I had been looking forward to visiting Gordon Ramsay BurGR but also wondered if Las Vegas really needed another burger place. I really like Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay; BLT Burger eventually won me over at the Mirage (I wasn’t happy that it replaced the white tiger habitat, but now I go there after every Mirage poker tournament I play); Holsteins at the Cosmopolitan is also offering some great burgers (like the Billionaire Burger).
Was Gordon Ramsay BurGR going to bring anything new to the table or was it going to be just another burger place?
Well, I now have a new favorite burger place. The burgers are good. I particularly like that they are not gigantic. They are tall since he uses rather puffy buns and the toppings stack up, but the burger patties are reasonably sized. After finishing my Uber Cheese Burger, I felt like I’d had a great and tasty burger and could still comfortably continue my day instead of being loaded down with a big burger. I like that he isn’t trying to pretend that this is gourmet either. All burgers are priced between $13 and $16.
Another place where BurGR excels is service. I heard there were some rough patches in the first few days it was open, but when I was there during its second week, things were great. Our server, Alex, took great care of us and kept us entertained. It looked like the diners around us were very happy with the food and service, too.
Drink orders are placed via an iPad which has details on the beer and cocktail offerings. We also looked at the desert offerings via the iPad’s interactive menu and settled on the sticky toffee pudding push-pop. It was a great, unique treat.
The atmosphere is good, with a Brit-pop/Brit-rock music mix played in the restaurant. There are a lot of TVs scattered around the restaurant showing soccer matches, but that’s not what I was there for and they were not a distraction.
BurGR is owned by Caesars and is participating in the Total Rewards Dining Discount program, so you save $1 off most items just for showing your Total Rewards card. You can also pay with Total Rewards points on a 1-to-1 ratio (1 point = 1 cent in comps). Platinum, Diamond and Sever Stars Total Rewards members get priority seating, too.