Gordon Ramsay Steak is a sleek, modern 274-seat restaurant in the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay brings his signature touch and expectations for high-quality food to the table. The accomplished chef is best known for hosting such shows as "Hell's Kitchen" and "Kitchen Nightmares."
Gordon Ramsay Steak is a high-energy restaurant which playfully transports guests from the Paris resort to the London atmosphere via a unique Euro-tunnel-like entryway. The restaurant celebrates the city of London with touches like a large Union Jack flag painted on the ceiling.
This is Ramsay's first steakhouse in the United States.
"I think Vegas is one of the most sought after, one of the most dynamic cities for food anywhere in the world," says Ramsay.
Once out of the tunnel, you step into the lounge and bar area. Gordon Ramsay has a creative cocktail program, which includes carefully crafted cocktails such as the English Garden, a smooth blend of gin, lemon, basil, celery bitters and cucumber. The two-story restaurant features a main dining room and private dining room for parties.
Gordon Ramsay Steak offers the quality cuisine Ramsay is known for. After perusing the cocktail menu and wine list on an iPad, head straight for the black truffle bread (it looks like a savory cinnamon roll) and the walnut bread, made with Stilton -- a tangy English blue cheese.
For starters, try scrumptious Blue Point oysters, served raw or lightly dusted in cornmeal and fried crisp. If you're feeling adventurous, try the tender lobster tail stuffed with chorizo or the tender pork belly with crispy pork cracklings.
The smoked steak tartare is tender and flavorful, with plump Guiness-infused mustard seeds, lemon zest, capers and onion, topped with a quail egg and served with house-made potato chips. If you're looking for comfort food, try the British ale onion soup -- made with Boddington's ale and an extra cheesy Welsh rarebit. The ale stands out in the soup -- and the cheddar and beer combination is divine.
Ramsay's signature Caesar salad makes the menu -- whole leaves or crisp Romaine lettuce lightly dressed in a garlic-anchovy dressing and served with crisp ciabatta croutons. Another of Ramsay's signature dishes is the popular beef Wellington, served with glazed root vegetables and potato puree in a red wine demi glace.
For entrées, you can choose your cut of beef from the rolling steak trolley, which showcases the cuts of beef with mirrors so you can see the marbling without craning your neck. The ribeye is hearty and flavorful, seared with a great crust. The tender Kobe beef cap is melt-in-your-mouth delicious and a must-try. The beef is supplied from legendary New York butcher Pat LaFrieda.
There are side sauces like bone marrow sauce and béarnaise. My advice is to go for the roasted bone marrow or foie gras accompaniment with your steak.
Side dishes include a wild mushroom tart, a giant baked potato with Gouda béchamel sauce, chunks of bacon and tender asparagus.
You'll also find numerous fresh seafood selections including yellow fin tuna, served with tuna sauce, crispy shallots, pickled daikon radish and miner's lettuce. Of course, Ramsay also stays true to his British roots and puts pub fare like fish and chips and shepherd's pie on the menu.
For dessert, it has to be the sticky toffee pudding, made with sweet pudding cake and brown sugar toffee sauce -- served with a slab of brown butter ice cream that looks like a stick of butter.
Gordon Ramsay Steak offers guests a vibrant ambiance and quality cuisine in a casual-upscale environment.
-- by Nikki Neu