Taste

Elevation Burger seeks fast food’s higher ground

Image
The Half the Guilt Burger at Elevation Burger has one beef and one veggie patty.
Photo: Beverly Poppe

Elevation Burger is a fast-food chain with ambition beyond selling you the cheapest possible product. The menu boasts higher quality, healthier ingredients—with an emphasis on free-range, grass-fed beef ground on site—and the messaging touts sustainable practices, energy-efficient kitchen appliances and renewable building materials. These are all good things, but I’m guessing you’re going to be more interested in how good these burgers taste and how much they cost.

The Details

Elevation Burger
5130 S. Fort Apache Road #240, 883-5928.
Daily, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

You won’t be surprised by either answer. A couple of burgers, an order of fries and a thick, delicious, real-ice-cream milkshake will run about 20 bucks, not bad for a fresh, fast meal. The signature Elevation Burger comes with two beef patties, two slices of your cheese of choice, pickles, lettuce, tomato and that same old orange sauce. It looks and tastes like a fast-food burger hybrid, somewhere between In-N-Out and Wendy’s. If you can taste the difference between grass-fed and grain-fed beef in hamburger form, congratulations. All I got was salt.

There are few options, another In-N-Outish quality, but there are two different styles of veggie burger, plus the truly silly Half the Guilt Burger, with one beef and one veggie patty. Fries are nice and crispy, service is quick and friendly, and the dining room is bland but comfortable. Overall, Elevation provides a pleasantly sterile burger munching experience. Welcome to the future. It’s boring.

Share
Photo of Brock Radke

Brock Radke is Las Vegas Weekly's managing editor and has been writing about Las Vegas for more than 15 years.

Get more Brock Radke

Commenting Policy | Comments Not Showing Help

Previous Discussion:

  • Plus, the Palm—not the Palms—starts Sunday Suppers, Crafthaus launches new flavors and the Westgate team is going to NYC.

  • Nevada represents the 33rd state to gain distribution of the acclaimed Boulder, Colorado brews.

  • With four restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip and a new TV production company, one of the world's biggest food media moguls just keeps getting ...

  • Get More Dining Stories
Top of Story