I recently visited the beautiful Paris Resort for a story I was writing for travelhoppers.com. I was lucky enough to be able to dine at their famous Eiffel Tower restaurant. Located on the 11th floor of the Eiffel Tower replica, Chef Jean Joho’s restaurant offers outstanding French cuisine with great views of the Bellagio fountains and Las Vegas Strip. Guests take a glass elevator to the restaurant which opens in the kitchen area and are then escorted to the dining room which features metal framework of the structure and wrap around windows providing stunning views.
We were seated at the side corner table offering sweeping views of the Bellagio. This is the best seat in the house as diners can view the sunset and spectacular fountain shows throughout the meal.
We started with a refreshing asparagus soup.
Next came a nice crab, beef and mushroom set of amuse.
I got the lobster and pea salad and my friend Sheila got the summer greens salad. Mine was full of sweet lobster meat and Sheila’s comprised of baby greens and shaved beets in a banyus vinaigrette, the best salad dressing either of us have ever tasted.
I had a main course of roasted bacon wrapped monkfish with fennel fingerling potatoes.
Sheila had the olive oil poached halibut with tomato basil sauce. Both dishes were moist and flavorful.
We also were served potato croquettes and asparagus with brown butter.
Next came dessert, a fabulous plate of assorted gelato and berries, including a sour cream flavored gelato which was our fave.
We also had a chocolate souffle and a creme brulee.
As we dined, the view changed as the sun set on Sin City.
The Eiffel Tower restaurant provides one of the best views of the Strip as well as outstanding French dishes. It is a perfect spot for a romantic date, proposal, anniversary or just a special night out.
Reservations strongly advised. Located at Paris Resort, 3655 South Las Vegas Boulevard, open Monday through Thursday 5:30 to 10:30 pm, Friday through Sunday, 5:00 to 11:00 pm, call 702/948-6937 for reservations.