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.
Umami Burger at SLS
Umami was named "Burger of the Year" by "GQ" Magazine. The burgers are made with house-ground premium steak and enhanced with seasonings and sauces. Burgers include the Umami with Parmesan, shiitake mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions and ketchup and the truffle with truffled aioli, house truffle cheese and truffle glaze. There's also an ahi tuna burger and a turkey burger for those who want lighter options.
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.
Shake Shack at New York New York
New Yorkers have obsessed over Shake Shack for years and now the West Coast is finally finding out what all the hype is about. Shake Shack serves up Angus burgers made from hormone and antibiotic-free beef, all-beef hot dogs, frozen custard, shakes, beer and wine. Try the traditional Shack Burger with lettuce, tomato and Shack Sauce. There's even a vegetarian 'Shroom Burger. Don't even think about leaving Shake Shack without trying one of their frozen custard shakes. They come in vanilla, chocolate, caramel, peanut butter and more flavors. You can also get floats, cups and cones full of the creamy goodness.
B & B Burger & Beer at The Venetian
Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich have collaborated to create B&B Burger & Beer, a casual restaurant serving high-quality burgers and a variety of beers. The burgers are made from American beef, served on a charred bun and accompanied by signature side dishes, salads and shakes. If you're brave, try the Bottom Burner, a spicy combination of pepper jack cheese, japaleno pesto, onion rings and Mario's hot sauce.
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 of Las Vegas
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.
Bobby's Burger Palace at CityCenter
Bobby's Burger Palace is celebrity chef Bobby Flay's fast-casual burger concept. The restaurant serves unique burgers like the Bobby Blue with blue cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato and the Crunchburger with double American cheese and potato chips. Sides include beer battered onion rings and sweet potato fries. Beer, soda and wine are available as well as milkshakes and malteds. Adults can indulge in a spiked milkshake with alcohol.