Trends come and go in the culinary world very quickly, but there is one trend that shows no sign of slowing. Culinary super stars have put their creativity behind the all-American burger, elevating the burger way beyond the staple of fast food chains. We scoured the Las Vegas strip, spoke to the chefs, and put them to the test to find the best burgers on and off the strip.
Taking the top spot is chef Gordon Ramsay and his BurGR located in the Planet Hollywood Resort. Don’t be shy and dive right in, and enjoy the ‘Hog Burger’ with mangalitsa pork, maple butter, and English sharp cheese. This burger is a juicy, sweet surprise you will never forget. On the side, order sweet potato fries with vanilla powdered sugar and pork belly bao buns. For an added treat, keep your eye open for Hell’s Kitchen winner Executive Chef Christina Wilson who is at the helm.
Celebrity chef Hubert Keller’s Burger Bar offers the highest quality beef, buffalo, turkey, vegetarian and vegan products that can be found anywhere. Guests enjoy a pleasing choice of gourmet toppings and delicious buns. We suggest the signature Hubert Keller burger, or dive into a $60 Rossini Burger that features kobe style wagu beef, foie gras, and shaved truffles.
B&B Burger & Beer is located in the Venetian Resort, and of course in true Batali and Bastianich form, you can expect consistently innovative and mouthwatering dishes. The menu at B&B Burger features local ingredients, including dry-aged American beef for burgers. Enjoy a ‘Morning After Burger’ featuring sautéed mushrooms, fontina cheese, sunny side up egg, truffle aioli, and friseé. Ask about their new ‘Moto Burger,’ which is a palate pleasing surprise that we will let you explore for yourself.
Michael Mina’s PUB 1842 in the MGM Grand Resort is a lovely stop for any burger lover. Have fun, look over their extensive burger list, and settle on his ‘1842 Burger’ with caramelized onions, mushrooms, and truffle aioli. We also suggest enjoying one of the many craft beers on tap and in the bottle.
In Summerlin, Honey Salt Restaurant is always leading the way in culinary innovation. They specialize in farm-to-table ingredients that are locally available. A local favorite, enjoy the ‘Imperial Wagyu Burger’ with beehive cheddar, bacon jam, old bay potato chips, and you can add on a farm fresh egg.
Also in Summerlin, chef and restaurateur Sam Marvin has created a very unique venue, combining a steak house and a butcher shop. Echo & Rig Butcher and Steakhouse opened in Tivoli Village to rave reviews. Take a look at the large open glass meat locker, vertical displays, and an exhibition/demonstration area where you see the butcher hard work cutting protein to perfection for your plate. Walk upstairs to dine al fresco and enjoy a ‘Butcher Blend Burger’ made of USDA prime beef, topped with bibb lettuce, brandywine tomato, and red onion.
The next time you’re in Vegas and the mood for a burger strikes, instead of rushing into a fast food chain, take some time out for yourself and enjoy a burger prepared with respect for where it came from by some of the finest chefs in the country, if not the world.