About Aureole - Las Vegas
Although it's the largest city founded in the 20th Century, Las Vegas retains the energy of a frontier town where the unexpected is still a daily occurrence. The dining scene is equally as adventurous and Charlie Palmer is one of its trail blazers. Sensing that Vegas was about to undergo a renaissance, Palmer made an early investment, opening Aureole in the Mandalay Bay Resort in 1999.
The show stopping menu under the direction of Executive Chef Arnaud Masset combines the classic cuisine of Aureole with the theatricality of Las Vegas in dishes like Olive Oil Poached Oregon Petrale Sole with Truffled Brussels Sprouts and Ahi Tuna and Veal Shank "surf and turf", while a four-story, temperature controlled glass and steel wine tower—the largest in the world—houses 10,000 of Palmer's award-winning 50,000 bottle list, made accessible by an elaborate pulley system presided over by "flying wine angels" clad in black spandex Calvin Klein. After all, this is Vegas.
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Mandalay Bay Rd
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Charlie Palmer catering can provide food and beverages for any occasion and party size. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Valet & Self-Parking Available
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Private Party Facilities:
Aureole's private dining rooms can accommodate events ranging from 12 to 100 guests. In addition, Aureole's Swan Court dining room can accommodate a cocktail reception for up to 250 guests or a seated dinner for up to 100 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Group Dining Reservations : 8774146876
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Aureole - Las Vegas Ratings and Reviews
There were three of us. Two meals were g ...
There were three of us. Two meals were great but my wife's filet mignon was well done. The waiter was apologetic and offered to replace it but that would have meant waiting another 13 to 15 minutes. My wife decided to try getting through it but did not finish. Extremely disappointing from such a high end restaurant. It also did not help that we saw what looked like the chef or sous chef leaving with a young woman and laughing. It seemed like he did not care. There way of making it up to us was to put an extra dessert on the table which we could not eat.
This was my 5th visit to this restaurant ...
This was my 5th visit to this restaurant. Each time was a very nice occasion over an 8 year span. The one thing that is very apparent...the staff seems to care about "the experience"!
Was everything perfect? No and it never has been. However, when the preparation is "attention to detail" and your eyes see a very nice presentation approaching the table, all is quite good.
Menu very good and the wine list is $$$ fair.
I have read that some feel this is an expensive place to dine. In comparison to???
I will be back in October and enjoy another dinning experience!
Everything was great. Alfredo was our wa ...
Everything was great. Alfredo was our waiter and he was very welcoming. Decor was dated and size of restaurant was too big to be intimate, but if you don't care about those things, this is a very good restaurant. Food is wonderful.
Upon arrival, the first hostess was frie ...
Upon arrival, the first hostess was friendly and personable. When I arrived on the main floor of the restaurant, the second hostess decided to finish her non-work-related conversation with another staff member before seating me. I found that particularly unacceptable as the restaurant was mostly empty. Wait staff was pleasant and courteous. The seafood risotto was advertised as having "scallops" in the menu; my risotto came with one scallop. I did not bother making a fuss as the food was delicious.
We have eaten here many times before, bu ...
We have eaten here many times before, but it has been a while. We didn't know if it would still be as wonderful in actuality as our memories had it be. It was delicious, beautiful, quiet, great wine, great service, wonderful ambience. We'll be back!
I should've known by walking into a Vega ...
I should've known by walking into a Vegas restaurant at 7 o'clock at night and it only had a few tables with patrons that it was not going to be a good experience. The dinner started out fine and everybody was very attentive, but as the night went on, that stopped. We were there for over two hours and all we had was wine,a cheeseboard, dinner and a complimentary dessert because things were so slow and my fish dinner came out cold, not just lukewarm but actually cool. The waiter we started out with just seem to disappear and about halfway through we had another guy who was very very good but he was extremely busy with a couple other larger parties who were getting the tastings and he had to keep pouring different kind of wines and champagnes into all their glasses. That's something that the sommelier should have been doing, as it was to much for him. My husband steak was good and cooked perfectly and the dessert was wonderful. That was my first time at the restaurant but my husband second and unfortunately I can say that we will not be returning.
My friends and I were really looking for ...
My friends and I were really looking forward to our dinner here, but we left disappointed. Things got off on the wrong foot when we ordered off the pre-fixed menu our server gave us. I ordered the halibut and he said it wasn't an option. When I pointed to it on the menu, he crossed it off with his pen and said it wasn't an option. Turns out it was the menu for a private dinner. Rather than just honor the one request, after way too much shuffling about, a manager came to our table and said it couldn't be done. Things just sort of went downhill from here. There are lots of choices in Vegas; we won't be returning here on our next trip.
Restaurant is over-priced for the qualit ...
Restaurant is over-priced for the quality of the food and service. Service was inconsistent. Never offered a refill of wine and water ran dry throughout the night. Steak was fatty and average. Sea bass lacking salt. Bread was good. Heirloom tomato salad was good. Green salad had too many greens relative to rest of ingredients. Overall skip for the price.
I was so excited to try this restaurant because of how neat it looks and the menu sounded so good. We were sat in a booth that hid us from seeing the neat wine cellar in the center, which was a complete bummer. Then my food was not good. I went on the recommendation of the server and got the duck. I love duck. And this was sub-par to duck dishes I have had else where. Then the restaurant is expensive too.. I never mind paying for a nice meal, but it better be eatable. Not impressed. I will say my girlfriend got the steak and it was good, and my other friend got the scallops and they were fine. Me and the other 2 girls barely ate ours.
We were quire offended. It took forever ...
We were quire offended. It took forever to get our check and we ended up late for our evening show. When we paid, we did a three way split (one paying cash). When they returned the ticket - they had put 3/4 on my card and 1/3 on another party's card. When requesting a correction, the waiter pulled the cash our of his front pocket.
My girlfriend and I experienced a romant ...
My girlfriend and I experienced a romantic dinner here on Wednesday night and it was absolutely perfect. The server was amazing as I had the chefs tasting menu while my girlfriend had a three course meal as well. The scallop was delicious and cooked to perfection and I wished I could have more of that foie gras and sweet potato waffle again. My gf loved her steak and corn bread plus the potatoes Gratin. Everything was wonderful and the wine pairings were spot on with the meal. Well done to the sommelier. I also loved that you feature Niagara Region wine here, something I rarely see when I am not at home and it's great you showcase this.
Everything was amazing and spot on and I recommend this to all my friends I work with in this industry. It was amazing. Kudos to the cooks and staff. A great meal.
Steve and Melissa.
Well, I used to come here with my friend ...
Well, I used to come here with my friends every time I came to Vegas. The restaurant is usually loud but I've not wanted to complain because that is not who I am. However, in this case, they sat my two friends and I between two large tables which were obviously set, ready for a large group.
Sure enough, here the group came and sat down just as we got our meals. They were extremely loud and the waiter and manager never checked on us or offered to move us from between the large group even though 3/4's of the restaurant was empty.
My friends and I were very disappointed and mentioned this to the waiter and manager. All they said was sorry.
I would think that this restaurants managerial staff would quickly see what was going on and remedy it by at least asking if we wanted to move but obviously I think revenues won over customer service and comfort.
It's sad, because I did have this restaurant high on my fine dining list but now I can't recommend it to anyone wanting to have a quiet, pleasurable dining experience.
Thank god there are many other fine dining establishments in Vegas who provide great customer service and I will be going there from now on.
Staff did not appear to Care if we were there. Restaurant not busy, but placed in a corner with no view or feel for a good experience. Ordered two salads, they were nice. Ordered two carpacio, nothing special at all. Ordered two lamb, they were nice. Ordered duck, nothing special small portion, ordered steak that was good and salmon that was very good. Disappointing experience. Also aye at Charlie Palmer's Steakhouse at Four Seasons. It was EXCELLENT.
We had heard a lot of good stories about Aureole. Our experience there did not disappoint. The setting was very nice, open, and pleasant. We asked for a "non-traffic" area and were rewarded with a wonderful booth which looked out on the back nature area. From the bus boy, to the wine steward, and the servers, our service was excellent! And the "sea bass" was a great choice.
I would recommend Aureole for anyone who has not eaten there.
Amazing food - service didn't stand up to the food
We had a dinner for 15 and enjoyed everything about the evening EXCEPT the service which was a genuine disappointment. The food was exceptional, and unfortunately, the low quality service didn't respect the quality of the food.
More than a tasting :)
Recently had the opportunity to dine here. My wife and I each had the tasting menu. It was fabulous. Usually we find a dish or two that was just meh, but all dishes were well composed and balanced. And to top it off we were more than full at the end of the meal. Usually a tasting menu is hit or miss with the amount of food, this one was perfect, hold off on the bread even though it was great as well. Will definately be back.
I have dined at this establishment 16 years ago and had an amazing meal and bottle of wine. So naturally we I wanted to take my husband for his 50th birthday to have another amazing meal. Unfortunately, that is not what happened. The duck was rubbery, the seafood risotto and onion soup was flavorless, and the lobster Mac and cheese was bland and rubbery. The best thing about the meal was the dessert. But for the price I was very disappointed. The ambience was nice but not worth the price. The service was good and the solmainerre was very helpful. I would definitely not recommend this to anyone for the price you pay. Thank god my husband enjoyed himself despite the food.
Love the wine tower!
Love the ambiance of the restaurant. Excellent service, foie gras app to die for! Excellent wine list also as should be expected.
On the "need to improve" side, I did not enjoy the seafood risotto. I was told by the head waiter they had just rolled out the Spring menu which must be why it needs work.
My wife had the tasting menu, including ...
My wife had the tasting menu, including wines and thoroughly enjoyed her meal. I had the strip steak and while it was good, I have had better steaks at many other restaurants. At $55, the steak was disappointing and overpriced. Perhaps Aureole should stick to what it does best and not try to also be a steakhouse. Service was excellent and the ambience was very nice. Overall a solid 4.
Entrees good, desserts excellent
Relative to our previous visits to Aureole, it seemed that entrees were a bit more ordinary than they had been. The desserts, however, were outstanding.
The menu embraces foie gras, making several dishes unacceptable that otherwise could have been great. If anyone doesn't know how foie gras is produced, just do a web search for it, and you'll immediately learn the cruelty its production entails. I probably won't go back to Aureole while foie gras remains on the menu.
The Aureole was fantastic. This was the second time we have been here and the service and food are wonderful. The decor is a little dated and the waiter told us they were going to remodel soon. I'd say they are definitely due, some of the wall sconce lights were hanging crooked. However, that was the worse thing I notice and it did not take away from a great evening.
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