Burger Brasserie layers on the flavor
With National Burger Month in full swing, you may find yourself craving the classic American treat. And no street in America may have more quality burger joints than the Las Vegas Strip. With so many options, it can be tough to choose. At Paris, Burger Brasserie continues to satisfy hungry meat eaters each and every day, year after year. The French-inspired restaurant isn’t just a place to get a beef fix, but also a prime location to catch any number of games, as the walls are adorned with flat-screen televisions playing whatever sporting events happen to be on at the moment.
Appetizers are large enough for multiple diners. Gravy fries are a nod to the great New Jersey diner tradition of disco fries. This version features crispy, thin cut French fries topped with short rib gravy including hunks of short rib, melted Tillamook cheddar cheese and scallions. Meanwhile, Buffalo chicken dip deconstructs buffalo wings and puts it back together in gooey, creamy form featuring Point Reyes cheese, chunks of spicy chicken and a side of pretzel bites for one’s dipping pleasure.
While the Brasserie might be famous for its $777 burger featuring everything from foie gras to Maine lobster, there are plenty of more affordable options that are quite tasty. All burgers come with a choice of bun—white cornmeal-dusted, gluten-free, onion or whole-wheat. The cornmeal is the most popular. Patties range from classic beef to chicken, lamb, veggie and kobe beef.
The Italian Burger tops a beef patty with melted mozzarella, peppery arugula and crispy pancetta, giving an Italian spin on the American cheese, lettuce and bacon components.
Moving countries, the French onion burger takes the spirit of French onion soup and gives it the burger treatment. Beef, caramelized onions and Gruyere gratinée fill the bun of the diner’s choice. Not surprisingly, a French-inspired burger is also the Brasserie’s bestseller. The Paris Burger features Brie cheese, caramelized onions and smoked bacon.
But one can’t have a burger without a side of fried something. Patrons can choose between three types of fries—waffle, sweet or crispy—or opt for Rings, which are onion rings in a thick Pilsner batter sprinkled with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos dust and served with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos ranch dressing.
For those looking for something beyond a burger, the ham, grilled pineapple and cheese sandwich is a winner. Thick-cut ham, Gruyère cheese, pickles and garlic aioli are layered between slices of very yummy toasted pineapple bread.
And what’s a burger and fries without a shake? (Shakes even go good with grilled cheese!) Burger Brasserie offers both shakes and smoothies. One can’t go wrong with a cookies and cream shake, which contains a full Oreo on top of the cup, vanilla ice cream, Oreo bits throughout, whipped cream and crème de cacao. The Mango Burst smoothie is fresh and punchy, with its inclusion of mango, sorbet and apple juice.
Paris, 11 a.m.-midnight daily. 702.946.4346