2009

Picasso Restaurant Review, Las Vegas

Posted by Foodnut.com

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Picasso

3600 Las Vegas Blvd South

Las Vegas, NV 89109

866-259-7111

Picasso Website

Picasso Las Vegas Exterior

Picasso is a 2 Michelin star restaurant in Bellagio at Las Vegas that show cases many of Picasso’s masterpieces. Chef Serrano’s menu is inspired by the regional cuisine of France and Spain where Picasso spent much of his life. You have the choice of 2 different daily changing prix fixe menus with several options.

Picasso Las Vegas Interior

Dining Room

Picasso Las Vegas Flowers

Flower Centerpiece

Picasso Las Vegas Picasso Paintings 1

Picasso Las Vegas Picasso Paintings 5

Unrivaled Art in a restaurant

Picasso Las Vegas Picasso Paintings 4

Excellent

Decor, Vibe – Elegant dining room with lots of beautiful flowers and of course some nice paintings!

Picasso Las Vegas Fountains 3

Several tables on the patio had unobstructed views of the Bellagio fountains and the hourly water show. Diners were food lovers in their 40′s to 60′s.

Menu Pictures (Click to zoom into any picture)

Website Menu

Picks:

Picasso Las Vegas red bell pepper soup

Amuse Bouche of red bell pepper soup and a croquette was a nice complimentary starter.

Picasso Las Vegas Bread assortment

Ah. Top Notch Bread

Picasso Las Vegas Lobster Salad

Maine Lobster Salad with Apple Champagne Vinagrette had lots of fresh lobster mixed in with fresh greens with a light dressing. Very well done and delicate.

Picasso Las Vegas Warm Quail Salad

Warm Quail Salad with sauteed artichokes, pinenuts had 4 pieces of delicious deep fried and juicy quail along with a small simple salad of micro greens. The sprinkling of truffles made this dish awesome.

Picasso Las Vegas Langostino Salad

Roasted Langoustine with roasted zucchini, crispy artichoke, tomato confit and piquillo pepper vinagrette was a nice combination but could have used a less zesty sauce to match the tender lobster.

Picasso Las Vegas Sea Bass

Sauteed filet of black bass ($22) with saffron sauce and cauliflower mousseline was very good. Crunchy crust, great cooking, amazing sauce.

Picasso Las Vegas Foie Gras

Sauteed A Steak of Foie Gras with Honey muscat poached pears with creme fraiche grastrique, brioche and crushed almonds was very good. Smooth, buttery and a good portion. A recent version at Alexander’s steakhouse was even better than this.

Picasso Las Vegas Veal Chop

Roasted milk fed veal chop ($50) with rosemary potatoes and au jus was a large bone in piece of veal cooked to a medium rare with a nice crust. Very good veal flavor and au jus gravy.

Picasso Las Vegas Tai Snapper

Sauteed filet of New Zealand Tai Snapper with court bouillon sauce and fresh herbs was very good. The fish was crispy on the surface, yet moist and meaty on the inside. The sauce went extremely well with the crunchy potatoes.

Picasso Las Vegas Lamb

Tournedos of Aged Lamb with roasted peppers, heart of Artichoke was a good sized piece of tender lamb. Crispy surface, medium rare inside, cooked very well.

Picasso Las Vegas Chocolate Fondant

Warm Chocolate Fondant with Peanut butter swirl ice cream is the best decadent chocolate cake we have had. It re-verified the previous visits memories.

Picasso Las Vegas Mojito

Mojito ($12) was strong and full of fresh mint. They know their cocktails here.

Picasso Las Vegas Dessert Candies

Mignardises

OK:

Picasso Las Vegas Scallop

Pan seared Sea Scallop with potato mousseline and Jus de veau had high quality ingredients but the sauce was too overwhelming.

Picasso Las Vegas Sorbet

Blood orange and Tangerine sorbet was pretty average dessert. Refreshing but nothing special.

Pans:
None

Picasso had top notch service with a server coming by every couple minutes. Even the three kinds of bread they brought by were excellent. We can’t think of another restaurant with this level of food, service, and incredible decor. The food was as good as any French restaurant in San Francisco. If you love fine dining, check this place out, we can easily recommend it. Unlike nearby food mecca Joel Robuchon, you are situated far away from the casino.
Extensive 96 page wine list with glasses from $13, bottles with high markup, $35 corkage.
Picasso (Bellagio) on Urbanspoon

Picasso Overall Rating: (Excellent 3)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Excellent)
Service Rating: (Excellent)
Atmosphere Rating: (Excellent)
Value Rating: (Very Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Full Bar
Attire:Dressy
Hours:Wed - Mon 6 - 930pm, Closed Tu
Parking:Free Valet
Reservations:Yes
Prices:$113 - $123
Posted on May 19th, 2009
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One Response to “Picasso Restaurant Review, Las Vegas”

  1. Julian Serrano Restaurant, Las Vegas | Foodnut.com Says:

    [...] Open in late December 2009, it is run by celebrity chef Julian Serrano who also runs top rated Picasso in Bellagio. He focuses on his native Spanish fare for lunch and [...]

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