Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace has a young, modern vibe and fresh takes on contemporary Southwestern-style food.
Grill-master Bobby Flay's unique cooking style is loaded with flavor. Even the equipment is impressive, including a 20-foot high rotisserie grill soaring above the dining room.
The cuisine includes signature items like a blue corn pancake with barbecued duck and habaņero chile sauce. A roasted pumpkin soup with pumpkin and pomegranate seeds is another popular starter, with creamy pumpkin and crunchy seeds.
A coffee spice-rubbed rotisserie filet mignon is bold in flavor, and is served with wild mushroom-ancho chile sauce and green chile corn pudding. The careful attention to detail and bold flavors will make you want to scrape every morsel off your plate.
Mesa Grill's dessert program is also noteworthy. Consulting Pastry Chef Vicky Wells seasonally updates the pastry menu with delights like apple cider cake and a sinful chocolate espresso layer cake with toffee sauce, Kahlua toffee pieces and rich espresso butter cream.
In addition to the second story rotisserie, Mesa Grill has exciting bold colors like royal blues, reds, ambers and vibrant green. Treated copper lines the top of the walls and large, curvy, undulating wood sculptures bring down the exposed industrial-like ceiling.
Mesa Grill is a fabulous lunch spot, with separate lunch menu. It is also conveniently located close to the Coliseum for pre-theater dining.
-- Review by Nikki Neu