Blossom at ARIA Resort & Casino

Chinese fine dining on the Strip
Blossom, the fine-dining Chinese restaurant at ARIA Resort & Casino, prominently features a birdcage motif that gives it an air of authenticity — in Chinese culture, the birdcage is a symbol of style and sophistication.

Encased within an intricate wooden lattice, its central sunken-in dining area is refined and elegant without being over the top, thanks to a soothing color palette of rose, metallic sea foam and gray.

This poised vibe extends to the food. The 100-plus-item menu is predominantly Cantonese with Sichuan thrown in for flair, but also boasts a large selection of the favorites that are popular in America, such as eggrolls, kung pao chicken and chow mein.
Things to Know
• Don’t visit this Vegas restaurant expecting dim sum. Lunch is only offered two weeks during the year: between Christmas and New Year’s and during the Chinese New Year celebration.

• Blossom only serves dinner, but it’s open seven days a week. Enjoy Chinese cuisine from 5:30 until 10:30 p.m.

• You won’t want to miss out on dinner at Blossom. Call 877-230-2742 to book your table.

• The Las Vegas restaurant has a business casual dress code. Ladies will want to don a cocktail dress and gents will feel comfortable in slacks and a button down.
The Food
• Expect to hear “get the shrimp toast” if you happen to encounter a Blossom regular prior to your reservation—heed this advice. Butterflied shrimp is flash-fried on white toast sliced at just the right thickness to balance the oil and bread.

• The Australian lobster tail in spicy XO sauce generously comes with two six-ounce pieces of buttery white meat.

• And the shrimp paste romaine lettuce hot pot is unlike any other “salad” you have ever tried before — sizzling, yet still crisp.

• You won’t want to leave without trying the Instagram-worthy Peking duck. The meat, crowned with a sliver of crispy skin, rests delicately on either a puffy bao (stuffed bun) or a paper-thin pancake, topped with hoisin, scallion and cucumber.
The Design
• Concrete pillars dot the space — like trees in the forest — adorned with a glass mosaic that forms leaves and branches.

• The chandeliers, however, have the most profound impact on the room, ranging from birdcages to ornate clusters of dewdrop-inspired crystal and metal lighting fixtures.

• Along the perimeter, find banquette seating separated by rose-colored partitions. Two private dining rooms and two semiprivate dining nooks create a cocoon for those who like to feast under the radar.

• Don’t miss the three-dimensional stamped concrete dragon-motif wall roaring through the corridor that leads to the restrooms.
Getting There
3730 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89158