There are times when only fine French cuisine will do. And when those moments strike in Las Vegas, DB Brasserie is the place to go. Found at The Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip, DB Brasserie is a contemporary French restaurant from none other than chef extraordinaire Daniel Boulud. And you’re right, that does mean that his signature Frenchie Burger (made with an 8 oz. Angus beef patty, Morbier cheese, confit pork belly, and rocket all tucked within a black pepper bun) is up for the eating.
Many of the dishes here are classic French, from the French Onion Soup (served with molten Gruyère) to the Parisian-style Steak Tartare and the Coq au Vin. But you’ll also find a generous helping of international flavours in offerings like the Crispy Thai Calamari (coated in a rye beer batter and served with pickled fresno peppers) and the Grilled Spanish Octopus, which comes with Romesco sauce, piquillo pepper and fingerling potatoes. Not to mention the great American steakhouse classics (think: iceberg salad with a buttermilk blue cheese dressing, cherry tomatoes, applewood bacon and candied pecans and, of course, the shrimp cocktail) that make an appearance on Boulud’s approachable menu.
Everything on the menu here, while recognizable and more than tempting, comes plated with Boulud’s now trademark attention to detail, elevating many of these brasserie classics to the level of fine cuisine. So you’d be forgiven for filling up before getting to dessert. But save room if you can; the Grand Marnier Souffle is a thing to be marvelled at and then delicately, reverently devoured.