3570 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Dining date: 4/7/18
Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen is one of Las Vegas’ biggest restaurant openings this year. The celebrity chef already had a strong presence on The Strip and this restaurant is his fifth. The restaurant has been exceedingly popular, notably taking down 12,000 reservations within the first 10 days the reservation books were open. The restaurant space is huge, too, seating almost 300 diners for lunch and dinner.
The restaurant is based on Ramsay’s popular TV show, complete with red and blue kitchens to represent the competing teams on the show. The menu features many of the same dishes that are cooked on the show including the chef’s Beef Wellington. A three-course prix fixe menu ($75) is available for dinner in addition to an a la carte menu. We ordered one prix fixe menu, adding an additional appetizer and Beef Wellington a la carte.
Pan Seared Scallops celery root, braised bacon lardons, pickled granny smith apples
Lobster Risotto butter poached lobster tail, butternut squash, sage
Beef Wellington potato puree, glazed root vegetables, red wine demi-glace
Sticky Toffee Pudding speculoos ice cream
The food at Hell’s Kitchen wasn’t exceptional, but it was satisfying. All things considered, the pricing was pretty reasonable. The scallops could have used a crustier sear and the lobster risotto could’ve used some brightness to offset the rice and butternut squash. The Beef Wellington similarly was prepared well, but didn’t have a ton of flavor; I felt that the version at his steakhouse across the street had more dynamic flavor profiles. The sticky toffee pudding was excellent though, rich and served warm with a delicious speculoos (Biscoff) ice cream.