It’s time to say goodbye to BLT Burger in the Mirage. After opening in 2008 to much fanfare as part of the Bistro Laurent Tourondel Empire, it became a fixture on the Las Vegas Strip for the past 8 years. Known for its oversized burger combinations that included burgers made with Kobe and Lamb, drinks that included a Spiked Espresso Milkshake, it was a place that many people went to at all hours of the night.
BLT Burger was one of the first restaurants in Las Vegas to bring the “gourmet” burger into the Spotlight. Laurent Tourondel, the owner and namesake, was named in 1998 as one of the best new Chefs in America while cooking at the Mirage’s Palace Court Restaurant. After opening BLT Steaks and Primes in New York and LA, he made his way back to Las Vegas to open BLT Burger.
The 198-seat BLT Burger was considered a “hip and casual setting” that reflected both the natural “Nevada landscape and the glamour of Las Vegas with end-grain wood, walnut and yellow-glazed lava stone, accented with red glazed brick, golden furniture upholstery and dramatic lighting.”
Unfortunately its farewell wasn’t marked without controversy as it was shut down just weeks ago by the Health Police for violating several food safety regulations.
Don’t worry however, a burger joint is to open almost immediately right after in the same exact place. Owned and run by the Mirage, “LVB Burger” (which represents Las Vegas Boulevard Burger) will be very similar to the previous restaurant, minus hopefully the health violations.
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