Mesa Grill Restaurant at Caesars Palace
Just The Facts, Please.
Caesars Palace Forum Casino, near Sports Book.
Lunch: Mon - Fri, 11am - 2:30pm
Brunch: Sat - Sun, 10:30am - 3pm
Dinner: daily, 5pm - 11pm
Bobby Flay (owner)
Entrees $30+; Lunch $15+
Bobby Flay is famous for his television shows, including American Iron Chef.
Sample Menu Items
(The following are dinner prices, lunch prices are about 1/3 less)
New Mexican Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin Bourbon-Ancho Chile Sauce Sweet Potato Tamale with Crushed Pecan Butter $36
Southwestern Spiced Duck Breast Carrot-Habanero Sauce Chorizo-Goat Cheese Tamale + Thyme Butter $35
Grilled Florida Black Grouper Red Chile-Tomato Sauce $36 Crushed Avocado + Barbequed Red Onion
Mavens Overview: Mesa Grill
Bobby Flay, noted television celebrity chef, brings part his empire to Caesars Palace, with Mesa Grill. The restaurant's sleek modern look was designed by David Rockwell the person responsible for the interior design of Crystals shopping mall at Citycenter.
Mesa Grill is one of the few Strip restaurants where the cuisine is almost indigenous to the area, Southwestern cuisine, with an emphasis in grilled items. Typical menu items include:
For Appetizer: Blue Corn Pancake Barbecued Duck + Habanero Chile-Star Anise Sauce $15
For entree: New Mexican Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin Bourbon-Ancho Chile Sauce Sweet Potato Tamale with Crushed Pecan Butter $36
For dessert: Pineapple Buttermilk Upside Down Cake Caramelized Rum Sauce + Pineapple-Vanilla Ice Cream $11
The internet buzz about Mesa Grill Las Vegas is mostly positive. Perhaps due to all of Bobby Flay's television appearances, customers seem to know what to expect from the restaurant, and feel satisfied by the experience, even if Bobby Flay is cooking their meal or lurking around the restaurant.
Note: Mesa Grill is the first restaurant in Las Vegas to lose its Michelin Star, currently Mesa Grill has no Michelin Stars.
Internet Buzz: Mesa Grill
- We have been wanting to try Mesa Grill ever since I have been watching Bobby Flay on the Food Network...the grilled Lamb Porterhouse Chops, two generously thick medium-rare shoulder chops served with a Jalapeno-Mint sauce and a well made plantain tamale. Tasty but a little tougher than expected...The atmosphere was casual but nice with elegant touches but understated and not stuffy at all. The food was a little pricey
- In addition to the second story rotisserie, Mesa Grill decor has exciting bold colors like royal blues, reds, ambers and vibrant green. Treated copper lines the top of the walls and large, curvy, undulating wood sculptures bring down the exposed industrial-like ceiling.
- There is a reason Bobby Flay is an Iron Chef and owner of Mesa Grill and other restaurants... he makes simple food decadently delicious!
- Grilled Mahi Mahi with Roasted Pineapple-Cascabel Chile Sauce Caramelized Pineapple-Green Onion Salsa & Creamy Green Chile Rice - perfect balance of bright flavors and texture. The Cascabel chile sauce was so good I used the little cornbreads to dip and polish it off my plate!
- Rough Cut Tuna "Nachos" - Can probably pass on this one. Chunks of moderately bland/unseasoned raw tuna are served with about 20 absurdly tiny "nacho" dipping tortilla chips (think mini tostitos bite size rounds, with half of them blue corn and half regular)
- Mango + Spice Crusted Tuna Steak - Yes its true they like mango and spices here. This was by far the most delicious thing on the table. The tuna was just overflowing with an awesome spice crusted exterior. It was perfectly seared. As you bite into it, you get that fantastic full tuna taste and texture at first. Then the spices kick in a little more slowly
- It's high-price New Mexican cuisine like peppery shrimp and spicy steaks. Good food if you like a little spice or a Mexican flair.
- Service was spotty. At first it was really good, but then it just went down hill.
- Coffee crusted steak sandwich - the name screams flavor. Unfortunately, the only flavor I could taste was the onion. I was greatly disappointed with the coffee crusted steak because there was absolutely no coffee flavor...Pork tenderloin sandwich - now THIS is the sandwich to get. It is much tastier than the steak sandwich. I also heard from the table next to me that the Cuban burger was the best burger they have ever had.
- This is one of the best fusion places I've ever eaten. The drinks are incredible. The food is beyond delicious. Portions are small and pricey but soooooo worth it.
- Had the black bean soup with cumin crema and three relishes, and really, I would bathe in that soup it's so good! I had my face in the bowl and was licking it clean.
- Veal chop with wild rice tamale. I think this dish has the signature Mesa Grill tastes. It's basically a really good cut of meat that has been perfectly grilled, with a very nice and slightly spicy sauce on it (some kind of pepper/chipotle sauce) and some demiglace. Very tender and flavorful on its own with a little zing from the sauce, but not overpowered by the sauce. The tamale is a nice side.
- I tried the New Mexican Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin and it was seriously some of the best pork tenderloin I've ever had.
- The pork tenderloin was our favorite dish. It was super tender and the spicy rub and habanero sauce gave it an awesome kick. The tamale that came with the pork was sweet and very different compared to tamales I've typically had in the past.