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?
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.
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.
For a current list (Aug. 2011). http://www.nola.com/dining-guide/index.ssf/2011/08/5_new_burger_joints_bring_new.html
Although not in the quarter, La Petite Grocery sounds like what you had in mind.
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.
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