickie Brennans Steakhouse serves their burger at night in their bar. they also have sliders on their 5 for $5 bar specials.

        2. I heard that Emerli's also has a great burger (may be lunch only?) I'm a vegetarian, but try and keep my ear to the ground.

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          1. re: swampsue

            Emeril's burger is on the lunch menu m-f. It is also offered when they open early pre Saints 3:00 home games, which btw, is a great spot to eat before heading to the dome.

            Emeril's Restaurant
            800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

          2. burgers are on the menu at some of the new upscale bars. silvain, cap de ville and bouligny tavern. is your niece over 21?

              1. re: Littleman

                For a current list (Aug. 2011). http://www.nola.com/dining-guide/inde...

                Although not in the quarter, La Petite Grocery sounds like what you had in mind.

                1. re: JazzyB

                  Here's a few great burger joint's to go with your current list. Good luck.

                  Yo Moma's Bar and Grill @ 727 Saint Peter St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 522 - 1125.
                  Port of Call @ 838 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 523 - 0120.
                  Buffa's Lounge @ 1001 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 504 - 949 - 0038.
                  Stanley @ 547 St. Ann St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 593 - 0006.
                  Martin's Wine Cellar @ 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, LA 504 - 896 - 7300.
                  Luke Restaurant @ 333 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 378 - 2840.
                  The Avenue Pub @ 1732 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA. 504 - 586 - 9243.
                  The Ruby Slipper @ 139 South Cortez St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 309 - 5531. The Ruby Slipper @ 200 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 525 - 9355.

                  1. re: Littleman

                    I apppreciate all of your responses. We ate at Luke one night for a fabulous meal and the bar at Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse last night. Both had excellent burgers. BTW, loved the onion rings at Brennan's.

                    Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
                    716 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130