Sunday, November 04, 2012

A Lunch With a View:
A Fine Dining Experience at Eiffel Tower Restaurant

Corner Table Overlooking The Strip

by Julie Kasperson

My friend and co-worker Betsy and I are local Las Vegas foodies. We both have our own tastes, but we also like to venture out and try new experiences, new places to eat. To us, the meal is not the only thing to enjoy and savor during the dining experience.

Neither of us had been to the Eiffel Tower Restaurant, high atop the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. We decided to give it a try and have a leisurely lunch there.

From beginning to end, it was a special experience for both of us. We were escorted in the elevator up to the restaurant, and offered some tasty little puff pastry appetizers on our way to the dining room. The elevator opens onto a view of the kitchen, and silly me; I thought that we were going to get a chef’s table in the kitchen! I had no idea of the sumptuous dining room awaiting us around the corner. Luckily, it wasn’t busy that day at lunch, so we were able to be seated next to the window.

Our captain Jorge/George gave us excellent service, as well as Paul, who kept our water glasses filled and took away our plates as we progressed through our lunch. The view of the Strip is spectacular, even during a beautiful fall day that we enjoyed during our lunch. I’m sure the view at night is even more breathtaking and romantic. You can see the fountains at the Bellagio across the street. We got disappointed thinking that the maintenance people were robbing us of a chance to experience the fountains during the day, but at last we were rewarded with the water show.

Since my favorite color is red, I really enjoyed the red and black décor throughout the restaurant. Betsy even bought their red plush fabric-covered cookbook, and I bought their red apron with the restaurant’s logo stitched on it. I also appreciated the smooth, ambient and jazzy music in the background, which added to the experience of the meal for me.

I had one of their signature cocktails, the half avocado with lump crabmeat a la Francaise, and the paillard of salmon, with chocolate cake for dessert. My friend had the creamy French onion soup, and the aged parmesan crusted chicken. She was too full, or she would have ordered the crème brulee for dessert! Both of our main dish meats/fish were pounded thin and covered with a tasty crust.

Overall, a satisfying, relaxing lunch for both of us. What a way to spend a beautiful fall afternoon…enjoying a great meal with a friend, being served by attentive and friendly waiters, while taking in a beautiful view of the Strip. I will be back…for dinner.

All photo credits: Julie Kasperson,

© 2012 Julie Kasperson - All rights reserved.

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Dish Presentations( click to enlarge ) ...

My Salmon Entree

Chicken Entree

Chocolate Cake Dessert

Views From The Eiffel Tower Restaurant( click to enlarge ) ...

The Strip Looking South

The Bellagio Fountains

View Of Dining Room


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