The first time Max Jacobson from Vegas Seven dined at Bagatelle, the restaurant was empty. "We are in Bagatelle Restaurant & Supper Club, the luxurious new supper club/nightclub/destination brunch hot spot opened last month in the Tropicana by the OneGroup, and there isn't a single other table occupied at the start of dinner service on a Wednesday evening," he writes.
Then he returned for brunch, where the room was lively with a dozen "snow bunnies."
Jacobson enjoyed his dishes, which included Salade Bagatelle, truffle gnocchi, truffle chicken for two and steak au poivre.
In the end, he ponders: "I don't know how they plan to fill this massive room, but the staff is optimistic."
Al Mancini at CityLife doesn't care for Ramen Fukumimi, the new ramen joint on Eastern Avenue. "It's not that the food there is bad. If you're looking for a filling dinner for under $10, you could do a lot worse. But after having the best, it's hard to settle for something mediocre — which is what these guys are offering." [CityLife]
Jim Begley at Las Vegas Weekly stopped by American Coney Island, the new hot dog stand at the D Las Vegas. "American Coney Island won't transform the Downtown dining scene, but it'll do as a late-night Fremont Street fix." [LVW]
Heidi Knapp Rinella at the Las Vegas Review-Journal drove down to Boulder City to try The Dillinger. "The food, too, transcended the setting. The Dillinger bills itself as a source of "gourmet burgers and craft beers," but the fire-roasted artichoke ? we started with seemed more uptownish than that." Her one complaint in the A- review: "the sweet-potato fries were dusted with cinnamon and brown sugar, and that would have been fine as a stand-alone app. With the burger, though, they seemed too sweet." [LVRJ]
Bagatelle [Photo: Official site]