Pulse of Vegas gave us the first look inside the GR Pub which has been open a full week now. And, which we agree, has the most adorable chairs ever. Yelpers are filled with mostly rave reviews when it comes to the food, with folks tossing the words, "phenomenal," "amazing," and "fantastic" around. And, often in caps. Here's a few diner opinions:
I am still dreaming about the food..... we had never had a scottish egg before, but now want more. I ordered the bangers & mash, which is heavenly. I have been to England and loved the bangers and mash, but this almost decadent. Hubby had the fish & chips, which were amazing as well. I am not a fish person, but kept stealing my hubby's food. (Lorrie B.)
The food was FANTASTIC, and might be the best food I've eaten in Vegas. I got the roasted cauliflower soup and the mixed grill of filet, bacon wrapped prawns and lamb ribs. The sides of brussels sprouts and english pub fries were equally amazing! (J.M.)
My neighbor had the duck poutine and that looked AMAZING. He also had the deviled eggs and said that was the best he had that night. (Mike M.)
We had the Vic Queen Chips and Deviled Eggs. Both were excellent. The Chips were very delicate - thinly cut and perfectly fried - served with a side of malt vinegar for dipping. Just excellent!! The Deviled Eggs were served in an interesting way. The egg whites were served separately, sprinkled with parsley, and the yolks were served in a small cup for you to scoop out and put as much as you wanted into the egg whites. The yolks were smashed and mixed with smokey bacon and cheese. They were by far the best deviled eggs I have ever had. In all, this experience was 5 star. (Pam H.)
Some diners, though, did report fish and duck that were a bit overcooked, but still added that they would go back. If you want to experience it for yourself, the resto is open from 3 p.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Lunch service will be offered starting in mid-January.
Down the Strip, Gordon Ramsay BurGR has only been open since Saturday at Planet Hollywood, but still has a handful of reviews on Yelp. Most, however, report not being entirely happy with the top offering:
I tried an american burger. I was excepting a burger that is juicy, rich in flavor and little bigger for a gourmet burger restaurant. I guess my expectations were high. Fries were good. They never let us ask for more drink. I like the design of the restaurant. Staff explained everything well. Would i come back? Probably no. (Selahaddin G.)
The Farm Burger - this was a rather good burger if you like something to showcase natural flavors than big zesty spicy accompaniments. You can tell the meat quality is top notch and the flavor on it is fantastic. We did order a medium rare but it was more on the medium side, just a small oversight. The duck bacon was a curiousity, but basically just like bacon, just less fatty than pork. The brioche bun was so lovely soft and had a perfect flavor and toast to the inside. The egg is always a good flavor with beef. It needed a tad something to tie it all together so put some of the chipotle or curry ketchup on it! (Jade W.)
I had the Hell's Kitchen Burger and the Roasted Jalapeno Poppers. The presentation of the poppers was nice and they were in individual shot glasses with their own dip. It was good especially if you like spicy food like myself. The only downfall of the burger was that I ordered my burger medium and they cooked it well done. It was still good so I kept on eating it. (Courtney D.)
While Jade W. thought her burger needed a little something more, she loved the restaurant's Devil Dawgs, calling hers (seen above) "seriously good" and suggesting folks "f*ck Pinks next door." To try a burgr or a dawg yourself, stop by from 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
VegasChatter will pop into both restaurants soon for full reports.