There's no shortage of burger joints around Las Vegas. We've compiled a list of some suggestions on where you can find everything from a basic patty to mouthwatering gourmet takes on one of America's favorite foods.
Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood
This restaurant from celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay serves intensely flavorful burgers cooked over an open flame fueled by hard woods. The burgers are made with cuts of short rib, brisket and chuck and basted in Devonshire butter, which adds to the rich taste. Burgers are served on milk-based brioche buns, made fresh daily and topped with sesame seeds. There are several options available including the Euro Burger, topped with truffle aioli, goat cheese, arugula and oven roasted tomato. The Chanterelle burger features chanterelle mushrooms, arugula and figgy onion jam. If spice is your thing, try the Hell's Kitchen Burger, made with asadero cheese, roasted jalapenos, avocado and roasted tomato.
BLT Burger at The Mirage
This restaurant is the brainchild of Chef Laurent Tourondel. You can get a classic burger but the specialty options are what set this restaurant apart. Try a lamb Tandoori burger, BBQ brisket burger or veggie falafel burger. Toppings include fried egg, homemade chili and grilled red pepper. Nothing pairs better with a burger than a milkshake and the spiked milkshakes here are the way to go. Try Grandma's Treat with Maker's Mark, caramel and vanilla ice cream.
Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay
This restaurant by Hubert Keller is a build-your-own burger concept. Choose your meat – with options including beef, lamb and buffalo – then choose a bun, and finish it up with toppings, which include everything from coleslaw and pineapple to seared foie gras and black truffles. There are also specialty options like The Rossini Burger ($60), a Kobe-style Wagyu beef burger with sauteed foie gras and shaved truffles on an onion bun. The burger is topped with black perigord truffle sauce.
I Love Burgers at Palazzo
This casual eatery serves interesting takes on the traditional burger like the Plymouth's Pride – a turkey burger with cranberry chutney, stuffing, mayo and lettuce or the Inferno – ground Angus, pepper jack cheese, roasted jalapenos and habanero jalapeno mayo. There are a variety of burgers and toppings to choose from as well as tasty sides and milkshakes.
KGB at Harrah's
Chef Kerry Simon's burger venture has a Russian theme but the name stands for Kerry's Gourmet Burgers. His gourmet takes on burgers include the Thanksgiving turkey burger, short rib sloppy Joe burger or Cobb burger with bacon, bleu cheese, avocado, tomato salsa and red pepper aioli. The restaurant also serves a large selection of martinis and other vodka drinks.
Burger Bistro at LVH
Choices of meat at this restaurant include lamb, tuna, turkey and lump crab cake. A vegetarian option is also available. Gourmet toppings include brie, bacon, braised short ribs and foie gras terrine. Fries, pickles, nachos and jalapeno poppers can accompany your burger.
Steak 'n Shake at South Point
This casual restaurant, founded in Illinois in 1934, allows you to either order at the counter to go or dine in. It's famous for its steak burgers, which come with single, double or triple patties, and its old-fashioned milkshakes
Holstein's at The Cosmopolitan
All of the toppings, buns and condiments here are made in-house and the burgers are made with premium meats. Try the “Gold Standard Burger,” a hamburger made with dry-aged beef, a rarity for hamburgers. The Billionaire Burger is made with Kobe beef, foie gras, port onion marmalade, frisee and truffle mayo. The restaurant has a large selection of artisanal brews, draft and bottled ales, ciders and beers to wash your burgers down. Holstein's also offers unique desserts, including a sweet dessert burger.
Le Burger Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas
Diners here have a choice of artisan buns like Parmesan cheese, oven-dried tomato or whole wheat and oat. Try Le Boeuf – a grilled half-pound 100 percent black Angus patty or Le Paris, made with brie, carmelized onion and applewood smoked bacon. There are also lamb, turkey, chicken and salmon burgers.
LBS: A Burger Joint at Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa
LBS features artisanal, handmade ingredients and earth-friendly menu items along with all-natural, hormone-free meats in their burgers. They also have vegetarian and vegan options – burgers filled with vegetables, grains and herbs. Other options include the Flyin' Hawaiian with grilled Spam, pineapple chutney, teriyaki glaze and pepperjack cheese and the Longhorn, topped with barbecued smoked beef brisket, coleslaw, onion ring, pickles and barbecue sauce.