Boulud to Vegas: DB Brasserie Opens in Sin CityBy Kelly Dobkin | April 24, 2014 By Kelly Dobkin | April 24, 2014
The gist: NYC-based superstar chef Daniel Boulud has expanded to Vegas with DB Brasserie, opening tonight inside The Venetian. The concept is what Boulud calls his "ideal brasserie" - combining elements of a classic French brasserie with a bustling all-day cafe.
The food: The menu, which was a dual effort from Boulud and Executive Chef David Middleton, features an array of bistro classics like steak frites, French onion soup, escargots and charcuterie as well as three gourmet burgers (the Yankee, The Frenchie and The Piggie), main courses and seafood platters. Desserts include “Le President,” a chocolate-hazelnut mousse tart with coffee Chantilly and feuilletine, and Raspberry Clafoutis with rhubarb gelée and ginger yogurt sorbet. See the full dinner menu below.
The space: The 280-seat space features a bar and lounge and was designed by Jeffrey Beers International (JBI). Drawing from the style of classic French brasseries, the focal point of the dining room is a giant faux-skylight reminiscent of those in classic Beaux-Arts train stations. The exterior façade is made from travertine limestone panels, a reference to the public buildings that house some of France’s classic brasseries.
The wine: 300 international wine selections pay tribute particularly to American producers, presented in three categories described as follows: "the first pays homage to the pioneers who are still making great wine today, the second represents the winemakers carrying on the classic traditions of those who came before them, and the third spotlights the ‘New Frontier’ of young winemakers who have one foot in the past, and one in the future." You can also expect an array of French wines as well from various regions.
Located at the beginning of Restaurant Row, just off the casino floor, the new eatery is accessible from both The Venetian and The Palazzo, and will be open from 11AM-11PM daily serving, lunch, dinner and a bar menu.
The details: 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 702-430-1235