Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
For more reserved palettes, db Brasserie, Daniel Boulud’s newest Las Vegas restaurant, offers a Parisian bistro atmosphere and cuisine. Housed in the old Valentino spot at the Venetian’s restaurant row area, the brasserie has an Art Nouveau design with dark woods, plush booths, blackened steel ceiling panels, and brass light fixtures. Menu standouts include the braised chicken coq au vin, the country pate bourguignon, escargots spatzle, steak tartar Parisian, and the foie gras terrine. Desserts are delectably French and include the Grand Marnier soufflé, freshly baked Madeleines, and Tahitian vanilla macaroons.
For 24-hour dining and tons of options, the Grand Lux Café serves over 150 different dishes. Most menu items are large enough to split between two people. The atmosphere is dark and casual and the menu houses a huge assortment of comfort foods including hearty salads, pizzas, pastas, burgers, sandwiches, steaks, seafood, and a large dessert menu. The brunch buffet is a great affordable option to ease out of weekend hangovers.
Yardbird is divided into several areas: a very big open lounge/bar, a main dining room in front of the kitchen action, and a smaller quieter side room. The atmosphere as well as the food exudes a Southern flare, with wooden tables and floors, brick walls, and chicken wire glass windows. The signature poultry dishes are outstanding and come in a number of preparations — chicken with watermelon and waffles, smoked backyard barbecue chicken, and Lewellyn’s fine fried chicken with honey sauce. Other menu highlights include fried frog legs, barbecue pork belly, short ribs and grits, smoked and roasted bone marrow, a fried green tomato BLT, and the amazing buttermilk biscuits. Yardbird has an outstanding specialty cocktail menu including blackberry bourbon lemonade and a blind lemon shanty.