I had an early dinner at Bardot Brasserie in the Aria one night on a recent trip to Vegas. Bardot is a French restaurant from celebrity chef Michael Mina. I live in SF where chef Mina has several restaurants, but this was the first restaurant of his that I’ve been to. It’s in a very elegant looking space with tall ceilings and black walls.
Dinner comes with a warm individually wrapped baguette that was quite good and kind of dense. Good butter too.
I wasn’t super hungry and just had a few appetizers for dinner. The main courses were also kind of expensive.
Beef Tartare ($19)
USDA prime filet ground to order, egg yolk, sauce verde, gaufrette potato chips
A very good classic beef tartare. It’s cut by hand and topped with a raw egg yolk. Nicely seasoned beefy tender prime tenderloin. I used it as a dip for the thin waffle cut potato chips.
Foie Gras Parfait ($19)
chilled mousse of Hudson Valley foie gras, port wine gelée, toasted brioche, cornichon
This was ok. The foie mousse was quite good but I thought the gelée was a touch too sweet and acidic, and the brioche was a little dry.
Black Truffle Fries ($14)
Some really great fries.They were fried such that the exterior was light and shatteringly crispy with a tender interior. A dusting of black truffle (oil?) made them even more delicious. Served with an aioli and some ketchup.
Will come back for the fries.