Music swells in Le Provençal, ricocheting off the murals of the serene French countryside as waiters dressed in traditional peasant attire serenade diners with French and Italian numbers throughout the night. Nestled in the Paris Hotel and Casino, the restaurant introduces diners to the French countryside through steamed mussels, brick-oven flatbreads topped with smoked bacon or capers, and hearty parmesan-crusted chicken. It also prepares its house specialty, the bouillabaisse, and serves it tableside out of a vast cast-iron pot that bubbles with saffron-tomato broth and seafood, like a witch’s caldron but without the accidentally included pointy hat.
Since 1976, Georges La Forge's Pamplemousse Le Restaurant has enchanted couples with its romantic ambiance, and it has charmed celebrities such as Frank Sinatra with its elegant, low-key atmosphere. Like a high-stakes game of baccarat played for marshmallows, the cozy, country-inn feel of the hideaway provides a welcome oasis of approachability amidst the neon-colored nightlife of the nearby Las Vegas Strip. Warm candlelight at each table flickers as shadows dance upon the burgundy-colored walls and tucked-away alcoves. Complimentary baskets of crudités begin meals of traditional Gallic fare made with fresh, wholesome ingredients. The strains of French music softly fill the air as guests savor the tastes of wild-caught salmon, pâté spread on toasted baguettes, racks of spring lamb, and grilled filet mignon.
First-class dining offers more than a monocle check and a thoroughbred-horse parking garage. At Alizé, renowned chef and proprietor André Rochat whips up tantalizing culinary creations with a heaping side of top-notch service while amassing stacks of awards. Patrons dining at Alizé are treated to a breathtaking 280-degree panoramic view of the Las Vegas Strip, as well as sleek décor that features warm, earthy tones, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a two-story wine tower housing more than 5,000 bottles. The menu features delectable entrees such as roasted rack of venison with smoked bacon, polenta, chestnut confit, apple compote, and creamed spinach ($39), and grilled prime Angus rib eye with gruyere-and-parmesan potato gratin and butter-braised asparagus ($52). Appetizing starters include escargots de Bourgogne ($16) and pan-seared foie gras ($28), while desserts such as warm chocolate-mint fondant ($15) and Grand Mariner soufflé ($15) massage taste buds with sugary stimulation.
The sun is just beginning to rise over the nearby mountains as diners shuffle into Egg Works, suppressing yawns, stretching their arms, and sleepily greeting friends and family. Once they find their seat, though, the energy of the restaurant seeps into their mood. Waitresses swing by to flood their cups with steaming coffee and crowd tables with plates of cheesy omelets, spicy mexican breakfasts, and the sweet and savory crepes lauded by Rachael Ray. Others bring mason jars filled with bloody marys made with Habla Diablo hot sauce and bowls of Hawaiian-style sticky-rice breakfasts. As the sun clambers up the sky, breakfast favorites accept the stomach-filling aid of burgers, sandwiches, and the chefs' renowned Cincinnati-style chili—a hearty combination of chili, oyster crackers, and spaghetti.
Diners linger over third cups of coffee at the counters and cushy green booths of the casual dining room, watching flat-screen TVs mounted to walls where hand-painted murals from local artist Mike Miller stretch out. These paintings depict classic countryside scenes, from verdant fields to rolling mountains and New York City tour groups looking very lost.
URBANGRILL – This new upscale casual hotspot in Henderson showcases American classics with asian twists. The menu is focused on conceptualized dishes with respect for ingredients. One of the signature dishes, the twisted nachos, comes with fried won tons as chips, melted brie and Italian sausage. The dipping sauce for th