Service was terrible, food mediocre, meal took forever, and bill was huge. The fixed price menu and automatic gratuity (large group) meant they could neglect us and we'd still have to give them a good tip.
May not matter to everyone, but there were no vegetarian or chicken entrees on the menu (they did make a chicken dish on request though) and the worst part--they served us bread with bacon and did not tell us! Half of us do not eat pork for ethical and religious reasons, but we did that night, much to our horror!
There are so many better restaurants in Vegas. Don't waste your time or money at Aureole.
Charlie Palmer knows how to wow with a meal. Fresh ingredients, eye-catching presentation and perfect preparation are what you can expect from Aureole. The wait staff is professional, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. A recommendation from them on a menu selection should definitely be considered.
The wine, let me tell you about the wine... You make your selection using an electronic wine list or you can always ask the sommelier for help. Your wine is then retrieved from a four-story wine tower by one of their wine angels (women who are harnessed and rise up and down the tower to pick your wine from their huge selection).
We would highly recommend this restaurant.
Favorite Dish: Everything is delicious. If I had to choose one item, it would be the excellant rack of lamb that I enjoyed. It was herb crusted and cooked perfectly.
Watched this on the travel channel and had to check it out. It wasn't very crowded the night we went. You order the wine off of a touchscreen menu.
We only spent about $80 bucks on our wine, so we didn't get to see the wine angel go up to retrieve our bottle - it was towards the bottom.
You enter the restaurant and go down a staircase that circles around the wine tower. Very elegant and the food was delicious.
Favorite Dish: I loved the creme brulee.
Aureole is a gorgeous, stylish, luxurious yet decidedly minimalist restaurant with a three-story Wine Tower. Wine Fairies float on bungees up and down the tower as they retrieve pricey bottles of red wine for their patrons. As exciting and Vegas as it is to have someone on a bungee retrieving your Pinot or Cabernet, the food and wine are the real draws to this restaurant. I had the distinct pleasure of enjoying a fixed menu, with 7 delectable courses. Each plate was flavorful, beautifully presented, and left you full enough but still wanting more. By the end of the meal, we were all completely satisfied. I recommend that you go to this restaurant if you have a person in your life who LOVES wine and if you are ready to treat yourself and someone special to a beautiful meal experience, complete with plenty of time to enjoy each other's company (our dinner was 3 hours long).
Favorite Dish: My favorite dish was the crab legs. They were prepared in 2 different ways - 1 way in the shell with some seasoning that resembled a double-baked potato (think very flavorful and creamy), the other way was more of a sashimi style preparation.
"Striking four-story wine tower which houses 4,200 wine selections takes center state in this luxurious, spacious, sophisticated setting. Features include the Swan Court with cascading waterfall and three private rooms that adjoin the spectacular main room." (taken from Charlie Palmer's book on his restaurants)
We had 4 waiters who were very gracious & superb. Our main waiter was very attentive to our having a pleasant stay. He even made me a special drink for my cough/cold. The food was beyond great. So perfect. You must plan to spend some time here, take it easy, forget about the outside world and enjoy your company.
Favorite Dish: We had the 3 course meal. First was bread, then a choice of salad. I had a mixed greens salad that was so good. Second I had a marinated steak, that just melted in my mouth. Lastly I had a chocolate dessert that just completed the meal. With each course we had a selection of wine that went with the food. Ending with champaign....very perfect
Chef Charlie Palmer brings his New York institution to the Las Vegas Strip. This top notch eatery provides a four star dining experience suitable for any high roller in Vegas. Featuring an unique 42 foot wine tower, “Wine Angels” are suspended inside (think Mission Impossible) and are able to ascend the tower in a mere 10 seconds. It is truly a site to behold for any wine lover. Dinner here will cost, but is worth every penny spent. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and most importantly lack the pretension often found in similar settings. Aureole’s amazing electronic wine list is presented to the table on a hand held and completely interactive computer that’s fun and very user friendly. The gourmet tasting menu only adds to the total experience so dine the night away and expect to spend a few hours relaxing and savoring every delicious morsel. If you have the time (and the cash) Aureole is a worthwhile dining event, and my favorite experience in Las Vegas to date.
Favorite Dish: Although diners can order a la carte, I recommend trying the tasting menu - it's a dining experience not to be missed.
They have this amazing looking wine 'cellar' which is essentially a clear, glass tower that extends about 5 stories from the ground! There are ropes all around this case so that the staff can repel up and down to get the specific bottle they need. Expect to spend about US$250 for dinner for two, including wine. They have a fixed price tasting menu starting at about US$95/person that includes the 1st course, 2nd course, and dessert.
Favorite Dish: Both the duck and ahi appetizers are excellent! I had the Atlantic salmon as my second course and it was just as delicious as the first courses! The wine list is quite exhaustive so you can find wine that will please even the pickiest wine connoiseur!
When you take a Frenchman to this venue and he practically has an "orgasmic" experience when sampling the foie gras...........you know this place has got to be GOOD!!!
When you first make an entrance into Aureole, you can't help but be mesmerized by the enormous wine collection in the middle of the room.
Seems like 3 stories high worth of wine bottles that can only be acquired by the "Wine Angels" on harnasses.
The wait staff is extremely friendly and the atmosphere exudes the ultimate urban sophistication...........nice change from the run-of-the-mill $12.95 buffet line!
You don't just dine at Aureole. You "experience" it!
Favorite Dish: The Foie Gras and Golden Imperial Oscetra Caviar are a MUST!!!
The food: GREAT
The wine: GREAT
The ambiance: GREAT
The wait staff: GREAT
Overall review: GREAT
RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST!
If you have no interest in paying $70 plus, PER PERSON for your meal (not including wine), this is not the place for you!
But if you're looking for a place to tantalize your taste buds...and your other senses...Aureole is a MUST!
The selection of wines...extensive and priced from $28,000 USD on down! No, I didn't add an extra zero to that number! And we can't forget the "wine angels", the girls who hook up to cables and "fly" to get your wine choice in the FOUR STORY wine cabinet (see pic) .
We settled on a wonderful Aussie Merlot for $35.00 and loved it....we'll try the $28,000 next time (wink).
Favorite Dish: Loved the pork chop and the desserts.
I DO NOT recommend the scallops with the tomato base sauce.