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 September 19, 2012
    Stewart Patchefsky answered the question: Stewart Patchefsky

    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).
  • On September 19, 2012
    Stewart Patchefsky answered the question: Stewart Patchefsky

    Does barMASA have a kids’ menu?

    Neither BARMASA nor Shaboo have a specific kids' menu but children are welcome and the kitchen is happy to accommodate as needed.
  • On September 19, 2012
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    What are the best things to order at Julian Serrano?

    The Huevos Estrellados are one of our most popular dishes as well as a personal favorite. The Chicken Croquetas are a must for any traditional tapas lover, while the Tuna-Raspberry Skewers and Lobster Gazpacho are playful new specialties that are on the top of everyone'€™s list. And of course, no meal at Julian Serrano would be complete without an order of the Mixed Paella.
  • On September 18, 2012
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    Is Jean Georges Steakhouse a romantic restaurant?

    The multiple, distinctive dining spaces at Jean Georges Steakhouse provide a prime location for romantic experiences as well as professional groups
  • On September 18, 2012
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    What is the interior design of Jean Georges Steakhouse?

    The bold and stylish interior, designed by Dupoux Design, creates a strong see and be seen atmosphere. The black and amber colors create an ambiance of warmth, comfort and modernity. Bovine-inspired décor details such as cut out cow nose on the walls, leather chandeliers, and the milk-drop custom lighting fixture over the bar provide for an exploratory experience throughout the evening as guests discover their surroundings and appreciate the meaning.
  • On September 18, 2012
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    How old does my child have to be to dine at Jean Georges Steakhouse?

    Children from the ages 5 and above are welcome. Although there is not a specific kids’ menu, Jean Georges Steakhouse is happy to accommodate specific requests.
  • On September 18, 2012
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    What’s the best table at American Fish?

    Some guests prefer the tables located near the center of the dining room overlooking the glass-enclosed kitchen and others like to cozy up in a booth.
  • On September 18, 2012
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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 24, 2012
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    Does Sirio Ristorante have a kids' menu?

    Children of all ages are welcome to dine in the front caffe, while children from the ages 5 and above can enjoy the formal dining room. Although there is not a specific kids’ menu, Sirio offer a variety of kid-friendly menu options, such as fresh pastas, pizzas, and gelato.
  • On May 24, 2012
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    What is the menu like at Sirio Ristorante?

    Signature impeccable Italian tastes are presented at Sirio Ristorante, appropriately named for the Maccioni family’s renowned patriarch, Sirio. Home-style Italian specialties from Sirio’s Tuscany homeland grab the spotlight at Sirio Ristorante, backed by a cast of more contemporary dishes both refined and indulgent. The menu offers a myriad of pastas and appetizers to simple and robust entrées. Sirio is proud to offer a full Vegan and Vegetarian menu as well. Governing the preparation of every dish is a core Italian philosophy of simplicity, in which imported ingredients and freshness are placed center stage.
  • On May 24, 2012
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    What are the best things to order at Sirio Ristorante?

    In the Sirio Caffe, the best item to order is the, "Classic" Egi Cheese Ravioli.

    The main dining room offers contemporary items, such as the Ravioli with Lobster, the Mediterranean Sea Bass from Ortobello (Chef Vincenzo’s home town in Tuscany). Lastly, not to be forgotten is the Rack of Lamb.

    For desserts, may I recommend the Arancini. This dessert is lightly fried chocolate, coated in lady finger dust. It is served with figs, balsamic glaze and a vanilla balsamic gelato.
  • On May 24, 2012
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    What’s the best table at Sirio Ristorante?

    In the formal dining room, the tables near the back glass wall allow you to overlook the dining room while enjoying the energy from the open preparation kitchen. The front caffe offers front row seating directly next to the wine vault gallery and overlooks Aria’s Second Floor Promenade, allowing for the "see and be seen" essence.
  • On May 24, 2012
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    What is the interior design of Sirio Ristorante?

    The glamorous interior, designed by longtime Maccioni-collaborate Adam Tihany, channels the romance of Rome circa the 1960s with la dolce vita (the sweet life) headiness, subdued by a sleek backdrop of early 20th-century Italian architecture. Inside, a casual 85-seat café—separated from its more formal counterpart by a room-length bar—opens onto ARIA’s 2nd Floor Promenade to capture the see-and-be-seen essence of Sirio’s celebrity theme. The back of the 152-seat main dining room is punctuated by an open kitchen demonstrating classic preparations.
  • On May 24, 2012
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    What is the price range for a meal at Sirio Ristorante?

    An average check for the more formal dining room is $85 while the caffe average check is closer to $65.
  • On May 24, 2012
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    What is the dress code at Sirio Ristorante?

    Business casual is the dress code for the more formal dining area while the front caffe allows more Casual attire. However, swimwear and some shorts are not accepted.