Of course you’re going to check out Gordon Ramsay’s brand-new Hell’s Kitchen restaurant smack in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip. And yeah, you probably want to order Beef Wellington, the perfectly pan-seared scallops and the ridiculous sticky toffee pudding for dessert, because that’ll make dinner taste like being on TV. But there’s plenty of other delicious stuff on this new menu to consider. Here are our first-run faves so far.
Golden Beet Salad
This masterfully composed dish, created by executive chef Jennifer Murphy, offers delicate layers of fresh flavor: tender, sweet beets with Greek yogurt, pistachio granola, kumquats and a bit of mint. Skip the Caesar salad and order this instead. $21.
Seared Foie Gras
Hell’s Kitchen food can be much more decadent than you’d expect from a Strip-side, celebrity-chef eatery, exemplified by this luscious plate with spiced carrot cake and candied pecans. $25.
Hell’s Kitchen Burger
This lunch dish differs slightly from the one at Ramsay’s burger joint at Planet Hollywood. Ghost pepper Jack cheese, bacon, avocado, crispy onions and a tingly Fresno pepper jam spread the spicy through every bite. $22.
Hell's Kitchen Caesars Palace, 702-731-7373. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.