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Considering that it serves high-concept food at a high altitude (the 23rd floor of Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas), Twist by Pierre Gagnaire seems like it would charge you an arm and a leg; however, the reasonable price range for a meal at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant pleasantly surprised us.
You can order a three-course, prix fixe dinner for just $105, or $170 with wine pairings. Or, opt for the six-course tasting menu for $189; the six-course meal runs the gamut at $295 with wine pairings or $350 for more rare wines with the grand pairing.
If you’d prefer to dine à la carte, you can do that, too, though we’d recommend one of the prix fixe menus because of all the other goodies that come with them. Even so, appetizers, such as the Twist by Pierre Gagnaireed Bouillabaisse of velouté of cauliflower, ice cream of artichoke and olive oil, marmalade of red pepper, fennel confit with candied garlic and fish and saffron cocktail, run between $16 and $46, though prices and offerings change with the season.
Main courses range from $43 to $98; we had the surf ’n’ turf, which consisted of Nebraska prime beef carpaccio, Florida clam salad and shaved foie gras; chestnut soup, razor clams, sautéed mushrooms and caramelized hazelnuts; and fanny bay oyster, scented with coconut milk and seasoned ginger, and Sapporo foam.
Side dishes like eggplant stiletto and tender potato alexia go for $8 apiece. Twist by Pierre Gagnaire can also tailor menus for vegetarians, vegans and those with food allergies; be sure to let the restaurant know at the time you make your reservation. Luckily, though, you won’t have to break the bank to enjoy a meal at the Five-Star restaurant — maybe just give it a shake or two.