A good choice for French food in Las Vegas, Morels French Steak House & Bistro is conveniently located inside the Palazzo Hotel on the Strip. The menu is quite extensive and features a wide variety of salads, meat entrees, pastas, sandwiches, appetizers, and desserts. Customers that enjoy cheeseboards will likewise be happy to learn that the eatery has a vast array of tasty imported and local offerings available. The cheese themselves are served with honeycomb, bread, and cake at no extra charge. There is also a good selection for the meat platter on the menu. For a small extra charge, patrons can even get an assortment of olives or nuts to accompany either the meat or cheese trays.
A variety of preset meals are available for both lunch and dinner. Given all the excellent options, it might be in your best interest to read over the menus before showing up to have some idea of what you’d like to eat once you arrive. The breakfast menu features traditional French items like ham and gruyere crepes and quiche Lorraine but it also has a complete American style breakfast available as well.
Visitors should note that this is an upscale eatery with dress requirements. You’ll definitely want to wear something nice if you’re coming to eat here to avoid feeling out of place. Kids are made welcome at breakfast and at brunch, when there is a special menu just for them, but those that come in at other times may have to order off the adult menu or split something with one of their parents.
Once we arrived, we were seated quickly but noticed that some people were sitting inside despite the nice weather. When you’re making reservations for Morels, do keep in mind that outdoor seating is available on a patio that overlooks the Strip. In the cooler months you may want to bring a sweater along so that you can enjoy the lovely outdoor ambiance without worrying about getting chilled. After all, the space makes a fine place to enjoy your meal when the weather is mostly pleasant and you’re prepared for any temperature fluctuations. Children are welcome to sit on the patio, even at happy hour, so their parents should feel free to bring them along.
If the weather is less than spectacular, eating indoors certainly won’t cramp your style. Although the décor is a minimalist French style, there are a number of fine artworks adorning the walls. The restaurant also has a lot of natural lighting that is particularly obvious during the daylight hours. I particularly liked the well-cushioned seats that were provided.
Meanwhile, the wait staff could not be more professional in their presentation. They will answer any questions about wine and cheese parings you may have. Our entrees were also brought out in a timely fashion. I personally noticed that the food here was very good and had absolutely no complaints.
The restaurant is open daily from 8 am to 11 pm on most days. On Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant stays open an additional hour and it closes an hour early on Sundays. Travelers should note that the menu varies slightly based on what time they arrive. Guests will nonetheless be happy to learn that there is a parking garage on the premises for their use. While reservations aren’t required, we recommend that you book in advance.
Photos courtesy of Palazzo Hotel.