Erik Chudy's trek to Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood Resort didn't start off well. He tried four times to call the restaurant to make a reservation, only to find "either clueless Caesar's employees not knowing that this new restaurant existed, or being transferred to lines that went to defunct voicemail boxes."
The Vegas Burger Blog writer tried the chanterelle burger. "I really wanted to hate this meal coming into it, but I was fairly impressed with it upon first bite." He says it was "a very solid burger" with good flavor, though the bun was "dry and inconsistent" and the figgy-onion jam was either missing or "just wasn't flavorful enough to stand out."
"What was a huge letdown for this meal was how awful the fries were; thin, hollow and completely overcooked," he says. "And they were literally so hard and overcooked that my jaw was almost sore from eating them."
He found the prices "a little high, even being a Strip location." He gives the burger an 82 out of 100.
Of course Heidi Knapp Rinella likes The Daily Egg. The Las Vegas Review-Journal restaurant critic experienced relaxed service with a regular coffee delivered instead of cafe au lait, pancakes with no syrup and whole wheat toast instead of the ordered white. But "the food is really, really good." She gave the service a B-, the atmosphere a B and the food an A for an overall B-. [LVRJ]
Jim Begley at Las Vegas Weekly tries to convince readers that Funyuns are healthy. He checks out Presto Cafe, which he says, "promotes fresh, sustainable ingredients. Not only is it healthy, it actually tastes good," and its lineup of pides. But he somehow picks the least healthy item on the menu, the Ham and Cheese Please pide with Funyuns and blueberries. "Okay, so Funyuns might not be the healthiest ingredient on the menu, but they sure are addictive. And you can always order more salad to balance it all out." [LVW]
Al Mancini at CityLife says The Great Greek in Henderson didn't disappoint. He found the best avgolomeno soup he's ever had, along with pasticcio that blew him away and moussaka that "wasn't quite as good." [CL]