Jean Georges Steakhouse, Vegas
Modern. Swanky. Sexy. This is the vibe of Jean Georges Steakhouse at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Yes, I said sexy. Maybe it’s the combination of the dim lighting, luxurious decor, the long drapes and the excellent music. Whatever it is, it totally works for the place. The strong ambiance goes well with the food and cocktails. This is the type of restaurant you can’t help but indulge in completely. This was one of my favorite restaurants of our Trend Tribe Influencer Weekend.
The first thing you see when you enter the restaurant is the huge, round bar decked out in black and white, all very tasteful. It has a very lounge feel to it. As we walked back towards our table I noticed wine bottles lining the wall which made for unique decor. Very cool. As we were seated at our table I felt like I was on sensory overload. My eyes were busy taking in everything around me and my nose couldn’t ignore the seductive smells of mouth-watering cuisine wafting through the air. I simply could not wait to taste the food.
After sitting down we were first served their homemade Ginger soda to taste, non-alcoholic I might add. So if you’re looking for a break from the booze definitely go for one of these. Now, moving on to the good stuff! The Orange Elderflower Cosmopolitan was the drink of choice for many of us at the table. My taste buds were dancing in delight the minute I took a sip of this beauty. Then came the food, oh my goodness the FOOD! Like the other restaurants I’ve mentioned in previous posts we were given a sampling of different dishes to try. Out came the Burrata Mozzarella with tomato, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Who doesn’t love a mozzarella and tomato dish? Next up was the Crispy Sushi Sampler with tuna, salmon, hamachi, scallop, chipotle mayonnaise and crispy rice. Being the huge sushi and sashimi fan that I am I could have hogged this entire plate to myself. The truffle Mac and Cheese was exquisite. The Flaming Fajitas were a hit not only because of the flaming presentation but I also loved the fact Chef Robert Moore selects Australian beef to use in his dishes because of the high quality. Since I’m married to an Aussie and consider it my second home I squealed with joy when I heard this fact. The beef was tender, full of flavor and grilled to perfection. All the dishes we tried at Jean Georges were bold and flavourful, exactly what you want when dining at a steakhouse.
As part of our Trend Tribe Influencer Weekend we were treated to little tours of the restaurants we dined at both evenings. This was especially fun at Jean Georges since Chef Moore very nicely invited us in to his kitchen even though it was a busy Friday night. We literally were smack dab right in the middle of where the magic happens. Doing our best to stay out of the way and snap photos we were all in awe of the action moving around us. We also got a peek into the private room referred to as the Chef’s Table. This is the perfect setting for a private party complete with a chandelier made of cutlery hanging over the huge, wood table. Yes, I said cutlery. I never seen anything quite like it. Again it totally worked for this restaurant and the decor.
I definitely will be going back to Jean Georges with my husband on our next visit to Vegas. I have a feeling he will love it and I’m on a mission to try more of their dinner menu. I have my eye on the Soy-Glazed Short Rib and the Grilled Wagyu Filet Mignon in particular. Next time you’re in Las Vegas this is one not to miss.
A big thank you to Chef Robert Moore for inviting us into his kitchen and also James Russell, Assistant Manager, who was a splendid host and created a fantastic evening for us at Jean Georges!
Have you dined at Jean Georges? What are your favorite restaurants in Las Vegas?