Those looking for a unique and special experience in Las Vegas will love Michael Mina’s seafood restaurant in the Bellagio. Whether you’re a couple spending an anniversary together or it’s someone’s birthday, Michael Mina provides an unforgettable dining experience with fresh fish flown in daily on a private plane. Learn what the menu has to offer, what the dress code calls for, and what kind of atmosphere you can expect in the review below.
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Elevated Seafood Menu at Michael Mina Restaurant
Chef Michael Mina takes expertly curated seafood offerings from around the world and transforms them into a five-star meal for Vegas diners. With international seafood being flown in daily on a private jet, the freshness is unparalleled. Get a look into the innovative culinary options served at Michael Mina to prepare yourself for the ultimate seafood dining experience.
Michael Mina Restaurant Menu
When you first open the menu you’ll see the caviar selection with three different kinds to choose from. Imperial Golden, Royal Osetra, and Kaluga are the three caviars available but you can also choose the Connoisseur Trio which includes a sample amount of each kind. All three can be served as Michael Mina’s Caviar Parfait or the Traditional Royal Caviar Service.
The caviars are quite expensive with the Kaluga being the most affordable at $175 and the Imperial Golden being the most expensive individual caviar at $350. Since the Trio option has all three, you’ll be spending $725.
A highlight of the menu is the shellfish which includes ice-cold raw options as well as hot charcoal-grilled ones. For something fresh, stick with the Maine Lobster which is as aesthetically impressive as it is delicious. The charcoal-grilled white prawns are mouthwatering with a brush of confit garlic, lemon, and espelette on top.
Other choices for raw and cooked include cherrystone clams, sea urchin, Kona abalone, and Pacific & Atlantic oysters.
While some restaurants have an extensive menu that caters to all preferences, Michael Mina sticks to what it knows best: seafood.
The appetizers section of the menu is filled with small, but delicately fresh, portions of fish with a couple of alternative options for those who crave something a little different. The highlight is the Ahi Tuna Tartare made with mint leaves, pine nuts, Asian pears, and habanero-infused sesame oil.
Other delicious starters are the Crispy Spot Prawns and Lobster Gnocchi made with black truffle butter. Almost all options are over $30 so that gives you an idea of what the entrees and signature dishes are like.
Soups and Salads
There is no specific section on the Michael Mina menu for soups and salads, however, there is one salad option from the appetizer section. The Fall Chicory Salad is $28 and includes healthy ingredients like beets, radish, and persimmon with an apple cider vinaigrette to top it off.
Michael Mina does separate its entrees and signature dishes but they can all be ordered for dinner and will satisfy your oceanic cravings. One of the most buttery fishes you’ll ever have is the Branzino in the Mediterranean Sea and the apple-wood smoked whole or half fish from Michael Mina is memorable.
If you want something more decadent try the signature dish at Michael Mina’s, the Lobster Pot Pie. At $145, it’s the most expensive dish on the menu but the brandied-lobster cream and baby vegetables on the side will make you forget all about the bill.
Four well-executed desserts are available at Michael Mina including The Lemon, Coconut Souffle, Textures of Dark Chocolate, and Candy Apple. The Coconut Souffle is the only dessert at $21 and the rest run for $18 apiece. Textures of Dark Chocolate is the real winner on this menu but people who don’t like chocolate should stick with the Candy Apple.
There is an almost never-ending list of wines to choose from at Michael Mina. To help with your selection, Michael Mina employs a full-time master sommelier who can direct you toward a perfect fit for your seafood choice.
The wine list at Michael Mina was good enough to earn Wine Spectator’s top choices in 2022.
Besides wines, the restaurant also boasts a full bar and signature cocktails that pair perfectly with your meals. A nice selection of whiskey is available and on special occasions, guests often receive a complimentary glass of bubbly.
Reservations at Michael Mina Restaurant
Michael Mina Restaurant in the Bellagio uses the Sevenrooms restaurant reservation platform, making it easy for diners to find availability, make a reservation, receive confirmation, and edit or cancel a reservation if plans change.
You can log into Sevenrooms using a Facebook or Google account or just make a reservation as a guest.
The Ambiance of Michael Mina
As you would expect from a fine-dining establishment like Michael Mina, everything from the decor to the dining ware exudes class and elegance. The layout of the dining floor is split into two major sections but the divider is made of wooden wine racks that have plenty of space between them for people to see the other side.
This means that instead of the restaurant being stuffy and quiet, there is a liveliness to Michael Mina you don’t get at other nice restaurants. The large bar and half-open kitchen also give the restaurant a sense of transparency. You feel connected to your food in a way you’d only get at home when you can hear the sizzle of the frying pan.
Things To Know About Michael Mina in the Bellagio
Location: The restaurant is located in the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens within the Bellagio hotel. To get there from the casino, head to the south end which has an exit facing the lobby of the hotel. When you exit the casino into the lobby, take a right and continue through the Bellagio Conservatory. You’ll notice a pathway on the right-hand side that leads toward the Michael Mina restaurant.
Hours of Operation
- Monday – Tuesday | Closed
- Wednesday – Sunday | 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
- Hours subject to change
Dress Code: Business casual attire. Ladies should dress in something elegant and classy while men should wear collared or polo shirts. No sports apparel, tank tops, shorts, or open-toe shoes are permitted.
Price: Two people who want to get the most from their dining experience at the restaurant can expect to spend anywhere from $350 – $450 with apps, entrees, desserts, and drinks. However, if you want to add caviar this price can easily go up another $200.
MGM Rewards Dining Perks: The Bellagio is a part of MGM Resorts, so if you’re an MGM Rewards member, you can earn or redeem points for dining at Michael Mina. MGM Rewards membership is free. You can find more information here at MGM Resorts – MGM Rewards.
Michael Mina in Summary
You can’t beat the freshness of seafood at Michael Mina. With premium fish imported by a private plane on a daily basis, you aren’t just getting an excellent meal but a luxurious experience like no other in Las Vegas. The atmosphere is relaxed enough for anyone to feel like they fit in while still giving you a sense that you’re experiencing something special. I hope you got a full sense of what it’s like to dine at Michael Mina and I want to thank you for reading and using The Las Vegas Report.
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