Jean Georges Steakhouse
Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
Brioche Bread – Herb Butter
Shellfish Platter – King Crab, Lobster, Gulf Shrimp, Oysters, Clams
Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp – Avocado, Papaya Mustard
Osetra Caviar and Lemon Beggars Purse
Foie Gras Brûlée – Apple-Jalapeño Marmalade, Brioche Toast
Caesar Salad – Parmesan, Lemon, Chili, Croutons
Beet Greek Salad – Black Olives, Feta, Red Wine Vinaigrette
Tomato Salad – Hearts of Palm, Coconut, Avocado, Coconut Vinaigrette
8oz F1 Wagyu Filet
Mishima Ranch Smoked Wagyu Brisket – Black Pepper Lacquer, Soy and Fermented Bean Sauce
Bone Marrow – Toast, Parsley Salad / U10 Diver Scallops – Charred Lemon
Tempura Squash – Honey Caramel, Perigord Black Truffles
Crunchy Organic Chicken – Spinach, Buttery Hot Sauce
Roasted Brussels Sprouts – Pear Mustard, Prosciutto
Hand Cut Fries – House Ketchup
Trumpet Mushrooms – Garlic, Jalapeno, Lemon
Housemade Hot Sauce, Soy Miso Butter, Aerated Béarnaise, JG Steak Sauce
Market Citrus – Yuzu Cream, White Chocolate, Strawberries
Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake – Vanilla Ice Cream
Market Apple Pie – Maple Pecan Ice Cream
New York-style Cheesecake – Sour Cherry Sorbet
Recently celebrating a decade on Aria’s second floor, only it and The Buffet remaining since December 2009 while so much else has changed, it was at the site of last year’s best meal that a new decade got started, and once again Jean Georges Steakhouse lived up to high expectations.
Led by Chef Sean Griffin since 2015, including a renovation that upgraded décor and delivery of unparalleled Meats and Produce, guests entering Jean Georges Steakhouse are greeted first at a podium before being led to spot-lit tables, the mood upscale but never stuffy while prices track similar to other similar Restaurants that feature far less creative cuisine.
Decorated in gold, and updating the menu at least seasonally, it was as a party of four that carte blanche was given to Chef Griffin, Wine and Cocktails quickly followed by buttery Loaves of Brioche and a sizable tower of Seafood highlighted by jumbo King Crab Legs and Oysters from both coasts that paired well with housemade Mignonette.
Playing background music that is never invasive throughout the four-course feast, it was alongside the Shellfish that Sean delivered his newest Amuse, Caviar and Lemon tucked inside dainty Spinach Pasta a bite of pure luxury while Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp and Foie Gras Brûlée each balanced sweetness with a bit of heat and a smooth finish.
Using Salad as a segue to grilled Meats, the iconic Hearts of Palm and Tomatoes praised by all for its brightness while a simple Caesar and briny “Beet Greek” also performed well, it was on a large central board the two full Bones of Marrow soon arrived with gently seared Scallops and F1 Wagyu, the hybrid buttery and rich which thus relegated Jean Georges quartet of Sauces irrelevant save for as a dip for Fries.
Specifically requesting the Wagyu Brisket carved tableside, each slice of Beef from Mishima Ranch smoky and moist even before adding an unforgettable spoonful of Sauce, no guest should leave Jean Georges without a taste of the city’s best Fried Chicken, and if in season also the truffled Tempura Squash.
Refreshing the palate between bites with Mushrooms and Sprouts, the latter a particularly praiseworthy preparation with all three ingredients in harmony, Dessert saw nothing but old favorites down the line, Chef Vongerichten’s Chocolate Cake served in its classic form and followed by Cheesecake, photo-friendly Citrus and faultless Apple Pie.
FIVE STARS: As the site of 2019’s best Las Vegas meal, Jean George Steakhouse seemed an ideal spot to take the first bites of 2020, and just as prior Sean Griffin’s cooking continues to shine as a result of Ingredient sourcing and skill with no signs of slowing in terms of quality or creativity.
RECOMMENDED: Osetra Caviar and Lemon Beggars Purse, Foie Gras Brûlée, Tomato Salad, 8oz F1 Wagyu Filet, Bone Marrow, Smoked Wagyu Brisket, Crunchy Organic Chicken, Tempura Squash, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Market Apple Pie.
TIP: Online Menu is currently out-of-date, and several sides were market-driven daily specials.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.