Chef David Myers has created a modern French bistro on the third floor of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, with help from Executive Chef Brian Howard.
The main dining room is bright and open, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, red booths and glowing blown glass chandeliers. The outdoor patio (with private cabana) has a great view of the Las Vegas Strip, as does the restaurant. It also happens to overlook the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas -- a perfect view for a French bistro.
In terms of food, there are many delicious savory options on the menu. Howard has fused French bistro fare with his talent for creative gastronomy.
If you'd like to get a taste of Howard's impressive cuisine, try the Bistronomy menu, a five-course menu that features a tender venison carpaccio with quail egg and sweetbreads and bacon-wrapped swordfish.
Start with the Grand Plateau -- an impressive double-decker presentation filled with various fresh seafood items like raw oysters, mussels, lobster, crab and shrimp. You might have trouble talking with your dinner company (it's a tall display), but chances are, you'll be enjoying and you won't be saying much anyway.
One menu item you must try is the cream of mushroom soup. A warm, comforting, creamy soup with a pungent aroma is served over a foie gras agnolotti. This delicious soup is a perfect cool-weather remedy and successfully delivers on several layers of flavor and texture.
One of my favorite dishes on the menu is the roasted bone marrow. Admittedly, it's an acquired taste -- not everyone likes the fatty tissue inside of the beef bone, but roasted bone marrow is a delicacy, especially in Europe. At Comme Ça, spread a little over toast with oxtail jam and lemon parsley for a great appetizer.
The crispy skate Grenobloise is served simply, with lemon, butter and capers. The fish is light and tender on the inside with a crisp flaky exterior, which only comes from a perfect pan sear.
There are several "Cote de Boeuf" or cuts of beef on the menu, including a perfectly marbled ribeye that goes great with pommes frites.
Chocolate lovers have to get the chocolate beignet. The warm chocolate dough filled with liquid dark chocolate isn't as sweet as it is truly chocolatey.
-- Review by Nikki Neu