Following the highly successful opening of Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas in May, the December 18 opening of Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace and December 22 opening of Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino marks three Gordon Ramsay restaurants to open in Las Vegas in less than a year, expanding the relationship with Caesars Entertainment Corp. Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, the neighborhood restaurant at Caesars Palace, offers a lively English pub experience, while Gordon Ramsay BurGR brings Planet Hollywood the first gourmet burger concept from the celebrated chef.
“The two things missing on the strip were a great burger restaurant and an authentic pub & grill, so we’re very excited to offer these two very different, but equally vibrant new restaurants in Vegas for guests to enjoy,” Ramsay says.
Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill opened December 18 and serves lunch and dinner daily in its 290-seat restaurant. The pub menu is offered until midnight on weekdays and 2 a.m. on weekends.
Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill is essentially two unique restaurants with distinct menus, atmospheres, and uniforms. The grill section of the restaurant features a relaxed and friendly setting with dishes including Scottish salmon, lamb T-bone, Irish beef cheek stew with spotted dog, and potted triple chocolate trifle for dessert. The pub features elevated British pub food in a comfortable and lively setting showing sporting events from across the world on state of the art entertainment systems. The pub also has 24 beers served on tap plus 63 bottled beers including a selection of large format varieties. The pub menu includes snacks like Scotch eggs, pork & duck rillettes, and pub spots—a British version of a slider—as well as main courses of fried egg sandwich, shepherd’s pie, brick pressed Cornish chicken, and the classic Yorkshire Ale Batter fish and chips. The extensive beer list full of varying formats and styles creates ample option for guests to choose beer pairings with their dishes; both the pub and grill service staffs have been educated with the necessary training to recommended appropriate beer pairings.
EDG Interior Architecture + Design created a space that is welcoming, high-energy and comfortable utilizing distressed woods. The restaurant is laid out like a collection of rooms, each with its own design, seating format and energy. A wall made from kegs, 175 kegs to be exact, separates rooms while artwork pays tribute to the Tower of London, St. Paul’s, and Big Ben. The centerpiece is a striking bar showcasing beer taps in front of a backdrop inspired by traditional British red telephone booths. A vintage-style lounge comprises the pub section of the restaurant and a private dining room is available in the grill section. Located at the intersection of the Forum Shops, Colosseum, and self-parking garage, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill takes advantage of its central setting with a patio area extending onto the casino floor where guests can be in the middle of the action. Tabletops are comprised of rustic, pottery-inspired plateware layered with unprocessed woods and rugged serving vessels.
The uniforms are inspired by the English punk scene and feature a number of multi-media pieces designed by Glee and Mad Men assistant costume designer Allison Leach, a continuing trend with Gordon Ramsay’s Las Vegas restaurants.
BurGR, a name that plays on the celebrity chef’s initials, is located steps from the famous Las Vegas Strip at the entrance of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino adjacent to the Extra! Lounge. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily and, so close to the famed Las Vegas Strip, will be sure to have a vibrant bar scene.
BurGR takes the traditional burger, fries and milkshake combination to an entirely new level with selections like sweet potato fries with vanilla powdered sugar and pudding shakes. To achieve a complex flavor all burgers are cooked over an open flame fueled by hard woods and prepared with fresh, quality ingredients. Burgers include the Hell’s Kitchen burger with asadero cheese, roasted jalapeno peppers, avocado, and oven-roasted tomato and the Chanterelle burger with chanterelle mushrooms, arugula, and figgy-onion jam.
A section of Devil Dawgs provides guests looking for some spice a worthy option; the all-beef “snap dogs” are simmered in devilish hot sauce then fire-kissed on the open grill, providing a consistent fiery spice throughout and topped with traditional and unique condiments. BurGR fries are hand-cut and thrice cooked ensuring extra crispness. Additionally, the restaurant breaks the mold of the typical Russet potato fry and uses Kennebec potatoes offering a lighter, less starchy, and crisper fry—perfect for the signature curry ketchup and chipotle ketchup. The menu is rounded out with fried chicken sliders, hand-made jalapeno poppers, a selection of fry flavors and the now-famous sticky toffee pudding—in a push-pop.
Pudding Shakes, a Gordon Ramsay creation exclusive to BurGR, are creamy handspun milkshakes topped with intensely flavored pudding. Flavors include coconut pudding with strawberry shake topped with a chocolate cookie and chocolate hazelnut pudding with coffee shake topped with a praline cookie. Not to be neglected, the beverage program features an extensive beer list and a robust cocktail program. BurGR focuses on American craft beers and serves 30 beers, all from a stunning frozen tap wall with a selection of bottled beer. The cocktail program features a selection of traditionally made cocktails, crafted with fresh ingredients with made-from scratch syrups.
With a location that draws on the energy of both the casino and Strip, the room is designed in a youthful way with a stylish and modern ambience. The vividly colored room seats 200 and is accented by an undulated ceiling, steel and concrete floor, keg display, open kitchen, and 16 high definition televisions. The uniforms, designed by Allison Leach, contrast the bright colors of the restaurant with their muted tones. Allison Leach, known for her costume design for the hit shows Glee and Mad Men, helped to set the industry trend for restaurant uniform design with Gordon Ramsay Steak and continues her visionary work at BurGR.
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