One worth the trip and the wait.
I remember my sister saying, “if this doesn’t taste as good as we expect it, I’m never watching any of his (Chef Gordon Ramsay) shows ever again.”
She swallowed that statement as soon as the first bite hit.
During our Las Vegas trip this Christmas season of 2014, we had the privilege of dining in one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants located at the ground floor of the Hard Rock hotel and casino, BurGR.
We were lucky that we were able to make reservations prior to going there. We even had to go there early to personally confirm the reservation, otherwise, the phone call you made, though early, will be all for naught if you don’t come over to confirm because they will give your table to someone else.
We walked around the strip for two hours, as we waited for our reservation time. Boy, was it worth falling in line for.
We ordered appetizers; beer battered maul onion rings, jalapeño poppers, and what at first sounded weird, truffle fries.
Just the appetizers alone were enough to say that it was already worth the visit. I mean, the fact that we were eating inside one of the world’s top chef’s restaurants was already surreal.
I thought to myself as I saw the long line outside the restaurant as we devoured the appetizers, “wow, are these people in for a treat.”
I ordered the hell’s kitchen burger. At first I thought it was going to be spicy, but it was actually an absolute delight. The meat was done to perfection, and as of today, no other burger can match what this meal has implanted in my mind.
Just having it served right in front of me was already mouth-watering. The actual first bite made me forget all other burgers. And no, I’m not exaggerating.
I believe my wife and my sister ordered the blue burger, which was served with cheese and arugula. We split my hell’s kitchen burger so that I could also taste the blue burger they ordered.
I’m not sure which one I would prefer or recommend, as both tasted great.
Overall, until today, being back here in the Philippines, I still dream of going back there and tasting the rest of the menu. It was worth the life-long wait getting to Vegas, and eating inside one of the largest empire of restaurants of the great Gordon Ramsay.
The bill was around $120 to $150, which already includes the gratuity, which is pretty reasonable, considering there were six of us.
Overall, I would probably come back to this fine restaurant, but only after we’ve gone through the rest of GR’s restaurants across Las Vegas.