Burger Bar - Las Vegas
We were in Las Vegas last weekend with some friends. The guys went to the Burger Bar in the shop area between Mandalay Bay and Luxor as the women shopped. The restaurant is actually closer to Luxor, but you can access it from either side.
We arrived around 1:30 and we were surprised to see people waiting outside. The hostesses said the wait was 35-40 minutes, so we put our name in and went for a walk. There is a lot of seating at the bar (not subject to the wait list), but it was packed, as well.
The wait ended up being closer to 55 minutes, but we found a seat at the end of the bar and enjoyed a great IPA while we finished our wait. We were then seated at a booth along the wall. Each booth comes equipped with its own tv, and you can also see big screens above the bar. This is not a sports bar, but you can definitely watch the game (or in our case, the Preakness) as you eat.
The menu includes many burger combinations put together by the restaurant, including the Rossini with Kobe beef, sautéed foie gras, shaved truffles, and Madeira sauce on an onion bun ($60). We decided to build our own instead after getting another beer (this time a refreshing Stella Artois). There are 25 international beers on tap and another 15 in bottles.
I chose the Ridgefield Farms beef ($8) for my burger. They also offer Black Angus ($9), American Kobe ($16), Colorado Lamb ($9), turkey and veggie. You then choose one of 6 buns before picking from a big selection of toppers, and each adds to the cost of the burger. You can add from sections called, Grill, Garden, Ocean, Dairy, Farm, Pantry (sauces), Earth, etc. I added grilled onions and Prosciutto.
The burger was fantastic. Seriously, this may have been the best burger I've ever eaten. I like Delux, but this was better. The patty was thick and juicy, cooked perfectly, and the taste was out of this world.
We also ordered sides of buttermilk onion rings ($3.25), skinny fries with buffalo seasoning and thick fries ($2.50 each). All were good, although I like Delux' fries better.
We liked Burger Bar a lot. I will definitely go back when in Vegas, although the wait was a drag. If you're alone or with one other person, you probably have a good chance of grabbing a stool at the bar rather quickly.
3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
Ridgefield Beef - MR
Whole Wheat Bun
Mmmmm ... I love Delux burger in PHX but Burger Bar ( for a sit-down burger ) takes the cake, IMO. The sheer number of burger topping combinations is what makes it for me. The sweet potato fries at BB are good as well but I think I like the s.p. fries at Delux a little better as well.
We ate here in January and loved it. I had the Kobe and my husband had the buffalo (is that no longer on the menu?). We managed to snag two seats at the bar when we were there and just ate there with no wait. My husband tried some new beers he'd never had and I had a nice glass of red wine. Overall, a great place we will definitely go to again when we go back to Vegas. I've never eaten at Delux (though it is on my list of must-try restaurants).