Restaurant Reviews

A Feast at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill!

gordon ramsay pub and grill

You know you are an avid food lover when you drive 125 + miles just to go and eat at a restaurant!

Every time I watch a Gordon Ramsay video, I fall in love with this celebrity chef’s cooking style over and over again! If you have followed any of his many shows like Hell’s Kitchen, Masterchef or The ‘F’ Word, you’ll know what I mean! It so happens that even the hubby is a huge fan and it was a long pending wish of ours to go to his restaurant.

Unfortunately, the one in NYC called ‘The Maze’ is apparently closed and they have a new one in its place (and it doesn’t really have too many online reviews) But ‘Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill’ in Atlantic City, NJ had pretty awesome reviews, so we decided to hit the road and have a taste of his epic food.

We reached after almost 2.5 hours of anticipation. The restaurant is located inside Caesars Hotel and has a classy, London-style vibe to it, without it being too intimidating.

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I was so over the top excited that I had already looked up the menu on their website. I knew for a fact that we had to try their steak. I mean, can you imagine going to a Gordon restaurant for the first time and NOT ordering the signature Steak?? That would be like a catastrophic blunder 😀 (unless of course you don’t eat beef)

The restaurant offers the food lover a feast of textures and flavors. For appetizers, we ordered the Crispy Belly. This dish involves a 48-Hour slow-cooked pork belly, with cardamom carrot puree, and cider honey glaze garnished with chopped Pistachios. It was a burst of flavors and the pork literally melted in my mouth sending me to a euphoric state of mind.

The second appetizer was Shrimp Cocktail. Really enjoyed the fresh shrimp poached in lemon shandy. But in my opinion, the Pork belly wins hands down!

For the entrée, as decided we got a Beef Tenderloin. I have never tasted a juicier steak like this before! EVER! You have got to taste it to believe it. 

Can I have one more? Like, right now?

 

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8 oz. Beef Tenderloin

 

The second entrée that we got was the famous “Hell’s Kitchen” Beef WellingtonPerfectly cooked medium-rare beef, mushroom duxelles and prosciutto wrapped in puff pastry with peas and mashed potatoes on the side. I had seen his video on it – Go watch it if you are interested in getting a better look at how it’s done (and tell me you did not drool after seeing his masterpiece!)

beef wellington
Hell’s Kitchen Beef Wellington

 

For dessert, we were kind of leaning towards the classic Vanilla Crème brûlée. But our server (who was very polite and well-informed) suggested that we go either for their Toffee pudding or Pineapple pie. So as per his recommendation, we went with Pineapple Pot Pie. Warm, roasted pineapples topped with a soft, cinnamon-infused pastry and a scoop of their house made Rum Raisin ice cream ensures to give you Foodgasm!! The dessert was enough for both of us and it was a beautiful end to a beautiful evening.

 

pineapple pie
Pineapple Pot Pie

 

If you follow Chef Ramsay, you know this man is all about perfection. And I can happily sum up this experience as ‘Perfect.’ Yes, it is on the pricier side; but if you are a food lover and if you can lay hands on any of Gordon’s restaurants, just do it at least once. Okay? And if you have already tried one, I’m sure you’ll agree with me.

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Tip: If you happen to go at this location, make sure to park in Caesars’ parking garage. The parking fee is $25, but it is Free if you spend $75 or more on food/ beverages inside Caesars. Just show them your food receipt.

XOXO

Smiling Notes

 

 

 

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91 Comments

  • OldCountryGirl

    January 8, 2016

    The food looks great and really tasty!

  • koolaidmoms

    January 8, 2016

    Great review! I will have to make the trek one day!

  • apuginthekitchen

    January 8, 2016

    I do love watching him on TV, and have often wondered how his food is. I can imagine the Wellington flying through the air when a contestant doesn’t make it properly or food being thrown. It’s such a spectacle but I know he is a perfectionist and won’t accept anything less than that from his chefs. What a great experience everything looks amazing. I actually would like to try his place in NYC and see how it is.

    • Smiling Notes

      January 8, 2016

      Yes I totally enjoy him using foul language and shouting at all the contestants lol?
      If you do give the one in NYC a try, do let me know whether you like it. Maybe I can think of giving it a try then ?

      • apuginthekitchen

        January 8, 2016

        I will let you know. I am always game to try something or someplace new and he does have standards so how bad could it be, at least I hope that’s the case.

        • Smiling Notes

          January 8, 2016

          Yes very true Suzanne! Looking forward to hearing your experience soon ???

  • LivingTheQLife

    January 8, 2016

    We always go his Pub and Grill in Caesar’s Palace whenever we go to Las Vegas. We especially enjoy the Steak and Ale Pie! Looks like you had a great meal! 🙂

    • Smiling Notes

      January 8, 2016

      Wow that’s cool! Maybe next time I can try the Ale pie 😉

  • Natascha's Palace

    January 8, 2016

    Nice photos! ???

  • kirapebbles

    January 8, 2016

    I don’t know what the massive hype about Gordon Ramsay is, could you please explain without fangirling too much? The food looked amazing, so I guess that is definitely a factor to consider!

    • Smiling Notes

      January 8, 2016

      A lot of people (like me) adore this celebrity chef’s love for perfection in the kitchen. Many also love the fact that he is a foul-mouthed person 😀 (on his TV shows) and he is known to never serve a less than perfect dish in his restaurants. Some of his signature dishes are very famous in the culinary world and I must say it is not just a myth. The food was truly amazing! 🙂

      • kirapebbles

        January 8, 2016

        Wow! I hope you understand how lucky you are, that’s incredible! I like Jamie Oliver!

        • Smiling Notes

          January 8, 2016

          Girl… I love Jamie Oliver too! 🙂

          • kirapebbles

            January 8, 2016

            It’s his honesty with food and how he explains how to do everything. His hand gestures, his lisp, he’s adorable! Haha! Sorry, gone a bit over the top!

          • Smiling Notes

            January 8, 2016

            haha omg his lisp (truly makes him adorable lol.. are we weird to say that or what?) 😀
            His passion for food makes me smile everytime I watch him.

  • Lynz Real Cooking

    January 8, 2016

    Wow what a fun and exciting post! I love the pictures and sounds awesome!

    • Smiling Notes

      January 8, 2016

      Thank you Lynn.. it was a wonderful experience for sure!

      • Lynz Real Cooking

        January 8, 2016

        I am sure! I love him!!!

        • Smiling Notes

          January 8, 2016

          I Love him too. His personality is like – one can love him or hate him but can’t ignore him 😀

  • noorainsobiya

    January 8, 2016

    I just melted into a billion shards of sugar!! This is amazing mi amor!! What a great job, you’ve done with the review.. ???

    The pictures are simply editorial!! So happy for you Hun!! ❤️❤️❤️??

    • Smiling Notes

      January 8, 2016

      Thanks my dear Noorieeeee!!! I tried my best to write about it but I don’t think my words do justice to the lovely experience I had 🙂 Btw.. hope you are all fine now.

  • Lina

    January 8, 2016

    Wow!!

  • anroworld

    January 8, 2016

    Everything look so delicious and so teasing, glad I can see the pictures at least! Very interesting!

    • Smiling Notes

      January 8, 2016

      Thank you Ann.. wish i could send you some virtually 😉 Actually, I also wish I could have some of it through the photos lol

      • anroworld

        January 8, 2016

        Maybe one day it can be possible, high-tech world develops very fast, let’s hope!

  • Lifestylebites3

    January 8, 2016

    He is one of the finest chef in UK and it is clearly able to see on those awesome dishes on the plate.

  • garym6059

    January 8, 2016

    Now I’m hungry….thanks! Just kidding phenomenal pictures.

  • Erika Kind

    January 8, 2016

    Wow! The next time I go to NYC I have to get hints from you. That looks awesome!

    • Smiling Notes

      January 9, 2016

      Hehe Erika 😀 The food was indeed fabulous!

  • mopana

    January 8, 2016

    So! Desire… Long way… Emotions… And then… Foodgasm… A lot of fun… What a wonderful day for you 🙂 I am glad for you

    • Smiling Notes

      January 8, 2016

      Haha very rightly said!! Thanks a lot! ??

  • Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    A great review for one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants from Smiling Notes.. the food looks amazing, especially the slow cooked pork. So if you live close enough to Atlantic City and have a special occasion coming up.. here you go.

    • Smiling Notes

      January 9, 2016

      Thank you soooo much for the Reblog!! You made my day!! 🙂

      • Pleasure; I enjoyed your review very much. He frustrates me at times with his behaviour but there is no doubt he is an exception man of food. Enjoy your week.

        • Smiling Notes

          January 9, 2016

          Hahhaa yes he uses too much of foul language and is short tempered but that’s his personality I guess. Thanks a lot once again ?

  • Sabiscuit

    January 8, 2016

    I was thrilled to see this post and hope I can visit one day, soon. Thank you for adding this review to your many wonderful posts. xo

    • Smiling Notes

      January 8, 2016

      That is such a sweet comment!! Made me really happy! You should definitely visit when you get a chance ?

  • panhirsch

    January 8, 2016

    Bit far from where I am (though I once traveled to Atlantic City). Still, gotta visit Gordon’s place next time we are in UK.

  • youthfoodblog

    January 8, 2016

    Gordon Ramsay is one of my favorites! I envy your experience!

    • Smiling Notes

      January 9, 2016

      Hahaa.. you should definitely one of his restaurants when you get a chance! 😉 I love him too!

  • Let's CUT the Crap!

    January 8, 2016

    Yum. I’m salivating. Gorgeous pictures. Fabulous post! 😀

  • Love Served Daily

    January 8, 2016

    What a delightful treat

  • Cher|cherthatdish

    January 9, 2016

    Lucky you! I love Gordon Ramsay! My goodness! My goal is to visit a Gordon Ramsay restaurant when I’m on business trips abroad! I am very lucky to have visited three of his restaurants so far! But this looks really delicious! Happy for you that you had a great feast!!! I can’t wait to visit this one one day 🙂

    • Smiling Notes

      January 9, 2016

      3 of his restaurants! omg I’m so jealous lol 😀 which were the locations that you visited?

  • speedyrabbit

    January 9, 2016

    Hahaha that does not look like any british pub I go too here in the UK,but it does look nice,xx Rachel

    • Smiling Notes

      January 9, 2016

      Hahah is it? That is how they describe it though on their website lol. ??

  • MyCulinarySaga

    January 9, 2016

    Wow wow wow ! I can feel the excitement 🙂 I’m totally in love with Gordon Ramsay ! So I relate to what you feel babes! Everything looks so perfect

    • Smiling Notes

      January 9, 2016

      Thanks a lot dear! He is an icon for sure..!

  • anotherfoodieblogger

    January 9, 2016

    Wow, lucky you to be within driving distance of such a great restaurant! All the food looks amazing.

    • Smiling Notes

      January 9, 2016

      It was indeed amazing.. I truly feel lucky ?

  • Freda @ Aromatic essence

    January 9, 2016

    Lucky you!! The food looks so good!! I can imagine the anticipation to get there..hehe..Thanks for sharing this sweetie 🙂

    • Smiling Notes

      January 9, 2016

      Thanks a lot Freda..!! It was indeed a wonderful experience!

  • lynne hoareau

    January 10, 2016

    What an amazing experience ! Wow ! I am hungry now. The food sounds delicious. That man is a perfectionist so the food can only be of the best. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Smiling Notes

      January 10, 2016

      Yes Lynne.. I realized why he is hyped so much. Perfection to the core! 🙂

  • milliethom

    January 10, 2016

    A great post, with beautiful photos and descriptions of your whole experience there – and, of course, the incredible food. A really enjoyable read. 🙂

    • Smiling Notes

      January 10, 2016

      Thank you so much! It was a lovely experience 🙂

      • milliethom

        January 10, 2016

        I could see how much you enjoyed it through the enthusiasm in your words. I really enjoyed sharing the experience with you. 😀

  • Pinotandpeeptoes

    January 10, 2016

    Oh my this all looks / sounds delicious!!!!

    • Smiling Notes

      January 10, 2016

      Thanks.. it was a beautiful experience 🙂

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    January 10, 2016

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    • Smiling Notes

      January 10, 2016

      Thanks a lot for visiting my blog.. And thanks for the nomination as well ? will be checking out your blog too ??

  • Deb

    January 11, 2016

    I love Gordon Ramsey’s show. I mostly watch Hell’s Kitchen. The pictures helped the whole post come alive. This place is going on my bucketlist.

    • Smiling Notes

      January 11, 2016

      Thank you so much Deb… I love his shows too Deb!! You should definitely visit when you get a chance! 🙂

  • patriciaruthsusan

    January 11, 2016

    Just reading this and seeing the pictures made me hungry. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 — Suzanne

    • Smiling Notes

      January 11, 2016

      Glad that you liked it Suzanne.. thanks a lot!! 🙂

  • dominica

    January 11, 2016

    OMG I’m so jealous right now! must of tasted like heaven! Thank you for sharing, visit me whenever you have time at http://its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk/ !! Kisses, Dominica S.

    • Smiling Notes

      January 13, 2016

      It did taste heavenly! Thanks for visiting.. heading over to your blog 🙂

  • Sue Slaght

    January 11, 2016

    Well i am not a beef eater but my guess is that I could find something wonderful on the menu. The presentation looks fabulous! Good tip about the parking for readers as well.

    • Smiling Notes

      January 11, 2016

      Yes Sue.. you can find a lot of delicious things (apart from beef) on their menu as well. It is an absolute treat for the food lover 🙂

  • nimitode

    January 12, 2016

    These photos! I’m salivating

    • Smiling Notes

      January 12, 2016

      Hehee they were indeed drool-worthy ?

  • itsgoodtobecrazysometimes

    January 13, 2016

    That looks awesome although I am more of a Heston girl 😉

  • amaya911

    January 19, 2016

    Yum! The steak and dessert looks so good! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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