***Update: business closed***
The goofy logo and brand doesn’t do this place justice. At first glance you might think this spot specializes is fried food or low brow cuisine in obscene-sized portions, but it’s anything but that. It’s refined, thoughtful, and well executed. The talent behind this gem (Bradley Manchester) comes from an unlikely source — Red Rock casino. Proof that great talent doesn’t have to come from big name restaurants or work under celebrity chefs.
Without a doubt, Glutton has become one of my new favorite restaurants. With four or more visits under my belt I’ve walked away more impressed after each experience. Their “small plates” section is loaded with some gems. Ingredients like beets and brussels sprouts are common at many restaurants these days, but their spin on them makes them anything but boring. Roasted root vegetables were charred and tender and made even better with a poached egg on top.
House made pastas are always great, particularly the butternut squash agnolotti with celery root puree and black truffles. For a larger and more savory dish, the cavatelli and short rib is excellent. The hearty, beefy flavor is a perfect cold weather meal.
They change up their menu regularly. I appreciate that and the fact that they aren’t afraid to experiment with dishes. One daily special recently was shrimp, grits and pork belly. The spiciness was mild, but had enough heat to enhance the bold flavors and pair nicely with the sweetness of the crispy yet succulent slab of pork. The only drawback was that there wasn’t enough grits.
Desserts are strong too. The churros with hot chocolate was as good as expected. The apple cobbler had a doughy quality to it, but with the brown butter ice cream and butterscotch sauce… I still destroyed it. The best dessert I’ve had at Glutton is one that isn’t on the menu. It’s a chocolate croissant bread pudding topped with house made ice cream full of candy bar bits.
Their evolving menu ensures a reason to return and it’s clear that Chef Manchester and team are raising the bar for restaurants in this ever-growing and popular part of town.
— Review Updated: July 5, 2016 —
Another return visit to Glutton, this time for a Yelp event, again showed why they’re one of the nest downtown restaurants. Out of all the dishes we tried my favorites were the pickled tomatoes and whipped ricotta (that cheese was so silky smooth); the wood roasted cauliflower (amazing flavors with the curry almond butter and cumin shallots); and the peach cobbler (I’m a sucker for sweets and I devoured the cobbler in seconds). I love that Chef Manchester and team change up the menu regularly. That gives me plenty of reasons to return. The service, led by Stacey, was top notch and Dean’s cocktails were exceptional, especially the last one with whiskey and orange juice.
616 E Carson Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89101