Burger Bar – 7/4/10
3930 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89119
When I first tried Burger Bar, it was instantly one of my favorite burger places. Created by Hubert Keller of Top Chef Masters and Fleur de Lys fame, Burger Bar offers a number of “signature” burgers, as well as completely customizable burgers. Their most notable burger is probably the Rossini – a kobe beef patty topped with foie gras and shaved black truffles. However, my favorite has been the lighter surf & turf, topped with lobster.
Surf & Turf Burger – black angus, grilled half lobster, grilled green asparagus on a plain bun
I really like how Burger Bar uses a nice, thick patty on their burgers, allowing for a nice medium rare to be cooked.
The burger was cooked perfectly with a nicely seared crust and pink throughout. However, the burger wasn’t quite as juicy as I would expect. The lobster also was a little bit drier than I remembered, but the combination still works well.
Other burgers we had were customized:
Angus beef patty topped with portabello mushroom, grilled onions and guacamole and an onion bun
Vegetarian burger topped with mozzarella and eggplant.
In addition, we ordered some sweet potato fries.
These were simple, good. Often I find sweet potato fries are cut a little thicker than french fries, but these were the same size – which was good. Crispy on the outside with a moist, fluffy interior.
I was satisfied with my burger, but I feel the execution has slipped a notch, somewhat reminiscent of the mediocrity of the San Francisco Burger Bar location.
The pictures look amazing! I have to agree about their execution. I had such high expectations when I went and I also went to Fleur de Lys that night, but they were such a big let down. Chef Keller is a very sweet man and very sincere when I met him, but I think he needs to oversee his restaurants better. I’m sure a meal from the master himself would be a completely different level. =D
Yeah it was a little disappointing that the execution wasn’t quite there. I agree – maybe Chef Keller needs to come out more!