Aquaknox, famed for ‘global water cuisine’ that brings new meaning to seafood 300 miles inland, slips just under the celebrity radar to become a fortunate not-so-hidden gem in this city’s prestigious dining scene. Those lured in by the gorgeous waterfall wine display will be further impressed with the work of Executive Chef Tom Maloney, who accentuates exotic seafood to make rich flavors that much richer. The elegant experience takes you away from the Strip and puts life in what seems like a standstill among dim lighting, chic décor and top-notch service. And the price, to make the experience that much better, is a fraction of that found in other restaurant rivals.
Seafood aficionados and land fare foodies alike will highlight a summer vacation with Aquaknox’s new and classic creations. The seafood trio is an absolute must here—jumbo lump crab with heavenly honey mustard, lobster in creamy horseradish, and shrimp with a cocktail sauce that perfectly balances bold taste and a spicy kick. Bringing in festive seasonal flavor is the new seared Halloumi, a semi-hard goat and sheep cheese served atop multicolored compressed watermelon for a sweet touch and artistic presentation.
Come mains, the John Dory has been a legendary Maloney signature for nearly a decade. Simple yet refined, light New Zealand fish is served over lobster succotash with fava beans and sweet corn, finished with sweet truffle sauce that brings everything together. On the turf side, Aquaknox’s filet mignon puts the place on par with the Strip’s elite Steakhouses; you can practically cut it with a fork. For dessert, flourless chocolate cake and caramelized banana crisp will surely seal the experience on a high note.
Light fare with rich character defines the menu all the way through. Both new additions and storied classics build on summer’s flavor. These refreshing tastes are Sin City’s path to the shoreline.
Location: 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109. Venetian, in the mezzanine connecting to the Palazzo next to Delmonico Steakhouse.
Price and Value: Starters and salads from $11-24. Most entrees in the mid-30’s. Sides from $7-13. Nearly unbeatable value for some of the finest seafood in Las Vegas.
To Start: Seafood trio
Mains: John Dory, Filet Mignon
Sides: Lobster Succotash, Mashed Potatoes [may not be on the menu, but ask for them]
Dessert: Flourless Chocolate Cake
Call (702) 414-3772 for more information.
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