Harrah's - 3475 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV, 89109
Hamburgers, American, Bar Food
$15 to $25
Payment types accepted:
AMEX, VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, DINERS, CASH
Sunday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - midnight.
Reservations: Not Applicable
One of the "cool" things about Kerry Simon's KGB is the vodka bar made of ice, a 10-foot long block of ice with cut outs for the different vodka bottles. It's a nice way to start your business lunch.
Continue into the restaurant and you'll see it has a Russian spy theme. There are enlarged comics on the walls, vodka bottles around every corner and most importantly: burgers.
The name, KGB, is a bit unsettling at first (think Russian intelligence and security.) Luckily, KGB in Vegas stands for Kerry's (as in Superstar Chef Kerry Simon) Gourmet Burgers, so you can rest easy in case you're on the run as a Russian / American double agent from 1991.
While I'm not sure what the tie in is between a Russian vodka bar and hamburgers, it is, admittedly, a good idea. Vodka and burgers: How bad can that be?
Simon displays a large amount of vodka-based cocktails on his menu, as well as vodka flights. However, one non-vodka drink is the the Cap'n Crunch milkshake -- a true delight. The shake is made with specially crafted "Crunch milk" and vanilla ice cream and topped with Cap'n Crunch cereal. It's light, refreshing and goes great with any burger.
Speaking of burgers, there is a wide variety to choose from. Of course, the traditional beef patty is flavorful and juicy, but that's just where the burgers start at KGB. From there, bite into a short rib sloppy joe burger -- sort of like a pulled pork sandwich, only with beef -- good beef.
Head to the chicken burgers for a Californian take with sprouts and fresh avocado.
My eyes immediately darted to the "create your own" burger section, where you can choose from five different buns, various cheeses, and vegetable toppings. You can even put fried macaroni and cheese on your burger.
One must-try is the sweet potato tater tots. These tots are made with sweet potato and fried crispy on the outside but still tender on the inside.
KGB's casual, playful environment is fun and the food is good. If you need another reason to go, did I mention there's vodka?
-- Review by Nikki Neu
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