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
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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:
Rick Becker: 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
Nice ambience , nice wine selection. H ...
Nice ambience , nice wine selection. Had the Seabass, my wife had Salmon. Tasted both. Nicely prepared.
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.
This is the 10 or 11 time we visit Aureo ...
This is the 10 or 11 time we visit Aureole and always the food is expecional .... the best
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.
Place is looking a little dated however ...
Place is looking a little dated however the food was great.
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.
The Real Deal
Superior food across all courses. An oasis of culture at the southern end of Vegas insanity.
Our Favorite Vegas Meal
I took my boyfriend here for his 30th birthday. The server was attentive, the food was well done, the wine of course was delicious, and the restaurant made sure to make it particularly special for my boyfriend.
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.
The food was mediocre for the price.
The food was mediocre for the price.
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.
Every single entree was served cold. Cocktails were 90% ice. If the staff wasn't so overboard with friendliness and concern, I would have been very angry. I don't like to complain to get what I want, for that price it should be automatic.
One of the worst dining experiences!
Food was tasteless and portion size was extremely small for the large price tag. Do not get appetizers. Staff was not attentive. Only positive was Nice wine list.
ANOTHER GREAT NIGHT
We came in on our last night and everything was really well done. Service was just right and the Tasting Menu / Wine Pairings had no flaws! Russ was not working, however, we were well taken care of! We will return
No steak knives
It' crazy to say. I ordered a steak and they gave me a butter knife. I asked for a steak knife and they said they don't have one. I struggled cutting my steak. So after a few bites I decided to take it home. I told the waiter and manager and they just said sorry but that is the only knife they have. There are a lot of good restaurants in Vegas I would not go to Aureole
Trying to be more than it is
The restaurant is supposed to be fabulous but we were disappointed by the service and the ambience lacked warmth. The appetizers were fabulous and flavors in the entrees and dessert were good. However, the lamb was overcooked (was medium, not medium rare) and the server did not take it back and make a new one without an unnecessary discussion. We were underwhelmed by the restaurant overall.
Waiter never even came back.
Out of the shank that three of the four people were going to get that night.
A very romantic restaurant with an excel ...
A very romantic restaurant with an excellent wine list. Meal was perfect.
Don't go for wine angels
The wine angel thing is totally a marketing gag - not worth going for that. Food was good, but it is a more traditional atmosphere...not hip.
Disappointing Elegant Dinner
What a major disappointment. I have been to this restaurant many years ago and chose it to celebrate an exceptional year with my sales team. It was early and the restaurant was not full. Service was slow at first but we weren't in a hurry so we didn't mind. Entire dinner went downhill from there. 2 of us ordered filet mignon, medium rare. Both came out well done and were promptly sent back to the kitchen. The second time, one came back ok, but the other was once again overcooked. By this time all had finished their entree so person politely declined anything further. Restaurant offered to pay for dessert but our group doesn't do dessert. We received the bill after all being very disappointed in marginal food and marginal service, only to find that they charge extra to have a top shelf drink "on the rocks". Don't waste your money here. There are plenty of other fine restaurants at the hotel and on the strip.
Service excellent ave the food and menu ...
Service excellent ave the food and menu always amazing
Better than Charlie Palmer's other place next door but not much. The server was hard to find in this half full restaurant and both steaks were ordered med rare and were delivered medium to medium well. I'm local and resent that high end places don't seem to care because so much of their business comes from tourists that they will never see again.
WINE ANGELS ALMOST UNNOTICED
Went because we thought food was going to be ok and the wine angels somethign different and interesting.... The angels, you don't even see them. Food is like any other you will find in a hotel restaurant. Nothing different, mass production. Only good, the service.
The wine list is the best I've ever seen. And if you have a question they have a sommelier to recommend something for you. The wine angels make the experience even more special.
Overpriced. Steak was great. Risotto wa ...
Overpriced. Steak was great. Risotto was bland. Server never asked us how the meal was
Throughly average. Definitely a disappointment after looking forward to visiting a Charlie Plamer restaurant. Staff acted like uninspired robots. No personality and just going through the motions. Food was equally uninspired. The Seafood Risotto's risotto was undercooked and the seafood was overdone and rubbery. Salmon was dry and tasteless. Interesting to note that the good reviews are 3 years old and the newer ones are not very complimentary. Would suggest going elsewhere for the price.
One of the best dining experiences in re ...
One of the best dining experiences in recent memory. Every important component was top notch including food, service, wine, and atmosphere. Even the hostess had received our special request for a both seating and accommodated that request without any reminder needed at our check in. We will be back and I highly recommend Aureole!
Best Meal in Vegas!
After 2 weeks in Vegas eating at multiple restaurants this one still tops my list. The food choice is refined and exquisite for even the most experienced foodie. The flavors explode off the plate and make you appreciate the moment you get to savor their delectable dishes. I can't wait to go back. This place makes you love things you hate to eat.
The food was great, service excellent. The only issue can be the high prices of the wines.
Was nice and good food but did feel a bi ...
Was nice and good food but did feel a bit empty
Great food, great wine list, only a special occasion place as very expensive.
How the mighty have fallen!
My third visit to Aureole and my last. What was once a vibrant, exciting place for innovative food and exceptional service has now become another mediocre Las Vegas food experience. Had we known when the stale bread arrived that the rest of the meal would be no better, we'd have canceled our order. The Sea Bass was tasteless, overcooked and cold. The Short Rib Ravioli were also cold, chewy and inedible - and were sent back. Our waiter was apologetic and promptly had the manager stop by. We offered our comments thoughtfully and without strong emotion. He listened to our comments and offered his apologies as well. When the bill arrived he had deducted those two items from the bill, an appropriate response in my opinion. Any restaurant can have a bad night, but by the looks of the place, they've had many bad nights of late. At 8:00 on a Saturday night the restaurant was not even half full. The flowers on the table were literally DEAD. The orchids by the elevator were dusty and ALSO dead. I'm saddened by the state of Aureole as it's always been a place where I look forward to dining.
Wonderful. Great wine selection
Wonderful. Great wine selection
Great place to dine, food was fantastic
Service was excellent everyone really enjoyed all aspects of our dinner. I haven't been here in a while, so I forgot how good this place is... I will definitely make it a point to come back sooner than later.
A beautiful atmosphere. Food Ok.
The atmosphere was beautiful. However, the food wasn't as good as we expected. The food was presented beautifully but the taste and quality wasn't quite as good as touted. We've had better food in Vegas for much less.
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