Michael LaPlaca's newest venture at the Mirage is grilling in a different direction from his on-site Italian Portofino restaurant, but he's added some of that fine dining creativity to the menu at the recently opened LVB Burgers & Bar.
Taking over the swiftly shuttered BLT Burger, Mirage Resorts had conveniently applied for a trademark on the LVB Burgers name 16 days before BLT was shut down for health violations. The embarrassing closure effectively forced a hasty early exist for the almost eight-year-old tenant.
Within a month, LVB Burgers has added new signage and a menu, but the interior still has a familiar look to former BLT customers. On the menu, diverse options such as a duck and sausage burger, wings, salads, plus a series of milkshakes, a signature draw at BLT Burger.
Hotel guests and quick visitors can also take advantage of $11 and $13 combos to go, that include a soda, fries and a choice of a L.V.B., P.M.B or O.S.B. burger. Like their Las Vegas Boulevard name inspiration, all the burgers have abbreviated handles.
LVB Burgers & Bar is open Sundays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 a.m.
JALAPEÑO POPPERS $9
House-made buttermilk ranch dressing.
AMBER’S ALE FRIED PICKLES $8
Zesty boulevard sauce.
DIABLO’S HUEVOS $6
Deviled eggs, avocado, blue crab meat.
CRUNCHY GREEN BEANS $6
Sriracha citrus dip.
MINI PO’BOYS $12
Fried oyster, red pepper remoulade slaw, tomato.
BOULEVARD ROLLS $8
Black Angus beef, American cheese,tomatoes, scallion.
LOADED POTATO BITES
Bacon, cheddar, chives, sour cream.
BABY WEDGES $13
Applewood smoked bacon, griddled onion,candied walnuts, buttermilk blue cheese dressing.
Roasted corn, romaine, black beans, cilantro,red onions, avocado, cotija cheese,chipotle ranch, fried tortilla chips.
MARKET GREENS $10
Mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, boursin cheese, garlic croutons, balsamic vinaigrette.
Carrots & celery, choice of ranch or blue cheese
CAJUN BUFFALO $14
HONEY DIJON $14
O.S.B. (OLD SCHOOL BURGER) $15
Lettuce, tomato, onions, ketchup,mayo, pickle.
B.C.B. (BACON CHEESE BURGER) $15
Applewood smoked bacon, onion straws, beer cheddar sauce.
A.A.A (ANGUS, APPLEWOOD, ARUGULA) $17
All natural grass-fed Angus beef, boursin cheese, sun dried tomatoes, applewood smoked bacon, arugula.
P. M.B (PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM BURGER) $16
Marinated portobello mushrooms, gruyere, spinach, house aioli.
L.V.B. (LAS VEGAS BOULEVARD BURGER) $15
American cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, pickles, boulevard sauce.
K.I.K. (KICK IN THE KISSER) $16
Pickled jalapeño, fried egg, avocado,onion straws, pepper jack, sriracha aioli.
P.S.S. (PINEAPPLE, SALMON, SLAW) $18
Soy glazed salmon patty,grilled pineapple relish, sesame slaw.
O.M.G. (OH MY GOSH) $16
Duck burger stuffed with muenster cheese, smoked ketchup, heirloom tomato, watercress, roasted duck mayo.
B.L.D. (BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER) $15
House-made sausage burger, sage, fried egg, American cheese, English muffin.
W.T.F. (WHAT THE FLOCK) $17
Turkey burger, turkey bacon, lettuce, heirloom tomato, sharp cheddar, chipotle mayo, avocado.
P.G.P. (NO MEAT, JUST VEGGIES) $14
Pepper jack, guacamole, peppers, onions, whole grain wheat bun.
B.B.C. (BUFFALO BLUE CHEESE CHICKEN) $15
Crispy chicken, cajun buffalo sauce, tomato, blue cheese slaw.
MONKEYING AROUND $7
Monkey bread topped with cinnamon, caramel,pecans and vanilla ice cream.
FRIED NUTELLA $7
Warm donut holes filled with nutella ganache,banana toffee sauce.
Chocolate, white chocolate, caramel sauces.
SHAKE IT UP
CHOCOLATE, VANILLA, STRAWBERRY $7 each
STAY PUFT $8
Roasted marshmallow, chocolate sauce, graham cracker,vanilla ice cream.
STRAWBERRY SHORTSHAKE $8
Fresh strawberries, shortcake crumble, vanilla ice cream.
MAPLE STIRRUP $8
Crisp bacon, cinnamon sugar doughnut, vanilla ice cream.
SPIKE IT UP
APPLE RYE A LA MODE $14
Bulleit Rye, Jack Daniel's Fire, apple pie filling,caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream.
JACK'S SNICKERDOODLE $14
Jack Daniel's Honey, Rumchata, caramel, snickerdoodle,vanilla ice cream.
Jameson Irish Whiskey, Nola Coffee Liqueur, coffee,vanilla ice cream.
COLD AS ICE $14
Fernet Branca Menta, crème de cacao, vanilla ice cream.
JAILHOUSE ROCK $14
Myers's Rum, peanut butter, banana, chocolate syrup, vanilla ice cream.