Aureole - Las Vegas
Aureole at Mandalay Bay will begin a restaurant transformation beginning Nov. 27, re-opening late December with an updated dining concept by renowned chef Charlie Palmer.
Palmer has tapped standout Las Vegas chef John Church to lead the kitchen as Executive Chef along with renowned wine and fine dining service authority Timothy Staehling to oversee restaurant operations as General Manager.
More details on Aureole’s transformations along with menu and design concepts will be made available in the coming weeks.
Monday: 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday: 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday: 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday: 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday: 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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Thursday, November 22, 2018
Service was a little odd and the menu options were limited. I won’t be going back as there as so many other options
Was vastly disappointed by the service. The food was excellent and the wine list is incredible, However, the sommelier only arrived with the wine ordered not offering any help during the process. The waiter was busy and distracted by other large tables. Food was prepared as requested but the server offered no guidance on the menu or the preparation. Have been to same in New York and always had a first rate experience extremely disappointed in this experience and will not return to this in Vegas, too many other places to eat that provide great service!
I was pretty let down by our experience at Aureole. Having eaten at a few Michelin-Star restaurants in the past, I had my expectations set for a wonderful meal and experience, especially due to the entertainment of the "wine angel". However, it turned out that even though our reservation for 10 people was for 6:00pm, and the restaurant was almost completely empty, they sat us at a table far in the back of the restaurant, around the corner away from the wine column, so we couldn't even see it.
The service was subpar; it took forever for our server to come and take our orders. Once he finally took our orders, it took a very long time for him to return with the cocktails that a couple of the members of my party ordered.
The menu was only half printed; the place where they typically put the specials was completely blank. Instead, our waiter told us the specials; one happened to be a bison strip steak and sounded really good. Three of us ordered it. A few minutes later, the waiter returned to tell us that they were all out of the bison, and only had two remaining (at 6pm with almost no one in the restaurant?!), so someone would have to choose a different entree. I went ahead and opted out, disappointed, but I had been trying to decide between the bison and the rack of lamb anyways. I ordered the rack instead, and then the waiting began again.
The appetizers were pretty good, but nothing really to write home about. The presentation was alright, but nothing like what I've experienced at other comparably rated restaurants. It didn't really even look like they tried to present the food in any particular way other than just setting it on the plate. The entrees weren't cooked as ordered, and were kind of bland, honestly.
The only wonderful thing was the wine angel, who did a special performance just for us because she knew we were excited to see her fly but then had a bad view. She also took selfies with us afterwards, which was really fun.
Absolutely fabulous dining experience.
The food was AMAZING, as always!!! The cuisine will not disappoint you.
Very loud and difficult to hold a conversation. Service was very good but the food average at best. Everything was over salted which overpowered the taste of the food.
The ambiance was great. Enjoyed the four story wine cellar with the wine angel. The greeters were wonderful and explained menu options. However, our waiter was nice but disappeared on us for about 20minutes i.e. was not attentive to our table. We let our tip reflect service gave. The daily cocktail was unique- different yet very good. Overall, would recommend.
Great service! We loved watching the wine angel! Food was excellent quality.
Food was outstanding. Fun to watch the acrobat get wine from the wine tower. Be sure you sit where you can watch her. Very, very over priced wine. Some were 4 or 5 times retail. However, a great place for a special occasion.
Amazing food, amazing service. A great experience.
Great service, great somm. The pairing was exciting. Overall the tasting menu was fun. Main course surf and turf was a little disappointing. Sliced filet looked wonderfully medium rare, but tasted oddly overcooked. Flipping the slices of steak over, very well done. Obvious that it sat under a heat lamp for entirely too long before being flipped for service to appear fresh. Picture perfect but a short cut that really tasted like a microwaved steak. This aside, we had a good time, and enjoy Charlie Palmer's restaurants. This seems to be a developing issue in Las Vegas fine dining; High end restaurants playing to the lowest common denominator of customers. We shouldn't have to go to a Guy Savoy, Robuchon, or even Craft Steak to get end to end great service and attention to detail.
$600 meal for 4 should be phenomenal, and it wasn't. Everything - the service, the food, the wine - was just OK. Ketchup on my filet?!? Server forgets about us?!? Server does not pack my wife's truffle sauce (I got her wrath on this one)?!? Wine was great, though.
I went to explore this Michelin Starred Restaurant while I was in Las Vegas for a business trip, and I was somewhat underwhelmed. The amuse bouche was delicious and the combination of flavors and textures was amazing. The seared foie gras was okay, but I am not a huge fan, although the dates that came with it were delicious. The crostini needed a bit more substance to balance the melt-in-your-mouth richness of the meat, in my personal opinion. The halibut, however, was perfection. It was probably the best piece of fish I have eaten in the past ten years... it was flavorful, delicately prepared, over some deliciously balanced green vegetables. If I were to go back, I would skip the tasting menu and just get the halibut. The wine pairings seemed a bit off at times, sometimes to sweet and cloying for the dish they accompanied, but other times spot on.
So overall, was it a good meal? Yes, absolutely. Would I pay that amount again for the same experience? No- once was enough.
To reiterate: skip the tasting menu and go straight for the halibut.
The food on tasting menu was good, but not exciting. Some of the wine pairings we not complimentary to the dishes, so that experience was very disappointing.
Presentation of all courses outstanding and food quality melted in your mouth! Tremendous wine selection and just make a reservation at least a week in advance!
Had reservation. Arrived on time and was seated immediately. Had to walk downstairs due to the hostess stating that the elevator was not working. NOT GOOD BUSINESS FOR ELDERLY OR HANDICAPPED INDIVIDUALS.
Had a wine pairing coupon and thought it was for a bottle of wine (from what we were told at the MLfe desk). Turned out to be for 1 glass of wine valued at $16. The wine menu has very few selections for $16 or less.
The service was good considering how busy it was but we were able to make our show in plenty of time. The food was very good as well.
I would consider returning in the future.
Excellent food and wine, great service on a busy conference night. Definitely recommend using the sommelier Angel.
A beautiful room dominated by the wine and the flights of the wine angel (you have to visit to understand), the total experience is memorable. The tasting menu is truly special, particularly when combined with the wine pairing. Every aspect of the meal, from service, to the variety of the tasting menu, to the wine pairings are truly memorable. This is a wonderful overall fine dining experience.
Excellent food and especially the outstanding service. Did not get to see a wine angel in action but hopefully we will see one next time we stay at the Mandalay Bay and eat at this restaurant
Beautiful restaurant with an extensive wine list
You will pay for the ambiance and the extensive wine list - like most Vegas restaurants, the mark up on wine is very high
The food was good - but nothing special. The cod was a bit dry, the filet mignon was good but not worth a price tag of nearly $60. Brussel sprouts were bad - under cooked and flavorless.
My prior experiences at this restaurant were better.
Always are go to Restaurant in Vegas.
Anniversary and Birthday. Love the Food And Wine Selection. The service is always Spectacular. Thank You for always Living up to our expectations
I read a lot of reviews about poor service but I ignored it. Wish I wouldnt have. The restaurant was practically empty at 8pm on a Friday night. Now I know why. The service was slow and boring. Food was ok. Very expensive. Not sure why with all the bad service reviews that the owners and managers don’t fix that! We will not be going back. Vegas is full of good restaurants. Don’t waste your time or money here.
Great time there. I found all the staff to be very dutiful. I felt valued as a customer. I was happy they were able to accommodate my vegetarian tasting. I would love to see more vegan options! The wines that were paired with the different courses, especially the sparkling red for desert. It was so delightful (and sadly I forgot to get the name of it!!)
It was modern yet the decor did not take away from the quiet understated elegance. I will definitely visit on my next visit to Vegas!
Thank you all for being such a great staff and making my solo dining experience enjoyable!
Very slow service. We had to wait a long time to order, took to long for food to arrive.
Everything was amazing!!
Food and service was excellent.....however there was way too much noisy music coming from Mandalay Bay - ( d j dance party outside the restaurant) The manager explained the music would end by 730 so it wasn’t so bad - but it was so bad because we were here to only 630!
Mandalay should not play loud dance music right outside a 5 star dining venue
We had our wedding rehearsal happy hour here with about 12 people. We would have preferred several high top tables rather than 2 long dinner tables. The long tables made it more difficult to mingle and talk with each other as you do at a happy hour.
However, the appetizers and drinks plus the wine and Prosecco were quite good.
We arrived at Aureole as one of the first tables of the night. Most of the food was bland except for the lobster risotto which was over seasoned. The service was not very attentive.
The atmosphere was elegant and the service was impressive. The food was delicious but a little pricey.
Had an early showtime and the waiter was incredibly accomodating...great service and food was fabulous! Highly recommend.
We had a great time at restaurant week. Thanks for everything.
As a first time visitor, I was looking forward to the reputation meeting results. With two exceptions I was very pleased. The staff was friendly, the restaurant classy, the food delicious and the experience memorable. The two exceptions were the service delivery. Our main course was delivered even before we were done our appetizers, but then after the main course, we had to wait 15 minutes for the desert. This could be planned better. Also, there were just two of us out for an enjoyable evening and we were seated between two 8 tops which were very loud. There were so many open tables in areas of the restaurant where other couples were enjoying a peaceful atmosphere I don't have a clue why the restaurant would seat us there. Besides the loud conversations, the wait staff was overly busy serving the big groups. When the manager came by, I mentioned this issue along with how good the food was but she didn't seem to care about the seating issue. "Food, service, atmosphere"
Mr. L. Nguyen was exceptional in providing personalized and quality service for my wife and me on our 20th anniversary. The whole staff went above and beyond! And...food was excellent! Thank you Aureole!!
We had dinner at Aureole as part of Restaurant Week, and we chose the special RW menu. The food was delicious, our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and gave us the right amount of attention. We, and everyone else it seemed, enjoyed watching the sommelier work and perform in the wine tower. It was a unique and enjoyable dining experience.
Vegetarian starters have gelatin products in them so if you’re vegetarian or don’t eat pork ask for a substitution. Also be aware that the menu items don’t show all the main ingredients, only selective ones. Great wine list.
Service was outstanding! Waiter helped create a wine pairing for our dinner and was especially accommodating! Great food, lovely wines and a memorable evening.
Look forward to a return visit.
Overpriced for what you get. Wine prices are outrageous.