Food & Drink

The 8 best celebrity burgers in Vegas

Published On 10/16/2013 Published On 10/16/2013
Gordon Ramsay BurGR
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Vegas has more celebrity chefs per square inch than any other city in the world, and burgers that're so good they'll most likely give you a heart attack. But you're probably out of luck if you try to actually order a burger at one of the 702's celebrity chef-staurants, 'cause those spots are all about fancy things like duck confit, truffles, and foie gras, right? Yup, and they put 'em all ON BURGERS.

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Gordon Ramsay, Gordon Ramsay BurGR
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
A flaming glass wall that wraps around the dining room literally makes this meatery a hotspot, but badass burger creations like the spiced-up Hell’s Kitchen Burger -- w/ Asadero cheese, roasted jalapenos, avocado & roasted tomatoes -- don't hurt either.

Joel Robuchon - MGM Resorts International

Joel Robuchon, L'atelier de Joel Robuchon
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
The “Chef of the Century” has two restaurants next door to each other at the MGM Grand, including one where you can post up at the counter and order Le Burger (which apparently means "two sliders" in French), complete w/ foie gras, caramelized bell peppers & crinkle-cut pommes frites.

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Bradley Ogden, Hops & Harvest
Tivoli Village
Named “Burger of the Year” by GQ back in 2009, this sucker boasts a combination of ribeye and chuck and comes with the lettuce and tomato on the side. But wait, there's more! It also comes with some “fancy sauce” that's... um, basically Thousand Island, but is apparently good enough to garner the aforementioned fancy award.

Pub 1842 - Gary FX LaMorte

Michael Mina, Pub 1842
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
This San Francisco chef's Peanut Butter Crunch burger is made with all-natural American beef, then topped w/ pimento cheese, potato chips, and something called “bacon jam”, but that probably wouldn't... sorryboutthis!... Mina thing to you if it didn't also have crunchy peanut butter on it.

Carnevino - The Palazzo Hotel

Mario Batali, CarneVino
The Palazzo
Gone are the days when the burgers here were made from ground fillet, but this creation, known simply as The Burger, is made w/ three different cuts of Prime Angus Beef, then topped w/ pancetta and your choice of cheese, and comes with two sauces: a red Chianti mustard and a black truffle aioli, both of which are Super, Mario.

KGB: Kerry's Gourmet Burgers - Caesars Entertainment

Kerry Simon, KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers
Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
Rolling Stone's “rock n’ roll chef” is lacing you w/ things like a Captain Crunch milkshake and a “Burger of the Month” option, which in November, will be an eight-ounce patty topped w/ duck confit, baby greens, roasted cherry tomatoes & garlic aioli.

Fleur - MGM Resorts International

Hubert Keller, Fleur
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
The Fleur Burger is Wagyu beef, foie gras, and truffle on a brioche truffle bun. It’s garnished with a “special sauce” that’s super-secret and comes with an 18yr-old bottle of Chateau Petrus, which the restaurant will ship to you, along with your wine glasses. After the meal. Oh, and it only costs... OMGHowMuch?... $5,000.

Wolfgang Puck - MGM Resorts International

Wolfgang Puck, Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
It may not be as unhealthy as the monstrosities they serve at the Heart Attack Grill, but if you think a few of these onion marmalade-/melted Vermont cheddar-topped Prime Burgers won't transform your waistline, you're an Optimus optimist. They're worth it though, especially w/ the Truffled Potato Chips w/ blue cheese sauce instead of fries.

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1. Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill 3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

This installation of Wolfgang Puck's namesake eatery is his take on "everyone's favorite grill foods", in the heart of the MGM Grand.

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2. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon 3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

Joel Robuchon's flagship restaurant is a deliberate retreat from all things neon and flashy (read: Vegas). Inside this elegant, Art Deco style townhouse, the three-Michelin starred chef serves four course meals comprised of truffles, caviar, and other fixtures of French haute cuisine. It's certainly extravagant, without a doubt, but it feels like you're walking into the dining room of someone's private mansion rather than a typical restaurant.

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3. Carnevino 3325 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

As the name might suggest, this Vegas resto helmed by Mario Batali specializes in meat and wine. In a town of countless upscale meat and potato joints, Carnevino gains the distinction of being one of the best steakhouses in Las Vegas. The upscale Italian fare Batali is known for also holds a prominent place on the menu.

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4. 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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5. Ogden's Hops & Harvest 450 S Rampart Blvd Ste 120, Las Vegas, NV 89145 (Off Strip)

In Tivioli Village resides Hops & Harvest, a vegas resto by chef Bradley Ogden, where you can grab yourself a burger once honored by GQ as their pick for Burger of the Year in 2009.

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6. Fleur by Hubert Keller 3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (Strip)

This Hubert Keller resto is home of the famous $5,000 burger... and really, does anything else matter?

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7. Gordon Ramsay BurGR 3667 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (Strip)

Gordon Ramsay's eponymous burger eatery is a hyper-modern, brightly outfitted 200 seater located in the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The menu here treats you to a roundup of classic and gourmet burger combinations, bar sides like jalapeno poppers and onion rings that get the upscale treatment under Ramsay's tutelage, and pudding-filled milkshakes that allow for an indulgent dessert experience. And for Ramsay fans, the giant open kitchen visible from the dining room offers the possible chance to catch his infamous TV antics in real time.

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8. Pub 1842 3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

This gastropub located in the MGM Grand serves rare whiskeys, a great beer selection, and pub food like nachos, lobster bakes, and a famed Peanut Butter Crunch burger with thick smears of actual peanut butter. And while casual is the go-to sensibility here, fine dining veteran Michael Mina makes the concept even more enticing with ping pong and darts in the bar area.



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