Be prepared to exit through the gift shop this winter, when chef Gordon Ramsay debut’s his fifth Las Vegas restaurant at one of Strip’s most coveted and visible locations.
While opening day is many months ahead, new details of Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen have been revealed in paperwork filed with Clark County, suggesting the carefully planned project has been long in gestation.
Announced with the fiery ignition of a 17-foot pitchfork, Hell’s Kitchen takes over the shuttered in shame former Serendipity 3 space and its lame duck replacement, Stripside Cafe & Bar. Construction work is scheduled to begin this summer and for the moment, the Stripside Cafe is currently taking reservations into at least July.
The restaurant will be designed by the New York-based team at Jeffrey Beers International, whose local portfolio has included the look of DB Brasserie at the Venetian and Estiatorio Milos at the Cosmopolitan. The Hell’s Kitchen interior bar, dining room, showcase kitchen and retail space will fill approximately 8,000 square feet, keeping the same structure of the existing building. Outside, they will develop almost 2,000-square-foot of patio featuring an inside/outside bar to lure pedestrians walking the Strip.
Building on a perceived familiarity with 17 seasons of the Fox network's Hell’s Kitchen TV show, the interior will be designed in "Blue" and "Red" team sections, serving brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests will enter a space that "engages all the senses," with a "high action kitchen" augmented by plenty of fire, the "sounds of a noisy kitchen," including "pans clanging, loud chefs," plus the aromas of a wood-fired oven drifting through the room.
Explaining "the kitchen is the star," the restaurant is described as "upbeat," where as many as 300 guests will be able to enjoy "cutting-edge casual dining" and "creative, (yet uncomplicated) Chef Ramsay style American food and cocktails." The menu will also include recipes from chefs from the TV series and dishes featured on the show.
All visitors will exit through an adjoining retail area, where they can "memorialize their experience by purchasing pictures, aprons, cookbooks, cutting boards and other fun, approachable and high quality items."
Already plans are in place to film parts of future episodes and host cooking competitions on site, with future Hell's Kitchen winners destined to "do stints as Chef de Cuisine at the restaurant."
Locally, the chef operates Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill inside the Caesars Palace resort, Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas, Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at The Linq Promenade and Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood, which quietly changed its name from Gordon Ramsay BurGR earlier this year.
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