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KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers

Posted on | July 5, 2010 | 5 Comments

It’s been awhile since we’ve gone out for burgers, and since KGB just opened, we figured we’d give them a try.

I was a bit surprised to hear that Chef Kerry Simon decided to open a new restaurant in Harrah’s, but while the hotel is still a bit outdated, the restaurant is quite nice. It’s in a large multi-level space, with plenty of seating,  bar, and a lively atmosphere. While I wanted to try the “Iron Chef sliders”, they had a deal for 2 for 1 burgers, and we couldn’t pass that up!

Adam opted for a vanilla shake and the BBQ Bacon burger. I couldn’t decide which burger to order, so I made my own. Angus beef with aged cheddar, sweet onions, and wild mushrooms on a whole wheat roll. I’m very happy with my decision.

I had a bite of the BBQ bacon burger, and while it was good, there was a bit too much going on in it for me. I preferred my simple burger, as the meat was quite good, and cooked perfectly. I also appreciated that there wasn’t just a pile of button mushrooms thrown on top, but a nice mix of enoki, oyster, etc. And there was just enough of it.

A couple of issues we had? Adam was a bit put off that they don’t grind their own meat… me, not so much. The waiter explained that they import their beef from Creekstone farms, and I’m assuming it only comes ground. I found it to be quite tasty, and had no issues with the meat itself. The only slight issue I had was that the seasoning was a bit inconsistent. In some bites, I got just the right amount of seasoning, and in other bites, it bordered on overly salty. Other than that, I found it juicy, flavorful, and I loved the burger!

We also ordered the tater tots, and the sweet potato tater tots. I still can’t decide which I liked better… as they were both really good! Simple, but well executed.

The prices were about on par with other ‘gourmet’ burger joints, and the service was really good.

I would rank KGB’s burgers somewhere between my two other favorite burgers in town; LBS and Burger Bar. I’d definitely like to return to see how they change/improve, if they do, once they’ve established themselves a bit more.

Cost: $$
3475 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
(800) 214-9110
KGB (Kerry's Gourmet Burgers) on Urbanspoon

Comments

5 Responses to “KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers”

  1. Rusty
    July 6th, 2010 @ 9:06 am

    LBS sucks they are overpriced and bland. Grind Burger is the best in town now that Kilroys is gone. IMO.

  2. Janice D.
    July 6th, 2010 @ 10:25 pm

    I love a simple burger too, because I like to taste the meat rather than condiments. Your burger looks pretty delish. The tator tot fad is growing, as a lot of joints here in SD is serving them too. Gotta add Kerry’s place to my list… thanks, K!

  3. Kristi
    July 7th, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

    Rusty: I don’t really agree that Grind is better than LBS, but that’s ok! Everyone has their own preferences.

    Janice: Def give them a try the next time you’re in Vegas! Those sweet potato tater tots were really good…

  4. Frank
    July 9th, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

    I was thoroughly disappointed. The “Sea Salt Fries” had barely any salt on them. The “Fried Dill Pickle Slices” were unimpressive – a simple batter with a beer/cheese dip. I wholly expected something more flavorful/daring. When I got my burger, it smelled and tasted of fish. My wife’s was overcooked and dry (she’d ordered it medium), yet her bottom bun was soaked and falling apart. The next round hers was RARE as rare could be – bloody throughout and cold in the middle. We promptly paid for the fries and pickles and left.

    And really – USSR/Soviet Deco? I understand the whole “KGB” thing, but the lit glass hammer/sickle statue was a bit much. Four TVs, two on each side, half of which were playing some asinine promo for some clothing line and/or Russian actress on a loop.

    I like the idea of a made-to-order gourmet burger restaurant, but it was VERY POORLY executed here. I won’t be surprised if it fails outright/shuts down within the next 2-3 years.

  5. beerman420
    August 22nd, 2010 @ 7:11 pm

    this place sucked. the burger was OK. the service sucked with a capitol S. i waited 20 minutes for a table in a less than half empty restraunt. when i was seated i waited another 15 minutes for someone to aknowlege i was sitting there. i finally order. i ask for another beer. the waiter brings the check instead. i pick up the check to look at the bill. before i even put it on the table he grabbed it and said i will be right back. WTF. i ask for a beer and you bring the bill. i barely eat 5 bites from the burger and he was ready to take my money and get me out, next time i will eat at In & Out Burger. better burgers, better service and 1/4 the price.

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