"At RM Seafood, we are committed to use organically grown, sustainable produce and sustainably caught seafood...and 95 percent of the menu proteins come from sustainably raised or caught seafood. It is our goal at RM Seafood to help our guest connect their individual buying decisions to the health of the oceans and the soil."
That's Rick Moonen's mission statement for RM Seafood. The celebrity chef creates several dining experiences within RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay.
Moonen, author of "Fish Without a Doubt," a comprehensive guide to all things fish, is a sustainable seafood guru. Food at RM Seafood is, well, mainly about the seafood; fresh, sustainable, and prepared with skill and finesse. But RM Seafood isn't a one-trick pony. The restaurant also serves beef, chicken and pasta, and an extensive tea menu.
There is also a sushi bar, where the restaurant serves up signature rolls like the fireball roll, cinco de mayo roll, and the Mandalay Place roll. The signature RM roll is made with soft shell crab, spicy hamachi, avocado and topped with eel sauce.
The lunch menu features exciting seafood bites like a whole Dungeness crab, chilled or steamed and made to order. If you're not feeling quite that adventurous, try a sandwich, like the Cuban, chicken and prosciutto, braised beef stacker with short ribs and taleggio cheese, or Rick's catfish sloppy joe made with homemade barbecue sauce.
The more extensive dinner menu features whole Maine lobsters, oyster shooters and shellfish sampler platters from the raw bar. Dinners like seafood gumbo, a mouthwatering jumbo lump crabcake, and steaks all serve as filling and satisfying options. Try your favorite entrée "RM style" by adding jumbo lump crab meat, mashed potatoes, spinach, and hollandaise sauce for a more decadent meal.
-- Review by Nikki Neu