The odds of finding an outstanding burger in Las Vegas have improved. And enjoying a bowl of ramen with Long Island duck is now a sure thing.
BBD’s, the Rocky Point destination for beers, burgers and desserts, has opened a restaurant at the Palace Station Hotel & Casino off the Strip.
Owner-chef Ralph Perrazzo’s restaurant immediately is a player, in a dramatic space with a high-vaulted ceiling, Gothic doors, a high-tech draft beer system and room for about 200 revelers.
Las Vegas is home to almost as many burgers as there are poker chips, but BBD’s has it own flavor-packed niche.
Perrazzo said he’s dividing his time about “50-50” between New York and Nevada. The menus are similar but not identical. Some of his Vegas choices: a three-pound porterhouse and a 20-ounce bone-in filet mignon. Prices are “a little higher” than in Rocky Point.
In Vegas, there’s a long, open subway-tiled kitchen that adjoins a glass-encased butchering space. All the beef is hand butchered and pattied on the premises, as on Long Island.
Perrazzo’s ramen is defined by a deeply flavored broth, a bracing bowl with Long Island duck that could feed two or more. Beers from Barrier Brewing in Oceanside compete with an array of Belgian classics. The selections rotate.
By the time you reach dessert, consider the decadently gooey “Cinnabomb” with cream cheese icing or the breakfast bourbon bread pudding.
BBD’s, Palace Station Hotel & Casino, 2411 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, 702-367-2411;
49 Rte. 25A, Rocky Point, 631-849-1620, eatbbds.com