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FUNNER, Calif. — Harrah’s Resort Southern California, the gaming and hospitality venture of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians, has opened a new restaurant concept from celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.

The new Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen restaurant is the concept’s first location in California and its largest, according to a statement. The 11,360-square-foot eatery has a capacity of 332 guests.

“I love Southern California,” Ramsay said in a statement. “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."

The location features a bar, full-service restaurant, exhibition kitchen and lounge, as well as two private dining rooms and a pair of chef’s tables. The restaurant also will serve many of Ramsay’s signature dishes, including on the Hell’s Kitchen prix fixe menu. 

Executives expect to feature dishes specific to the Funner location in the coming months.  

“It is an honor to open the first Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen in the state,” Sarah Ertmann, general manager of the restaurant, said in a statement. “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.”

The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians is a federally recognized tribe based in Valley Center, Calif., just outside of San Diego. The tribe uses profits from Harrah’s Resort Southern California and its other enterprises to support government services for members. 

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