Location, location, location. That’s the best thing about this place. Don’t get me wrong, the food is pretty good, but what you’re paying for is the privilege of dining on the Strip with a great view of the Bellagio fountains. Sunday brunch was crowded but we were smart enough to make reservations on our way down there.
The outdoor patio is the best spot to dine and if you can’t get a seat out there, the space just inside isn’t bad. It’s like a green house — light and airy with plenty of windows. Further inside the restaurant the atmosphere changes as the space is darker and more intimate. That might be ideal for dinner, but during the day your best bet is the patio.
The cream of mussel and saffron soup was decent but the prominent “seafood” flavor made it obvious that it wasn’t made with the freshest ingredients. The brie and butternut squash quiche ($12.95) was a whole, round, individual-sized quiche. The flaky, crispy crust was the highlight of dish. Not wanting a dish that was too heavy, the lobster tartine ($17.95) was the way to go. Unfortunately, the creamy, citrus flavors dominated the taste of the dish and overpowered the lobster.
The restaurant is family-friendly. Yes, they’ve got a kid’s menu. The chicken fingers and fries ($6.95) come in a TV-dinner-style tray with three large, thickly coated pieces of chicken, apple slices, green beans, and ketchup. So, if you’re looking for a place to bring the family that has a somewhat upscale atmosphere with good food, Mon Ami Gabi is a good bet. And, of course, if you’re on a date, you can’t beat the outdoor dining or the cozy, dimly lit interior.
Paris Hotel and Casino
3655 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109