Harrah’s Resort SoCal Opens Gordon Ramsay’s First HELL’S KITCHEN in California

World famous chef Gordon Ramsay is expanding his restaurant empire with the help of a Southern California casino. Harrah’s Resort SoCal in north San Diego County, is now the home of a Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN restaurant.

It is the third restaurant Ramsay has opened under the HELL’S KITCHEN brand in the US. The British chef and TV personality opened similar restaurants in two other casino resorts in the US. One is at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and another is in South Lake Tahoe at the Harveys Lake Tahoe Hotel.

The restaurant’s design and menu, spotlighted with the iconic red and blue flames, is a direct reflection of the FOX network’s culinary competition series of the same name.

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What Will Guests Experience at the New HELL’S KITCHEN Restaurant?

The HELL’S KITCHEN restaurant at Harrah’s Resort SoCal is the largest HELL’S KITCHEN location to date to host the prestigious brand. The restaurant spans over 11,000 square feet and can seat over 33o guests. There is also a bar, an exhibition kitchen, two curated wine walls, and two chef’s tables.

Diners can expect an experience in tune with the legendary concept established on the popular TV show. The restaurant features many of Chef Ramsay’s signature dishes like his famed beef wellington and sticky toffee pudding. The new Valley Center location also serves other specialty dishes, including pan-seared scallops, lobster risotto, and wagyu meatballs.

Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN at Harrah’s Resort SoCal, which is owned by the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians, is open seven days a week for dinner service.

  • Sunday-Thursday: 4-10 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 4-11 p.m.

You can make reservations using the restaurant booking site OpenTable.

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Chef Ramsay: ‘I Love Southern California’

Chef Gordan Ramsay did not hide his excitement when talking about opening his latest US restaurant.

“I love Southern California,” Ramsay said in a press release. “It’s one of the best places to live, as well as visit, so it was a no-brainer to bring California’s first HELL’S KITCHEN to Harrah’s Resort SoCal.”

In addition to a menu that features vegetarian and vegan dishes, diners can also indulge in the Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN signature prix fixe menu. In the coming months, we can also expect to see new dishes specific to the Harrah’s Resort SoCal location. The restaurant hopes to be at the forefront of culinary trends and ensure that every meal provides a hint of surprise.

“It is an honor to open the first Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN in the state,” Sarah Ertmann, the restaurant’s general manager, said in the press release. “This addition to Harrah’s Resort SoCal only furthers our mission to provide guests with unforgettable experiences, and Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN embodies just that.”

In addition to the Gordon Ramsay North America restaurants, there are 43 international restaurants in the Gordon Ramsay Restaurants portfolio worldwide, where Ramsay holds a total of seven Michelin stars.

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C.J. Pierre

C.J. Pierre is a Lead Writer at CA Casinos, currently residing in the Phoenix-Metro Area in Arizona. He has been covering news and sports for over a decade for both online and TV broadcasts. He was born and raised in Minneapolis and an alum of Minnesota State University: Moorhead. He recently dove into tribal casino news. He also covered the launch of sports betting in Arizona. C.J. has experience as a reporter and videographer and has covered high school, college and professional sports throughout his career. Most notably following Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Vikings and North Dakota State University football.