Internationally acclaimed Chef Alain Ducasse opened his first Las Vegas venture, Mix, in grand style in 2004, delivering not just a restaurant but an entire experience. Situated on the 64th floor of the Delano hotel (Mandalay Bay), Mix offers unparalleled views that extend from the Strip to the mountainous horizon. A dazzling white monochrome dining room punctuated with vibrant red accents provides a clean backdrop for the 15,000-piece "Champagne bubble" chandelier to make its mesmerizing impression. The highly seasonal kitchen constructs dishes that meld international ingredients with an incomparable French flair. Those interested in toasting to their evening with a glass of wine may choose from 1200 bottles stored in a two-story unit that forms the dining room's south wall. To top the evening off right, many guests make their way to the Mix lounge, where more glamorous revelry is to be had.Read More ...
When renowned French chef Alain Ducasse chose to open his first Las Vegas restaurant, he did it in high style, crowning a deluxe new Mandalay Bay tower called THEhotel. To execute his vision, he hired compatriot Bruno Davaillon, a chef raised in France's Loire Valley who shares his produce-driven approach. Since opening in late 2004, Mix has earned a well-deserved reputation for globally informed French cuisine, Patrick Jouin's stunning design, and spectacular views of the Strip.
Unlike most restaurants in town, which are attached to either a casino or shopping mall, Mix features a private entrance. Take the glass-fronted elevator to THEhotel's 64th floor, enjoying unparalleled 180-degree views of the Green Valley below. Exit the elevator and enter a sumptuous black lounge that emanates from a central oval bar. The massive molded core of the bar is designed to look like red coral. On the ceiling above the "coral" is a fiber optic field that shimmers like the night sky. The lounge contains wavy back-to-back black leather benches, separated by a strip of red light, plus white tables, black leather stools and floor-to-ceiling glass walls. Outside, there's a deck with brown banquettes and white tables. Whether you sit inside or out, expect more stunning Strip views.
Walk past the open kitchen to the pristine dining room, all white, including the tablecloths, walls and futuristic pod-shaped booths. A 15,000-piece "champagne bubble" chandelier drapes from the ceiling. Lining the north wall are wood poles designed to resemble a bamboo forest. Strangely, the poles aren't bamboo, but they're still attractive. Up white stairs is a private dining room with tables for large parties, lit by pod-shaped silver lamps that offer unobstructed views of fashionable diners below. A two-story wine rack forms the south wall. Along the east wall is an outdoor patio, great on a rare cool evening. Two-story glass walls flank the dining room, to maximize those views. The only flash of color: red glasses. Each table holds a pad of Mix stationary with a pencil, to write about your meal or to pass notes to tablemates.
During the week, the crowd primarily consists of businesspeople and serious local diners. Weekends are higher volume thanks to an influx of flashy high-rollers from Los Angeles. According to our waiter, "They're not diners, they eat salads."
A complimentary basket of house-baked breads was stocked with two slices of fluffy country bread, a pull-apart spiral shaped roll, a slice of focaccia studded with green onion, a single triangular ciabatta, a round anise roll and an oblong wheat roll. Hidden below the surface was yet another prize, a walnut-golden raisin bun. There was a dish with two pats of butter, one traditional, the other folded with finely crushed peanuts.
For my appetizer, I ordered a sophisticated Shrimp Cocktail. An oblong white bowl held a horseradish custard base, a cluster of mixed greens, candied lemon zest and a thin-shaved candied lemon slice. The greens were lined with six shelled jumbo shrimp and ringed with a pour of bright red tomato syrup, which was more concentrated and silkier than standard tomato sauce. The dish was well constructed, with the sweetness of the firm shrimp balancing the bite of the creamy horseradish custard.
With my appetizer, I drank a glass of 2003 Gradisca D'Isonzo, a crisp Pinot Grigio from the Venezia Giulia wine-growing region of Italy. The dry wine played well against the richness of the custard.
My dining companion started with the Dungeness Crab Martini, from the list of Alain Ducasse Classics that Chef Ducasse developed at his establishments in Paris and Monte Carlo. A martini glass cradled creamy cauliflower puree layered with nuggets of lump crab claw meat. The glass was then crowned with orange foam that was listed as a "warm spicy emulsion."
For my entrée, I ordered Roasted Duck Breast, another Alain Ducasse Classic. The exceptional boneless fowl was cooked medium rare. The crispy skin soaked up the drizzle of dolce forte, a burgundy sweet-tart sauce centering on vinegar and sugar. The duck was plated with a candy-sweet roasted black Mission fig and a tender four-inch slab of braised daikon that was topped with bitter white baby turnips and two micro-thin radish shavings.
My dining companion opted for Roasted Maine Lobster "Au Curry." Market-fresh claw and tail meat was plucked from the shell of a Maine lobster, set on a bed of coconut-soaked basmati rice and drizzled with a subtly-spicy burnt orange curry. A sprinkling of golden raisins, shaved almonds and oven-roasted baby coconut discs supplied sweet notes.
For dessert, I ordered yet another Alain Ducasse Classic, the Mix Candy Bar, actually a duo of bars presented on a rectangular white plate. On my left was a caramel hazelnut bar, with pistachios and halved hazelnuts peeking out of the dark chocolate coating. Inside were layers of hazelnut mousse, chocolate mousse and nougat. A central oval of tangy coconut lime sorbet was anchored to the plate with crispy almond crumble. On my right: a milk chocolate-sheathed peanut butter mousse bar was studded with peanuts and topped with a single sliver of coconut. Both bars were accented with edible gold leaf and deserving of counter space at a top chocolate shop.
My dining companion selected the Chocolate Dome. The dark brown half-moon was decorated with a starfield of gold leaf. The rich half-orb held a surprise crème brûlée center. The dessert was plated with an oval of intensely flavored passion fruit sorbet, surrounded by sweet diced mango.
Just before our waiter brought our check, he presented us a white goblet of hot Nutella and a tray of just-baked Madeleines. We each plucked a Madeleine from the tray and drizzled on some Nutella with a spoon. The warm Madeleine with chocolate hazelnut sauce was a simple but terrific conclusion to our meal.
For all of Mix's style, the menu was surprisingly modest. Thankfully, simple-sounding dishes were much more advanced in both presentation and flavor. The ingredients were clearly of-the-moment, and those views—spectacular.
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For our anniversary it had everything. Great place great views fab food and service.
Definitely recommend this place as a "Must" while visiting Vegas.
We selected the tasting menu and it was superb. Our waitress was engaging and made sure to ask if we were seeing a show after dinner to ensure we were in and out in a timely mannor. I would come back again and recommend to anyone looking for a great night out.
The ambiance and the view are perhaps the best on the strip. But this even takes a back seat to the exquisite cuisine. I highly suggest the wine pairing, though a bit more expensive, it was well worth it. The wait staff were very attentive and knowledgeable of the food offerings. The food was masterfully presented, and quite honestly was a work of art in and of itself. If you desire a once in a lifetime dining experience, Mix would be it.
We were in Vegas for a short vacation and wanted to have a dinner that looked over the strip. In the past, we have had dinner at restaurants that overcharge for the quality of food they serve. Every expectation was met when we had dinner at the mix. We requested a view of the strip and they immediately asked if we'd like to dine outside. Duh! It was beautiful! We ate dinner and were able to watch all the lights of the strip come on and enjoy the beginning of the night that way. Anyway, to the FOOD! We were both skeptical about what to order because we've been let down frequently by $70 filets, duck, or lamb. We asked our waiter how the bison was and he was spot on with the explanation. He even came back after we ordered and suggested the perfect merlot to try with my dinner. Again, spot on. The first bites we took were of the vegetables that came with our bison and they were so juicy and flavorful. We also had asparagus which was unbelievable as well. They peel a layer of the outside off so you don't have that stringy part to chew through. The first bite of the bison was mind blowing. I cannot express how impressed I was and still am with the meal. (We're still trying to find bison around our area). I'm normally not a dessert person by any means but I have a secret weakness for mint chocolate ice cream. I ordered that with crunchy chocolate pearls and I've never been more satisfied with an after dinner treat. The mint they use in the ice cream is clearly mint leaves and it's an unreal flavor. When we were about to throw in the towel, our waiter came by and told us our complimentary dessert was still on it's way. How kind :). They brought out a small chocolate dish and little vanilla truffles, perfect for a couple bites and we were both comatose for the next 2 hours. And I can honestly say, I didn't feel guilty about a damn thing I ate there and I'm typically very cautious about carbs, sodium, alcohol, atc. You have to try it.
Nice and great restaurant, excellent food and service...Fantastic experience !!!
the mix was a grate experience in dinning
The serviced and ambiance was great. Prices were a little high but perfect at Restaurant Week prices.
I ate at a lot of places while I was in Vegas, but Mix was the BEST place I ate at. The waitstaff is phenomenal, the food was heavenly and delicious and the ambiance of the place was breathtaking and elegant yet modern and relaxing. A perfect spot to take your significant other OR dine out with friends. A little pricey, but worth every penny!!
Mix is a great name for this restaurant. There is a good variety mix of foods, wines and desserts to choose from. This was our first time at this restaurant and we have a great meal and experience
My wife and I ate at Mix and had a great meal. Service was excellent and the food was among the best I have ever had. The shrimp cocktail was more like a shrimp salad and tasted amazing. My filet was cooked perfectly and the bernaisse sause made it even better. My wife had the scallops and enjoyed them very much. It was a memorable and enjoyable meal.
Great ambiance...food and drinks were delicious! great evening to celebrate my birthday with my family! special evening ant a very special place!! can't wait to go back!!
Very solid choice
We tried Mix for our anniversary dinner after reading reviews on the internet. I am a local and was EXTREMELY impressed. Not only was the ambiance fantastic and service was great, but the food was amazing. We ordered appetizers through desert and everything tasted fantastic. The shrimp cocktail cut up and mixed around so it was "messy" was very tasty. We also ordered the half order of assorted meats to finish our first round. For our main courses we shared the cod and the filet. Both meals were spectacular. We closed with the chocolate souffle with rocky road ice cream. Awesome! They also made our anniversary feel very special and brought us out a separate desert which closed out a perfect evening. Thanks!!! We will be back!!!
We have been to several Vegas resturants, but this is by far our favorite. Not only is the food excellent, it is serviced by an excellent staff in an amazingly designed room. The ambience is wonderful. Definatley a place for celebrations, or a quiet dinner for two. They can accomodate both. The open air bar area that overlooks Vegas is a very nice spot to spend some pre dinner time. Looking forward to going back.
Top off your visit to Vegas with a great meal, excellent service and ambience. Highly recommend
This was our 30th Anniversary, June 5, 2011, and we wanted to go somewhere that was extremely nice and memorable. We were not disappointed in our experience at Mix. The waiter was excellent but other waiters and managers also ensured we were serviced at a very high level. We were provided a table that was semi-isolated with a great view of the restaurant and Las Vegas. The elevator to the 64th floor is open allowing a great view through the glass and was a quick trip to the top. Happy Anniversary was written in chocolate on dessert dish to top the evening. Great Experience!!
We booked MIX for our 5th Anniversary. While waiting we went to the bar which was unbelievably beautiful. Try to book a table for drinks outside on the balcony which has an amazing aura as well as terrific views! We asked for a table inside in one of a few select "cacoon-like" table areas! The best for a special time...loved it all!
This restaurant was superb on every front. The wait staff was attentive, the ambience and view stunning and the food sublime.
This was my first time at the Mix. The service was amazing. Our waiter made sure everything was perfect. Our glasses were never below half full. I just can't say enough about this place. Overall the resteraunt was hands down the best ever!!! Try the cod or the chicken, the best!!!
My husband and I vacation in Vegas at least once every year and always try a new, well reviewed restaurant. Last year's choice was Mix and knew it was a great choice from the moment we walked in. The decor was amazing and the view stunning. The food was fantastic - pricy but that was to be expected. Along with stunning food and views, the staff was professional and almost too attentive. If you are looking for a great dining experience, Mix is the best choice.
The restaurant was so beautiful and the service was second to none. Most delicious steak I've had in a very long time. My husband and I felt very special and catered to. We will definitely go back.
Had a great time. The moment my girlfriend and I got there, I knew I chose a great place to dine. The food was excellent, service was great, and the view was amazing.
It was the greatest,romantic experience I've had with my fiance and id advise any couple coming to Vegas to save some money and to go enjoy a meal and the view at Mix.
a special occasion was even more special because of the ambiance of this beautiful restaurant. Service and food were excellent. Highly recommended
For the most impressive dining experience in Las Vegas, head to MIX at the top of THE Hotel at Mandalay Bay. The views are unmatched, the service is untouchable, the food is unforgetable.
The Mix was a great place to eat. Everything was set up nicely, the staff was professional and helpful. The food was absolutely delicious.
The best food and ambience in Vegas!!!
Amazing night, perfect way to celebrate my girlfriends 30th birthday
One of the best restaurants I have been to. The food was amazing along with the ambience.
Excellent food, wonderful ambiance, outstanding service - birthday celebration desert has been created to share.... a little pricey!
On the evening of our wedding anniversary, my husband took me to the Mix restaurant. It was an incomparable dining experience. The staff was extremely attentive and accommodating. As anticipated the food was succulent to both the eye and the palate. The unique design of the crystal spheres added to the romantic ambience.
The food was fantastic...I savored each bite as it melted in my mouth. My husband loved his meal and he is very difficult to please. No complaints that night. The ambiance was incredible. We are recomending to all our friends. We had treats we were not expecting..the suprise in the Martini glass to get our palates started then at the end the treat that came out of the oven....i wont give away the suprises...
From the view outside to the view inside, Mix had it all. We both had one of the two 5 course menus with the wine pairing and it was out of this world. And it was delivered by a great management team and waitstaff. We traveled from Boston and will certainly be back for more! Thank you!
Absolutely one of Vegas best! Food, service, atmosphere AND the view. Get a table for two by the window and your night can't go wrong.
An outstanding dining experience. My guests were very pleased and enjoyed the experience as well. Thanks!
Excellent food, service, view, ambience, etc! Will be back!!
I recommend the Chef’s tasting to all who dine at the MIX. This is the best way to experience what they have to offer. As the food was served to our table I watched as other guests looked on in amazement. Not only was the food a 5 star rating, but so was everyone we came in contact to. The MIX is a must see on your trip to Vegas. Selina
Great restaurant! Loved the ambiance and the service. Food was top notch, however the room was a little cold.
I gotta say that lasvegasrestaurants.com really made the process super easy. The reservation was easy and quick and I got exactly what I wanted: a great view for a group of 6. We got to eat outside and see the awesome view. The service was amazing and the waiter was excellent with recommending choices for my friends.
One of the best experiences I've ever had in a restaurant. Phenomenal service and amazing food. Huge recommendation.
... YOU MUST GO TO MIX! The food is heavenly, the views are jaw dropping and the service is excellent. Vegas - with a difference. Alex & Rachel - lots of love from the UK!
The Mix has a great atmosphere that includes a nice view and really fun glass spheres hanging from the ceiling. The food and service was outstanding.
Mix is one of the best that Vegas has to offer. The outstanding views of the strip are backed up by excellent food and service. Overall a wonderful dining experience. Prices are reasonable for a restaurant of this caliber. The wine list is extensive.
Great atmoshere, great food, great view. What a wonderful place to enoy a great night with friends
Great Ambiance, for a great evening with my special "love of my life" to celebrate not only her belated birthday but also a belated Valentine's Day. Very romantic atmosphere, with a great server, the dinner pairing with wine was pricey but well worth it, if you want to set "that mood" for that nite (Wink wink) You can't be cheap when wanting to "fine dine" in Las Vegas, not at MIX, make sure you bring extra cash or credit cards, food was well worth it, with the cheesecake dessert. don't let the title "cheesecake" fool you, very yummy especially with the Pink Champagne bubbly. Great food, service and ambiance. PERFECT for a 1st Date or if you want to impress your special someone.
If you're thinking of choosing Mix...look no more! This was the best dining experience I had in Vegas. The food, people and atmosphere was outstanding. The cocktails were perfect and the appetizers..to die for. The tuna tar tar and foie gras were AMAZING! I will visit Mix every time I visit Vegas!
We got there early so we could enjoy a drink in the bar with an outstanding view of the Las Vegas strip. When it was time to dine we were delighted to find that we were going to be seated outside to further enjoy the view. The food was outstanding and the servie was prompt and very professional. The restaurant is classy but not stuffy. I am recommending it to all my friends.