Regally reigning atop the Palms Casino Resort, Alizé is one of Chef André Rochat’s jewels among his gemmed trio of French restaurants. Rochat, who introduced fine dining to Las Vegas 20 years ago with his original André’s French Restaurant, presides creatively at Alizé. Mark Purdy, Alizé’s Chef de Cuisine, executes the restaurant’s delectable dishes of fish, meat, and poultry that dazzle and delight through flawless execution. Alizé’s astounding wine list of 1,800 wines would appeal to discriminating wine connoisseurs. Located on Flamingo Boulevard, one mile north of the Las Vegas strip from Caesar’s Palace and the Bellagio Hotel, Alize is one restaurant not to be missed.Read More ...
Alizé sings its siren song immediately upon entrance to the restaurant. Located on the 56th floor of the Palms Casino Resort, Alizé beckons with elegant décor, warm hospitality, and sophisticated French cuisine. Chef de Cuisine Mark Purdy delights guests with flawlessly executed culinary creations of fish, meat, and poultry of classical French preparation. Alizé is managed under the guidance of famed Las Vegas Chef André Rochat, who introduced fine cuisine to Las Vegas over 20 years ago, back when the city enticed gamblers through meal deals rather than delectable dining.
In true French fashion, Alizé casts its bewitchment not just through its fine food, but also through its vast selection of exceptional wines, selected by Sommelier Alain Visinoni. With its impressive list of 1,800 labels, numbering 8,000 bottles, Alizé is a connoisseur’s delight. Visinoni offers impressive wine pairings that combine with Chef Purdy’s impeccably presented and prepared fine French cuisine to create a memorable dining experience. Paired with stunning panoramic views of the tantalizing and twinkling allure of Vegas from the restaurant’s building-top location, Alizé conjures up an intoxicating blend of food, wine and atmosphere.
After winding our way through the cavernous ground floor casino of the Palms Resort, we eventually ended up at Alizé’s gateway – the elevator to the 56th floor. Perhaps the trickiest part of reaching Alizé is figuring out how to circumnavigate Palms’ casino floor. For the most direct path to the restaurant, guests should park in the smaller parking structure on the southern side of the hotel rather than the main garage on the northern side of the hotel.
As soon as we exited the elevator onto the restaurant floor, we were entranced. Styled with glossy parquet floors, rich cognac-hued wainscoting, and spacious glass cabinetry, Alizé’s hallway entrance dazzled us with its lustrous wood paneling and reflected light from cognac and port bottles. Alizé manager Stavros Georgiou warmly greeted us and escorted us to our table, a delightful spot alongside floor-to-ceiling windows that looked out upon the city and desert landscapes of Las Vegas.
Our table, as with those around us, was elegantly draped with two layers of heavy cream linen that cascaded to the floor. The table was set with burnished silverware and stemware for red and white wine. Settings featured an oversized, square “placeholder” of antiqued finished black china embellished with a voluptuous flower motif. Nestled up against the tables were club chairs richly upholstered in two fabrics: one a lush burgundy velvet and the other a geometric patterned brocade of cream and mauve complementing the burgundy carpet.
Alizé’s main, and only, dining room was rectangular and scattered with tables for two and four with a few for six and one large table for eight. The room, paneled in gleaming light oak and mellow cherry, was high ceiled and colored a pale blush. Adorning the walls were graceful lily-shaped sconces and some art nouveau style paintings. Overall, while the room was modern, it had a slight art deco feel, perhaps due to the room’s clean lines, recessed ceiling and color palette. Off center, like another decoration, was the famed wine cellar: a glass and dark wood framed structure that revealed its treasured inhabitants. Wafting through the air, light jazz played at a volume suitably low for undisturbed table conversation.
Once seated, we were welcomed by our server Silvano who distributed the elegant trifold menus of parchment paper. Next, Alizé’s suave sommelier Alain Visinoni presented us with the voluminous wine list. Visinoni also offered to assist in pairing our wines with dinner and suggested the chef’s tasting menu. Since the tasting menu requires all table members to partake, we decided not to take advantage of this tempting option. However, we did accept Visinoni’s suggestion of a mis en bouche of Champagne: Chanteclaire, André’s Private Label, Villers-Marmery. It was a multi vintage, slightly dry with a subtle pear flavor.
We concluded that we could have exclusively dined on Alize’s appetizers, an inventive and delectable array of cold and hot selections of sufficient variety to make choosing a challenge. I eventually whittled my options down to Pan Seared Diver Scallops, while my dining companion opted for both the soup de jour, Main Lobster and Fennel Bisque, and Calamari Steak. For wine, we chose a crisp, dry 2006 Chenin Blanc, Ballentine, Napa Valley. Light with a slight mineral taste, the Chenin Blanc would complement our first course.
An amuse bouche was served while we waited for our appetizers. A shrimp ceviche presented in a dainty demitasse, it resonated with the piquant flavor of cilantro mixed in with minutely diced pieces of avocado, shrimp and salmon. With the tomato base adding a refreshing note and only a soupcon of olive oil, the ceviche was delightfully zesty yet delicate.
My diver scallops arrived resting on a gracious white china plate rimmed with golden scrollwork on black and edged in terra cotta. The scallops, a matched pair, were prepared to perfection with a crispy textured golden crust leaving with the meat tender yet firm. Adorning each scallop was a dollop of finely shredded carrot, transformed by syrupy balsamic for a slightly sweet flavor. The carrots contrasted well with the scallops, as did a bottom layer of moist corn galette with saffron. Transcending the dish was its decadent parmesan fondue which swirled around the scallops. Savory with bacon, the sauce balanced the light scallops with pungent richness.
My partner’s lobster bisque was presented in a translucent creamy white china tureen on a doilied saucer. The pumpkin-colored bisque was redolent with the heady aroma of rich lobster and fennel and a lusciously creamy concoction of full-bodied lobster flavor with undertones of sherry. The bottom of the tureen held a surprise of crispy puff pastry and seared scallop for an added fillip.
The calamari steak was sautéed to a golden hue, the tender steak combining the crunch of crust with the smoothness of white meat. Crispy fronds of fried potato strings which accompanied the steak were a playful addition. The slight sweetness from the brown butter sauce balanced well with the fish’s mild flavor.
To accompany my entrée, Roasted Colorado Rack of Lamb, I deferred to Sommelier Visinoni for my next selection. He suggested a 2004 Zinfandel from JC Cellars Arrowhead Mountain, Sonoma, commenting that the wine’s spicy nuance would complement the hearty chops. With one sip, I was entranced by the wine’s flavorful spice and medium body.
The rack of lamb was a masterpiece of presentation and preparation. Arrayed on a gleaming white china platter rimmed with the now-familiar gold scroll on black with terra cotta trim, three chops were upended on their sides, with filo-packaged shoulder confit and feta cheese interspersed between. Each chop rested on a truncated mesa of Merquez sausage and potato sandwiched by layers of papery spinach crepe. Pooled around the meat and crepes was velvety brown jus. The lamb was slightly tinged with pink and coated with a tangy crust of mixed herbs and mustard. Each bite offered a melody of taste from the robust lamb with fine herbs, the peppery bite of sausage, or tangy sharpness of feta. Bringing the flavor dimensions together was the mellow and slightly sweet jus. It was a superb dish.
My partner continued grazing off the appetizer menu with his next small plate, Scampi André. The succulent scampi was prepared in a rich cream sauce laced with slivers of basil and ladled over airy, yet crusty filo toast. The serving was sufficiently generous to satisfy a light appetite and eminently delectable. With his last dish, my dinner partner elected to finish off with another white wine, a smooth 2003 Groth Chardonnay, Napa Valley. Slightly tropical in taste without a trace of oakiness, the Groth was an excellent companion to the scampi.
We ended our evening with a decadent chocolate soufflé, an appropriate choice for a French restaurant. Proud and tall, dusted with a light coating of white powdered sugar, the soufflé was an elegant and light way to end our meal. Presented in a white ramekin plated on doilied double saucers, the dessert emitted whiffs of chocolate-scented steam. We dipped a spoon into the soufflé, breaking through its outer crust, and the dessert, alas as expected, collapsed under pressure. We next poured chocolate sauce into the small crater and with our first bite tasted the slight egginess of the custardy chocolate intensified by the smooth sauce. Delicieux!
We were pleasantly surprised with the unexpectedly appearance of petit fours on a lovely silver pedestal. The candies included handmade marshmallow, meringue, caramel and geleé. We popped each into our mouths. Who could resist!
As well, we will not be able to resist returning to Alizé, an indulgent culinary escape à la Français. Bon appetit!
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We had the best seat in the house with a beautiful view of the strip. The service was amazing; I'm pretty sure we had 4 waiters/waitresses plus the maître d'. Our food was cooked to perfection, and we were even given a couple complimentary dishes by the chef throughout the night. While the meal cost is high, you are given great service, great food, and a great view. What more could you ask for? I would definitely recommend this place to anyone planning a special night.
We went with the wine selected by our waiter after placing an order off of the wine list. From the minute we sat down to leaving everything was perfect. I appreciated the extra space between tables to help you feel along while dining
The prices are what you'd expect from a french restaurant, but it is certainly worth it. The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more attentive, and the food was amazing. This was definitely one of the best experiences I've ever had at a restaurant.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the 7 course meal immensely! The food and service was outstanding!!! By far our best dining experience so far. Thanks to the Awesome staff of Alize!!!
An amazing experience for that once in a life time dinner.
We loved this restaurant! Everything about it was even better than we could have imagined! The view was spectacular, the service was wonderful and the food was AMAZING!! Would definitely recommend everyone to visit this restaurant and we will most certainly be back!
The overall experience was amazing. I wanted something special for my wife and myself, and they went beyond that. There was a key phrase for the night "let's have fun with it", and that we did. My wife is vegetarian and they had more than enough to accommodate her. As for myself, I had some of the best dishes I have ever had. I felt as if I were a judge on Top Chef. Everything was delicious and I mean EVERYTHING. Thank you for a wonderful evening, we enjoyed every moment.
Alizé tops the charts for almost all reviews of the BEST RESTAURANTS in Las Vegas. To state my opinion very simply - it deserves the rating. The food is elegant, gourmet and perfectly prepared with flavors to thrill anyone's palette. The service was first class and timed perfectly - never rushed. The wine list and wine pairings were superb and the Martini I had while waiting for our table was exactly what 007 would call a "shaken not stirred - perfect martini". After eating gourmet in 91 countries I found this restaurant very, very impressive - indeed a Gold Standard. This restaurant is not inexpensive but if you are willing to pay for top quality this restaurant is worth every penny you will spend. The food, service, ambiance and view of Las Vegas will create one of those "memories of a lifetime". HIGHLY RECOMMENDED *****
A view that can't be beat. Amazing decor and service. Food is beautiful with each waiter, telling you exactly what is on your plate and how it was made! Pricey but you don't go there to save a buck, but to have an amazing, one of a kind, dining experience. Highly recommended!
The view is spectacular, especially at night. Expect a 55 story high full panoramic view of the lit up Las Vegas strip. Extraordinary service. We were treated like royalty. Delectable menu. The entrees are delicious and creative, and they will stimulate your palette as vibrantly as the view mesmerizes the eye. A romantic setting and a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.
We visited Vegas with friends and had dinner at Alize for a birthday. What an experience!! First of all, the restaurant sits at the top of the Palms, offering a magnificent view of the Strip. The atmosphere is very intimate, the restaurant beautifully decorated, the service was first class and the food was spectacular!! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone without hesitation but don't expect to get out of here cheap! I can only tell you it will be worth every penny!!
I was very impressed with this restaurant! Amazing!
We arrived to celebrate 8 years anniversary. It was outstanding , the food, the service, the ambiance the view. It is highly recommend and value for money
This restaurant has the best views that I have ever seen in Las Vegas-56th floor with full height windows overlooking all of Vegas. At night it is spectacular. The service, food and ambiance is outstanding. Quite pricey, but I knew that going in
Dinner was outstanding, we did the tasting couldn't have asked for more. Wine was also amazing, found a new wine for the lady. Best service in vegas and that's saying alot considering all of the other high end restuarants we hit up last weekend.
I had the 7 course tasting menu with wine and it is likely the best meal I have ever had. From the wait staff, to the atmosphere to the food it was probably one of the most perfect experiences I've had. Each course was so well designed with care and attention to details in presentation and taste. I will never forget the experience and hope I can go again soon. Its a must stop for the discriminating client looking for the top level food experience. I don't know how you could match it.
Fine dining in Las Vegas can be described in one word... Alize! The food and service are fabulous and the wine list is first rate. A definite must while in sin city.
Our Tenth Anniversary kick off at the Alize was fantastic. There are so many little things a restaurant has to do just right so it's nearly impossible to make me perfectly happy. But the Alize did. The service, the food, and the atmosphere were over the top excellent! thanks. -Bill and Debbie
The food is absolutely amazing. The Seared pork belly and baby spinach duck confit salad was all time. Could have left completely satisfied at that point. Then came the peppercorn filet which just melted in your mouth. Lastly, do not leave until you have tried one of the amazing deserts. Hands down the best restaurant I have dined at in Vegas.
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the staff of Alize provided absolutely five star service. My wife and I are from the Bay Area, we are regulars of the top tier restaurants of San Francisco, and we were expecting a lot. In no way did the restaurant let us down. The service, the food, the wine, the dessert, the price; each and everyone above board. I would fully have expected to pay 100-200 more than we did: Apps + entrees + 2 glasses of wine (we picked the most expensive on the menu) + 2 desserts = 350 including a 50 tip. I could not beat that anywhere I know of off hand.
Great restaurant great view
The place bautiful, the food great. Good place
Best restaurant in Vegas by far
From the view, to the food, and to the service, this place was just amazing! We will be back the next time we are in Vegas. That is for sure! Outstanding restaurant in every way!
I selected Alize after reading a review that gave it the highest restaurant rating in Las Vegas, and my guest and I agreed it was superb.
The best food & views at the best price in Vegas!
From the minute we got there until we left, we felt very welcome and at home. Excellent service, we were not left waiting for anything.
This is a must place for fine dining. Excellent food from appetizers to enterees to desserts. Need a place to impress that special one - this is it. There is not any place finer than Alize.
These restaurant is so beautiful, Top roof Sky view see all over Vegas during the night and my girlfriend loved it a lot and it made her dream come true. We would love to go there sometime in the future, who knows! :) Y'all should go with your loved one, remember money is just pieces of papers, just go!
The food was outstanding. The service, including attention from the General Manager, was superior! I will definitely return to Alize on my next Vegas trip. I know why this is Vegas' most awarded French restaurant!
Amazing food service and veiw!! Loved it!
The service was some of the best I have ever had, the wine list is unbeliveable. The food was great, my steak was perfect. I would highly recommend dining here.
One of my favorite restaurants. -Sergio Jensen
Great meal and superb dining experience. Food excellent value, wine is pricey. Dont miss it if you are in vegas. Can't recommend highly enough.
Alize is an incredible overall experience. The food, service and ambiance are all exceptional and over the top. We enjoyed every element of this restaurant. Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, after dinner, rather than a dessert cart we had a Cognac cart! With the servers help we finished our dinner with the most tasty Cognac ever. Thank you Alize for such a memorable evening in Vegas :)
I will strongly recomend my friends to attend your restaurant. Great food, excellent service, breath taking view from the windows. My husband and I will definitely come back.
I had a table next to the window, but the view can be enjoyed from anywhere within the restaurant. The Manned wine was very smooth and available by the glass. I had the Colorado Lamb Chops. They were delicious! You must get the Lobster Bisque. It is very rich and flavorful.
The Service was all you could ask for in a Restaurant of this level. The Captian and his staff were friendly and knowledgeble they addressed all of our dietary issues and when the wine for the pairings was presented the information about the wine was excellent. Could not ask for a better dining experience. Well worth the time and cost to experience such a great meal.
One of the best restaurants I have ever been to in my life. Great service. Amazing Food. Amazing view. Enough said.
This restaurant was exceptional. The food was extraordinary, the service was impeccable and the view can't be beat. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is in Las Vegas. I only wish we had more time to enjoy as we had tickets to a show so took the early seating and had to leave right away. I would not do that again. I would book later to see the night lights, and take my time to enjoy this wonderful restaurant.
The food was amazing, every single plate I had was absolutely outstanding! I have not tried every restaurant in Vegas but I have had my share of really good restaurants and Alize is by far the best restaurant I have eaten at. Service and courtesy of staff was top notch.
We eloped earlier in the day and chose to celebrate at Alize based on it's great reviews. We were not disappointed at all!!! The service is by far the best I have ever had. At first they were very much professional, but once they realized they could joke and have a little fun with us - our service became outstanding!!! We cannot wait come back and celebrate our anniversary with Alize!
I recently took my girlfriend to Alize for her birthday. The staff, ambiance, food, and view of the strip was spectacular. Thank you for making it so special
Dover sole was great!
Most succelent rack of lamb ever, and Dover Sole with Soul. Fois Gras like I've had only in Europe, on a bed of baked pears, sweet but not too, perfect complimentary flavor combination.
i love it
An outstanding dinner experience....one of the best I have had around the world
Excellent food and service and perfectly matched wines to tasting menu. Fantastic view on Las Vegas from 56th floor. One of the best restaurants I have ever been worldwide.
The incredible food and service compliment the incredible view from Alize. It was a wonderful dining experience.