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I put together a little list of dope places to eat in Vegas. Vegas as you know is a culinary mecca for chefs and diners alike, as the big casino’s constantly look to upgrade their guest experience, and big name chefs look to get rich. Chefs will sell their name in Vegas to launch unsustainable places where the scene takes place of pride over the quality of the food, and the city has basically become an arms race with celebrity chefs like Gordon Ramsay and Jose Andres launching handfuls of eateries. That being said Vegas offers an old world richness and extravagance that has largely disappeared from the US culinary scene, as many places explore sustainability, farm to table, and the like.
If you’re looking for cheap eats, then you better talk to Aaron Judd about that shit; that shit ain’t baller. Vegas isn’t cheap, but they are home to some affordable franchises like Egg Slut and Inn n Out Burger. Gordon Ramsays Pub and Grill in Caesars is pretty affordable (around $50 a meal)
If you’re into the Scottish hellion then you’re in luck. He basically owns Vegas. Aside from his Pub, there is Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood, Gordon Ramsay Fish and Chips at Linq, Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris, Gordon Ramsay Hells Kitchen, or Gordon Ramsays insurance, hair care, and automotive center. He’s unescapable, and the burger and fish place are also relatively affordable. If you go, I’d do the signature Wellington. His steaks are great, but you’re in Vegas.
If you like other celebrity chefs, then you can visit Jose Andres who has more Michelin Stars then he can know what to do with. The Spanish chef, who was the culinary consultant for Hannibal has a handful of places here. China Poblano is Peruvian and Chinese fusion, and can also be had when visiting Kappa chapter in DC. Jaleo is another option. My favorite offering is Bazaar Meat where we went during Jenkin’s bachelor party and I won by eating more money in steak than anyone else, including one friend who ate a salad. Inside Jaleo at the Cosmopolitan is e. This is the dopest of his food offerings, and also the most exclusive, but act quickly because you book in advance with a $275 down payment on your res. But… truffles, Osetra caviar, and Fernan Adria Olives are worth the money. E is worth the squeeze.
Every place has a ridiculously priced wine list, but Le Cirque may be the best. They have a 10 course menu with a wine pairing that will set you back $500, but it’s a very cool experience. It’s a little stuffy for modern French, but it’s a gold standard. You can also do this place cheaper for around $100 a person, and sometimes they have dinner theatre. They have a dish with caviar and ikura, that is maybe the most indulgent thing I’ve ever eaten.
Vegas has Nobu in Caesars and Sushi Roku. They’re both ok, and hugely overpriced, but if you like really good sushi, these are basically your only options. The theme of ok and over priced is nearly a pan-Vegas truth, but that being said it’s still good. They do have a high roller roll that is nearly $300 but I didn’t try it. The fish is luxurious, but not my favorite. Go simple nigari – Suzuki, ikura, uni, madai, iwashi, and hon maguro. Skip the Toro, lobster, and caviar.
The best place in Vegas is still Joel Robuchon. They have one menu that is $1500 per person, but you can eat like a medieval king for a lot less. It’s so rich, so luxuriant, and so over the top that you will probably get gout, but it will be worth it. Bourdain gushed about this place like it was ancient religious ritual, and it is euphoric, but… People have died and had heart attacks while and shortly after a meal here, and while a lot of people would say don’t over do it, I am going to say that this is how I want to go.
STK and Blue Ribbon were highly recommended although I haven’t been. Fleur is apparently crazy, and serves a $5,000 burger, and that’s cool because my biggest wish is that someone wins big and then spends their tuition on a cheese burger.
Whether you’re hitting up Taco Bell like Jenks or making sandwiches like Aaron Judd, stay hungry bros.
I want all of that in my mouth
Sounds like Berkshire is not in touch with the frugal deliciousness of my refined palate... And is upset that I hold the title of Official ADG Foodie.