on September 14, 2006
Celebrity chef, Wolfgang Puck's restaurants are always some of our favorites and he has several different ones to choose from on the Famous Las Vegas Strip. Located right in the center of the bustling MGM Grand Casino floor, this chic restaurant is open to the action with no exterior walls, but only sectioned curtains at the corners decorated with bold flower blooms to go along with the overall modern atmosphere. There is a small bar area with a TV, and the dining room is several steps up from floor level. Of course, if you want an intimate, quiet dining experience, this isn't the restaurant for you, because the noise level is quite high due to the casino just off the dining room area (although there is a glassed-in private dining room that can be reserved). We stopped in for lunch and had several tasty options to choose from on the menu that has California grill-style entrées and offers fine dining options at a moderate price (~$25/lunch, ~$40/dinner). From truffled potatoes with blue cheese dip, grilled vegetable salad with sun dried tomatoes and feta, and prime beef sandwich with aioli, to Puck's famous wood-fired pizzas, baked manilla clams, and ricotta gnocchi, this restaurant has an item for every taste. There is a full bar and drink menu with unique cocktails and extensive fine wine list. The service was slightly slow, but the staff was friendly enough and was attentive to our table.The restaurant is open Sunday to Thursday from 11:30am to 10pm, and Friday and Saturday from 11:30am to 11pm and reservations are recommended especially for dinner. We did not have reservations and were seated within 5 minutes for lunch. This is a great place to eat before or after a stop in at the Cirque du Soleil "Ka" theatre which is just a across the casino floor!
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