So this Gordon Ramsay guy is everywhere. You see him on TV and he has restaurants all over the place.
In just the last several months he has added three restaurants here in Vegas. He has a steakhouse at Paris Las Vegas called Gordon Ramsay Steak. In Planet Hollywood he has Gordon Ramsay BurGR. His latest opening, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, is at Caesars Palace.
One night after a profitable evening at the poker tables I was feeling hungry so I decided I wanted to see what all the fuss was about with this Ramsay guy so I went to his Pub & Grill.
Walking up to the hostess stand you are greeted by a waitress wearing a dress that looks like a newspaper. This is a great idea because if your better half catches you looking at the waitress too long you can say “Honey, I was just reading the news.”
All kidding aside, Pub & Grill is almost like having two separate places in one. The grill part is a classy restaurant with great food and a nice spot to go for dinner with your special lady. The other side of the restaurant is your typical British Pub with good comfort food and pub items to enjoy a cold beer plus watch the game on one of the many televisions.
Let’s start with the beer. If you like a lot of choices for your beverage then this is the place. Pub & Grill has over 36 beers on tap and and additional 60-plus bottled. If a full dinner is desired, you can try the Traditional Shepard’s Pie or have a dry aged Rib Eye Steak. They had a lamb T-Bone selection that caught my eye on the menu, which I will have to try on my next visit.
On this trip I went with the Pan Seared Scallops served on a bed of polenta. I am telling you these were the best scallops I have had in Las Vegas and the polenta was the perfect complement to the scallops.
If you’re just in the mood to hang out and watch a game I highly recommend the warm Pretzels served with a cheese fondue for dipping. Watching a game snacking on these pretzels with the cheese dip and a cold one is pure heaven.
I was also a big fan of the English Ale Onion Soup. As with every good British pub, you have to have Ale Battered Fish & Chips. I saw several orders pass by my table.
At the bar, there were a few people eating Pub Spots, which is their version of sliders. You get three mini-house blend pub burgers, which looked and smelled very good. They are on my list for the return visit.
So whether you want a full dinner or just want to chill at the bar with friends Gordon Ramsay’s Pub & Grill has something for everyone.
I give Gordon Ramsay’s Pub & Grill 3.75 Forks!
Marco D’Angelo is the senior handicapper at Pregame.com. He co-hosts FIRST PREVIEW every Thursday night at 11 pm on ESPN 1100 AM/98.9 FM. Follow him on twitter: @MarcoInVegas. Contact him at [email protected].