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Holsteins burgers in The Cosmopolitan

rednyellow Oct 2, 2011 11:01 PM

Damn good burger. Started with the fried pickle appetizer. They were delicious and came with a couple fried olives and caper berries and were served with proscuitto, and salamis on the side, a very tasty pairing. I had the Classic burger and my guest had the turkey sliders. My burger was perfectly cooked, juicy meat, good bun and toppings, an excellent burger. At $13, it's on the expensive side, but not absurd for a place on the strip, and the quality was there. I tried half of one of the turkey sliders, good meat but a little boring, could use more dressing or the cucumber slaw it was dressed with. Service was flawless, our waitress (Dani?) was friendly, answered all of our questions, kept our drinks full and was just a sweet heart. So far, Holsteins is the best burger I've found in Vegas. The room is VERY loud, both the music and the people. Don't go if you want to have an intimate conversation. You almost have to yell to the person across the table from you.

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    Bran808 Oct 3, 2011 11:15 AM

    Nice to hear. Holsteins is on my list for this November. Haha, believe it or not, I love a good burger, but the fried pickles is what sealed the deal for me. Salty, fried......what else do you need?

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      herbert1 Oct 3, 2011 08:06 PM

      Had a milk shake, thought it was good but very expensive for the size.

      Interesting experience when I was there. Eating at counter, the guy next to me got the wrong hamburger. Manager admitted that kitchen had made a mistake, but did not offer to bring out the correct burger or give him the one he got gratis.

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        kuwegg57 Oct 6, 2011 01:49 AM

        Good burgers cooked perfectly. Also liked their shoestring fries. But the place is really loud.

        1. holidayparties Oct 14, 2011 10:40 AM

          Holsteins and LBS @ the Red Rock are owned by the same owner. I have yet to try Holsteins but I love LBS so I'm looking forward to going to Holsteins next weekend.

          Red Rock Bar
          1729 E Charleston Blvd Ste A, Las Vegas, NV 89104

          1. A5 KOBE Oct 15, 2011 11:19 PM

            I liked my shake better than the burger. Really good shakes.

            1. Food Tourist Oct 18, 2011 08:14 AM

              How does the beef patty itself compare to the grass or corn-fed beef patty at Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay? And how do their milkshakes compare?

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                rednyellow Oct 18, 2011 07:04 PM

                I didn't try a shake. I don't care for Burger Bar at all. I Don't recall anything standing out about the patty at Burger Bar and didn't like their burger at all. Hated it and service was poor. I DO recall the patty at Holsteins having a great flavor.

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                  Food Tourist Nov 7, 2011 04:19 PM

                  Thanks rednyellow. I like reading head-to-head comparisons, and this is really helpful info especially since we'll be staying at Cosmo.

                  This may be a dumb question (I'm Canadian so I've never been...) but:
                  Which is better, IN-N-OUT or Holstein?

                  Okay, never mind...just read the Holstein's menu:

                  What a great beer selection!

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                QAW Oct 18, 2011 03:31 PM

                We can add another "link" to Holsteins and LBS, literally - this take from John Curtas (http://www.eatinglv.com/2011/10/eat-t... ) showcases the burger at the Barrymore, which is brought to you by the same folks behind Holsteins. Much more quiet, and also an easy place to get in and out of.

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                  CulverJack Nov 7, 2011 05:10 PM

                  Was just there over the weekend, a great stop. Excellent burger, great O rings, really nice service and a fantastic beer selection, a gazillion of good ones on draft and a server who let us try whatever sounded interesting before diving in. All good!

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                  1. re: CulverJack
                    Food Tourist Nov 7, 2011 06:14 PM

                    Good to know they offer samples of the beers because I'd never be able to decide on only one!

                  2. rednyellow Nov 11, 2011 06:46 PM

                    I went back and had the truffle lobster mac and cheese. It was good, very good. I also had the Longhorn (?) sandwich which was a burger with brisket and coleslaw. It was delish if a bit messy.
                    Again service was flawless and very friendly.

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                      Bran808 Nov 11, 2011 06:57 PM

                      Just got back from Vegas and enjoyed my meal there. The Fried Pickles......meh, I've had better. Nice crunch to it, but I was hoping for a little saltier finish. The chocolate shake was great though and probably one of the best I've had. I loved the textural touch that the Valrhona pearls added. The Gold Standard burger was cooked perfectly and was very tasty. I also loved the texture of the bun and how the sweetness of the Tomato Confit complimented the slight pepperiness of the Arugula. Overall a very well executed burger.

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