American Fish by Michael Mina, Las Vegas

 

Off to my second dinner adventure during my 3 day vegas trip was American Fish by Michael Mina. He’s opened about 17 restaurants, and 2 of them are rated with 1 Michelin star. Unfortunately this wasn’t one of them, but I still liked the vibe that this restaurant gave off. Classy, quiet and relaxed. American Fish sits beside Jean Georges Steakhouse! Will come next time I visit. I’ve heard they’ve opened up MARKET by Jean Georges in Vancouver?

Anyhow, I booked the table for 7pm via OpenTable the night before, conveniently they confirm the reservation the same day, we were seated with no problems or delays. Just like a restaurant should be.

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Their menus were convenienty posted at the front (these were taken the day before when walking around Aria):

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We were escorted to our table, and with only a few customers, it was a nice change from yesterday. Looking into their kitchen shows over 9 staff ready to cook up a storm.

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Having already inspected their menu the previous day, I was really wanting to order the surf and turf. All my friends know that I always order this, so why not at this place? Anyhow, I always like ingredients in season or anything recommended. To make everything simple, I just ordered the tasting menu with wine pairing. Valued at $145.

New England Lobster Roll – brioche, lettute cup and celery:

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I added a daily selection of oysters on the half shell with bloody mary and mignonette:

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Tuna Tartare – wild arugula, quail egg, castel vetrano olives.

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Nicely paired with a Iron Horse Blanc de Blancs, Sonoma California 2004

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Next up was the ocean water-poached Alaskan Halibut with shiitake mushrooms, cous cous and lemongrass broth:

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Paired with a Leitz Riesling Dragonstone, Germany 2008

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Next up was the Sea Salt Baked Blue Prawns with peas, mint, and crispy polenta:

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Paired with a nice Bonny Doon Ca’del Solo Albarino, California 2008

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Now after all of this eating, my friend has yet to receive his first dish! Now it was starting to become his turn, a Mustard marinated black cod:

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With a side of Truffled Mac and cheese mushrooms, and sweet peas:

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Next up was cast iron grilled Wild Salmon with smoked eggplant, panzanella salad and caper vinaigrette paired with a Maxime Magnon La Demarrante France 2006.

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Next up was a Wood Grilled Beef Filet with peppers, romesco, marbled potatoes:

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I had to check and see how they were cooking it, and it was definitely with fire!

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Paired with a Qupe Syrah Cuvee Michael Mina, Santa Barbara County, California 2008. 

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Last but not least the Marscarpone Cheesecake with blueberries and vanilla crust. This was a perfect cheesecake! I just wish it was much bigger.

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Paried with a sweet La Spinetta Moscato d’Asti Bricco Quaglia, Italy 2009:

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Overall, I’m extremely happy with the decision to dine here tonight, great food, great wine and just an overall a great experience. The bill came to about $350 with tips. Keep in mind that my friend only had one main course with one side dish and drink that came to around $70. I’d love to come back here, but I’ve got other places to try. I still highly recommend visiting this fine restaurant.

American Fish by Michael Mina
Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas
CityCenter Las Vegas
3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Phone: (877) 230-2742

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My overall rating of American Fish is:

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American Fish by Michael Mina, Las Vegas, 5.0 out of 10 based on 3 ratings

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