Julian Serrano - Aria - MGM Resorts
Ordered seared foie gras andOrdered seared foie gras and seafood ceviche. Both were excellent!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFantásticoOne of the best dining experiences I've had. We know Spanish food and this was great. The service was phenomenal. Will come back every time we are in Vegas.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service excellent.Food and service excellent. Only downside was noise level. Background music was a bit loud and talking of patrons made hearing one's companion almost impossible5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great lunchWaiter was friendly and knowledgeable. We ordered the chicken croquettes, the wild mushroom risotto, and the grilled scallops. Everything we tried was excellent. We had the white sangria, and though a little sweet, the addition of an apple slice gave it a very refreshing note. Wish this place was in our hometown, we would be regulars. I would recommend Serrano without reservation.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBest part of our Vegas trip!My husband and I came to Las Vegas for our one year wedding anniversary and wanted to book a fabulous restaurant to celebrate... Nothing too stuffy or with too much of a dress code, but still casually elegant. The menu was vast but not overwhelmingly so- we chose 4 shareable tapas to start (GET THE CHEESE LOLLIPOPS) and each was better than the next. We added a few more with same result- could NOT have been better, food-wise. Similarly with service; our server was attentive but he was not overly so, JUST right, and he was knowledgable about wine and helped make a recommendation for what might be my new favorite red! The night ended with a special "happy anniversary" warm donuts and caramel sauce (oh goodness that sauce...) LOVED this place!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI tried the salmon with truffleI tried the salmon with truffle sauce, very tasty. The tuna carpaccio is always good. They have some new dishes, such as the yellow tail that is very good. The service is excellent and they have a nice selection of wines, both by the glass and by the bottle.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the tapasThe food was just delicious. I always enjoy tasting lots of dishes. Everything we ordered was great. Expect to pay for it though. Such a great find. We had lots of choices for restaurants and actually changed dinner reservations 3 times, but so happy we ended up eating here :) We would definitely eat here again!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLove TapasThis turned out to be a great surprise. Food was excellent, love the small plates. My wife and I ordered 6 small plates. Love the different choices. No complaints and would definitlely go back the next time we are in vegas.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy!Second time to Julian Serrano- this time with a group of 5. We each ordered two tapas each and left happy and full. The wine list and sangria is awesome. Had a great time!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience!Took a picky group (some foodies, some wine snobs) to the restaurant - all positive comments. The food and the wine were awesome. Service was amazing. They guided us perfectly through how to choose with a group our size. Service was seamless - perfect timing bringing all dishes out.
Returned as just a couple. Service wasn't as seamless/good, but the food and the ambiance was wonderful. We chose to return to Serrano rather than frequent our favorite steak place.
We will definitely return.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFriends Night OutOur group of 3 chose Julian Serrano restaurant because of the tapas type dining set up. The small plates are wonderful as you can place an initial order then add plates as you go if you need to. All the plates we ordered were delicious, extremely variable, and perfect for sharing. While we were there we saw 3 large party groups, 2 of which were bachelorette parties. I would absolutely come here again!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVegas anniversary dinnerMy wife and I went here for our 10 year anniversary prior to going to Zarkana. I talked to the staff earlier in day about doing something special to celebrate our anniversary. They brought us a decorated happy anniversary dessert plate. To which my wife was very surprised. The staff did an excellent job making this night special. I highly recommend the tuna cones. It is a tuna tartare in a won ton cone with avocado. They look like mini ice cream cones and taste great. The yellowtail was also excellent. Highly recommend.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Tapas option at BellagioThis was our 2nd time at Julian Serrano and we can't wait for visit #3. The food here is incredible - extremely innovative options, great taste to essentially every dish, and attentive service that matched our need to catch a show. The suggestion by the waiter to select several items and get two orders of each so all 6 of us could try everything worked out great. Highlights were the bacon wrapped feta filled dates, head on garlic prawns, and tempura tuna. Ceviche was a bit "thin" and was a little short on the amount of seafood included, though the taste was excellent. The wine was overpriced, but I feel that way about every restaurant in Las Vegas. Overall, a great option for a group, especially if you don't want an extra heavy meal.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMfun spot!Great food, great service. You can order just the right amount of food! A little or alot! Couldn't figure out how to enter the noise level, yet it wasn't an issue Medium.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Tapas and Small PlatesWe dined here rather than traveling off-strip for a dinner and were delighted in the menu selection. On a whim we ordered the house sangria in red and white and found it to be very flavorful. Only downside is the lobby location of the venue, otherwise Julian Serrano would be a five star.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb TapasExcellent food in a superbly buzzing atmosphere, not to be missed.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGem of a restaurantFood was fabulous, all our small plates scrumptious. the waiter had great suggestions, and was attentive but not overbearing. highly recommend4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat group dinnerMy husband and I had lunch here a while back and it was delicious. This time we took a group of 9 people for dinner. They got us in on time, sat us in a great location, and immediately started giving us great service. From the waiters to the sommelier, everyone gave great service. They spaced out the dishes perfectly, and the quality of each dish was great. The wine list was wonderful at a great value.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went there on our lastWe went there on our last nite in vegas - 20 min before kitchen closed and a bit rushed as we took tram to find restaurant that doesn't stop serving at 10 - suprising in vegas. Our server was GREAT- her name was Reine I believe. She suggested what we should get and we orders 6 dishes- 1 scallop (best ever), rissotto (very good), chicken croquettes (just ok)chorizo (very good/ different)shrimp (good garlic sauce) and one other. Food came out very quickly and was not hot but it didn't taste like it had been sitting long. We had delicious desert of churros and chocolate sauce and even though we were there at closing they brought my husband icecream with a candle for his birthday. Pretty expensive but not unexpected due to location.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you are staying at TheIf you are staying at The Aria or seeing a show, great place to go. Food was delicious, we had stuffed Paquillo Pepper, Bomba Meatballs (perfectly spicy for us, too hot for table next to us), Heirloom Tomato Salad (amazing!), Mussels (beautifully sweet and well prepared, enough for four!). Fried doughnuts for dessert, how can you go wrong. Excellent value for The Strip. Would definitely go back!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food, great service.Fabulous food, great service. Loved the yellowtail, also the black rice.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMdelightful tidbitsoutstanding dining experience in the heart of the Aria Resort and Casino.....tapas samplings of tempting although small portions...no disappointment with anything we tasted and we tried several dishes.....design of the restaurant is smart and fun...staff was attentive and helpful.....washrooms a hoot4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite restaurantsOne of my favorite restaurants on the planet earth.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely food and service. WouldLovely food and service. Would highly recommend it to friends.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Tasting Food in Vegas!I have been to Julian Serrano several times. Each time I make sure to try different tapas. All of Serrano's dishes are exquisite! The flavors of every dish seem to blend together to perfection. I first discovered Julian Serrano's cuisine at Masa's in San Francisco many years ago. I also ahve been to Picasso in Vegas. His French cuisine is excellent, and his Spanish dishes are special! Some of my favorites include: Stuffed Piquillo Pepper (incredible!); Lobster Saffrom; Beef and Cheese; Branzini; Spanish Tortilla; and Octopus. If you are in the mood for great tasting food, you have chosen the right place.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways delicious food. TheAlways delicious food. The new yellow tail dish was excellent. Always love the tuna carpacio. Great place to enjoy a good variety of food.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic spot, great forFantastic spot, great for groups to share tapas. The Agua de Serrano cocktails were amazing. I eat here every time I stay at Aria4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable with a few hiccupsGreat spot for tapas in Vegas. Atmosphere is casual. Location is neat, overlooks the Aria lobby, plenty of natural light. Tapas were all fantastic, from the lobster gazpacho to the vegetarian dishes. Sangria was decent but not enough fruit. The paella marinera was good but we were too full from the tapas to enjoy it; the saffron provides a different flavor from the tomato-based paella I am used to. Service was initially very attentive but I think due to a shift change they forgot about us for 30mins. I brought it to the attention of the manager who apologized and took some items off our bill. Overall very good experience, would go back for the food.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA Vegas GemWhen in Vegas, skip the restaurant search and make a reservation at Julian Serrano. It's original, the service is great, and the food is amazing. It's also very reasonable for a Vegas hotel restaurant. The menu is large and so diverse that there;s something for eveyone. You could literally go here five times and never order the same thing twice.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great. All theThe food was great. All the Tapas had layered but delicate flavor. We loved it.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great, butEverything was great, but i had an important business dinner and so i made reservations at 8:00, but we didn't get our table until 8:40... Unacceptable...4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThey had some very deliciousThey had some very delicious specials during my recent visit. Also enjoyed the old standby's like tuna carpaccio, tuna tempura and mixed ceviche.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was an incredible foodIt was an incredible food experience! There was something for everyone and the waiter was attentive and efficient.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoyed Julian Serrano'sI enjoyed Julian Serrano's with close friends to celebrate a birthday. The menu was inspired and our dishes were absolutely fantastic! This was one of the best meals I've ever had. The lobster gaspacho was sublime. The presentation made each plate a lovely piece of art. I highly recommend Julian Serrano's for people who enjoy exceptional dining.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spanish tapas, I amGreat spanish tapas, I am spanish so I know what I am talking about. I will defenitly recomend it and come back if I am in Vegas.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat late night for foodiesWe were 20 minuets late after they closed and there was no problem. The chef even came out and greeted us. Top notch!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific TapasThe food was outstanding and the service was even better! Highly recommend the churros for dessert. If you're wanting a quiet or romantic dinner, do not sit in the front of the restaurant, you can be easily distracted by the casino lobby.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFun lil tappas place. GoodFun lil tappas place. Good atmosphere. Different areas for intimate dining, group dining or entertaining view from the bar. Server was informative without being pushy. Portions fill you up just enough.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is always delicious.The food is always delicious. Recently they have added specials at lunch time, which have been a welcome treat. The service is outstanding and the atmosphere a delight. I suggest you try the tuna cones, ceviches, tuna carpaccio, octopus, pork, black rice. You can't go wrong with any of them.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite restaurantsOne of my favorite restaurants in Vegas. AWESOME TAPAS!!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful tapas. Very busyWonderful tapas. Very busy (opposite of quiet). Tried unusual dishes like squid ink rice and goat cheese stuffed dates. Beautiful and vibrant decor.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food selection is fantastic;The food selection is fantastic; however, because it is open to the casino area, it is noisier than most.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA fine restaurantExcellent restaurant for tapas or dinner. Staff very friendly and eager to please. Food was outstanding their version of Pulpo a la Gallega was delicious and well presented.3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty Small PlatesWe really enjoyed the various small plates. All were excellent tasting and unique. Great service although we were there before the crowds. Great Spanish wine. Pricey wine list.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visit, absolutely lovedFirst visit, absolutely loved it. Delicious food, impeccable service! Meal was coursed out perfectly and our server was extremely attentive. Big bold flavors, complimented with a lovely red sangria. We'll be back!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional food. AttentionExceptional food. Attention to detail. Tapas plates were delicious. Frenetic atmosphere but this is in Las Vegas after all. Very enjoyable meal. Thank you.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a fun time we had! IWhat a fun time we had! I brought two friends who had never been before. We sat at the bar, in front of where they make the raw seafood. We had a blast watching Monica prepare the food and one of my friends was so excited watching the process of how she made the cones for the tuna cones, which by the way are delicious. We also enjoyed the ceviche, spanish sausage, tuna carpaccio, anchovies and many other items. The food is excellent and it is wonderful how you get to try many items, not just one. The service, even at the bar is excellent.2/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe wide variety of tapasThe wide variety of tapas is outstanding. I have never had a bad dish. The flavors are blended so well. The service is outstanding, they are always keeping an eye out to see if you need something, yet never overbearing.2/17/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is always a good experienceIt is always a good experience at Julian Serrano. The food is constantly delicious, the service at the bar and in the dining area is always top notch. The hosts are more than pleasant and make you feel welcome. It is a must visit, whether you live in Las Vegas or are just visiting.1/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA Very Affordable & Delicious LunchLunch here was divine! Their tapas plates are the perfect size. Between the two of us we had approximately 6 tapas plus their delicious seafood paella an a bottle of champagne! We finished every bite! They have 'outdoor' seating that's into the hotel lobby area so it's great to people watch.1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM