I think the saying goes “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” Well Gordon Ramsay fooled me twice and I was in pain and afraid to eat all day Friday because of it. In fact, I couldn’t even finish writing this blog because of the pain.
The story begins last summer when I had a very tasty but fatty New York strip at Gordon Ramsay Steak (GRS) at Paris Las Vegas (see full review at Vegas Chatter). After drinking and gambling for a few hours I ran to the bathroom in pain. I gave GRS the benefit of the doubt on that it didn’t make me sick because I was drinking all night too.
Thursday night I went to the new Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill at Caesars Palace. My friend said I looked timid when ordering and I was. I kept things simple. I ordered mini burgers, chips and a Magic Hat #9. This isn’t anything that should make anyone sick and a combination I’ve had countless times without repercussion. As soon as dinner was over I thought I felt something bad inside but I made it home fine. Unfortunately I wasn’t fine. I woke up Thursday morning at 4am with pain in my stomach that felt like an alien was trying to escape.
I think Gordon Ramsay is trying to kill me.
I felt so awful and angry on Friday that I didn’t think it was in anyone’s best interest for me to finish writing a blog bashing and bitching about the two times Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants in Las Vegas made me sick. Truth is that they did make me sick and I’m cranky about it.
So, why do I think Gordon Ramsay is trying to kill me? First of all I’ve never read reviews that had people in similar pain eating at multiple Gordon Ramsay restaurants. Second, and more important, the people I dined with made it through their meals relatively unharmed. Third, this feeling hasn’t happened at any other restaurant anywhere in Vegas besides Jack In The Box.
It’s bad enough both places made me sick but both are fairly pricey. Thursday night we had 2 appetizers, 1 side order and 2 drinks for a bill that was $70 after tip. Those are typical Vegas strip prices today for a nice restaurant. My NY Strip at Gordon Ramsay Steak was $65 and dinner was close to $150 per person. This puts the Gordon Ramsay restaurant prices on the higher end of dining in Las Vegas.
I don’t expect to get sick after eating any meal let alone a meal priced at the high end of dining.
Obviously I will recommend you never eat at a Gordon Ramsay restaurant unless you like to spend your days close to a toilet bowl.
My conquest for the best burger in Vegas will not include Gordon Ramsay’s Burger joint at Planet Hollywood. Seriously, FTG!
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