Fix Bellagio delivers an imaginative spin on American fare
Tucked away near the north side of Bellagio, Hakkasan Group’s American dining staple, Fix, has made a name for itself at the world-class resort for more than a decade. Many restaurants don’t make it that long in Vegas, but there’s something about Fix that keeps diners coming back. Perhaps it’s the über-chic setting that sets the tone for dinner and drinks before attending “O” or before hitting up one of Bellagio’s vibrant nightlife venues. Or it could be that Fix focuses on turning fresh ingredients into divine delights.
Before diving into those delights, scan the cocktail menu. Indulge in sweet, fruity deliciousness with the sugar-rimmed Raspberry Sin and its clever touch of cotton candy. You’ll be amazed at how fast the fluffy carnival-lover’s treat dissolves once a blend of Stoli Razberi vodka, dark red liqueur crème de cassis and Red Bull is poured over it. You can’t go wrong with the Dirty Red Head, either, or the Same Same cocktail, a concoction of Cîroc Coconut and fresh juices.
Next, take stock of innovative starters like the Kobe chili cheese fries. Thick-cut, crispy house fries, stacked Jenga-style, are served with a bowl of tangy yet sweet chunky chili and cheddar-cheese sauce on the side. Craving burgers? Well, why not have three? Try the mouthwatering Bobby Baldwin burgers, a tasty trio of juicy Kobe beef sliders, with aged cheddar, grilled onions, sliced tomatoes and pickles, all sandwiched inside a sweet brioche bun. Pair the mini burgers with spiced house fries, seasoned just right. And don’t overlook the lobster tacos with grilled mango, cilantro and avocado cream.
Fix’s insistence on quality comes through with its fish, steak and poultry, all prepared on a wood-burning grill. Whether it’s the chicken served with summer vegetable succotash or steaks like the wet-aged 16-ounce bone-in filet, Fix’s wood-grilled cooking technique packs flavor into every bite. Splurge with the steak and lobster as your main course. The 6-ounce wood-grilled filet mignon sitting on sautéed spinach and the Alaskan king lobster tail stuffed with breaded Ritz cracker crumbs are quite impressive—and oh-so-decadent.
The scallops Benedict come in beautifully layered bites, stacked with applewood bacon and a crab hollandaise. None of the main courses come with sides, but you have plenty to choose from. Go for the Ultimate Very Adult Mac & Cheese. It’s like fried mozzarella in form, but the blend of four cheeses, truffle oil and prosciutto brings the simple side into the gourmet realm. And the loaded baked potato’s smoked bacon puts it over the top.
No meal is complete without dessert. Sure to please are the homemade banana-filled warm doughnuts, accompanied with chocolate and peanut butter sauces for dipping pleasure, and the chocolate s’mores—just not the kind roasted over a hot flame. Fix updates the campfire snack by serving it in a glass with flourless chocolate cake layered with milk chocolate pudding and marshmallow toasted fluff, plus a graham cracker crunch.
Bellagio, 5-10:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 5 p.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat. 702.693.8865