Wing Lei Restaurant at Wynn
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5:30pm-10pm Seven Days.
Chef Richard's Signature Dinner $128; Peking Duck Five Course Dinner $78
Single Michelin Star Chinese Restaurant
Sample Menu Items
Crisp Walnut Prawns $36
Walnut, Honey Peach Sauce
Kung Pao Chicken $28
Roasted Peanuts, Bell Pepper, Scallion, Garlic, Ginger Chili Sauce
Crispy Shrimp Toast $16
Black and White Sesame Seeds
Mavens Overview: Wing Lei
Wing Lei is a high-end Chinese restaurant with a single star from the Michelin guide. The opulent decor features a large Botero statue and 100-year-old pomegranate trees. Even the chairs garnered extra attention, as one reviewer gushed:
the high-backed, red velvet-armed tapestry chairs which look as if they might have been designed for Bertolucci's "The Last Emperor." They are, by far, the most beautiful restaurant chairs in the city, and rumor has it they cost close to $1,500 apiece.
While Wing Lei has received generally favorable buzz, although there is a vocal minority feel that the meal is not worth the high prices charged. Perhaps to offset the high prices, many commented about how large the portions were, considering Wing Lei is a high-end restaurant.
Some of the rave dishes include: Shark Fin soup; Three Cup Black Cod; General Tao's Chicken; Vegetable Spring Rolls and bird's nest tapioca pudding.
Internet Buzz: Wing Lei
- The restaurant's name is a clever phonetic play on the Wynn name, and its Chinese characters mean "eternal prosperity."
- This was, in all respects, a spectacular dining experience, one of the top two I've had in Vegas (the other being Craftsteak at the MGM Grand).
- A decadent twist on early French-influenced Shanghai, the dramatic decor at this elegant dining room features an eclectic blend of maroon and beige color schemes accented by minimalist modern furnishings.
- The ambiance is very relaxed and upscale. the service was flawless and silent. try the rib appetizer and the salt and pepper prawns.
- The meal was served family style even though we ordered separate tasting menus, and I was surprised the portions were humongous for a upscale restaurant.
- Wing Lei did a great job with the Peking duck. I loved that they didn't just show up with a carved duck. They brought it on a cart, presented it and then went to carving it by our table.
- I got the three cup black cod. HIGHLY recommend this dish. the fish was so good...think miso black cod but chinese style.
- After that everything was either bland, cold, or just seriously something you could get at a regular chinese restaurant. For these prices you should be WOW'd (at least taken on some culinary adventure, not just a two dish tour) by more than just fancy architecture.
- Food is good, but overpriced for Chinese. Expected, but again, overpriced. I've definitely had better Chinese.
- there was nothing actually bad about the place, to me Wing Lei offered nothing worth the very high prices - though maybe I am spoiled by the Chinese restaurants in San Francisco, where I spend much of my time.
- Me and my dad split the all-duck pre fix meal and I had trouble containing my disappointment. It was fine, but not worth the $80 or $90 per person they were charging.
- I'm afraid the genius of Wing Lei's tastes and textures was too subtle for my over-stimulated palette. Had the duck tasting menu and enjoyed a few of the dishes but didn't find any remarkable.
- The food and service at Wing Lei were fabulous. I never knew General Tao's chicken or veggie spring rolls could be this good. The room itself is stunning and the drinks were fun and strong. Perfect way to start a weekend in vegas.
- We also experienced bowls of the best shark's fin soup I have ever tasted, in an intensely chicken-flavored broth that we laced with spoonfuls of pale red rice vinegar to cut the impossible richness.
- (Wing Lei has) that most un-Chinese of dinner perks, the Western dessert, which can be anything from a chocolate pot de crème to fine ice cream. If you must have a Chinese dessert, try the bird's nest tapioca pudding.