BurGR by Gordon Ramsay (Las Vegas 2013)
Vegas, baby! Some of you that have been reading our blog may remember that we were in Vegas last December too. We weren’t planning on coming back to Vegas so soon but we couldn’t pass on the great price.
Of course, I really shouldn’t say “so soon” because in Vegas, things can change quite quickly… hotels come down, hotels go up, huge ferris wheels get constructed. Yup, I said a huge ferris wheel. Actually, the world’s tallest ferris wheel (the High Roller) and being constructed behind the Quad (formerly the Imperial Palace) – it wasn’t completed when we visited but it was getting close.
On this trip, we wound up staying pretty close to Planet Hollywood. We got a room with a great view of the Bellagio fountains which was fortunate for us because on this trip, the temperatue in Vegas dropped down to 5°C during the day (about the same temperature it was in Vancouver at the same time) and we didn’t have to freeze outside to see the fountain shows.
As it turns out, the cold spell in Vegas ended once we left. But if you ever find yourself in Vegas and the weather is a bit cold, you can try coming to BurGR located in the Planet Hollywood Resort. They have an impressive wall of flames on the outside of the restaurant. I’m thinking that it’s to emphasize the fact that their beef burgers are all cooked over an open flame.
Planet Hollywood Resort has a crappy Wi-Fi set up for the hotel so it’s fortunate that you can get free Wi-Fi at places like Sephora (which just happens to be in range of BurGR). The first thing that we did here was hook up to the Sephora Wi-Fi and quench our thirst on unsweetened iced tea (I always find it strange that the iced tea in the States is unsweetened) and Mug root beer. Service here was quite quick and we kept getting refills before we finished our drinks.
Beer Battered Maui Onion Rings ($9 regular or $8 if you have Total Rewards card) were super crispy and covered with parmigiano-reggiano cheese and came served with both a chipotle ketchup and a cheddar ranch dip.
I’ve seen a few shows with Gordon Ramsay and I’ve never been too impressed with his style but I will admit that the Farm Burger ($15 / $14 TR) was quite good. But then again, how can you go wrong with a fried egg? The Farm Burger comes with duck breast bacon (which I couldn’t really taste), cheddar, and a soft over easy egg. The yolk was nice and runny which added to the flavour but it was a bit messy to eat after you break the yolk.
The Hog Burger ($18 / $17 TR) actually uses a patty formed from Mangalitsa pork (a breed that is known for having a hairy “fleece”). When you bite into this burger, you can really taste the pig and I thought it was pretty good. Paired with cheddar, apple butter, and arugula, I feel like the only thing wrong with this burger was that it was a bit dry and could have used something to make it a little more saucy.
Stay tuned for our next Vegas post where we humbly search for free Wi-Fi.
3667 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Posted on December 24, 2013, in Casual - burgers and stuff, Restaurant Review and tagged Burgers, Food, Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood, restaurant review, The Strip. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.