While enjoying a 3 day Vegas get away, we watched a family friendly variety show at the Miracle Mile Mall attached to The Planet Hollywood hotel. After the show we wanted to grab a late dinner so we turned to Yelp and found a few late night options with good ratings. Gordon Ramsay’s BurGR was top on that list, open until 1am, and had options for Kari since she doesn’t eat red meat or pork.
After seeing this over-the-top celebrity chef on television for years, I’ve wondered if his food could live up to the hype.
Its a bright and casual dining experience with big screen TVs around the perimeter playing various sporting events. It was pretty busy when we were there but I was surprised that it wasn’t exceptionally noisy. It was easy for us to have a conversation at the table without having to shout. The service was prompted and we never had to wait long for refills or requests.
Between our family of five, we were able to try a nice sampling of burgers that average $14 a burger (without a side.) I know that’s a little pricey for just a burger, but its totally worth it! Seriously, keep reading…
The combination of the slightly toasted bun, crispy arugula with truffle aïoli, and the sweetness of the roasted tomato created an amazing combination to offset the perfectly seasoned ground beef patty. This was a pretty amazing burger!
Hell’s Kitchen Burger
Asadero Cheese is typically used in Chili rellenos, so with the combination with the roasted jalapeños, avocado, and roasted red tomatoes, this burger would have been better suited with a Mexican style name, but no matter what you call it, it was delicious in both the turkey and red meat options.
I will warn you though, if you are expecting a lot of heat from the “Hell’s Kitchen Burger” you will be disappointed; Its pretty mild.
Its not the first time I’ve seen a Farm (or Barnyard) burger, but unlike the traditional cow, chicken, and pig staple, this burger has cow, chicken, and duck! This was the first time we’ve had duck bacon (we eat turkey bacon all the time in our house) but it was another winner!
Since none of the burgers come with a side (no complaint here) we ordered two sides to share.
Truffle Parmesan fries
I know what Truffle oil is but I have know idea what Truffle Parmesan and Truffle salt is. All I know is the combination of those two on hand cut fries is a pretty amazing flavor combination. Along with the truffle aïol and slightly spicy ketchup you had a great combination of sweet and salty.
Beer Battered Maui Onion Rings
Just the right amount of crispy, sweet, salty, and umami. Dip the Beer Battered Maui Onion Rings in the chipotle ketchup, the cheddar ranch sauce, or eat them plain; They were absolutely amazing and hands-down the best thing we ordered.
I have to admit I had this expectation I would be let down by the experience. I just didn’t think there would be any way a Gordon Ramsay restaurant could live up to the hype. But, it did! BurGR is a reasonably priced introduction to a Gordon Ramsay owned restaurant that totally lives up to the hype.
What Gordon Ramsay restaurant should we try next?