Say goodbye to American Fish, Michael Mina's restaurant at Aria, and bonjour to Bardot Brasserie, coming to the resort this winter. As Eater Vegas predicted in January, American Fish is shuttering to make way for the French bistro.
The restaurant will be a nod to Ernest Hemingway's Paris with a cocktail menu and afternoon brunches on the weekend. Bardot plans to open for lunch and dinner with a roving shellfish cart, roasted bone marrow with bacon marmalade, foie gras en croute and steak frites. Highlighted on the menu, the Bardot burger with Comte cheese, caramelized onions and a bordelaise sauce. Chef Joshua Smith, a staple in the Mina kitchen who headed up the now-defunct Seablue at the MGM Grand, helms the kitchen.
Expect to find Parisian-style cocktails such as the Sidecar from Harry's Bar and the Serendipity from Bar Hemingway as well as wines focusing on Burgundy, Bordeaux, the Rhone, Alsace and the Loire.
Bishop Pass plans to design the space with "the mood of early French film noirs where low lighting and dramatic shadows set the stage for an alluring and mysterious experience." The open kitchen remains but behind a Parisian storefront, while a 360-degree with counter-to-ceiling brass shelving is the main focus of the dining room.