Wynn Las Vegas’ newest dining destination brings creative twists on classic American dishes in a stylish setting. Lakeside Grill sits on the Lake of Dreams, fitting since it’s headed by Executive Chef David Walzog, who also runs SW, the resort’s signature steakhouse next door. So rest assured that dinner always includes a show.
The menu at Lakeside Grill is inspired by the diverse array of popular dishes that have come to characterize modern American cuisine but honed with Walzog’s inventive touch. Appetizers include small plates meant for sharing, soups, salads and an expansive selection of hot and chilled shellfish. We started with the whipped garlic feta cheese served with grilled sourdough bread and the grilled arancini, little risotto balls with a roasted garlic aioli.
Dishes such as strip steak sandwiches with caramelized shallots and truffled Robiola cheese; garlic bread meatballs with puttanesca sauce and basil; and tempura Maine lobster tail with sriracha aioli satisfy an array of cravings. Look for pizza and pasta options, along with steaks and seafood as you would expect from a grill. We tried the New Zealand sea bass with citrus gremolata and roasted fennel along with the filet mignon paired up with a baked potato pavé with sour cream, chives, cheddar cheese and bacon and the sauteed seasonal mushrooms.
End your dinner with desserts from Executive Pastry Chef Kimberly Valdez offered up dim sum style. They’re divided into categories: nutty, chocolate, creamy and fruit. This was probably the most fun part of the evening. We indulged in the peanut butter cup and monkey bread, a delicious rendition of bread pudding. We’d go back in a heartbeat to try the French toast bread pudding and the pineapple upside down cake.
The interior features 17th-century mosaic-tiled floor with a white touches such as Carrara marble, metals and leather with pops of orange. We loved the juxtaposition of contemporary and antique elements with strangler figs, those vines that grow on tree trunks in the tropics, bedeck the interior. You can even take a look in the kitchen through a peekaboo wall.
Lakeside Grill is trying to become the new destination for Wynn’s whales, so expect to see high rollers taking a break from the tables alongside those interested in a new dining destination. Be sure to request a table on the patio so you can get a front row view of the show on the Lake of Dreams, going every half hour.
Lakeside Grill is located at Wynn Las Vegas. For reservations, call 702.248.DINE or for more information, visit http://www.wynnlasvegas.com/#dining/lakeside_grill.