BurGR by Gordon Ramsay Offers Distinctive and Full Flavors
By Rob Goald, Restaurant Critic
Las Vegas Informer
British Chef Gordon Ramsay opened his third Las Vegas restaurant (following Gordon Ramsay Steak at the Paris and Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill at Caesars) with his take on the burger joint. Ramsay is one restaurateur who understands that, above all, for a restaurant to succeed its food must be outstanding.
The burgers are superb. They are made of brisket, chuck and short-rib. To impart a distinctive full flavor, they are basted with Devonshire butter. Here, the burgers are grilled on an open-flame over hard woods — apple and alder — and are served on wonderful sesame rolls that add just the right texture to the experience.
The menu offers the choice of a dozen burgers. Among these are the signature Hell’s Kitchen burger ($14) served with the Mexican asadero cheese, roasted jalapeño peppers, avocado and roasted tomato. I loved my Blue Burger ($14) with Maytag blue cheese and arugula. You may also choose a Euro Burger ($16) with truffle, aioli, goat cheese, arugula and oven-roasted tomato and a meatless Earth Burger ($15) consisting of grilled Portobello mushrooms, fontina cheese, arugula and roasted tomato. For purists you can order a plain burger ($14) and the friendly and attentive servers can accommodate special requests.
There are three types of stacked burgers, boasting two meats each. The most compelling of these is the Farm Burger ($15). It has and is made up of duck breast bacon, English sharp cheddar and a fried egg.
Since dining at Gordon Ramsay BurGR falls into the realm of entertainment, there many fun choices for your amusement. There are snacks such as hellfire blue cheese chicken wings described as Fury Chicken Wings ($14), Salt and Vinegar Hummus ($10), and Five Spice Chicken Sliders ($12). There are, of course, salads and Ramsay’s take on the hot dog, the “Devil Dawgs.” The Standard Dawg is served with mustard, pickle, ketchup and onion ($12). The Pork Belly Dawg has pickled edema me, sirocco mayo, and carrots ($14). The Fresh Roasted Chilli Dawg comes with roasted Fresno peppers, jalapeños, cheddar, red onion and chipotle ketchup ($13).
If you have a sweet tooth, BurGR by Gordon Ramsay has Sticky Toffee Pudding ($7) and five distinctive milk shakes. Shake #5 ($9) is particularly appealing and consists of chocolate hazelnut pudding and a coffee shake accompanied by a praline cookie.
The menu has two prices for each item. There is a discount for members of Caesars Total Rewards Club. You can get a card free in the casino.
BurGR by Gordon Ramsay faces Las Vegas Boulevard and is in a contemporary space with an open kitchen. It is outfitted with 10 flat-screen monitors. This is one burger joint that ranks at the top of the Las Vegas Burger hierarchy.
BurGR is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. It is located inside Planet Hollywood. For more information please contact BurGR at (702) 785-5462.
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.