Andre’s Las Vegas

Last week, Angela and I went to Andre’s Las Vegas for dinner. We purchased a TravelZoo Local deal for a 3-course meal (appetizer, entree, desert) at Andre’s because it seemed like a good deal and would be a good way to get out of the house and have a nice date night.

Andre’s is located inside of the Monte Carlo Casino. It is off the beaten path a little bit, located in a corner that you wouldn’t see unless you were looking for it. We had a reservation for 5:30 PM and arrived a few minutes before that time. We were immediately seated at a table.

The first thing I noticed was that there were only four other people in the restaurant – they looked like a group of businessmen attending a conference or something, so definitely not local. I wasn’t a big fan of the decor and just felt like there was a kind of weird ambiance. I didn’t take any pictures of our food because there wasn’t a way to do it inconspicuously where we were seated.

Our waiter was polite and prompt. He asked for our voucher and then provided us with a limited menu from which we could pick our courses. I chose Caesar salad, sauteed chicken breast, and a chocolate souffle. Angela chose French onion soup, potato crusted sea bass, and banana ice cream profiteroles. She also ordered a glass of Riesling wine.

After placing our order, we were provided with an amuse-bouche. The small plate had a fried pork belly sphere with a red pepper drizzle and a goat cheese and beet tart. Angela enjoyed both of the selections while I didn’t like either one. For me, the pork belly was too fatty and the tart was way too tangy. Not my style, honestly.

Our appetizers came out shortly thereafter. The Caesar salad was well dressed and had a parmesan flower instead of the usual parmesan strips. That was kind of neat. Angela’s soup was way too hot. She had to wait until I was almost done with my salad before she could even start eating it. She said the flavor was good but wasn’t happy that she burnt her mouth with her first taste.

Our entrees came out next. I was surprised to find that I didn’t get served a chicken breast, instead being provided with a wing and thigh. The flavor was OK, but the chicken seemed a little bit more fried than I thought it would be given that it was described as sauteed on the menu. Angela’s sea bass was done well and she enjoyed the flavor. The noodles that were served alongside the fish, however, were much too buttery. She let me have a taste and all I could taste was butter.

We each enjoyed desert, but we weren’t offered the option to order a la carte coffee or drinks to go with our dessert, which I thought was really weird. After dessert and before paying the check we were provided with a selection of four chocolate truffles. They were pretty good and a nice touch.

Overall, Andre’s isn’t somewhere we’d go again. The service was good but the food was just OK. The thing that really, really displeased me was not getting a chicken breast when that is what I ordered. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced that before. If it is because we were using a TravelZoo deal, then they just shouldn’t put it on the menu. We would not recommend going to Andre’s when there are so many other good restaurants in Las Vegas in general. If you really want to eat at the Monte Carlo, just head to Brand.

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