All signs point to yes with Chef Gordon Ramsay’s first property in Las Vegas, Gordon Ramsay Steak. Steak houses with a modern design and a celebrity name has been the model for a successful Vegas restaurant, but Ramsay is bringing something new to the table, an iPad. Chef Ramsay insists, after refusing to hold one of his dishes to the camera for a photo op, that, “I’m not about the cheese. So I’m not gonna do it.” This feeling rings through the restaurant with his honest and sentimental description of the food, drink, and design of his latest project.
Ramsay uses the iPad in tandem with SmartCellar (created by Incentient) in hopes of educating his guests on their selections. “There’s no better way to enrich our patrons’ visit to our restaurants…give them one of these iPads and they instantly become more knowledgeable about their selections and more engaged in their entire epicurean experience,” Chef Ramsay says. This will help the navigation of the 400 bottle wine list, the selection of 35 beers – including the Chefs personal favorite Innis & Gunn, and the line-up of perfect 10 cocktails that mixologists from Ramsay’s properties in the UK have created to bring that English feel to Las Vegas.
Not to be overshadowed by the beverage program, the steaks at Gordon Ramsay Steak boasts not only a 28 day aging process, but the beef is also aged in a pink Himalayan salt block lined room. To showcase these gorgeous cuts, there is a specially designed cart to hold each cut individually, showcasing each one’s beauty – a ferris wheel of premium steaks with cuts including 32 oz bone in rib-eye and American Wagyu filet. The steaks are complemented by fresh seafood selections shipped in daily from nearby Los Angeles suppliers.
Salads and side dishes are often an afterthought in most restaurants, but GR Steak has a fresh take on classic dishes. The classic Caesar salad is adorned with a much lighter dressing, but finished with a scotch egg. Along with classic steak house sides like mac and cheese and mashed potatoes, the chef brings in a bit of his English heritage with his take on colcannon (potato and cabbage croquette with red wine braised cabbage). 3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV
Written by: Ian Lacuesta; Photo Credit: Caesar Entertainment