Best Vegas restaurant dessert menu?
- CookieEater Jul 2, 2007 12:29 AM
Planning my 30th bday celebration in Vegas for Labor Day Weekend. Instead of a totally pricey dinner, I'm thinking of first a less expensive meal someplace (possibly Lotus of Siam), then a DESSERT FEAST at a restaurant on the Strip. Dessert is what I really want anyway.
But which restaurant has the best dessert menu? Mario Batali's sounded really good, for instance. Wherever I go, I will probably order one of everything. Okay, maybe that will end up costing as much as a pricey dinner, but it will be worth it.
I do want a restaurant, not a dessert-only cafe/patisserie or ice cream/gelato place. This will be the Monday of Labor Day weekend probably, so I'm hoping crowds won't be an issue.
The dessert at Bradley Ogden is incredible! Very artistically presented and enjoyable. Their bar/lounge seating is very comfortable and quiet, if by chance the restaurant is full, but I doubt it will be.
I think you should consider Emeril's at the MGM - while I'm not the biggest fan of the food, their desserts are wonderful, especially the banana cream pie. Sorry but I can't remember all the other desserts but I know I've tasted them all as part of a tasting menu where we were served full-sized portions of every single dessert - spectacularly tasty if not particularly refined.
Great desserts to be found at SeaBlue, Simon's Kitchen, and Postrio.
One bit of advice - wherever you decide to go, call ahead first. A lot of restaurants will not seat a party in their dining room for dessert only if that's what you're looking for. It probably won't be an issue at the bar or a lounge if available.
Aureole is also worth a look before you make your final decision. In additional to the regular menu you can ask if they have their hand-made chocolates available on that particular day (it makes for a wonderful close to the evening with a nice single malt). But even when the chocolates are not available the dessert menu brings a lot of creativity.
A little late, but I am reporting back... Decided to go for dinner and dessert in the same place. As the size of my party grew, it was just a lot easier that way. I ended up choosing Emeril's which everyone enjoyed.
The banana cream pie is insane, I don't know how anyone can eat that whole thing! The filling was good but so rich.
I had the sweet potato bread pudding which was very good. Attaching a picture, sorry it's dark.
I tasted the flourless chocolate cake with Godiva liqueur milkshake--wonderful to taste, but maybe too chocolatey for me to eat just that.