Gordon Ramsey Steak Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas
Photo provided courtesy of Gordon Ramsey Steak Restaurant
By Rob Goald
Gordon Ramsey recently opened his Steak Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas to much fanfare May 11.
There is a serene elegance as I entered the tunnel leading from the floor of the Paris Hotel and Casino into the $5 million, newly minted restaurant. I was led to my table by a beautiful brunette who stood 5’10″ and was wearing a military style outfit with black leggings. Her body was model perfect and she opened my napkin and wished me “good appetite”. The room was modern with deep comfortable chairs and the ceiling was adorned with a Union Jack flag and a neon sculpture. I was accompanied by two friends (one a former student who was celebrating his admission to the William Boyd School of Law at UNLV).
I was offered filtered water as tap water is deemed unfit for consumption by patrons of this establishment. Also an i-pad was placed on the table so we could order our beverages.
The waiter was friendly and displayed professional demeanor as he took our order and presented a “tree of meats displaying each cut of 28 day dry aged beef”. It was impressive!
The breads included a wonderful focaccia, an olive bread and some garlic rolls accompanied by a butter topped with a special aged herb sea salt.
We started with Caesar Salad ($16), and an order of Sonoma Farms Foie Gras ($24).
The Caesar Salad was lightly dressed and the romaine lettuce was crisp and flavorful with the Caesar dressing and a quail egg garnishment. The buttery flavor of the goose liver was ethereal and was served with a raspberry jelly and English muffin.
My 18oz New York Strip Steak ($61) was charred on the outside and red and juicy on the inside. It was several inches thick and was flavorful and tender. It was one of the best steaks I’ve ever eaten! I added a butter poached lobster tail ($38) and had Yukon Gold potato puree ($12) and sautéed spinach ($12).
I washed it all down with a 24oz bottle of Chimay Ale which is brewed by monks and has a 7% alcohol content.
To wrap up this exquisite dinner I had French-pressed coffee with chocolate coated Amaretto liquor, sticky toffee pudding and chocolate lovers delight deserts which were rich and decadent!
It was all wonderful and Ramsey’s place ranks with the best steakhouses in Vegas. Total bill with tax and tip for the three of us was $400 and worth every penny!
The contemporary steakhouse has 274 seats including a large bar area, chef’s table and private dining room in addition to the main room.
Gordon Ramsay Steak is Ramsay’s first restaurant here in Las Vegas but Caesars Palace officials have announced his second restaurant will be a gastropub.
Ramsay’s enormously successful “Hell’s Kitchen” began it’s 10th season on FOX on June 4th. The winner of the 10th season show will win a head chef position at Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris and receive a $250,000 a year salary.
Rob Goald has over 30 years’ experience as a journalist, author, filmmaker, broadcast studio specialist, radio producer and educator. He owned a production company called Painting with Light Productions and produced commercials, industrials and documentary films. He was a broadcast studio specialist for the USDA Graduate School. He was a DGA associate on the Hollywood features “Streets of Fire“, “Johnny Dangerously” and “The Flintstones“.
He was inducted into The Las Vegas Critics Society in 2010. Rob has been a “foodie” since the 1970’s when he moved to San Francisco from Baltimore and has dined extensively all over the United States, Canada and Europe. He has contributed to Zagat Guides in Baltimore, Washington, Boston and San Francisco.