The X Pot has received tons of rave reviews as one of the best restaurants in Las Vegas, and for good reason. This extravagant, flashy restaurant specializes in immersive dining experiences, not just food, and diners walk away absolutely wow-ed. The restaurant specializes in hot pot, a type of Asian cuisine that allows diners to cook their own food in a literal hot pot at the table, but this is not hot pot like you’ve ever seen it before.
So what can you expect if you’ve booked a table at this Venetian-set eatery? And how can you make sure you get the most from the pricey menu? Here’s everything you need to know about dining at The X Pot at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas.
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What to Order at The X Pot at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
The X Pot offers several different menus — the a la carte menu, a few different tasting menus, sharing menus, and a bar menu. Since there’s a bit of overlap among the several menus, for the purpose of this article, we’ll be focusing primarily on the a la carte menu, while also recommending a few exclusive options off the bar menu, too. Here’s what to order to enjoy the best of the best of The X Pot, beyond the mid-meal entertainment.
The Menus at The X Pot Restaurant
Appetizers and Starters
When it comes to appetizers and starters at The X Pot, raw is the name of the game. If you’re ordering off the a la carte menu, go for the caviar tasting or the wagyu tartare, made with A5 wagyu top sirloin, caviar, and quail egg. If you can order off the bar menu, though, you’ll find far more options among the appetizers, including a One Bite dish that allows you to try literally one bite of some of the best appetizer options, including the foie gras, caviar, and wagyu ribeye.
Soups and Salads
Soups and salad are scant on The X Pot menu. There’s one house special salad available, but there’s really not much reason for a soup section (as hot pot is pretty much a type of soup, if you think about it).
Entrees and Other Specialities
Of course, the specialty and main entree option here is hot pot. If you’ve ever dined at a hot pot restaurant in the past, you’ll know that you typically order individual items to cook during your meal, allowing you to mix and match items to create a meal to suit your preferences. At The X Pot, you’ll have literally dozens of items to choose from. Don’t feel overwhelmed, though; just order one of our recommendations.
First, you’ll have to choose your hot pot base. This is the liquid in which you’ll cook your other items. If you can handle a certain degree of spiciness, go for the X Special Spicy hot pot base, but if not, stick with the classic Collagen Golden Chicken hot pot base.
As mentioned, for the actual ingredients that you cook as part of the hot pot meal, your options are expansive. They range from very traditional and tame (think beef, chicken, or seafood) to highly specialized, with meat cuts and other ingredients you may have never tried before (think lots of offal). If you glance over the options and don’t see anything that particularly strikes your fancy, then place a safe bet and go with the wagyu. You can’t go wrong with the wagyu, nor the dancing noodles. However, if you want to be a little more adventurous than just steak and noodles, try out the beef tongue, tripe, or ox aorta.
For dessert, you’ll have to order off the bar menu, and the daily options are always changing up, so ask your server about what happens to be available during your visit.
Drinks and Cocktails
The X Pot’s drink menu features a selection of spirits, wine, sake, beer, mocktails, and specialty cocktails. The Moscow Mules are the highlight here, with three different options. Try the X-Wife, with gin, apricot liqueur, lemon juice, and ginger ale; the X-Cess Denied, featuring grapefruit and lime notes; or the X-Rated, also made with grapefruit, plus a pineapple chipotle syrup.
Reservations at The X Pot Restaurant
The X Pot Restaurant in the Venetian 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.
What to Expect: Ambiance and Setting
The X Pot is elegant, modern, and dramatic. The entertainment never stops, with high-tech light shows, robotics, and more constantly drawing your eye. Soundscapes and high-definition projections compete for attention with the food on your plate. There’s a lot going on, but it’s an experience you won’t soon forget.
Things to Know About The X Pot at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
Location: The X Pot sits on The Venetian’s Level 2, in The Grand Canal Shops, right off Sands Avenue and between Elevators J and K. If you entered the casino’s main entrance, walk onto the casino floor and you’ll find Elevator J on the perimeter of the room, right next to the Miznon restaurant. Elevator K is likewise on the perimeter of the room, on the opposite side, right next to JuiceFarm. Take either elevator up to the second floor and The X Pot will be to the right of Elevator K or to the left of Elevator J.
Hours of Operation:
- Sunday–Monday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m.
- Tuesday–Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.–11 p.m.
- Friday–Saturday, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 a.m.
- Hours subject to change
Dress Code: While there is no strict dress code, dress appropriately since it’s a nice restaurant, in smart casual clothing (think nice jeans and blouses/shirts).
Price: You can expect a full dinner meal, including an appetizer and hot pot with three accompaniments, and one cocktail to cost approximately $100–$300 per person, not inclusive of gratuities.
Grazie Rewards Dining Perks: The Venetian and Palazzo have a player’s rewards program that offers all kinds of benefits including those for dining if you’re a member. Membership is free. You can find more information here at Grazie Rewards.
The X Pot in Summary
For a dining experience that’s truly an experience, you’ll want to visit The X Pot. With its blend of non-stop entertainment and high-end, ultra-luxe offerings, it’s Las Vegas to its core. Thanks for reading The Las Vegas Report!
If you’re looking for more dining options at this amazing resort, check out our complete guide to restaurants in the Venetian and Palazzo Las Vegas.
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