Gordon Ramsay has 34 restaurants around the world, but none are quite like the new Hell's Kitchen-themed restaurant that just opened in Las Vegas. Located at Caesars Palace, Hell's Kitchen is an 8,000-square-foot restaurant that combines elements of the TV show with Gordon Ramsay's signature dishes for a truly unique dining experience. I got to dine at the restaurant during the grand opening and sit down with Gordon to talk about the exciting, much-anticipated destination.
"The location is extraordinary. I do have to pinch myself," he told POPSUGAR. Fans of the Fox show, which is currently in its 17th season, will recognize items and themes from the Hell's Kitchen set throughout the restaurant. The meticulously designed space has red and blue details throughout, and the cooks in the kitchen wear the same red and blue jackets and bandanas, mimicking the competitive environment in a bustling, open kitchen ablaze with onscreen flames. The difference is this isn't a show. "There's no f*cking around in here. It's the real deal," Gordon said. You'll find pitchforks throughout the restaurant, too, from the bathroom door handles to the custom napkins. It's themed, but it's most definitely "not a theme park," Gordon said sternly.
Led by executive chef Jennifer Murphy, the kitchen is turning out pan-seared scallops, braised short ribs, lobster risotto, baked macaroni and cheese with smoked Gouda, herb-crusted rack of lamb, beef Wellington, and much more as quickly as possible. Come hungry, because there's a lot to eat — and all of it is as perfectly cooked as you'd hope. Expectations are high, and when season 17 of Hell's Kitchen All Stars wraps, the winner will be named head chef.
This is a must-visit restaurant for every Gordon Ramsay and Hell's Kitchen superfan, but make no mistake: securing a spot during your trip to Vegas will take some planning. After the restaurant opened up reservations in mid-January, the bookings came flooding in — 25,000 of them, to be exact. Hell's Kitchen fits approximately 300 guests and is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. It stays open an hour later on Friday and Saturday, so you do have options, and walk-ins are welcome if there is room. But reservations are recommended, and if you can't access your preferred date online, you can call the restaurant directly and book as far in advance as you'd like.
Itching to learn more and see what Hell's Kitchen come to life is really like? Read on for a first look and a full recap.