My family and I found ourselves super hungry, everyone with their own preferences and all restaurants with an hour wait. Let me tell you it is not a good combination, so we decided to stop at the next restaurant we encountered — Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill in the Caesars Palace.
The Shut-Up-and-Give-it-to-Me-Quick Version:
Good not great.
Everything tasted okay, but it was overpriced for what it was and the food was nothing to rave about.
Mon – Sun 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Lunch is from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
The I-Like-to-be-Wrapped-Up-in-All-the-Details Version:
The décor is a bit all over the place, the kegs that serve as a divider make the place look modern and colorful, but the napkins and wood give it a rustic feel and their silverware confuses me, reminding me both of the back of a royal chair and something you would see at a sword fight. Our waiter was very weird – a bit rude and in a hurry (for who knows what reason), but in a very bizarre way. On their website it says that attire is business casual, which is strange because it is a pub and grill, but I am here to tell you it is very casual. We went around 3 and no one was dressed up. You should assume everything in Vegas is a bit dressier (read: you can be really dressed up and no one looks at you funny), but this was very low key and casual (t-shirts, jeans etc).
What we ate:
- Mussels and clams ($22)
- Calamari ($17)
- Caesar Salad ($16)
- Grilled Lamb Burger ($21)
- Fish and chips ($30)
The calamari was the best part of the meal, it was salt and pepper fried and while the batter wasn’t super crispy the cocktail sauce was very tasty (for once I preferred it over just simple lemon or tartar sauce), maybe that says more about the sauce than the actual dish. The P.E.I mussels and clams were good, but not amazing. I like a very flavorful sauce and I thought the chorizo would add that extra dimension of flavor, but it didn’t. In addition the sauce also had caramelized fennel and the base was saffron, it just seemed like the perfect combination to offer an explosion, sadly it was underwhelming and the chorizo went almost unrecognized.
There isn’t much to say about the Caesar salad, it was average at best. The fish and chips were good, but nothing worth 30 dollars and not anything that was particularly memorable. The fish seemed like it was good quality and it was very flaky, but the dish as a whole was pretty standard. I was really looking forward to the lamb burger; it is topped with caramelized onions, goat and feta cheese and a rosemary brioche bun. I was really excited about this burger and while it was tasty, the proportions were not right. The bun was very thick and a bit dry and the meat was as well. The combination of cheese, onions and lamb was very tasty, but I would have liked more cheese and onions to balance the thicker bread and patty.
It was a decent restaurant and we were hungry, so it did the job, but I will not be returning.