Vegas may be known for their many buffets, but if your budget allows (or you win some extra cash from the tables), you should try to squeeze in one sit-down fine dining experience. Las Vegas has many options, but my favorite restaurant is the Eiffel Tower Restaurant at the Paris hotel.
I’ve gone here every single time I’ve visited Vegas. It has become a tradition! Not only is the food delicious, but with its location just above the 11th floor, the strip view is great and you’ll have a front row seat for the Bellagio fountains that go off every 15 minutes. With that being said, remember to make reservations as far in advance as possible.
It’s also important to request a window table with a view of the fountains, because there are plenty of tables throughout the restaurant that are located far away from the windows. This will truly take away from the full experience, so don’t forget this when making your reservation.
During my most recent visit, we were presented with a small something before our meal that was meant to “get out palates going.” Well, okay – sounds good to me. I honestly have no idea what this was called and can’t even begin to guess, but it was some type of buttery califlouer thing. Normally, something like this wouldn’t appeal to me, but I must say this was really good.
For dinner, I ordered the 8 oz. char broiled filet mignon with béarnaise sauce. My husband ordered the same, but with the lemon parsley butter. They were both delicious, but I preferred the béarnaise. The lemon parsley is pretty good, though, especially if you want something a little different.
As a side dish, we ordered the crispy potato croquettes. The portion is definitely large enough to share, but they are so good that you may not want to. The crispy potato croquettes remind me of skinny mozzarella sticks, but stuffed with potatoes instead of cheese. They’re basically garlic mashed potatoes that are rolled up and fried – yum! We washed everything down with a delicious bottle of Sonoma Russian River Sonoma Chardonnay.
For dessert, we had a Grand Marnier souffle. I’ll be honest and say that I’m not really a souffle person, but you can’t go to a French restaurant without ordering one! And I actually sort of enjoyed it. But if you like souffles, you’ll probably love them here.
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