Food & Drink

The 9 new Vegas burgers you need to eat right now

Published On 10/14/2014 Published On 10/14/2014
SEAN COOLEY

Everyone in Vegas -- even celebrity chefs -- loves burgers, but you know the one thing they love even more? Strip clubs, obviously... but they're also really into brand-new burgers, so we rounded up the nine best in Sin City...

Andrew Zimmer

Truffle Burger

Umami Burger (address and info)
SLS Las Vegas
Umami Burger is just one of a handful of new eat spots in the new SLS Las Vegas, but it’s the only one that comes with a beer garden and a sports book, so while you put money down on the latest football game or UFC fight, take a bite out of the Truffle Burger -- with house-made truffle cheese, a truffle glaze, and a hunk of beef in there somewhere. Oh, and don’t forget the sweet potato fries -- perhaps the best side dish in the entire resort.

Rob Kachelriess

Butter Burger

Carson Kitchen (address and info)
Downtown
Carson Kitchen is more than one of the best new restaurants in Las Vegas, it’s also adding some celebrity chef star power to the Fremont East District -- courtesy of Kerry Simon -- and serving casual cuisine like the Butter Burger. It’s cooked in, yes, butter and topped with both Boursin and cheddar cheese.

The Delano

Delano Burger

Della’s Kitchen (address and info)
Delano
The place once known as THEhotel at Mandalay Bay had some trouble with spaces and capitalization, so it underwent a multi-million dollar makeover and is now called Delano Las Vegas. Among the new features is Della’s Kitchen -- a breakfast and lunch spot featuring farm-to-table ingredients and a burger made with grass-fed beef, local aged cheddar, and smoked pork belly.

Holsteins

"Meat Ball" Burger

Holsteins (address and info)
The Cosmopolitan
Beef, pork, veal, and pecorino form the "Meat Ball" Burger, which is topped with provolone cheese, basil walnut pesto, and arugula. There’s no pasta on the side, but you do get an herb focaccia roll for your starchy carb fix.

Bill Milne

The Double Stack Burger Meister

Made.LV (address and info)
Tivoli Village
The Double Stack Burger Meister could be the best double-cheeseburger you’ll find in Las Vegas. It’s made with Creekstone Farms Beef, features the restaurant’s own in-house steak sauce, and comes with fries in bag stamped with how you have got it after you order one: Made.

Distill

The Cure

Distill (address and info)
Southern Highlands
The Cure is a juicy combination of beef and pork that comes with fontina cheese, jalapeño jelly, spicy mayo, and fried parsnips... and it might also be the perfect addition to these other hangover enders

T. Schauer

The Piggie

db Brasserie (address and info)
The Venetian
The most buzzed about new French restaurant of 2014 actually has a burger on the menu? No. It has three, including The Piggie, which comes topped with house-made BBQ pulled pork, jalapeño mayo, and vinegar slaw on a cheddar bun.

BLT Burger Las Vegas

Back-to-School Burger

BLT Burger (address and info)
The Mirage
Can’t decide between a burger and an order of nachos? Check out the new Back-to-School Burger: the sloppy mess comes loaded with American cheese, bistro chili, nacho cheese sauce, Frito-Lay chips, and probably has as many calories as, like, 12 school lunches.

KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers

Philly Cheese Steak Burger

KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers (address and info)
Harrah’s
October brings a brand-new creation -- the Philly Cheesesteak Burger. It comes with thinly sliced grilled steak, peppers, onions, mushrooms, and for those who need more than one kind of cheese: American AND white cheddar sauce.

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1. Umami Burger 2535 S. Las Vegas BLVD, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

Like your burger with a side of betting? Look no further than Umami Burger, located inside the SLS Hotel & Casino. Guests can gamble in the sports book while devouring signature burgers like the Truffle—truffled aioli, house truffle cheese, and truffle glaze—and the Hatch—made with roasted Hatch chilies, Cali cheese, and garlic aioli. If you’re not looking to win big, head outdoors to the Beer Garden, where exposed brick walls and wooden picnic tables make for a trendy, convivial atmosphere.

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2. Carson Kitchen 124 S 6th St Ste 100, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (Downtown)

This Downtown rooftop bar has quite possibly the best appetizer menu in Vegas-- shareable plates like veal meatballs, short rib sliders, crispy chicken skins, and deviled eggs topped with caviar are all on order. If that weren't enticing enough, Carson Kitchen offers a well curated selection of cocktails and regularly hosts live bands on their swanky outdoor patio.

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3. Della's Kitchen 3940 Las Vegas Blvd S, Vegas, NV 89119

Located in the south beach-inspired resort The Delano, Della's Kitchen serves rustic, responsibly-sourced dishes like a toasted cheese panini, and a burger made with grass-fed beef, aged cheddar, and smoked pork belly. In line with the menu, the spaces exudes a warm, farmhouse austerity via lime green chairs, warm lighting, and high ceilings that succeed in enabling intimate conversation.

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4. Holsteins 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

Serving up sliders like crispy pork belly with hoisin & pea shoots next to a dozen other inventive burgers (e.g., a duck confit/foie-stuffed patty with pickled pear & duck cracklings), Holstein's does the classic American food item in its classic exaggerated fashion. Make sure to save room for one of their boozy shakes like the Coconut Rasberry Vegan, which, loaded with Skyy vodka, coconut sorbet, coconut vodka, and marshmallow, is likely richer than the entree itself.

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5. Made.LV 440 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145

This pub and restaurant is casual and relaxed with food made with fresh farm-to-table ingredients. Get the bacon and eggs -- made with thick cut bacon, deviled eggs, red onion jam, and grilled multigrain bread.

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6. Distill 10820 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135 (Off Strip)

This local hangout is packed with 18 TVs so you can catch all of the action in your favorite games regardless of where you turn your head. There’re solid food options like roasted bourbon BBQ chicken, and speciality drinks, including the house-made coffee and orange-cinnamon infused whiskeys.

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7. db Brasserie 3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

Internationally acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud is the mastermind behind this sleek, luxurious French eatery tucked away inside the Venetian. He's serving up modern takes on French eats, with classics like Pâté de Campagne bourguignon and Parisian steak tartare, but he's also shaking things up with American takes like California white sea bass and the Frenchie Burger (an angus beef patty with morbier cheese, confit pork belly and arugula on a black pepper bun).

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8. BLT Burger 3400 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

This NYC-based spot uses an open, red-bricked grill to prep exotic meat-wiches (American Kobe, lamb tandoori, salmon, meatball), some loaded with condiments like the Tex-Mex w/ jalapeños, chili, avocado, salsa, jack cheese, onions & sour cream, plus vintage LV-themed cocktails.

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9. KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers 3475 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

Nestled into the Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, KGB offers innovative twists on classic items like burgers and milkshakes.

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