In Vegas, my friends and I went to 1 buffet and 1 fanshy smanshy restaurant: Gordon Ramsey Steakhouse in the Pairs Hotel.
The steakhouse is inside the Paris Hotel, which was across the way from where we were staying (Caesar’s Palace Hotel). From the hostess to the waiter that served us, everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful. The hostess actually WALKED me to the bathroom inside!
Our table of 6 =)
This was an artists’ light installation of his interpretation of Gordon Ramsey making his famous Beef Wellington. The cups above on the table seem to match that same theme… I could be reading too much into it~ but it seems like that right?
There were 4 different kinds of it and I totally can’t remember what each one was. But I loved the 3 row (rolls) with a hint of truffle oil and the first row (rustic bread). The butter was also amazing. It had a row of a flavored salt. We were so hungry we all just dug in and didn’t really listen to the waiter while he described each one.
Extra Dry Steakhouse Martini–Plymouth Gin, Dry Vermouth Spritz with olives stuffed with blue cheese, bacon, onion. SOOO GOOOD.
Oysters!! There were 3 different kinds of oysters and we each got to try 2. SO tastey~~~ The plate was also placed on this really rad octopus stand (sorry the pic is pretty blurry).
Beet Root Salad–Beet Creme Fraiche, Apply Horseradish Vinaigrette, Aged Goat Cheese, Brioche Croutons
This was really tastey~ but small. We probably should have ordered 2 or 3 for the 6 of us. I really wanted more!
Our big meal!! We did family style and ordered a ton of things to share. It was a great way to try a little bit of everything!
Royal Long-Bone Chop for Two
Really good, tender and flavorful. Compared to the other two meat dishes…this was my least favorite. BUT it was still BOMB.
Porter House for Two
LOVED the glaze/marinade on this. The meat was really tender, juicy and had an amazing texture/flavor. This was my second favorite of the meat dishes.
Mac n’ Cheese–blue, cheddar, parmesan, truffle
Potato Puree–yukon gold potato, creme fraiche
BOTH SIDES WERE SOOO GOOD. If I had to choose one, I’d go with Potato Puree. Order both if you can though! lol
Roasted Beef Wellington–glazed root vegetables, potato puree, red wine demi-glace
OUT OF THIS WORLD. If I could only order 1 thing, it would be this. The meat was super tender, the pastry puff was perfectly crisp and I loved the veggies in between those layers. And for some reason, I was also obsessed with the red wine demi-glace and kept trying to scoop up every single drop.
Grilled Asparagus–Chanterella Relish, Asparagus spears, Aged Sherry
Solid side dish. Who doesn’t love asparagus?
So….after the oysters, some of us (me) were still reaching for the remaining bread pieces. While I was buttering my rustic slice…I saw a little bug come of another piece. >.< I immediately killed it with the butter knife and we called our waiter over. We didn’t make a big scene but just showed him the bug and he stormed off (looking really angry about the incident~ not at us).
The presentation was really amazing. But…I wasn’t incredibly impressed with the desserts. I don’t remember what they were called but the first was donuts with different dipping sauces. The donuts broke apart so it was…just aiite. The second dessert was a spongey cake with a butterscotch/caramel sauce and a brown sugar ice cream (that looks like butter below). My friends LOVED that one~ but I really don’t like caramel/butterscotch. So…I took one bite of each and stopped.
If you’re in Vegas and looking for a nice steakhouse/fancy dinner~~ check this place out! We had SUCH a great experience at Gordon Ramsey’s Steakhouse and would totally go back.