David Burke Modern American

★★★★★
Uber-chic and ultra modern dining inside the Venetian with a vibrant color scheme to match its showy American cuisine.
  • 3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Ste 107

    Las Vegas, NV 89109

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  • 702-414-7111

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Took my girlfriend there for an early x-mas gift along with Blue Man Group show (conveniently across the hall from the restaurant). The service and food were outstanding. I had the swordfish, she had the trout. We had the dumpling appetizer that just melts in your mouth. Even the bread was like candy it was so good. It tasted like, and had somewhat of the consistency of a croissant.

The wine list was virtually endless, and since my gf and I prefer a low tannin, sweeter wine, I selected the Hugel Gewurztraminer which she enjoyed as much as I did.

We also saw the desert tree being served to another table, but we also had our eye on a couple other deserts which off the top of my head I can't remember but sounded really good. We were contemplating making an order for desert when I realized we had 5 minutes to get to the show and had to hurry the check. The staff jumped on it and helped us get to the show on time.

The staff was efficient, courteous, and attentive. Excellent marks all around. We are locals, and belong to a large local social network, and will be expressing our satisfaction to everyone about this restaurant.

The only downside, which didn't bother us, but might be a concern to some, especially if they are sitting closer to it, is that there is a water display in the middle of the restaurant that steadily runs like a shower. After awhile, we didn't even notice it anymore, but I could see it might be a distraction to some. I'm sure if you ask, and if they have room, they can move you further away from it.

I've been to some of the most expensive, high-end restaurants up and down the strip, and this one isn't the most expensive and yet I would definitely list it in my top five favorite restaurants based on value. To compare with another restaurant in my top five, you'll spend more at the Bartolotta (Wynn) for example, but you're paying a bit more for the lavish decor, ambiance and a personal sommelier.

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★★★★★

Took my girlfriend there for an early x-mas gift along with Blue Man Group show (conveniently across the hall from the restaurant). The service and food were outstanding. I had the swordfish, she had the trout. We had the dumpling appetizer that just melts in your mouth. Even the bread was like candy it was so good. It tasted like, and had somewhat of the consistency of a croissant.

The wine list was virtually endless, and since my gf and I prefer a low tannin, sweeter wine, I selected the Hugel Gewurztraminer which she enjoyed as much as I did.

We also saw the desert tree being served to another table, but we also had our eye on a couple other deserts which off the top of my head I can't remember but sounded really good. We were contemplating making an order for desert when I realized we had 5 minutes to get to the show and had to hurry the check. The staff jumped on it and helped us get to the show on time.

The staff was efficient, courteous, and attentive. Excellent marks all around. We are locals, and belong to a large local social network, and will be expressing our satisfaction to everyone about this restaurant.

The only downside, which didn't bother us, but might be a concern to some, especially if they are sitting closer to it, is that there is a water display in the middle of the restaurant that steadily runs like a shower. After awhile, we didn't even notice it anymore, but I could see it might be a distraction to some. I'm sure if you ask, and if they have room, they can move you further away from it.

I've been to some of the most expensive, high-end restaurants up and down the strip, and this one isn't the most expensive and yet I would definitely list it in my top five favorite restaurants based on value. To compare with another restaurant in my top five, you'll spend more at the Bartolotta (Wynn) for example, but you're paying a bit more for the lavish decor, ambiance and a personal sommelier.

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I saw the cheesecake lollipop tree making its way around the restaurant, and wanted desperately to sample it, but my meal left me so full I was unable to contemplate dessert. Hear now the description of dinner...

Appetizer: Angry Crispy Lobster. I fear I'm getting the name wrong. This is the toasted upper-half of an enormous lobstrosity. The various pieces break off with barely a touch, but eating the thing requires fingers, tools, and aggression. It's not unlike tearing into a steaming heap of chesapeake crab, so if you're already comfortable de-shelling crustaceans for meat, you'll certainly enjoy this. The appetizer is probably angry because it's served on a bed of nails. (Unusual, yes.) Tasty and a wild presentation.

Main course: I went with a bone-in ribeye special. I hadn't realized the steak would be the size of a small American child. My server had mentioned two side items that would come with the steak but I believe these were mainly added for the sake of contrast, much as famous Tokyo buildings are present in a Godzilla film to help give a sense of perspective. I asked for rare, and got it; the meat was tender, well marbled, and in every way perfect to me. I estimate the cut at 24 ounces not counting the bone, likely 36oz overall. T'was a manly portion and I was not left wanting.

Dessert was not an option. There was no room left.

The only downside to this restaurant is something that seems to be common to all Vegas restaurants: the only thing you need to enter is money. Dress codes are notoriously lax to support travelers on holiday. One place I called to inquire about proper dress informed me that their only rule was "no muscle shirts". Another upscale place had no required dress at all. While I appreciate the capitalist desire to remove exclusivity in favor of profit, it's jarring to be dressed up for a delicious upscale meal while seated next to a group of unwashed, ill mannered euro-trash who can't seem to shut up long enough to ingest a morsel. No food appreciation in this current crop of diners.

Alas, that fact isn't enough to keep me away from delicious steak.

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★★★★★

I saw the cheesecake lollipop tree making its way around the restaurant, and wanted desperately to sample it, but my meal left me so full I was unable to contemplate dessert. Hear now the description of dinner...

Appetizer: Angry Crispy Lobster. I fear I'm getting the name wrong. This is the toasted upper-half of an enormous lobstrosity. The various pieces break off with barely a touch, but eating the thing requires fingers, tools, and aggression. It's not unlike tearing into a steaming heap of chesapeake crab, so if you're already comfortable de-shelling crustaceans for meat, you'll certainly enjoy this. The appetizer is probably angry because it's served on a bed of nails. (Unusual, yes.) Tasty and a wild presentation.

Main course: I went with a bone-in ribeye special. I hadn't realized the steak would be the size of a small American child. My server had mentioned two side items that would come with the steak but I believe these were mainly added for the sake of contrast, much as famous Tokyo buildings are present in a Godzilla film to help give a sense of perspective. I asked for rare, and got it; the meat was tender, well marbled, and in every way perfect to me. I estimate the cut at 24 ounces not counting the bone, likely 36oz overall. T'was a manly portion and I was not left wanting.

Dessert was not an option. There was no room left.

The only downside to this restaurant is something that seems to be common to all Vegas restaurants: the only thing you need to enter is money. Dress codes are notoriously lax to support travelers on holiday. One place I called to inquire about proper dress informed me that their only rule was "no muscle shirts". Another upscale place had no required dress at all. While I appreciate the capitalist desire to remove exclusivity in favor of profit, it's jarring to be dressed up for a delicious upscale meal while seated next to a group of unwashed, ill mannered euro-trash who can't seem to shut up long enough to ingest a morsel. No food appreciation in this current crop of diners.

Alas, that fact isn't enough to keep me away from delicious steak.

Pros: Great food and service

Cons: Will let in anyone with money

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Wanted to go to a "celebrity" restaurant. This was good and the service was perfect. We enjoyed our meals and the beautiful restaurant. Recommend trying it.

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★★★★★

Wanted to go to a "celebrity" restaurant. This was good and the service was perfect. We enjoyed our meals and the beautiful restaurant. Recommend trying it.

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