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Julian Serrano question?

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by beuhner, Apr 29, 2014.

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  1. beuhner

    beuhner Tourist

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    I was thinking about hitting Julian Serrano on my upcoming visit to Vegas but I have a question for anybody who's been. I've seen the tasting menu and it intrigues me, question is, with this being a tapas restaurant, will the portion sizes be tapas sized even on the tasting menu.....$89 for four plates of tapas is a little pricey and I would to at least be somewhat full after having a four course tasting menu! Any insight would be appreciated!
     
  2. Blacklegs22

    Blacklegs22 Low-Roller

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    Never had the tasting menu there, so I probably shouldn't comment, but I'm just guessing that even with four courses, the portion size will not be enormous. We spent way more than $89 on small Tapas portions for lunch both times we've been there, and the portion size was fairly small, just right for two to get a good sampling of...

    Be aware, at Julian Serranos you are paying for the highest quality of ingredients and preparation. It was worth every penny we spent, and by no means did we leave hungry, but I'm guessing one would never be acccused "bulk-loading" at Serranos. Final Answer: portion size will be "fair". As to quality? That will be exceptional! Highly recommended. :thumbsup:
     
  3. heatherlovesvegas

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    It's not tapas size, and it's $59 not $89

    The top 2 things are tapas, then the entree is an entree.

    http://www.aria.com/sites/default/files/dining/restaurant/menu/JSerrano_59menu_4.30.pdf
    Here's the menu.

    See on the regular menu they have regular entrees at the bottom.
    http://www.aria.com/sites/default/files/dining/restaurant/menu/JulianSerrano_DinnerMenu_4.8.14.pdf

    We never felt the need to order the tasting menu. We liked to try a lot of things. I didn't really want an entree. Each tapas is $10-$20, you can each pick 3 or 4 things instead and share. If you check yelp, I'm sure there is plenty of photos of the entrees so you can see the size.
     
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    One other recommendation I can make for Julian Serrano:

    If you don't mind sitting at a pub height 4 top, I highly recommend asking for the pub table closest expediting. We always sit here and get to watch the food come out and it helps us see new things.

    This table is actually very comfortable.

    Another alternative to to sit at the bar chairs by the fresh produce. We enjoyed that a couple times, too.
     
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    Completely worth every penny, we have made Serrano a regular visit the last couple of years and have never ever been the least bit disappointed nor felt we paid too much, we always leave satisfied after a couple or three plates and a few Sangrias. My advice is sit at the bar and hopefully you get Jeffery our favorite bartender in town and the maker of the best Sangrias we have ever had which he makes from scratch of his own recipes, I like the red my wife prefers the white I advise try them all :thumbsup:
     
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    Blacklegs22 Low-Roller

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    Couldn't agree more. Both sangrias are excellent, and they creep up on you if you decide not to stop after the first pitcher!:beer:
     
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    Yessir they do especially the white sangria it seems, in December he had made a sparkling Sangria that was VERY good. He is a really interesting guy, apparently he had a hand in the making of Toby Keiths brand of Tequila and was his private barkeep on tour one year, we found that out when he learned we were from Oklahoma and that was the beginning of our friendship. Last visit he hooked us up at Lagasses where we were watching the UFC card at, he is good friends with the head cook there and that worked BIG in my favor when it came to meal time. :thumbsup:
     
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    I really like Julian Serrano. Normally I'm not a Sangria guy, but I love their red one.

    Personally, I don't think their tasting menu is an attractive option. Just order what you want. It's all small plates anyway.
     
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    I have really enjoyed Julian Serrano a couple of times. The best dished I had were the scallops with a romesco sauce(?) and, surprisingly, the sliders. It is really a good restaurant.

    One of the times I was there, it was just slammed busy. We ate at the bar, and the bartender really busted his ass making sure everyone at the bar was getting top notch service.
     
  10. heatherlovesvegas

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    Ditto! It's just a great place. I had a really really great waiter too last time I was there, I forget his name though. We had a wonderful conversation with him. Something is just awesome about tapas, and you don't get them very much.
     
  11. Okie21

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    We visited there for lunch one day for their special. Granted, this is far different from their tasting menu at dinner but I thought I'd relay my...thoughts.

    It was all very delicious. I had the gazpacho while my wife had the mixed romaine salad, both great but I give the nod to the gazpacho.

    I had the ribeye steak, which came pre sliced and was decent. A little overcooked for my medium rare tastes. She had the salmon, which was phenomenal. The highlight of the meal. Dessert was good, but forgettable, as I can't remember either dish now. I remember there was some fruit involved somewhere...

    All this to say it was good and I would indeed go back, especially considering this was $22 per person. However, the portions are small. My wife was filled up, but not me.
     
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