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Vegas - 2017 - Issue 4 - Fall - Elizabeth Olsen

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THE GUIDE Enjoy this sampling of the best restaurants in Las Vegas. Prices reflect the average cost of a three-course dinner for one, excluding drinks, tax and tip. Note: Menus change frequently and seasonally. Not all items mentioned may be available at all times. Check back each month for new listings. $$$$ Very Expensive ($60 and up) $$$ Expensive ($40-$60) $$ Moderate ($30-$40) $ Inexpensive (under $30) Update New Hot Spot Editor's Pick THE GUIDE F O O D & D R I N K BLUE RIBBON PHOTO BY STEVE HILL 10 4 V E G A S S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 | M O D E R N L U X U R Y . C O M ANDIRON STEAK & SEA e high, whitewashed ceilings and relaxed vibe of Elizabeth Blau and chef Kim Canteenwalla's modern steakhouse recall dining in the Hamptons. It's all about elevated simplicity, with steaks charred over an apricot wood-burning grill and whole branzino. Don't miss witty starters like Nueske bacon-wrapped matzo balls or the crispy/ gooey mac-and-cheese waffle. Tip: "Local Love Tuesdays" mean $1 oysters, plus $5 martinis all night in the bar and on the patio. 1720 Festival Plaza Drive, Summerlin, 702.685.8002, $$$$ ANDREA'S Chef Joseph Elevado, who returned to Las Vegas from L'Ermitage Beverly Hills, helms the kitchen of the cream, cognac, and gold-hued room dripping with Venetian glass teardrops and lovingly named after Steve Wynn's wife. A vast, ever-changing menu of Pan-Asian dishes plays to a social, sharing crowd. After dessert, skip the line into Surrender nightclub, which has its own entrance from the restaurant. Wynn Las Vegas, 702.770.5340, $$$$ AUREOLE LAS VEGAS Aureole closed for a revamp last fall and reopened early 2017 with lightened-up décor and an approachable new configuration around food's "natural foundations": Surf, Root and Ranch, organized from light to more robust dishes. Don't miss vegetables in raclette, Kona kampachi crudo in citrus cream, lionfish ceviche and a trio of savory and sweet cheesecakes. Well-known for its massive cellar, Aureole serves nearly 50 wines by the glass. Mandalay Bay, 702.632.7401, $$$$ BARDOT BRASSERIE Gold lettering on the windows, Laguiole cutlery, and a central zinc bar epitomize the singular quality of Michael Mina's elevated French brasserie in Aria, where classics like onion soup are refined with aged Gruyère and Périgord truffles in one of the most romantic and transporting dining rooms in town. Tip: Simple roasted chicken? Mina treats his all-natural Hudson Valley heirloom birds like Peking duck— brined, blanched, and hung to dry before being roasted with artisanal soy and vin jaune from France's Jura region. Aria, 877.230.2742, $$$$ BEAUTY & ESSEX Beauty & Essex conjures up a secret pawn shop- inspired entrance—paying tribute to its Manhattan namesake—before diners enter a 10,000-square-foot space (formerly Comme Ca) inspired by vintage jewelry boxes, antiques and gemstones, and, unlike the original, containing a gold DJ booth. ree rooms from celeb chef Chris Santos serve shareable dishes from the original like tuna poke wonton tacos, ai-style crispy shrimp, and Vegas-only dishes like roasted bone marrow. Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 702.737.0707, $$$ SECOND ACT Blue Ribbon fans were dismayed when they heard Eric and Bruce Bromberg, who'd successfully translated their Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill from New York City for a Vegas audience at Cosmopolitan would be closing down. Until they found out that the brothers planned to go back to their roots—a spinoff of their NYC flagship. Now open, the "new" Blue Ribbon harnesses the clandestine vibe they're known for and focuses on New American favorites like rack of lamb, beef marrow and oxtail marmalade, matzo ball soup—and an amazing raw bar. Plus, there's a totally private (secret, even!) back-room bar. Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 702.736.0808, $$$$ Blue Ribbon's raw bar platters come in four massive sizes.

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