If you want to leave Vegas being able to brag you ate at one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants, yet aren’t into paying an arm and a leg for it (as you would at his steakhouse at Paris), and want more than just a burger to show for it (as you’d get from his Burger at Planet Hollywood), this is your best compromise. During the day it’s a casual pub, comfortable enough to down a few pints from the 36 beers on tap, and perhaps a Scotch egg (traditionally this bar snack would be a hard-boiled egg encased in sausage, but this one is delicate, silky and soft-boiled). At night, when the lights dim in the dining room, the mood shifts and the vibe becomes (slightly) more elegant. I’m particularly fond of the fish & chips: flaky cod dressed in a crunchy Yorkshire ale batter with thick cut chips and mushy peas. A suggested pairing of Innis & Gunn is right on, and also happens to be one of Ramsay’s favorite pints. The front of the bar and dining room are open to the casino floor, which is great for people watching, terrible for intimate conversations.
- Grace Bascos