Bouchon Bistro, Las Vegas
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Bouchon is a French bistro that is part of the Thomas Keller French Laundry empire. A more affordable way to taste his high quality food. This location is in Las Vegas Strip’s Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, Venezia Tower 10th floor, so it is far from the casino. They have locations in Yountville and Beverly Hills. We came for a quick brunch bite. See our Bouchon Yountville for a longer review. Our last visit was in 2015 for dinner. The receipt had a 25% off at their bakery coupon.
The decor sets the mood, with colors, paintings, and a long magnificent French pewter bar, velvet banquettes, and antique light fixtures that set the stage for a French meal. Almost all the people here were tourists.
This Bouchon restaurant is larger and busier than Yountville. It also has a louder vibe. They have the Bouchon Bakery downstairs, which sells some of the best french bread and pastries around.
Bouchon Vegas Menu (Click to zoom into any picture)
Bouchon Brunch Menu has classic specialties like Steak Frites and Chicken & waffles as well as many side orders and shellfish. The French Blackboard menu features specials of the day.
The dinner menu is more extensive and includes many classic French dishes.
Bouchon Food Picks:
Excellent Pan Epi Bread was fresh and hot out of the oven. Top notch butter and strawberry jam.
Country Sausage ($5) had 3 huge plump sausages. They were filled with high quality meats and had a firm casing.
Pommes Frites ($5) are a requirement when vising Bouchon. Many order the Steak Frites. Huge portion of wonderful thinly sliced fries.
Chicken and Waffles
Chicken & Waffles ($25) Roasted chicken, bacon and chive waffle, Tahitian vanilla bean butter, sauce Chasseur was a signature dish we could not miss. Excellent half a chicken that was cooked perfectly, tender, and moist. Savory waffles that are not really that far from regular ones. Chasseur was a thick salty gravy with vegetables and bacon. One bite with chicken, waffle, and gravy made our day. You could taste the high quality in the maple syurp. Worked even better for dipping the sausage! Fries went well with the Chasseur sauce.
Mojito ($12) was strong and potent. Not super balanced, but acceptable.
*Huîtres oysters ($18 ½ doz.) included a nice mixture of West and East cost varieties. We tried to concentrate on smaller, more flavorful ones. Nothing Local here!
Oeufs Mimosa 4 deviled eggs ($5) were really good. A nice small appetizer to share.
Terrine de Foie Gras de Canard served with toasted baguette ($26) is a classic dish with a tall huge chunk of foie. Figs, salt, and brioche rounded it out.
Truffle Fresh house made Pasta of the day ($48) was cooked al dente and smothered with rich truffles. Wow.
Risotto – Carnaroli rice risotto was rich and creamy ($48) especially with the Austrailian Black Winter Truffles.
Poulet Rôti roasted chicken with corn, braised Swiss chard, oyster mushrooms & chicken jus ($29.75) is their signature dish with a great gravy.
Steeak Frites pan-seared 9 oz. flat iron, caramelized shallots & maître d’hôtel butter, served with French fries ($37) or more like smothered in fries. Quality meat that could have been better, cooked to a medium rare.
Épinards sautéed spinach ($7.50) was very garlicky. Cooked well and not sticky to the teeth.
Bouchon’s service was friendly and functional but not as available as we would like, probably because the place was fairly busy. Prices are reasonable for such a high caliber French Bistro with top notch food. One nearby rival is Mon Ami Gabi, which is a lot larger and more impersonal. They do have good French cuisine but Bouchon is superior.
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