Twist by Pierre Gagnaire

VERIFIED LUXURY
Located on the 23rd floor of the opulent Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, the views from Twist by Pierre Gagnaire’s 20-foot floor-to-ceiling windows are as noteworthy as the chef, one of France’s most esteemed culinary masters.

There’s plenty to gaze at inside the restaurant as well, from the appealing, contemporary decor to the intricately plated French-influenced dishes.

This dinner-only restaurant offers à la carte, pre-theater and six-course tasting menus that showcase Gagnaire’s flair for modern French cuisine brought to life with precise flavors and the freshest of ingredients.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
• The Five-Star restaurant sits on the 23rd floor of the fantastic Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas. That perch affords you incredible views of the Las Vegas Strip through Twist’s floor-to-ceiling windows.

• Be prepared to have all your senses engaged during a meal at Twist by Pierre Gagnaire — this isn’t just a restaurant that serves delicious food, but one that challenges your conceptions about cuisine, from the preparation to the presentation.

• Twist by Pierre Gagnaire is chef Pierre Gagnaire’s first outpost in the United States; if you’re familiar with the master’s work, then you’ll know to get primped and scoot up to the 23rd floor of Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas for a one-of-a-kind meal.

• Be sure to ask your server or bartender at the Las Vegas restaurant for recommendations, as the drinks and the level of service at the Twist bar mesh with the sleek, avant-garde dining experience.

• Twist by Pierre Gagnaire describes its interior design as being a “culinary show on a glittering stage, overlooking the city.” It’s no wonder: Adam Tihany — one of the biggest stars in the interior design and architecture community, directed this production.
Things to Know
• With high-concept food and a high-altitude real estate, Twist by Pierre Gagnaire has a fitting business-casual dress code. Jackets are suggested for gentlemen who dine in the Five-Star restaurant, though they aren’t required.

• You can order à la carte at Twist, but we’d suggest that you opt for either the three-course tasting menu for $105 or the six-course tasting menu for $189.

• The Five-Star restaurant is open from 6 to 10 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays, and from 6 to 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Twist is not open on Sundays and Mondays.

• If you have your heart set on a weekend visit, you’ll need to reserve weeks in advance. Reservations are suggested, but not required, and you can call the restaurant between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. to book a table overlooking the fantastic Las Vegas Strip.
The Food
• Twist by Pierre Gagnaire offers a special menu that epitomizes the freshest ingredients from each season plus à la carte dishes, such as “Spring in Oregon,” which included courses with such vernal delights as fresh morel mushrooms braised in Oregon sweet wine and King crab with Oregon asparagus.

• The Nebraska Prime beef carpaccio is a must-try, served with Florida clam salad and shaved foie gras brings disparate textures and flavors together for a sensory overload.

• Be sure to try the fritto misto of zucchini and eggplant. Served with satiny San Daniele ham, this side showcases fresh vegetables at their best.

• Pierre’s Surf ’N’ Turf is the ultimate indulgence—this isn’t just a lobster tail and a steak. Gagnaire takes the classic idea and turns it on its head, offering Nebraska prime beef carpaccio, Florida clam salad and shaved foie gras; along with chestnut soup, razor clams, sautéed mushrooms and caramelized hazelnuts; and a fanny bay oyster, scented with coconut milk and seasoned ginger and Sapporo foam.
The Drinks
• The signature cocktail menu features no fewer than 10 options, and that’s excluding the extensive wine list or bottles of scotch and aperitifs.

• We recommend trying the joie de vivre, the signature Twist by Pierre Gagnaire martini. This delicious elixir mixes Domaine de Canton, Junmai Daiginjo sake, pineapple, fresh lime juice, basil and ginger syrup for a refreshing, citrusy beverage that isn’t too sweet and packs a little herbal bite to it.

• The restaurant also serves a lemongrass mojito, which combines Sagatiba Caçhaca, cilantro, agave nectar and fresh lime juice, and the Lychee Smash, with Grey Goose Poire, lychee liqueur, pear puree, simple syrup, fresh lemon juice and mint leaves.

• The Five-Star restaurant offers excellent wine pairings to go with its three- and six-course menus at a reasonable cost, along with a grand pairing featuring more rare pours with the six-course menu.
Getting There
3752 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89158
TEL888-881-9367
Twist by Pierre Gagnaire
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