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- 98%Family Travelers
- 75%Luxury Travelers
- 61%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (11)
- AureoleMember ofFamily TravelersOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Oct 09, 2013
If I could, I would give Aureole 6 stars. We came here the other night and had a fantastic experience. The decor was beautiful, centered around a 3 story tall wine tower, encased in glass, featuring more than 10,000 bottles of all vintages and makes. "Wine angels" on harnesses are hoisted up to grab bottles off upper shelves. The restaurant also features (gasp) natural light, with huge windows facing the fountains outside. One of my biggest gripes about vegas is how dark everything is, Fleur was a breath of fresh air. The food was phenominal. I had a beef tenderloin crusted in blue cheese that was beautifully prepared and incredibly delicate. Ingrid had a really intetresing asian-styled halibut that was also great. But even more than the food, which would justify 5 stars on its own, the service was unreal. The waiters were prompt and courteous. The somalier was very knowledgeable and helped us pick a phenomenal wine. And while we brought our two somewhat overly energetic kids to what is a very elegant restaurant, they were all over it, bringing them complimentary ice cream to keep them focused as we enjoyed the last of our meal, and even came with bread and took them out to feed the swans out back. Truly amazing. We will definitely be back.
- AureoleMember ofFamily TravelersOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Sep 14, 2013
This is the best restaurant I have been to so far in Las Vegas. The food is amazing, the wine list very good. (they carry 10000 bottles of wine), the decor of the restaurant is cool. Alone the entrance where you walk down along the huge glass wine tower where a wine angel flies up on ropes to get the wine down you want, service is outstanding! They brought out a lovely presented Ice cream on the house for our kids and the manager took them outside to feed the swans while we could enjoy the rest of our fabulous Pinot Noir.Recommended for:Family Travelers
- AureoleMember ofFamily TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11Nov 04, 2013
The four-story-tall wine tower at this Mandalay Bay restaurant came about after designer Adam Tihany was inspired by watching Mission: Impossible. To retrieve your selection, "wine angels" dressed in black move up and down the tower on a pulley system.Recommended for:Art & Design Lovers
- AureoleApr 06, 2013
This is a great restaurant to go to in Vegas, to get away from Vegas. Although it is inside Mandalay Bay, it is sunken down below Casino level, and the only thing outside of the restaurant you can see is a patio with a pond. The interior is very elegant and the service is very good. Their filet mignon was good, not great. The standout for me was the onion soup. I would go back just for that.
- AureoleMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersMar 18, 2013
Aureole is a beautiful restaurant in Mandalay Bay, sort of "sunken" into the ground below the main drag of restaurants. You have to either take an elevator down 2 stories or walk down 3 sets of stairs past their glass wine fridge that stands 3 stories tall, which gets you a great view of the whole restaurant. Reservations were pretty easy to get, even for a group of 6 and we moved the time twice with no issue.
To start I had the Beet Composition, which was a deconstructed beet salad. It was gorgeous and very good with pickled, roasted and fried beets. For my entree I had the duck, which was pretty good as well. The service at Aureole was good, and I enjoyed my meal there, but a few things were a little annoying -- for 1, everyone's food was slightly undercooked vs. what they expected. People who ordered their steaks medium got medium rare. I (due to dietary restrictions) needed my duck cooked completely well done and with no pink, which I made very clear to the waiter (there was only 1 item on their menu that didn't have the "raw/undercooked food" warning next to it), and it still arrived medium rare, so I had to send it back to be cooked more thoroughly. That was the only thing that gave me pause about the restaurant, but otherwise it was a nice dining experience and if you are looking for a place to have a fancier meal in vegas, this is definitely a good option.
- AureoleMember ofFoodiesMar 15, 2013
My most favorite restaurant when I come to visit Vegas. I love the tall glass wine tower and their extensive wine selection. A friend once told me jokingly that a place is considered fine dining in his books when there's a crumb sweeper. This place is fine dining then I guess! We had the three course menu which was absolutely delicious, especially with the foie gras. Beef was tender, cooked perfectly, and the sides weren't too overpowering. A waiter also walks around with a bread basket with like 5 different kinds of breads for you to choose from. The appetizers had the best presentation I think. If you come here, try a bottle of wine just so you can see the worker get hoisted to the top to grab you a bottle!Recommended for:Luxury Travelers
- AureoleOct 22, 2012
Aureole is a super swanky venue! They have a tower of wine in the middle that is several stories high, where sexy women in a very "Mission Impossible-esque" way repel up and down the tower to retrieve various bottles of wine. The food is exquisite! Try the duck - it's cooked perfectly. Also be sure to visit their pond outback. They have the most sociable swans who will be more than happy to sit by your side.
- AureoleJul 05, 2012
I really, really, really wanted to like this place. Really. In fact before I even knew much about it as a restaurant, every time I passed it in Mandalay Bay I thought it was so cool how they had this towering wine cellar. I loved the exterior decor and what little I could peek into the interior. Five years in the making and finally I got to eat here.
Sigh. Maybe I hyped it too much myself? It was, after all, a one Michelin star recipient. What went wrong?
Well, for the most part although my meal didn't taste bad, it didn't taste particularly great. It wasn't fantastic. For the prices, it was only alright and not something I'd pay for next time. Most of their dishes were un-inspired and lacked the glistening luster of a one Michelin star place. The service was too casual to be consistent in my book and what kind of decent restaurant like this as DRY limes?
They also don't ask you before re-filling your sparkling water, what if I didn't want to pay for another bottle?
The only dish that saved this meal from a complete lackluster of goodness was their daily inspirational preparation of foie gras. It was truly delicious with the sweet pudding bread that they paired it with. My chicken liver pate was almost tasteless which was very unexpected of pate, and my salmon dish was overcooked, dry and lacked any salmon flavor whatsoever. I even offered it to the rest of the table to share and they all agreed that it didn't taste like salmon at all. Their black cod was alright but then again ... cod as a fish is delicious and difficult to mess up to begin with. I was especially disappointed that although they had a fantastic wine selection that some top names other restaurants had were non-existent in their vast towering cellar of wines. What's the point if you're just going to stock it with 100 bottles of the same wine with no room for others?
Overall, it wasn't worth the money and I don't see how it was worth the Michelin star.
- AureoleJul 04, 2012
Recently enjoyed the $65 3-course-menu. I think for the price, it's quite worth it since the portions are all of a decent size and quite tasty, offering solid flavors.
The 3-course has an option for an appetizer, entree, & dessert. I would say that their forte lies in the entrees. The pork belly & seafood dishes were both very delicious.
Of course, the wine list is also very impressive. Honestly, I was surprised to see a plethora of somewhat affordable wines. You can find some great wines for under $50.
For a 2009 1 star Michelin rated restaurants, I think Aureole is worth checking out...it's a great spot for business meals or a romantic night out. The wine and ambiance is nothing short of impressive, but the food is just good. Overall still, a solid restaurant in Vegas!