Nothing is going to stop shouty chef Gordon Ramsay from opening a new restaurant in Atlantic City, not even economics. Recently, major casinos — including Revel and the Trump Taj Mahal — have shuttered or filed for bankruptcy. Ramsay doesn't seem bothered, however, and will officially open an outlet of his Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill inside Caesars on February 13, just in time for Valentine's Day. The restaurant is similar to the location inside Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
According to the official website, the 250-seat Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill will offer "the finest casual food" in an "approachable English pub-style setting." As previously noted, this means British pub fare like fish and chips, roasted chicken, bangers and mash, and a London broil cooked on a wood-burning grill. To drink, there will be over 30 beers on tap, including craft beers from around the world. The restaurant isn't open yet, but the hotel is already offering a promotion: Interested diners have the chance to win a package for two that includes an overnight stay at the hotel and a supposed "chef's tasting" at the restaurant. Does this just mean mini plates of pub food?
Maybe opening this restaurant is a good distraction for Ramsay who has had a weird year so far. Earlier this month, his daughter revealed on television that the chef likes to run around the house naked. In January, news broke that his London restaurant Maze had a cockroach infestation. This was just days after British Prime Minister David Cameron dissed Ramsay by proclaiming he'd rather eat at a chicken chain than at one of Ramsay's restaurants. On top of all of that, a judge decided that Ramsay is responsible for the $1.2 million annual rent on a pub in London. Oh well, Ramsay seems pretty pleased with the results in Atlantic City so far: