No dish is simultaneously as iconic and as versatile as the hamburger. Reflecting that diversity, hamburgers grace the menus of all sorts of Las Vegas restaurants. From high-end to health-focused, the city’s most noteworthy burgers reflect the varying tastes and cultures of its denizens. One thing they all have in common? Passionate chefs and an emphasis on quality ingredients. Here are the ten best burgers in Las Vegas right now.
Backyard favorite burger at Honey Salt (Rampart Commons)
The idea of a backyard barbecue invokes a comfortable kind of joy: friends and family relaxing and grilling together on a lazy summer afternoon. Bite into that feeling with Honey Salt’s backyard favorite burger, which is likely better than what you could cook at home. Tomato jam and aged cheddar give the meal a culinary upgrade. Opt for the applewood smoked bacon or an egg from the nearby Desert Bloom Eco Farm.
Dining at the restaurant: Honey Salt restaurateur Elizabeth Blau (her husband Kim Canteenwalla is the chef) was recently featured on the cover of Las Vegas Weekly, so you know she’s something special. Her restaurant’s charming farmer-chic dining room is as close as you can get to the comforts of home without having to wash dishes. Check the website for special themed dinners and a live music schedule.
Takeout: Both takeout and delivery are available at HoneySalt.com.
Bao sliders at The Black Sheep (Spring Valley)
Thanks to her star turn on Season 18 of Bravo’s Top Chef, The Black Sheep chef/owner Jamie Tran is finally garnering the national attention she deserves. Of course, in-the-know locals have long been fans — Eater Las Vegas awarded her Chef of the Year and Restaurant of the Year. Try Tran’s bao sliders for a Vietnamese take on the burger. Housemade pork sausage and a fried quail egg form the savory base and jalapeño aïoli offers a spicy kick.
Dining at the restaurant: The unassuming suburban location and casual dining room helps diners feel relaxed as they embark upon a culinary journey.
Takeout: No takeout or delivery available at the moment.
Butcher blend burger at Echo & Rig Steakhouse & Butcher Shop (Tivoli Village)
It’s natural to have high expectations when ordering a burger from a steakhouse-cum-butchershop. Echo & Rig exceeds those expectations with its butcher blend burger, made from brisket, chuck ribeye, and even prime steak trimmings. Chef and restaurateur Sam Marvin’s 7-ounce, house-ground beef patty is complemented by a locally made brioche bun, brandywine tomato, and Worcestershire aioli.
Dining at the restaurant: Enjoy the casual elegance of the indoor dining room, which is light and airy rather than dark and heavy a la previous-generation steakhouses. Prefer outdoors? Take in views of Tivoli Village and beyond from the spacious upstairs balcony. A roof and fans keep diners cool on even the hottest days.
Takeout: Call the restaurant to place an order for pickup. No delivery available.
Cheeseburger at Main St. Provisions (Downtown Arts District)
Chef Justin Kingsley Hall and restaurateur Kim Owens are two of the most passionate creators in Las Vegas. Main Street Provisions, with its modern American take on comfort food, is a culmination of their lives’ work so far. Their triumph is apparent in MSP’s elevated take on the humble burger. Sustainable, pasture-raised, Tasmanian ground chuck and Shropshire Bleu cheese sauce anchor this dish, which is accompanied by grilled onions, house-pickled cucumbers, and the signature “saucy sauce.” A brioche bun tops (and bottoms) it off.
Dining at the restaurant: As its name implies, the hip restaurant is located in the middle of Main Street’s bustling Arts District. The indoor dining is casually cool and a few outdoor tables are available for prime people watching.
Takeout: Takeout is available and delivery provided by locally owned delivery co-op LoCo Las Vegas.
Hell’s Kitchen burger at Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood (The Strip)
As one would expect from a place with “burger” in its title, Gordon Ramsay’s eponymous burger restaurant offers a mouthwatering array of bun-filled options, all cooked over a hard-wood flame. From the truffle burger to the crispy cherry pepper chicken burger, you can’t go wrong. The Hell’s Kitchen burger stands out thanks to its doubly spicy flavor from roasted jalapeños and jalapeño aioli. Vegetarian plant-based patties are available upon request.
Dining at the restaurant: This high-energy restaurant is sleek and contemporary, with undulating ceilings and a 30-foot fire feature.
Takeout: Takeout available online.
Lamb burger at Paymon’s Fresh Kitchen (West Las Vegas and Silverado Ranch)
Since 1988, Paymon’s has provided Las Vegans with their favorite Mediterranean dishes, winning countless accolades along the way. While Las Vegas Weekly and CitySearch have both awarded Paymon’s “best fries,” it’s high time the lamb burger got some love. The patty is a mix of a half-pound top sirloin lamb with mushrooms, bell peppers, and green onions served on a slightly toasted brioche bun. Plus, Paymon’s grinds the lamb in-house daily, so it’s always fresh.
Dining at the restaurant: With locations near Summerlin and Henderson, nobody is ever that far from a Paymon’s. Indoor, patio, and the signature hookah lounge seating is available.
Takeout: Order for pick-up via phone or online through Paymons.com. Delivery is available through third-party providers.
West Las Vegas
Le brie burger at Ohlala French Bistro (Summerlin)
Melted brie cheese adds a decadent French twist to this half-pound ground beef burger. Chef/owner Richard Terzaghi completes his creation with crispy bacon, arugula, garlic aioli, ketchup, and a soft bun. It’s served with traditional shoestring fries.
Dining at the restaurant: The Parisian bistro-style dining room is romantic enough for a date, yet casual enough for an impromptu happy hour with friends.
Takeout: Order for pickup and delivery online.
Prime burger at Mon Ami Gabi (The Strip)
Come for the prime Strip view. Stay for the prime burger. A brioche bun cradles a family-farmed Brandt beef patty. Remoulade sauce, cornichons, and your choice of cheese (jarlsberg, brie, or blue) finish off the flavorings at this iconic French bistro.
Dining at the restaurant: Dine Strip-side on the patio with views of the Bellagio Fountain. Indoor and bar seating offer the traditional bistro-in-Vegas ambiance.
Takeout: Takeout is available, but not delivery.
Vegan double cheeseburger at True Food Kitchen (Downtown Summerlin & The Strip)
The most American of indulgences — the double cheeseburger — is no longer limited to meat eaters. True Food’s delectable patty, housemade with portobello mushroom, walnuts, beets, and kuzu root delivers the same pleasure of biting into a big double patty. Vegan cheddar and veganaise add even more flavor. It’s topped with lettuce, tomato, and pickled onion on a flaxseed bun. This rapidly growing Arizona-based restaurant chain focuses on healthy food without sacrificing the flavor.
Dining at the restaurant: With a location on The Strip (Caesars Palace Forum Shops) and in the suburbs, tourists and locals alike can dine. Each restaurant features spacious contemporary dining rooms, with the Downtown Summerlin location also offering outdoor dining.
Takeout: Pickup, curbside, and delivery options are available online.
Veggie burger at Old Soul (Downtown/World Market Center)
Old Soul’s elevated American menu celebrates chef Natalie Young’s African-American heritage with dishes such as the collard green artichoke dip and fried green tomatoes. The veggie burger stands out for its delicious simplicity, with avocado, sprouts, mayo, and red onion on wheat bread.
Dining at the restaurant: Pre-prohibition elegance makes the trip to dine at World Market Center more than worth it.
Takeout: Pickup is available, but not delivery.