Spago - Las Vegas, NV
Updated - 10/15/2009 1 photo
It's like Marnee Thai in San Francisco or Fantastic Cafe in Long Beach or Mastro's Ocean Club in Laguna Beach or Le Diplomat in Irvine.
When I think of Las Vegas, I think of Spago and vice versa. We make it a point to eat here each time we go to Vegas, whether we win or lose, stay at The Flamingo, Planet Hollywood, Bellagio or Caesars. We have to. And the best part is that the menu is ever-evolving.
During our last visit we had
1. Oven roasted day boat Alaskan halibut
2. Grilled Virginian line caught striped bass
3. Creme Brulee
4. Peach Tea
For our most recent visit, it was just as good. We had:
1. Mediterranean sea bass
2. California roll
3. Stir fried shanghai style egg noodles.
I loved my Alaskan halibut my last visit so i asked the waiter what was similar to it and he pointed me to the Mediterranean sea bass. it was not as soft/flaky as Chilean sea bass, but still good. It was served over a celery apple puree with celery hearts and huckleberry. It gave it an interesting, almost sweet flavor, but not what you would expect when hearing "apple" And I love how they prepare it in such a unique way that I know I won't likely find a dish like it anywhere else.
The California roll was excellent as well - nothing like any of the other California rolls I've tasted - for this, the authentic crab meat was marinated in a lemon vinaigrette.
My wife was quite pleased with her noodles, but was a little disappointed that it contained pork. After picking those pieces out though, it was delicious but a bit on the spicy side.
What I failed to mention in my last review was the bread. We always look forward to it. A waiter comes by with a basket of four different kinds and a dish with butter, pepper, olive oil and salt. If you go, definitely try the cherry walnut bread - so good and just the right amount of sweet. The honey focaccia was tasty as well.
Each time I go there, I'm confident that whatever the chef puts on the menu is delicious. I'll continue going here as long as it's around and like I said before, if I could give it six or seven stars, I would. My all time favorite fancy restaurant. ”