With a self-proclaimed “French comfort food” menu, Bardot Brasserie Las Vegas offers an upscale but relaxed atmosphere to enjoy great wine and French cuisine. This Michael Mina restaurant is ideal for date nights and intimate dinner conversations.
Location & Ambiance
Bardot Brasserie can be found in the Aria Hotel & Casino in the 2nd Level Promenade. Tucked away in the corner, the restaurant is dimly lit, cozy, and immediately transports you out of the loud and overwhelming atmosphere of the casino below. We arrived early in the evening, which means the restaurant was fairly empty. But by the time we left, the restaurant was full of bachelorette parties, families, and couples. Even so, we never felt overwhelmed by the noise, and remained relaxed for the entirety of our meal.
Food & Drink
Bardot Brasserie offers a small, but satisfying cocktail list. The wine list, however, is extensive and offers both bottle and by-the-glass selections. We opted to start with cocktails and we each ordered a glass of wine to compliment our entrees; a sommelier was available to provide recommendations, and he did an amazing job doing so.
Immediately after being seated, we were given complimentary (warm) french bread and chilled butter. To start our meal, we ordered the Bone Marrow Au Poivre. My husband and I rarely skip out on bone marrow if it’s on a menu, and this was one of our top experiences. Not only was the largest portion of marrow we have ever received, it was also the most flavorful. Paired with the french bread and burgundy onion jam, I highly would recommend this hors d’oeuvre to everyone who dines here.
For entrees, we had the Scallops, which came in a brown butter sauce with greens, and the Oak Smoked Duroc Pork Chop. The scallops were fresh, and seared to the right amount of crispness and firmness. This was fairly light dish, but filling nonetheless. The pork chop was large and cooked perfectly; you could definitely taste the oak, and the bacon lardons added another impeccable layer of flavor. The baby carrots and horseradish pureed potatoes complimented the pork chop well.
We chose to skip dessert, although the traditional French pastries and cheeses looked amazing. This is on our list for next time.
Overall Impressions of Bardot Brasserie Las Vegas
Las Vegas is known for its world class restaurants and cuisine and Bardot Brasserie fits the bill. This location is great for big groups as well as date nights; if you are looking for the latter, I would recommend going earlier in the evening for a more intimate setting. The food and wine list are wonderful and, while French food can be hard to master, I would recommend Bardot Brasserie to both novice and expert foodies alike.
Bardot Brasserie, Aria Hotel & Casino, 3730 South Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158
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