Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri. & Sat.; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.Sun.
Seared scallops and foie gras plated with orange-ginger balsamic vinaigrette might sound more at home in a white-tablecloth eatery than at a burger joint with communal tables with backless stools, but Burger Up flips that kind of entrenched dining protocol on its end — then grills it to perfection and serves it on a fresh bun loaded with local ingredients. The succinct, eclectic menu is anchored by burgers made from local Triple L Ranch beef and includes tuna tartar, salads, she-crab soup and a roster of creative cocktails. Served in a modern-rustic room in the bustling 12South neighborhood, Burger Up’s repertoire would be at home in the city’s most formal restaurants – but where would be the fun in that?