Michael Mina at the Bellagio is located on the ground floor tucked in behind the conservatory and botanical garden.
J and I chose this restaurant for our second night in Vegas as we have both enjoyed meals at Mina’s other establishments and also we knew we would want something a bit simpler than the food we had the previous night at Twist by Pierre Gagnaire.
We caught the tram from Crystals and walked through the hotel to the restaurant where we were warmly greeted and seated in the middle of the floor.
We weren’t super hungry so decided to share the hors d’oeuvres. From left to right there was a steak tartare, crab blt, cured salmon and a foie gras pb&j.
Naturally, I had the steak and foie gras while J had the seafood bites. We were both very happy with this start to our meal.
We also shared main course, the porterhouse for two. It came sliced in the pan and the waiter served a portion to each of us.
We had debated about ordering sides but it came with enough bits and pieces to keep us more than happy. And we managed to eat what was on our plates and then the remaining pieces in the pan.
It was without a doubt one of the best steaks I have ever eaten. Amazing.
Oh, and the waiter did say that some people order this for themselves and eat the whole thing!
Nothing on the dessert menu was calling out to us so instead we ordered off the liquid dessert section!
J had the double-espresso martini (double espresso, patron xo cafe, Kahlua) and I had the Godiva chocolate martini (white chocolate liqueur, creme de cacao and vanilla vodka).
A good chocolate martini but not the best I have had.
The bill (or check as Americans call them) was back-lit so you could see how much you had spent. We also noticed that not only could you charge your meal back to the Bellagio but there were other hotels listed as well.
The service was excellent. Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly and happy to offer advice when asked. J thinks he was new as another staff member was shadowing him and asking him if we asked for the bill etc. Either way we had no complaints.
We really enjoyed the food and service at Michael Mina and would not hesitate to go back.