Michael Mina - Bellagio
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Service was the big disappointment here. Waiter was a non-native speaker, and we had difficulty understanding him...we had to fill in the blanks. When he dropped the bill in the table, he didn’t think to clear our empty desert plates.
Ambiance: When paying $1,000 for dinner, we don’t want to be watching football games on plasma TV screens over our guest’s heads.
Food: Signature and seasonal tasting menus. Food was the winner here. We live in San Francisco where Mina’s signature restaurant flourishes, and he is a gifted chef. No standouts here, just regurgitated proven winners.
The Takeaway: Joel Robuchon knows how to manage an empire, and maintain the highest standards. He does this by flying his “enforcer” around the globe. Michael should take note. His restaurants have gotten away from him.
Visit Again: Pass.
While the food was good (and incredibly filling), it wasn’t outstanding. The service was lackluster. Not what I expected from a restaurant that has earned one Michelin star.
Amazing service and amazing food. Love MM restaurants. The lobster pot pie was perfectly executed. Will return when in town.
We have the seasonal tasting menu. All items plus the wine pairing are SO great. Especially the Uni pasta, you addicted to it.
It is always good. Very busy restaurant and it makes you feel special. Great service and exceptional food.
The food was great and our server, whom I didn't catch his name, was amazing. Things in Vegas can get out of hand sometimes and we had someone in our party that had had, well, a little too much "Vegas". The staff took care of if us and was kind to us in working with out Vegas'd friend. Thank you!
We had the thanksgiving special dinner course with wine pairing. Overall the food and wine were really good. The risotto and pumpkin dessert are highly recommended if they are on regular menu as well.
Creative, tasty food. Impeccable knowledgeable staff. Thanksgiving menu was exquisite, especially the desert, of pumpkin-based and shaped mousse and accompanying flavors. I regret only not taking a picture of it.
Restuarnteur living on his past praise.
This restaurant is dowdy rather than dapper, service is slow and uncaring, food is overpriced but not as badly as the wine which is ridiculuous. Food was good, but we WONT be back
We chose that resturant due to the seafood, however from what we order, we were not impressed. We order the seafood platter, and grilled octopus. The octopus was great, however the seafood platter was salty and dry.
This was probably the worst dinning experience I have ever had. First off, the seating situation and ambience was horrible. It felt like an IHOP. I should have known it was going to be bad when the entire restaurant was empty on a Friday at 7. We got the two tasting menus. The food was so salty and drenched in butter. The fish was not fresh and tasted super fishy. The lobster in the famous lobster pie was uneatable because it was so chewy. Then they bring out frozen burnt ice cream in flat root beer with a stale cookie as a dessert. Mind you this was over 400 for two people. Don’t get taken like we did!!!!
Very good tasting menu, worthy of Michelin star restaurant. Our waiter Greg was very professional and friendly at the same time. One of the courses was too salty, he took care of it momentarily, brought a new one without any question. Highly recommended.
The service and setting are lovely, but it is VERY PRICEY for what you get. Great sommelier. Didn't like the TurboTax - very tough.
A true WOW experience. We've been to some of the top restaurants in the world including Per Se in New York, Taillevent in Paris and the French Laundry in Napa. Michael Mina's tasting menu rivaled them all. Each course built upon the last and were packed with flavor. The service was impeccable - he noticed everything while still making us feel comfortable. When our server found out we were diabetics, he arranged to have a wonderful cheese tray brought down from Harvest to substitute for the dessert on the tasting menu. That is truly going the extra mile. We will be back.
Delicious hot. Great service and quiet!!
Tuna tartare is like none other
After two days of meetings and client dinners it was a welcome respite to have dinner with my husband. Great dining experience in a hotel speciality restaurant that we can always count on for good and innovative food. Service was outstanding.
we have been here several times over the last 10 years. Always good. Tasting menu was a great value. Actually more than we could eat. Historically the lobster pot pie is fantastic. This time we were disappointed because the lobster was very overcooked and actually hard to chew. I probably should have brought it up but I was tired from traveling and the rest of the meal was great.
This is the fifth time we have dined here. The service is top notch. Our service was very knowledgeable, as were the food runners. The food is always excellent, unique flavor blends, and well presented. No doubt that this place is expensive, but it is worth it. Take your time and make this an event while you are in Vegas.
I have eaten at Michael Mina's since he first opened in SF. Always one the VERY finest. The Las Vegas one is superb!!!!
Exceptional meal and service. The lobster pot pie was outstanding. It was a whole lobster on top of a delectable flaky crust. The Tandoori style Madai snapper was equally delicious.
The dining room is quite elegant in an understated way.
I had the Michael's Lobster Pot Pie with brandied-lobster cream, black truffle, baby vegetables. The pie is delivered to the table where the pie crust is placed on a plate & the lobster is placed on top of the crust. This is a large serving so I recommend to not have any other course except dessert. The aroma of the food was wonderful.
Service was professional & friendly.
Superb seafood and service!!
Absolutely horrendous service can't make up for amazing food. We had reservations for 2 at 7:45pm for a birthday dinner. We arrived early, 7:30 and were told to wait, even though there were plenty of tables. 5-10 minutes later they tried to seat us in a booth right by the kitchen and right near all the foot traffic for the servers and guests. We refused and ask to be seated ina booth against the wall. We were seated at about 7:50. 5 minutes past reservation time, no big deal. A bit later a server came by to get us water and the waiter handed us menus and asked if there were any time restrictions. We had a sitter until 10:30 and told him we need to be out by 10. He said no problem, just in case you wanted a tasting menu, that takes 90 min to 2 hours, which was perfect. I ordered the Siganture tasting menu with accompaniment and she had the Summer tasting menu with shell fish accompaniment. A glass of wine was ordered and I ordered a Verpsertine martini. The wine came out quickly, but we waited to toast until the martini arrived. It took an another 20-25 for it to show up. Approximately 45 minutes after we sat down a bread baset finally showed up. It was pita bread and it was amazing. But 45 minutes?? Come on. Shortly there after, the caviar parfait for my menu showed up, but no food for my partner. we shared it as we were hungry. Around 9pm, bread and the caviar thing was all we had. Someone, not our waiter, walked by and aske dhow everything was. We let her know w were waiting on food. She asked what course? What are we waiting on? I said ANYTHING! We had to leave in an hour now. Our first course finally came and our waiter came. I said, how are we supposed to get out of here by 10pm at this pace? (This was the first time he's been by in about 45 minutes) He apologized, and got us another round of drinks. They then proceeded to expidite our food. Everything was excellent, but, man, the service is just horrendous. So slow and dismissive. I would suggest avoiding MM.
The oysters were fresh and the lobster pot pie (which contains a whole Maine lobster) is not to be missed. My wife says the Dover sole is the best she ever had. One of the greatest seafood places in the world.
We have been to Michael Mina three times - the food is fabulous. However we will likely not be returning due to the service and the ambience. At our second visit we were seated at a table for 6 right at the entrance to the kitchen. The servers coming in and out and the level of activity at our periphery were very distracting and not relaxing. I stopped by early on this third visit to request we were seated well away from the kitchen; the hostess and another employee assured me that we would be. Regardless, we were seated 5' from the kitchen entrance again, and most disappointing was that a better placed table to accommodate our 7 people was actually available at the time we were seated; but in the few minutes it took to request to be moved the restaurant had seated others there. That table was finished in an hour; we were there three hours as we had the tasting menu. What a shame. Further, the kitchen reversed the order of the lobster and the beef dishes which made no sense, particularly given wine pairings. No apologies or explanation were provided. The restaurant was seemingly uninterested in accommodating our request; I doubt we will return.
We had the Traditional Tasting Menu. Every course was more decadent than the one before it. We will definitely be back.
The tasting menu and wine pairing was delicious. Our fantastic waiter made the experience even better!
As usual Michael Mina performs. We have returned to this restaurant on a yearly basis and it's still at the top of my list. Don't miss the tuna tatare & sole as they are still the best.
Enjoyed the spice crusted snapper, foie gras torchon, and pineapple parfait very much.
Amazing menu . Personnel was very kindly and I m sure we will go again
Our server Greg was wonderful, as well as the rest of our servers. It had been years since our last dining experience at Michael Mina's, however, it was a pleasure to see that the service, preparation of the food, and wine selection was as we remembered. FYI... the filet mignon is higher priced and a smaller portion than other fine dining establishments.
We ordered the tasting menu and a halibut entre, all are very delicious. Very attentive service and pleasant experience
Intrusive and annoying service. I was alone. I was reading. I didn’t need repeated visits by waiter
It was an amazing evening. The staff is outstanding, particularly Jorge Pagani. We will be returning over and over. The chilled seafood platter was exceptional.
As always an outstanding experience. Can’t speak highly enough about this top notch special occasion spot.
Absolutely fantastic cuisine and service...just know you're paying for it
Exceptional meal with outstanding service. The wait staff makes you feel special and has great recommendations. Pace of meal was well timed which along with the outstanding food made for a wonderful evening.
Drinks took over 30 minutes...but at least they were comped