First Food & Bar
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- First Food & BarMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversFirst to Review
I was pretty excited to try First Food & Bar, considering that a few of my fellow Yelpers had given it good reviews. Sadly, the experience was so-so. Here's the breakdown:
-Music; the DJ was on point with the hip-hop and even Bay Area tunes
- Blackened Skirt steak was tender and flavorful.
Pro & Con:
- The white sangria was really good, but the mood was dampened when one of the girls found a fruit fly in it. *cringe*
-The Doritos Mac and Cheese seemed like a good choice in the beginning, but with most of the cheese supply coming from the chips themselves (they seemed a bit stale), if they weren't there, it would be just plain boring.
As much as I wanted to really like this place, one wouldn't blame me for having reservations about returning.Recommended for:
- First Food & BarMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5First to Review
The last place we went to before leaving Vegas was First... and yes, we ended up saving the best for last! If you want to be a complete glutton, and get the most bang for your buck, you must put First on your list of restaurants to hit up in Vegas.
It's only been open for about two months, so we actually just stumbled upon it while we were on our way out of The Shoppes at Palazzo. We were drawn in by the really cool space, and their touch screen menu outside posted extremely appealing inexpensive gourmet comfort food options. Once inside, we got seated at one of the large booths looking out onto the Strip, so we had a perfect view of the pirate show across the street at TI.
Instead of plain old bread, we were brought pretzels that came with three dipping sauces. If you want, they offer a $5 cheese fondue to go with it. Our server, Carolyn, was awesome, and gave us recommendations on the food and drinks. We decided to start off with the Mojito Lamb Chops which were topped with Mint glaze, 151 and lime and torched at the table. We were impressed with the three thick cuts, and they were perfectly medium-rare. For entrees, I had the wide papardelle pasta with a heaping portion of forest mushrooms in a delicious truffle butter sauce. My guy had the Sesame Miso Glazed Salmon topped with seaweed salad on a bed of sticky rice, which was fantastic. The presentation was beautiful and the salmon was nice and flaky. For dessert, we indulged in the chocolate bar (which tasted like a 100 Grand as an ice cream bar) and the donut sundae... mmm... donut.
For cocktails, I highly recommend the Cotton Candy Kiss (Grey Goose, elderflower, vanilla, pineapple, cranberry), especially if you're a sweet tooth. It's such a pretty cocktail, and even the presentation is lovely! The martini glass is rimmed with crushed Life Savers and comes with a blue fluff of cotton candy. The liquor is poured over it when it's brought to the table.
The awesome thing is that they are open late, and I mean really late. They have a special late night menu from 1am-4am Sun-Wed and 1am-6am Th-Sat.Recommended for:
- First Food & BarMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5
Comfortable dining area, innovative cocktails and dishes that are brought to you by friendly service person. Of course FIRST is a good mid-range priced restaurant to fill the tummy. This is probably not going to be a "destination" restaurant but it is conveniently located on the shopping arcade level of the Palazzo and guests get 20% off the bill. This can be a very good value restaurant right on the strip!