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Mandalay Retro

Retro by Voltaggio

3950 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas , 89119
(702) 632-7401

Details

Hours: Mon: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm,Tue: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm,Wed: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm,Thu: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm,Fri: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm,Sat: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm,Sun: closed

Description

Retro is a hotel restaurant concept from yet another celebrity chef; the Voltaggio brothers. They have a lot of dumb stuff like bicycles and records as decor; the idea is that the menu is comprised of dishes from the 70s and 80s, when restaurants were run by regular people.

Mandalay Retro Inside

Other than the weird nostalgia items, it's a pretty nice restaurant.

Retro Tables

However I'm not giving them credit for the interior design; all they really did was redecorate Aureole in a very bad way.

Comfort food from your childhood (if you're pretty old) can be an interesting idea; except they've reimagined everything in a weird way; none of which I find particularly appealing.

I liked chicken pot pie, but not like this:

Retro Chicken Pot Pie

$29 for shrimp cocktail is outrageous enough (shrimp are not that expensive), but I certainly don't want this.

Retro Shrimp Cocktail

There's nothing retro about mac and cheese; their take on shells and cheese is downright strange:

Retro Shells and Cheese

I never liked Spaghetti-Os (or the ravioli either; this spaghetti and meatball is $35.

SpeghettiOs aka VoltagiOs

But the deal breaker for me is the Sole Meuniere, a favorite of mine that is sadly very. hard to find in restaurants; and when you can find it the price is unacceptably high. It's a $10 piece of this; they're charging $58 for it here.

Retro Sole Meuniere

Sole Meuniere is a french dish where sole is floured and cooked in a butter sauce. To finish you toss in some fresh parsley and give it a squeeze of lemon. Here they seem to service it with some sort of parsley puree (the menu tells you. nothing); not something I'm willing to lay out $58 to try.

This place might be fun to try at half the menu price; but frankly I'd rather get a swanson chicken pot pie for $3 and have it at home.

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