BIG NEWS: Spago is moving to Bellagio Las Vegas. This icon of the Las Vegas culinary scene will celebrate it's 25th anniversary by opening its doors in the spring of 2018 in the space that is currently Olives at Bellagio. Imagine the fountains dancing as you enjoy Chef Wolfgang Puck's legendary menu. The new restaurant menu will feature plenty of Puck's classics and market driven menus as well as a multi course California Tasting Menu. The space is in an exceptional location for viewing of the famed Bellagio Fountains and a patio will soon become the hottest ticket in town.
Todd English's Olives at Bellagio will close winter 2017.
There is no restaurant in Las Vegas that I have eaten at more than Spago. Honestly, before I wrote about Las Vegas I would stop into Spago in the Forum Shops at least once a month and often times more than that. Lunch in the cafe was always a 2 hour affair and I always had the meatloaf. I still go back but not as often and I still have long meals with too much wine and conversations that center around fun and people watching.
My suggestion is simple. Start with a glass of wine with a crisp salad. Have some bread and then order another glass of wine and then consider an entree with a glass of wine. Relax. Take your time and allow your Las Vegas vacation to dictate your mood. I guarantee that if you allow the laid back atmosphere to infect your soul you'll keep coming back for the good food and the atmosphere.
UPDATE: I have written about the Spago meatloaf countless times on these pages so I feel compelled to tell you that it is no longer a regular on the menu. I have been told that you could call in advance to either see if it will be featured or to request it. To this point I have not attempted a special request.
Location: Caesars Palace
3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Cuisine at Spago Las Vegas: Californian, Eclectic, Italian, American
Reservations: Optional, (702) 369-6300
Price Range: $15 or more
Hours: Café open Sunday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday - Saturday, 11 a.m. – midnight Dining room open daily, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
What it’s like at Spago Las Vegas?
If you have to wait for a table in the Cafe area, do it, relax and watch the people go by. Part of the attraction at Spago Las Vegas is the people watching. Why not have them watch you as you eat at Spago? Have a bottle of wine and enjoy yourself. If you do not order the Meat loaf you will forever wished you did. My wife has had everything on the menu so by default I have also had everything on the menu as I clean up her unused portions. I'm sure there is nothing bad on the Spago menu.
Ultimately, you have to choose a restaurant in Las Vegas, Spago is the place to go if you want to guarantee yourself of having a good meal at the right price.
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How’s the food at Spago Las Vegas?
Incredible Meatloaf, salads, pastas, pizza and people watching. I can easily say that I have eaten at Spago at least fifty times. I have had the meatloaf 47 of those times. I once had a rib eye and another time a salad. One time I was too sick to have anything but my unforgiving wife still made me sit across from her as she stuffed her face. It's that good. Spago Las Vegas will never disappoint you.
If you order the Meatloaf ask for the port wine sauce, these days it is being served with a mushroom sauce that is good but does not hold a candle to the port wine of the past.
If the meatloaf is not available remember that Wolfgang Puck does a lot of things well. If you are out on the patio go for a salad and a pizza with a fruity red wine. If you are in the dining room class it up a bit and try the duck or the lobster risotto. You will need the Valrhona Chocolate Souffle and you will fall in love. It is delightful, decadent and habit inducing.