Charlie Palmer's renowned New York Aureole enjoys a reputation as one of the finest restaurants in the United States. Palmer opened Aureole at Mandalay Bay in 1999, featuring seasonal dishes that include artisan dry-aged beef and fresh seafood.
Designed by pre-eminent restaurant designer Adam Tihany, Aureole's visual trademark is a four-story wine tower with its very own Wine Angel Stewards, who gracefully ascend the tower to retrieve bottles. Guests can search the 3,200 bottle touch-screen wine list, which includes a 1961 bottle of Chateau Petrus valued at $4,500.
Wine Spectator's Grand Award every year since 1999
Four Diamond Award each year since 1999
2008 and 2009 Michelin Star
2009 Mobil Travel Guide Four Star Recipient
One of the most highly regarded chefs in America today, Charlie Palmer has received critical acclaim for his signature "Progressive American" cuisine, reinterpreting classic European cooking using American artisanal products and small-farm producers. Born and raised in upstate New York and classically trained at the Culinary Institute of America, Charlie first burst onto the New York dining scene in the mid-1980s as executive chef at The River Café. At the young age of 28, Charlie opened Aureole New York as chef and proprietor. Charlie Palmer is the author of several cookbooks and a frequent guest on NBC's Today Show.
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful restaurant! My friend and I ate small plates here instead of entrees so we could try a variety of food. Every single thing was delicious! We ordered lobster stuffed mushrooms, apricot-glazed chicken lollipops, and truffle croquettes. No regrets! We went here a month ago, and my friend and I still talk about Aureole like we were just there yesterday. Very highly recommended!
Came here and had the "Parallel" tasting menu before seeing Lion King. The food was superb and worth every penny. The waiter was amazing and we had a booth with a view of the swans and the waterfall. I will definitely come back here. The staff was very friendly. I can't wait to try other items on the menu.
If you are looking for a special place to celebrate - this would be the place. We ate in the Swan Court and did the Parallel Tasting. The service and quality of food matches the price! :) It was truly a 5-star dining experience. Four courses with nice tastings of comparing contrasting delights! The entire experience felt elegant!!! So glad I was able to experience this with my friends and my husband. Bon Appetit!