Gordon Ramsay’s newest Hell’s Kitchen opens at Harrah’s Resort Southern California 🔥

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The hottest new local restaurant opens today: Hell’s Kitchen at Harrah’s Resort Southern California — celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay’s concept based on his popular TV cooking competition. 🔱

With 332 seats, the hotspot in Valley Center in northern San Diego County is Ramsay’s largest Hell’s Kitchen to date — and only the third of its kind in the US + first in SoCal.

Are you fired up yet? Us too. Let’s check out the buzzy biz from the seven-time Michelin-starred chef.

Gordon Ramsay

Seven-time Michelin-starred Chef Gordon Ramsay don’t play. | Photo via Caesars Entertainment

😈 The devil is in the details

Hell’s Kitchen officially opens at 4 p.m. Fri., Aug. 12, at 777 S. Resort Dr.

As you can imagine, reservations are fully booked for the high-profile debut — and hard to come by through September. Gordon’s fans don’t play.

However, we are seeing reservations available starting in October. Fall dinner plans, anyone?

Like its counterparts in Lake Tahoe + Las Vegas, the new restaurant’s design + menu are inspired by the “Hell’s Kitchen” series, so diners can expect plenty of flame-themed décor and the “HK” sign — with the pitchfork, of course. There’s also a photo wall highlighting the TV show’s winners.

Hell's Kitchen San Diego

The wall of winners — fans of “Hell’s Kitchen” will recognize these faces. | Photo via Zach Cordner

🍽️ The layout includes:

  • Three areas for guests: The full-service restaurant, a cushy lounge + two private dining rooms — plus two chef’s tables.
  • An exhibition kitchen — where for sure, the chicken is not raw — that Eater San Diego reports is split into red + blue sides, just like the teams on the show. The kitchen staff will wear red and blue-trimmed chef’s coats, too.
  • A curated wine wall.
Hell's Kitchen at Harrah's Resort Southern California

The exhibition kitchen is split into a red + blue side — just like the TV cooking competition. | Photo via Zach Cordner

🍲 The menu features signature dishes like:

Beef Wellington Hell's Kitchen

Beef Wellington, anyone? | Photo via Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen

There’s also a prix fixe menu, plus vegetarian + vegan options including truffle risotto, quinoa salad, and glazed root vegetables. In the coming months, new, on-trend dishes specific to this SoCal location will also be introduced.

Meanwhile, the beverage program features themed cocktails like the gin-based “Notes From Gordon” and the bourbon-based “Pitchfork,” plus an extensive list of local and international beers, wines + spirits.

Hells Kitchen Notes from Gordon cocktail

The gin-based “Notes From Gordon” comes with a little note from Ramsay. | Photo via Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen

🕓 Hours

Hell’s Kitchen will be open nightly for dinner service, from 4-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, and 4-11 p.m. Friday + Saturday. Snag that reservation.

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