At the top of the Palms in Las Vegas is Alizé, a Michelin starred restaurant serving contemporary French cuisine. It features a breathtaking view from the 56th floor, excellent service, and a huge wine list.
The first thing you notice when you walk into the restaurant is the view of the Strip. When you reserve, try to get a table near the window. The bar, next to the wine cellar, is also a great place to sit.
When we were seated, we were given two complimentary treats (I can’t remember what they were). We then ordered a bottle of wine and perused the dinner menu.
To start, Marisol had the lobster bisque and I had the French onion soup. We shared a plate of escargot and grilled Spanish octopus among our group. The lobster bisque contained mango and toasted coconut, and we didn’t care much for that. The escargot was perfect and the octopus was cooked nicely.
For the main course, we shared lobster thermidor, which was fantastic. I’m glad we shared because we were almost full with all the appetizers and soup!
For dessert, we had two soufflés – chocolate and Grand Marnier. The chocolate soufflé was excellent but nobody really liked the Grand Marnier.
In the end, the bill for our group of five including drinks came out to a whopping US$900 after tax and tip. The service was amazing and we enjoyed most of the food, but I think our expectations were too high going in. We didn’t feel the price matched up with our overall experience.