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The experience was worth it! Chef Alessandro Stratta, formerly of the ultra-posh Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, AZ, has set up shop at The Mirage at Renoir, a superb gourmet room that attempts to duplicate the success of Picasso at Bellagio with a room dedicated to the Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir. For every females, there were Mon Ami Gabi, Paris. Luca Syrah , November 25, Dined on September 21, Best meals we have had at the Oregon Grille.

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According to the United States Census Bureau , the city has a total area of 4. As of the census [17] of , there were 5, people, 2, households, and 1, families residing in the city. The population density was 1, There were 2, housing units at an average density of The racial makeup of the city was Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.

There were 2, households out of which The average household size was 2. In the city, the population was spread out with The median age was 34 years. For every females, there were For every females age 18 and over, there were All primary public schools are run by the Avoyelles Parish School Board , which operates two schools within the city of Marksville.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. City in Louisiana, United States. Shooting of Jeremy Mardis. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 12, Retrieved June 9, Archived from the original on December 4, Retrieved November 26, Marksville Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved November 8, The Baton Rouge Advocate. Retrieved April 1, Excellent food and service. We had brunch with the family.

Few restaurants are as accommodating and hospitable as The Oregon Grille: The Oregon Grille was great. Took my adult son for his birthday dinner. The service was impeccable, the food was amazing and the ambience conducive to quiet conversation with splendid background music. Could not have asked for more. Best meals we have had at the Oregon Grille. Hesitated to go back after rather ordinary dinners there a few months ago. Although the menu seems about the same as before, there was much more flavor in each dish.

Asked for a table near the piano and got one. Pianist plays background music skillfully and at a volume that allows easy conversation. Great service from Jeff. He made a very good impression on all of us about the entire evening. Very chewy and rather tough lobster. We ordered the seafood tower appetizer. Lobster also chewy and the seaweed salad was nasty.

What s wonderful surprise birthday dinner we had! The staff helped pull off the surprise to perfection! Carly was a waitress and she was perfection.

Thank you Oregon Grille!! The atmosphere, the service, and the food made for a very romantic birthday meal with a very special lady. Quiet live piano music that was in the background rather than in the foreground as a feature was excellent. Oregon Grille is a terrific local spot for drinks or dinner, and also worth a drive from anywhere in the county. It has a lovely setting at the base of Oregon Ridge, a once rope tow ski slope, now nature hiking slope in a restored historic building with lots of character.

When weather is good, outdoor drinks or dining with view of the slope is lovely. The chef and sous chef new in January have re-crafted the menu and the energy in the kitchen to make it fresh, interesting and special again, while keeping the iconic steak au poivre. Wait staff is attentive, the bar is fun, and check times when live piano enlivens the dining room.

One of my favorite places! We came for Sunday brunch for the first time - we usually are dinner customers. Once again which we have experienced our last 3 visits regardless of time , we stood at the host desk for about 8 minutes, and no one was there - no one.

Our server, Jeff, very friendly and courteous, but seemed to have a number of tables that he was covering. There were 3 members in our party, and we each ordered soup. After about 15 minutes after ordering, the soup was brought out, and then our entrees were brought out mintues later. I ordered the eggs benedict, though I didn't make a big deal about it, the poached eggs were under-done - the whites were still runny.

Considering they stacked our soup and entrees on top of each other, they should have poached the eggs a little longer. The omelettes ordered by the others were good, the home fries were lukewarm.

Not the best showing by Oregon Grill for the Sunday brunch. Perfect spot for date night!! Carly is the best server. We've eaten at the Grille quite a few times and I have to say the food and service have been consistently excellent every visit.

They are notable for their steaks but we have both tried other items that were perfectly prepared as well. I also love they have a casual menu with smaller portions available at dinner- not everyone wants or can eat a huge meal and their portions are huge. We were seated promptly and drink orders taken within minutes. I always enjoy the atmosphere although the restaurant was crowded on a Saturday evening and between the chatty crowd and the piano player it did get a bit noisy and difficult to hear.

Our server Todd was attentive and friendly! Better places out there for the money. For all the rave reviews we've heard about this place, we were sorely dissapointed with out experience.

Crabcake was burnt on the bottom. Asparagus were burnt so badly they had no flavor other than burnt char. Aged beef tasted very average. The server was excellent. The fried chicken sandwich I ordered was not. The chicken and roll were both black. Despite the fact that the restaurant was not crowded, we were seated near a table of 4 women who literally shrieked making it difficult for my companion and I to hear each other.

Food was excellent, service attentive, environment relaxing. All eight attendees had a wonderful luncheon, sitting together in a little room, surrounded by golfing artwork. We could hear each other in the intimate arena, so conversation was personalized and lively, focusing on opera. The Restaurant Week menu lended itself to delicious food at a reasonable price. Our waiter, Jesse, was outstanding! What a great gentleman, with superb and sensitive skills.

We were fortunate to have him serve us, with such aplomb. Even the bill was easily handled, with graciousness. Lovely lunch with friends during Restaurant Week.

This was our second visit to Oregon Grille, and it was every bit as good as our last meal. We were greeted as we came through the door for lunch. We had reservations and were seated immediately. Our server was prompt, friendly, and very professional. He treated us like royalty. The restaurant was surprisingly busy for lunchtime.

My wife and I each ordered one of their luncheon specials. Our server suggested a wine pairing which worked perfectly. The food was good and the portions were appropriate. Overall, we had a splendid meal and will certainly return in the future. The Oregon Grill is a "special occasions" kind of dining experience.

The food and service are consistently high, as would be expected of an establishment of this caliber. When they have piano entertainment, you can rely on it being top tier with the highest quality musicians. This applies to their live jazz events as well. We stopped into the Oregon Grille to have lunch in their bar. So get away from the other tables, at least for a few hours, and get a taste of the New Las Vegas. Long considered the patriarch of the Las Vegas food scene even before it had a scene , Chef Andre Rochat has enjoyed exclusivity among the Vegas food elite like no others.

His little country house French restaurant just off 6th St. His classic French cuisine is always flawless, and his wine list is legendary. At the invitation of Monte Carlo execs, Rochat opened his second restaurant at the Beaux Arts-themed hotel, an intimate dining room seating 50, with Renaissance-inspired decor that evokes a French country chateau. The fireplace, painted ceilings, fresh flowers and Versace china all add to the feeling of refined opulence. A winding marble staircase leads to three private dining rooms and the Louis XVI Salon, where guests may conclude their meal with a snifter of fine cognac and a cigar from the stocked humidor.

Call in advance to see if you might be in town for one of his exclusive winemaker dinners. The idea of fabulous fish in the Mojave Desert sounds ludicrous, but Chef Michael Mina, of the popular Aqua in San Francisco, flies his seafood in daily. And oh, what fish it is! Nothing but fish on the menu, in fact. From simple and austere presentations of lobster and scallops to the incredibly rich stack of ahi tuna, foie gras and fried potato cake, surrounded by a velvety port reduction.

This is a high-energy place, with gorgeous, honey-colored wood, expensive tile and canvas lamps that cast a golden glow on the tables. The five-course tasting menu with accompanying wines is one of the most remarkable dining experiences in the city. With its foot wine tower and multiple dining rooms, including the al fresco Swan Court, this Aureole impresses long before the first dish is served. A spicy tuna tartare appetizer is served with a cucumber relish that incorporates seaweed and black sesame; oak-smoked salmon is placed on a bed of lentils and finished with salmon mousse and a corn cake; and the divine sea scallops, plucked from the ocean bed by trained divers, are wrapped in potato crusts and served with a citrus reduction.

Entrees may include a pan-seared veal mignon with honey roasted figs and a caramelized onion potato puree with Cabernet sauce, or a rosemary roasted lamb loin with a braised shank crepe, served with morels and English peas. Border Grill, Mandalay Bay. The restaurant serves all variety of fresh seafood, but the real winners here are the giant bowls of steamed clams and mussels, served with a bottomless basket of fresh sourdough bread to sop up the juices.

Pan roasts are also popular, and the wine list has a great variety of whites from all over the world to compliment the menu selections. Sublime and refined, Aureole Chef Charlie Trotter took over the lackluster Grill Room just off the lobby of the ultra-posh and nearly unknown Four Seasons. China Grill, Mandalay Bay. Diners are seated in a soaring, almost pagoda-like setting, with swirling ceiling lights, dancing video images and an exhibition kitchen framed by what seem like enormous bamboo curtains.

Food receives communal, if not militant, treatment. Dishes are also expected to be shared by everyone at the table, preferably with chopsticks, but concessions are made. Expect such enticing dishes as lamb spareribs, dry-aged soy-infused beef, lobster and shiitake bolognese risotto huh? Chinois, The Forum Shops at Caesars.

The restaurant is almost environmental, with its bamboo walls, antique Chinese artifacts and watery murals. Go for the noodle dishes, the whole sizzling catfish, the lobster with coconut curry sauce, or the sesame-crusted pork loin.

This is where Emeril Lagasse honed his skills for seven years before branching out on his own. The mantle is currently worn by Jamie Shannon, who started under Emeril as a saucier in and has worked his way up to the top spot in the kitchen. Dishes are a bit simpler here, with such items as blue corn enchiladas, Cuban sandwiches, jerk chicken tacos and a variety of creative burritos.

The bar serves up wonderful infused rums, and, of course, plenty of tequila-related concoctions. Those of you looking for food that more closely resembles what Emeril Lagasse cooks on the TV Food Network will find it here, at his Delmonico Steakhouse at the Venetian. But make no mistake, this is foremost a steakhouse.

And since this is Emeril Lagasse, expect plump crawfish in the buttery mashed potatoes, Cajun and Creole appetizers, and oddities like the Delmonico Chicken, carved tableside for two. Not so today, with four beautiful, if quirky, dining rooms that play host to a great menu of part-California, part-Provence dishes. Lamb lovers will go crazy for the seven-hour leg of lamb, served with nothing but its own juices. The crispy duck confit with morels and fava beans exemplifies the surprisingly authentic French influence as does a flawless steak frite.

High Tea is available, too. Eiffel Tower Restaurant, Paris. With a decor that is best described as metropolitan chic, the restaurant offers a magnificent view that stretches from the MGM to Treasure Island. The metal structure of the Tower is integrated into the design, joining modern urban construction with warm lighting and velvet fabrics. A piano bar with Deco-style sofa seating is a fantastic spot to soak in the view before dinner. The menu is comprised of such delicacies as chilled lobster with a creamy garlic sauce, succulent braised quail and a medallion of beef served in a sauce that will have you happily dragging your bread across your plate.

Reservations are a must. Looking like an import from the French Quarter, with wrought iron gates and vine-covered brick columns, the specialty here is obviously fish, as evidenced by the large oyster and fish bar that greets guests as they enter a great spot for lunch or a fast bite. Emeril has stayed close to Cajun tradition in developing the menu, featuring fresh oysters, pan-fried Louisiana crab cakes, and his famous barbecue shrimp.

Pan roasted Gulf snapper on herbed new potatoes with tomato and fennel confit, steamed mussels and Kalamata olives is delicious, as is the andouille crusted redfish served on a bed of creamy grits with an oyster-artichoke cream sauce and fried spinach leaves.

Although the grilled fare clearly dominates the menu, it offers several Mediterranean-inspired surprises, such as pheasant ravioli in porcini and wild mushroom sauce, or a wonderful roast rack of lamb, crusted and perfumed with rosemary. Intermezzo arrives with a spray of expensive champagne, and a thorough, well-chosen wine list completes the picture.

Applying contemporary concepts to Hong Kong and Cantonese dishes, chef Chi Choi has created some wonderful dishes, from pan-fried sea bass in soy sauce to his crispy crab claw appetizers.

That said, this may be the finest Chinese food in the city, even if no one knows about it. The macadamia nut-crusted escolar, served with ginger-cilantro pesto and teriyaki sauce, is wonderful. Likewise for the marinated sea bass with miso-soy glaze and fiery peanut oil. Keep an eye on this one. The restaurant is indeed located in a cellar, or at least a room that pretends to be a cellar.

But the salad cart, a veritable salad bar on wheels, is still there, as is the sorbet intermezzo, and the double-tiered tray of chocolate-dipped strawberries and truffles that arrives with coffee. As always, hostess Jean Isbell and sommelier Jon Simmons make you feel like family.

The New York-New York version goes straight to the Tuscan heart of Italy, with a well chosen wine list and a great, airy environment. A nice selection of pastas and pizzas round out the menu. The snazzy marble bar area is a good choice for solo diners, or couples when the cafe is booked. It also serves as a coffee bar, with long lines during the morning rush for caffeine.

Isis is a lush, intimate and completely original little restaurant, actually one of the better-kept dining secrets in Las Vegas, and certainly deserving of more attention. Inside, golden stars sparkle on a midnight blue dome, with gilt statues of Egyptian goddesses placed in the center and at the corners of the room. The food is essentially Continental, though concessions are made to the updated flair of the resort. Appetizers include smoked salmon and buckwheat blinis with creme fraiche and caviar, or poached oysters served over creamed spinach with Pernod.

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