THE EIFFEL TOWER RESTAURANT is one of the most beautiful rooms in the city.  In the Paris Hotel, of course, this superb place has a view of the whole Las Vegas Strip.  Opened 20 years ago, it has maintained its reputation as one of the best places to dine.  Seating 265 people, the management of General Manager Sharon Boudreau and Supervisor Lyle Tolhurst helps to keep its high standards.  We started with The Eiffel Tower, Brut Reserve MV, (Cremant d’Alsace) champagne, and went for appetizers, among which was Duck Strudel. Lyle and Sharon were on board to serve us our welcome champagne and chat for a while, telling us the history of the restaurant.

Also in the Paris Hotel is the ever-beautiful Mon Ami Gabi, overlooking the Fountains of Bellagio. With inside and deck seating, this is really one amazing place. We had dinner starting with a carrot spread for the French baguettes; an elegant chilled seafood platter with lobster, shrimp, oysters and raw salmon; a cheese, nut, fruit, olive and pate tray with plenty to pick from, including three cheeses and three pates, with French Dijon mustard; baked goat cheese in a tomato-based sauce on garlic bread; baked scallops; escargot; and amazing French onion soup. Manager Michael DeLaPena looked over us all night. We followed up with their most well-known dish: steak and frites. The filet mignon was cooked to perfection. They also have trout, salmon, skate and pasta dishes.  There was not a single seat in the house open, as this restaurant is truly a 5-star.  Sides can include spinach, green beans, macaroni and cheese or sautéed mushrooms. Try the steamed artichokes or steak tartare. Open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.  call 702-944-4224.  Catering also.  Truly amazing!