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Jean Georges Steakhouse at City Center Las Vegas [REVIEW]


Jean Georges Steakhouse Las Vegas: a traditional American steakhouse with stylish decor and a romantic experience. Located inside the new ARIA Resort & Casino at City Center, Jean Georges is the perfect place if you're looking for something upscale and contemporary, and have a strong appreciation for good food. Featuring high quality meats, seafood from around the world and special homemade sauces, it's exciting to have such an authentically "good" restaurant here in our city.

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To solidify my claims of this being a good steakhouse, Jean-George's resume consists of multiple three and four star restaurants throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Shanghai and Hong Kong, not to mention his publication of numerous cook books. Enough said? I was fortunate to experience this restaurateur's work first hand by visiting his latest work here in Las Vegas. Here is my review:

The Experience:

After arriving at City Center, I left my car with Aria valet and took the short walk up the escalators to the steakhouse. Through the glass doors we were immediately greeted by two lovely ladies at the hostess desk. Known for being involved in every aspect of his venues, it would be no surprise to me if everything and everyone inside the restaurant was hand selected by Jean-Georges himself, from the hostesses to the architectural design and menu.

We were seated in the middle of the dining room where variations of browns, golds and soft candlelight set the mood, then immediately greeted by our waiter, who was clearly excited to have us as his guests for the evening. The menu was a simple two pages with a tasty assortment ranging from raw selections, soups, salads, fish and meats.

The Meal:

To start, my company and I shared a glass of Riesling wine and a Jack Daniels with Coke, and an order of Tempura Calamari. The Calamari was different; thicker than most and deep fried to perfection. As we enjoyed this, the Chef brought out a complimentary tasting of his specialty "Watermelon Gazpacho" soup, which was a unique blend of watermelon, tomato, basil and a hint of red pepper.

Next it was on to the main courses. She went with the Roasted Chilean Sea Bass with a Miso-Yuzu Glaze and a side of Grilled Maitake Mushrooms ($39). The Sea Bass was prepared just to her liking and it wasn't long before her plate was empty!

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I figured it would be a crime not to try one of the steaks, so I went with the 12oz Filet Mignon ($50) with a side of Hand Cut French Fries ($8). It came with a salty outer shell with a medium-cooked inside, just the way I had asked for it. The best part about the Filet meal was the homemade sauces that accompanied it: the "Three Pepper Marmalade," "Soy-Miso Butter," "Bearnaise," and the "Host Mustard Sauces." Unfortunately I can't tell you which was my favorite, because they each accented the meal in their own special way!

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For desert we were served a hot Molten Lava Chocolate Cake with a cold side of Vanilla Ice Cream that was simply to die for. Such an amazing way to conclude the perfect three course meal.

Feedback:

The overall experience at Jean Georges Steakhouse at ARIA Resort & Casino was an extremely positive one. The restaurant team members, food, timing and level of service provided was that expected of such a high class venue. All of our food came out as expected and when expected by team members that were informative and willing.

Conclusion:

With all of the aforementioned, it's easy for me to conclude that Jean Georges Steakhouse is amongst the finer restaurants here in Las Vegas, while we are home to some of the greatest restaurants in the world! Jean Georges can be found on the second level of ARIA Resort & Casino inside of City Center Las Vegas and is open daily from 5:00pm - 10:30pm. For reservations, call 1.877.230.2742.

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