Bobby’s Burger Palace opened its first Nevada location in Las Vegas in front of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Jan. 29, and Bobby Flay treated Julie Hession and me as his first customers at the grand opening.
Julie won the opportunity to meet Bobby after baking him a “Welcome to Las Vegas” cake to celebrate the new restaurant. She graciously invited me to be her +1.
Bobby’s Burger Palace is in a great location because you can access it directly from the strip. You don’t have to walk a half-mile through a casino to grab a quick burger. The interior is vibrant with Zestuous green chairs surrounding community tables.
Along with plenty of natural light, the restaurant is accented with a variety of fun and funky overhead lighting.
After you order, you pick a seat and wait for the food to be brought out to you. If you sit at one of the curved tables, you can get a sneak peek into the kitchen through a narrow window. There’s Bobby checking out the kitchen.
The service was awesome. Lots of smiling faces and repeated offers to refill my fresh-brewed iced tea. No one seemed to miss a beat – impressive on the first day.
Enough about the ambience, let’s talk food. The huge wall-mounted menus offer 11 burger options. You can choose a certified Angus beef patty, ground turkey or a whole chicken breast. You can also “get crunchified!” by adding chips atop your burger (I highly recommend this option).
There are three options for sides: French fries, sweet potato fries and beer battered onion rings, all for $4. Or you can upgrade to a two-side combo for a dollar more. I went with the sweet potato fries. They were crispy on the outside and tender inside with a slight dash of seasoning. They were served with honey mustard horseradish sauce. I love restaurants that know that sweet potato fries should be served with honey mustard and not ketchup.
Not a burger fan? Bobby’s Burger Palace also serves griddled cheese with three cheeses and tomato. As well as one of my all-time favorite sandwiches, which I’ll definitely order next time, griddled pimento cheese & bacon with tomato.
BBP offers house wine and an impressive selection of 16 beers with choices like Fat Tire and Sierra Nevada for $6. It wouldn’t be a Bobby Flay restaurant without a couple of frozen margarita choices like cactus pear made with premium tequila for $9.
You can finish the meal off with a milkshake or malt for $6.50. Flavors vary from blueberry-pomegranate to pistachio, which I heard was a must have! Next time Bobby.
In true Vegas style, you can also order spiked milkshakes with a shot of bourbon, rum or vodka for $9.
In case you can’t tell, I’m a new fan of BBP. I love the location, the bright, fun vibe and the absolutely Zestuous food. If you’re in Vegas, you should definitely stop in. Or, check out his other locations on the east coast.
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