Elevation Burger in Ann Arbor
This week we took a day trip out to Ann Arbor. I’m always looking for new, unique places to eat, so we dropped by Elevation Burger on Liberty Street.
East Liberty Street is jam-packed with stores and restaurants. Right off of the University of Michigan Campus, The Michigan Theater is the anchor of this downtown strip in the State Street District of Ann Arbor. Elevation Burger is located at 529 East Liberty Street. The Elevation Burger hours are from 11:00 am to 10 pm daily.
This Elevation Burger is a bit smaller than other locations, allowing room for about 50 diners. However, it is a cute, well-lit space that fits perfectly into the downtown location.
The Virginia-based fast-casual restaurant uses 100% organic, grass-fed, free-range beef that is ground in-house. In addition to burgers and fries, Elevation Burger serves salads, chicken, vegan and vegetarian burgers, desserts and milkshakes.
Build Your Own Elevation Burger
I love that they offer many different options, including different protein options, and a paleo burger with a lettuce bun. The create your own burger is a great choice allowing for guests to create millions of different burgers.
Currently, the restaurant allows you to customize your burger with your choice of bun (lettuce wrap, wheat, or potato roll). Premium toppings include cheese, bacon, fried egg, guacamole, and mushrooms. Guests can choose their own sauce and standard toppings as well.
Customers are encouraged to inform the staff of special requests and allergies when they order.
I tried the build your own Elevation Burger with cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, sriracha mayo, pickles on a potato roll. We also had the cheese fries. Both items were good. The beef was very juicy. The french fries were soft.
However, one thing I think would be a huge improvement is to offer guests more preset burger options. Currently, they only offer four different burger suggestions. It would be nice to see a burger of the month, employee favorites, and chef suggestions because I’m not always creative or able to pair flavors well.
Overall, we had a good experience.
If you do stop by, don’t miss Tripper’s Alley, just a few stores away. This graffitied alleyway is a great photo op and interesting artwork, including a wall where people have placed their used gum. (EWWWW).