Todd English's Olives at Bellagio
Just The Facts, Please.
Bellagio, within the Via Bellagio shopping promenade.
Lunch and Dinner Daily
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Bar Open Daily:
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Bar menu available 7 days a week
Interpretive Modern Mediterranean.
Great view of "Fountains of Bellagio" from patio.
Sample Menu Items
Pan Roasted Chilean Sea Bass: baby artichoke silk, seasonal vegetable ratatouille, garlic whipped potatoes, shaved fennel, citrus glaze
JUMBO SEA SCALLOPS - sweet corn risotto, fall heirloom tomato salad, arugula, warm bacon bread crumbs
Double Cut Kurobuta Pork Chop: root vegetable mash, apple cider glaze, almond romesco, watercress
Mavens Overview: Olives
Todd English's Olives at Bellagio offers cuisine with a mediterranean flare.
The menu is wide-ranging including:
- Interesting sandwiches like:Fig & Prosciutto Flatbread made with sweet & sour fig jam, gorgonzola, prosciutto di parma.
- Butternut Squash Tortelli made with butternut squash, brown butter, sage, parmesan cheese.
- Grilled Hanger Steak herb marinated tomatoes, sweet onion jam, roasted fingerling potatoes
- Brick Oven Roasted Free Range Chicken country mashed potato cake, green beans, madeira jus, watercress salad
Todd English owns and operates 17 restaurants, has written three cookbooks (The Olives Table, The Figs Table and The Olives Dessert Table) and has a television resume to match the other celebrity chefs in Vegas (Appearances include: Iron Chef USA, Martha Stewart Living, Food Network's Opening Soon, Bobby Flay's Food Nation) He was awarded "Best Food and Top Table" by Gourmet Magazine.
While the food served at Olives has received favorable internet buzz, the rave reviews are reserved for the patio, which overlooks the "Fountains of Bellagio" show.
Internet Buzz: Olives
- The cat's meow. Sexy. I've been four times. AMAZING!!! Expensive, but worth it. LOVE the flat breads. There is one with Figs and Prosciutto...thin warm bread with the sweetness of the figs and salt of the prosciutto...Mmmph!
- My favorite Las Vegas restaurant. Both times I've been to Olives, we've made sure we had patio seating for an INCREDIBLE view of the Bellagio fountains throughout dinner (also, those of you who smoke can do so!). The food has also never disappointed. In fact I had much better food here than I did at Postrio or Aureole.
- JUMBO SEA SCALLOPS - sweet corn risotto, fall heirloom tomato salad, arugula, warm bacon bread crumbs - [5/5 - The flavors, textures, and smells were perfect.. Those scallops virtually melted in your mouth. Still the ultimate best scallops I've ever tasted.]
- I ordered Pan Roasted Chilean Sea Bass with shrimp scampi risotto, toasted garlic chips, crispy pasta, micro green insalata, & aged balsamic vinaigrette. The sea bass tasted like butter and the garlic chips gave it a nice added taste. There was also mashed potato underneath the beautiful presentation.
- The best part of the whole experience was the environment. You can't beat front row seats to the water show with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Celine Dion accompanying the show. My favorite water show was with the song "Time to Say Goodbye" by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli. Very romantic. Looking for a date spot or a girls night out, this is a great place. I would recommend going at night to fully enjoy the beauty it has to offer.
- For some reason, I was expecting to be under-whelmed... Obviously everything is Vegas is touristy...but I figured with the beautiful views of the fountains and all the food could be ho-hum and people would still flock to it. I'm pleased to report this was not the case. Everything I had was great, and I would highly recommend this restaurant...The basket of bread and the olive tapenade were excellent... The ribeye was actually one of the most flavorful I have had.
- paying over $80 for two sandwiches, an appetizer for lunch and one iced tea is a bit absurd.
- I had one of my best gourmet burgers here, and it was because of one thing: soft, spongy buns. The meat was cooked well, and was accompanied by grilled red onions, green lettuce, and large slices of tomatoes. Yum.
- Kobe steak tartare. The greatest piece of raw food that ever entered my mouth. In fact, as good as my duck confit was (aside from being a bit oversalted, but I expected as much since it was deliciously combined with capers and anchovies), I would've preferred 3 entire orders of tartare in lieu of an actual entree - its that good!
- I didn't know who Todd English was until I watched him on Iron Chef America. Remember the pizza dough challenge with Mario Batali? Unfortunately, the judges weren't impressed because he lost that challenge.
- Chilled Rare Tuna Nicoise "haricot vert, heirloom tomato, cornichon, smoked hard boiled egg, nicoise olives, champagne vinaigrette" - Tuna seared perfectly to a beautiful color and the smoked hard boiled egg added a nice taste against the green beans and salad.
- For my entree I ordered the Brick Oven Roasted Free Range Chicken Breast with avocado purée, crispy fried polenta, roasted pepper butter sauce, radish sprouts, and watermelon vinaigrette. I savored every bite!
- Olives' vanilla-bean soufflé, is so good it should be outlawed.