The real and only point of Poshburger is whether Sum-R-Lamers are ready to pay $25+ for a chopped meat lunch or dinner — even one as good as this. For when your cheeseburgers run from $15-$20 (topped off by a $29 wagyu beauty), your tariff gets there in a hurry.
For that twenty five plus bucks, the McMansion/SUV/more-money-than-taste crowd will get superior ingredients, including a gorgeous brioche bun, deep, rich, well-chopped* and properly seasoned meat, exemplary fries and a there-must-be-a-pastry-chef-in-the-house duck egg crême brûlée. The Burger Maven said his Black Angus, build-your-own-burger, tasted like a good steak, and no one at our table could find fault with the venison burger, either.
ELV’s lamb burger may not challenge the Eiffel Tower Restaurant‘s for local, lamb burger hegemony, but it was definitely in the same league. And the fresh made apple-lime juice we had to start our meal kicks the ass of any iced tea, anytime.
Some may question the odd location (tucked away on the side of a shopping center), the braggadocios-ness (“world’s best gourmet burger”) and the ultra-casual, bleached-blonde-bench communal seating (ELV didn’t mind it, his companions did), but there’s no denying this is a place that is serious about its groceries and its recipes.
So will all those affluent folks be willing to pay more — in this case two or three times more — for what is arguably a much better burger meal? In a perfect world, we would say yes. But in the cheap-ass protein universe we live in, where people love to give lip service to going greener but still want their Escalades, three dollar-a-gallon gas and two dollar tacos, we think not.
Elevation Burger lasted barely a year, five miles south of this location, and all it did was charge a couple of bucks more (than what you pay at Fatburger) for organic, grass fed, hormone-free beef that was spectacular. Here, you get a variety of good meats you can consume without fear and with the confidence that you are eating the best hamburger Vegas neighborhoods have ever seen. But unless they get a full bar (right now it’s beer and wine only), we doubt this place will last that long.
Which would be a bloody shame.
Our lunch tab for three with no booze came to $71, excluding tip.
* The grind was a tad too fine for the taste of a persnickety critic, but otherwise was just fine.
9921 West Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89506