HKR gives Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad an overall B+ grade after her one visit to the restaurant. Most interesting, she notes the infamous Pete Wells takedown in the New York Times of Guy Fieri's Times Square restaurant and how she's "not going to do that."
Make no mistake; that's not a demurral but a refusal. It's not out of some misplaced sense of loyalty to a sort-of local boy (Fieri went to UNLV and frequently expresses a fondness for Las Vegas). It's not because I'm a soft touch (I'm not), because I take free meals (I don't) or because the newspaper wouldn't let me write anything nasty about a local casino property (they would). But I evaluate each restaurant I review in a vacuum, on its own terms and in accordance with its stated or implied mission, and Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar is exactly what it should be, exactly where it should be.
She says the Guy-talian Fondue Dippers "not only had enough oil to tame Donald Trump's hair but so much sodium that I was gulping water well into the night." The Mac-n-Cheese Bacon Burger "had to be much too much to be much good." And for dessert, the S'mores Monte Cristo was too rich.