I go to a steak house for a steak. Whether the burgers are good or not, I get a steak.
I can get all the top quality burger I want at the grocery store (Wegman’s, Giant or Whole Foods), the butcher at Eastern Market (DC) or through Omaha steaks.
I’m not spending 12 bucks or more for just a burger.
There are plenty of places that sell fantastic burgers without needing to go to a steak house. For example, in DC I have Chadwick’s, Clyde’s, Union Street Public House (Alexandria), Quarry House Tavern (Silver Spring), J. Pauls, Black’s Bar and Kitchen (bethesda), and Silver Diner to name a few.
Just a burger!! That’s a steak dressed casual[:D].