3655 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109-4345
On our final night in Vegas I really wanted to soak up the Vegas experience. So we decided to sit on the patio at Mon Ami Gabi located in Paris. I had eaten there several times and always thought the food was outstanding, but this was D’s first time eating there. Note that you cannot reserve tables outside they are first come, first served. When we arrived and put our name on the list, we were told it would be 15 minutes. We took a seat a the small bar inside and ordered “Frangria” or the French version of Sangria, it was perfectly concocted– Not too tart, not too sweet. After 10 minutes our table was ready and we headed to the patio, which is directly across from the Bellagio with excellent views of the fountains. It is truly worth the wait to sit out under the lights of Vegas.
My husband ordered the Onion Soup Au Gratin described as “ the French classic – oven baked with gruyere cheese” ($8.95). This was a huge crock oozing with cheese. The flavor was classic without being overdone. Of particular note is the hot French bread served with the meal. This is crusty and when topped with salted butter can almost make you forget you have a meal on the way. My husband ordered the Steak Au Poivre with brandy peppercorn sauce ($23.95). This was perfectly cooked, with a light crust on the outside. The sauce was a perfect compliment adding a touch of heat. I ordered the Lemon Chicken Paillard served with French green beans, lemon butter ($17.95). This was good although it was a bit dry and could have used additional sauce. I also ordered the Frites ($ 4.95). These were a version of fries, thin, crispy salty potatoes; these are not to be missed. The huge order was not necessary since they came with my husband’s steak and the side order would have been more than enough. To finish we choose the Banana’s Foster Crepe this was a huge crepe filled with vanilla ice cream and smothered with caramel banana sauce. It was a perfect ending to the meal. The crepe was delicate without being overpowered, the sauce melted in your mouth. My husband, who is not a sweet fan, could not get enough of this dessert. Mon Ami Gabi will be a regular stop for us in Vegas.