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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.

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            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?