We had a comp to eat at Hell’s Kitchen in Las Vegas a few days ago. What a treat.
We are, of course, huge fans of Gordon Ramsey. Although, we’ve been disappointed a few times by his restaurants here in Vegas. We don’t, for example, recommend the Burger place. There are much better burgers to be had around town. Although we did really like the Fish and Chips joint in the Linq. Anyway, we are fans of the Hell’s Kitchen reality show and have been armchair judges for years.
So, my husband talked to his host and we got a comp for Hell’s Kitchen. The $200 comp really wasn’t enough, but I had some points I could use to cover the balance.
Alright, so it’s good to have reservations. There were a lot of folks waiting in line and we skipped past them. We got a great table in the back with on a window out to the strip. So, from my vantage point, I could see the strip, the restaurant, and a bit of the kitchen.
There are TV monitors running clips from Hell’s Kitchen. But, you’d think with so many seasons there would be enough content that what they show wouldn’t repeat so often.
The service was impeccable. Our waitress was efficient and kind and had a solid sense of humor. She was simply amazing and we tipped accordingly!
We chose the prix fix menu (choice of Scallops or Caesar salad, Beef Wellington, and Sticky Toffee Pudding) with the wine pairing.
We got both the salad and scallops and shared (next time, only the scallops). The scallops were the best scallops I’ve ever eaten in my life. Just amazing and perfect. The salad was crisp and fresh and nice, but nowhere near as perfect as those scallops.
The Beef Wellington was wonderful. The pastry was flaky. The Beef melt-in-your mouth delightfulness. My husband, who isn’t a fan of mushrooms, truly gobbled them up. I did think the demiglaze a bit sweet, but there wasn’t any left on my plate at the end of the course.
Finally, the Sticky Toffee Pudding was moist and rich and sweet and accompanied with a wonderful caramel ice cream. We didn’t eat the whole thing to stave off a diabetic coma. Really wonderful.
The wine pairings were good selections, but it’s not something I would do again. I think I’d just choose a nice Cabernet and call it a meal. The final port was just too sweet for me and I’m not a fan of whites. That said, my husband loved all of the wines, so it really is a personal thing.
Dinner for two with all those wines, and coffee and tea was about $280 and really worth it. We’ll return, I’m sure, because we both want to try more of the menu offerings (and we’d like to sit closer to the kitchen next time.)