Stewart Patchefsky

Director of Food & Beverage

Stewart Patchefsky is the Director of Food & Beverage at Aria Resort and Casino. He has been recognized as one of Wine & Spirits Magazine’s “Best New Sommeliers” and has completed the Advanced Sommelier Course through the Court of Master Sommeliers. Stewart is also a member of the Academy of Spirits and Fine Service.

  • On July 2, 2014
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  • On January 7, 2014
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  • On September 18, 2013
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    What is the dress code at barMASA?

    The dress code for barMASA and Shaboo is defined as business casual.
  • On September 18, 2013
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    What is the interior design of American Fish?

    The decor brings a contemporary tone to the comfort and familiarity of a mountain lodge backdrop, as it evokes the spirit of the continent’s great landscapes and salutes the time-honored quality of American craftsmanship. Artisan cast glass and woven copper mesh balance and enhance for a setting as contemporary as it is comfortable. The elevated bar and lounge area is punctuated by an infinity forest of paper birch trees that stretches the full length of the room. A soothing space for relaxation, backlit seeded panels recall a slow-moving stream. Low-set banquettes are designed for comfort, some opening onto the Second Floor Promenade level for heightened socialization. The glass-enclosed display kitchen overlooks the main dining room and infuses an added energy into the scene.
  • On May 23, 2013
  • On March 27, 2013
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    What are five things I should know about Tetsu?

    1. Tetsu differs from other teppan or hibachi restaurants in that our chefs do not “perform” at the grill. Rather than focusing on an onion volcano, guests are instead treated to a one-of-a-kind experience that truly celebrates both the skill of the chef and the quality of the ingredients.

    2. There are no pre-set or prix-fixe menus offered; however, there is a pre-set pace that the service team will escort diners through. After appetizers, guests will be served their protein, followed by their vegetables, and finally their rice or noodle course.

    3. There are no spatulas or tongs used by our chefs to prepare dishes. All of the teppan chefs operate exclusively with knives, making something as seemingly ordinary as preparing rice a feat to be admired!

    4. Diners should expect to spend 1½ to 2 hours seated at the restaurant. Tetsu is not designed to cater to those looking for a quick bite, but is instead meant to provide a complete occasion to be relished and enjoyed. 

    5. The service at Tetsu is unique: Guests are provided with a dedicated teppan chef as well as a member of the waitstaff. As a result, without being rushed or hovered over, guests are provided with a measure of attentiveness and immediacy, allowing them to enjoy not only the company of the chefs, but also that of their fellow diners.
  • On March 27, 2013
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    What is the menu like at Tetsu?

    Tetsu’s menu is a modern take on the traditional teppan experience. The restaurant takes immense pride in using fresh and seasonal ingredients that continually change and evolve. To start, diners are introduced to a selection of tapas-style tastings that serve to awaken the appetite. Guests will find a variety of proteins from which to choose their entree: fish, select cuts of beef, and specialty poultry such as duck or squab are all available by season. Fresh produce is also featured, as are teppan mainstays like fried rice or noodles. Diving further into the menu, guests at Tetsu also have available to them Chef Masa’s signature dishes, such as the toro caviar and unparalleled sushi and sashimi.
  • On March 27, 2013
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    What are the best things to order at Tetsu?

    Tetsu’s menu features different vegetables and proteins to complement the season, so items cycle in and out of the menu regularly. However, the jalapeño calamari, scallops, rare Ohmi beef, live lobster, and wild black fried rice and basmati are excellent dishes on which to build your experience.
  • On March 27, 2013
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    What’s the best table at Tetsu?

    Every table is a great table at Tetsu; each seat is directed to face the teppan chef as he or she cooks. All guests dining at Tetsu are treated to an unobstructed view of the action on the grill-top. Seating within the restaurant is further specialized in that it is broken down into private tables that accommodate four diners and more communal spaces that will service larger groups.
  • On March 15, 2013
  • On January 16, 2013
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    What is the interior design of barMASA?

    Designed by Richard Bloch, the décor embraces an uncluttered appreciation for the rawness of natural materials underneath a high-arched ceiling. Guests enter through a commanding set of 15-foot teak and copper doors. A floor-to-ceiling window makes up the back wall while a two-story wine and sake display lines the side. The lighting creates dimension, which gives intimate form to the spacious atmosphere. Handmade clay dishes made in Japan by Chef Masa are one of the details that enhance the pure and natural atmosphere.
  • On September 25, 2012
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    Are there any signature dishes for dinner at ARIA Resort & Casino?

    Each restaurant has a large menu with many signature dishes. Examples include the Soy-Glazed Short Rib at Jean Georges Steakhouse; Foie Gras Custard at Sage; Mixed Paella at Julian Serrano; Lobster Ravioli at Sirio Ristorante; Cast-Iron Griddled Cornmeal-Crusted Rainbow Trout at American Fish; and the Masa Toro Toro Roll at BARMASA. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, The Buffet features a Gourmet Dinner including table-top presentation of a Whole Maine Lobster for two as well as unlimited wine.
  • On September 20, 2012
    Stewart Patchefsky answered the question: Stewart Patchefsky

    Are there any signature dishes for dinner at ARIA Resort & Casino?

    Each restaurant has a large menu with many signature dishes. Examples include the Soy-Glazed Short Rib at Jean Georges Steakhouse; Foie Gras Custard at Sage; Mixed Paella at Julian Serrano; Lobster Ravioli at Sirio Ristorante; Cast-Iron Griddled Cornmeal-Crusted Rainbow Trout at American Fish; and the Masa Toro Toro Roll at BARMASA. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, The Buffet features a Gourmet Dinner including table-top presentation of a Whole Maine Lobster for two as well as unlimited wine.
  • On September 19, 2012
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    What restaurants does ARIA Resort & Casino have?

    ARIA is home to a range of delectable culinary options from world-class dining to the all-you-can-eat buffet. Enticing new concepts from some of the world's most critically acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs include Jean Georges Steakhouse from world-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, AMERICAN FISH by acclaimed chef Michael Mina, Sirio Ristorante from the legendary Sirio Maccioni and chef Julian Serrano's first namesake restaurant, Julian Serrano. For the first time, chef Masayoshi Takayama brings his unrivaled mastery of Japanese cuisine to Las Vegas with BARMASA. Also new to Las Vegas, James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef Shawn McClain introduces his innovative, artisanal cuisine at Sage. ARIA also offers a modern fine dining experience at Union Restaurant & Lounge and classic Chinese cuisine at Blossom. For casual dining at ARIA, guests can enjoy the Thai restaurant Lemongrass, Skybox Sports Bar & Grill, Cafe Vettro, The Buffet, Jean Philippe Patisserie, Sweet Chill, The Roasted Bean and Breeze Cafe (seasonal).