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Hells Kitchen review. One and done. Oh, don't order the water.

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by LV_Bound, Mar 18, 2018.

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  1. LV_Bound

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    Had reservations at Hells Kitchen this past trip.
    Place looks great, the staff is very friendly and excellent service by everyone.

    Sat down and asked for water. They rattled off a few different types and I asked for distilled as it was the only type I recognized.

    Ordered the Wagyu Meatballs as an appetizer (forgot picture) and they were very good. Probably should have ordered 1 as an appetizer and another as my meal.

    For the meal, my wife ordered the Braised Short Rib as seen here. You definitely didn't need a knife to cut it as it was that tender, but there was little to no flavor to the meat.

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    I opted for the Characuterie Pizza as seen here. Maybe I was expecting too much from a $20 personal pizza, but it was not worth it. Bad? No. Good? Yes, but not great and definitely not worth $20.
    For those wondering, the pizza was nice and hot, the prosciutto on top is cold.

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    Later that evening my wife and I were discussing our meal and then talked about the cost and how we will probably skip this place in the future and opt for either GR Burger or Steak.

    As we discussed the bill which was $92 we thought that was too high.
    Meatballs $18, Pizza $20 and Braised Short Rib $34.
    That should be about $72, right? Where did the other $20 come from?
    Did they add the tip in automatically? If so even that was too gracious.
    It couldn't be the water because no one in their right mind would charge that much, right?

    So, my wife does a quick google only to find that others have experienced the same and its due to the water. Yes, they charge about $9 for water and its no where located on the menu.

    For a $100+ meal (w/tip) we did not feel it was worth it. There are too many other places from which to choice for a better meal and price.

    For those interested, here are some other pictures.
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    The girl seen here is the winner from Hell's Kitchen and the chief at the place. I wanted to yell at her about my meal like Gordon but my wife wouldn't let me.

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  2. loonytoony

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    Sounds like worth a test drive
     
  3. JeJas

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    You should be grateful they only charged $9 for the water.
    You think they would offer you anything for free?
     
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  4. HoyaHeel

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    What kind of water? Tap. That's always my answer. (in the US, at least)

    My sister wants to go to Hell's Kitchen - she has a trip with a girlfriend next month. I've been telling her the reviews aren't that good but I think she still wants to try it for herself.....
     
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    "Red team, come here! Now! Feel this. Feel it! :grrr:
    This water is raw! :cuss: Shut it down!" :cuss: :faint:

    RICHARD
     
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  6. bubbakitty

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    Take one of those gaudy long tall plastic drinks in with you--filled with water. Apparently that would have a retail price of about 35$. That was silly. 100$ ? Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    We were considering GR Burger ourselves. I looked at the menu, and figured the meal would top $100 with tip once I factored in a drink, salads and fries along with the burgers for each of it (they don't come with fries). That's a lot of money for a burger dinner.
     
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    If you like seafood, try the Seafood tower.
    Although I don't like all the seafood provided with the tower, a number of other tables did ordered it and appeared to be enjoying it.
    It was neat to see.
     
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    I stayed at Caesars many times, never looked at those places.
    I rather use my $100 voucher on a $55 buffet, and waste $45 of it.
     
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    I'm over gourmet burgers! Have bough my last $25 burger/fries combo...fkn ridiculous
     
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    Still worth a trip especially if she is a big Hell's Kitchen fan like my wife.
    I don't think any negative reviews would have kept her away.
     
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    Yeah, I don't get the tv celebrity thing but apparently it's quite a draw for some, including my sister and/or her girlfriend...
     
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    I always associate this place with Beef Wellington. Is it that good?
     
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    Thanks for the review. As big fans of Hell's Kitchen we'll go and not order water.

    Been to Burger (was called BurGR when we went). Nice food, highlight was my wife ordering the Garden Burger and failing to realise it was vegetarian so whilst I'm munching on a juicy beef burger she's eating a big mushroom in a bun. Still remind if this all the while :haha:
     
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    Thanks for the review. We're staying at Caesars next month and thinking about checking it out.
     
  16. Joe Strummer

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    Unfortunately, for me -
    The Vegas I've come to know.........and avoid.
    Thanks for your honest review.
    I will skip it.
     
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    several restaurants around dont use the regular tap water or whatever...its "supposed" to be upscale so expect something a lil higher end...hell, I went to NOBU drunk one night and opted for water, ended up paying for a $10 large Fiji water...I know the steakhouse at the orleans serves PANNA...drink up. enjoy and be happy
     
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    Several years ago a place that we really liked in Chicago changed ownership, unknown to us. They added a lot of upselling and bill-padding!

    The one waiter came around to each of us, displaying two large bottles of water, in the style of a five-star wine steward. "And would you prefer still or sparkling?" Uh-huh, you guessed it! $15 each (some had still and some had sparkling) when the check was presented. I ordered a side of potatoes au gratin, which was on the menu for $9. He asked "... and would you like some bacon bits sprinkled on that?" and I said sure. $4.50 for a sprinkling of bacon bits! :(

    We made a stink, threatening to reverse the charge on the credit card "that's fraud!" was what one of the guys in our party told them, and they took off the water ($30, really!) but they would not budge on the bacon bits since they showed me that it was indeed listed (not obviously) on the menu. :(

    We have not been back since! :(
     
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    Sorry you had a bad review...but what did you expect to pay for a "sparkling water" ? (it's definitely more than a soda pop because those come out of a gun)
    I'd say you either got a Pellegrino or Voss...
     
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    We had lunch there on March 1st and yeah, I didn't know we were getting charged $8 a bottle, we had 2. We had the "Flat" water in the red bottle from the Red Team. The blue bottle from The Blue Team is Sparkling and then there's the option of tap water but yeah we were not told upfront about it but we didn't make too much of a fuss about it.
     
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