Sinatra Restaurant Review:
About the restaurant and décor: Located in Encore next to the Encore Tower Suites, Sinatra offers up a contemporary take on classic Italian cooking and is the only restaurant sanctioned by the Sinatra family to bear his name. Be sure to check out the awards chosen by Steve Wynn and the Sinatra family that showcase the entertainer’s vast career and achievements, including his Grammy awards and an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for “From Here to Eternity,” located near the restaurant’s entrance. An open, airy environment prevails, and a cozy outdoor patio allows guests to dine al fresco.
About the food: The kitchen pays tribute to the Las Vegas legend, preparing dishes that are served in a space full of old-fashioned charm. A fine starter is the carpaccio di tonno — big-eye tuna carpaccio, pickled vegetables, hard-boiled quail egg and lemon vinaigrette. Pasta dishes include Frank’s spaghetti and clams made with Manila clams, tomato garlic broth and imported pasta; and gnocchi enlivened with leek emulsion, Osetra caviar and chive crème fraîche. Lovers of pesce will appreciate the grilled Mediterranean sea bass paired with haricots verts, fingerling potatoes, tomato, yellow pepper emulsion and salsa verde. Carnivores will be pleased with osso buco “My Way” and a 16-ounce dry-aged New York strip with red wine sauce. As with all of Steve Wynn’s restaurants, a vegetarian and vegan menu is offered, which includes a Valrhona chocolate mousse bar.
About the wine: Complementing your meal is a vast wine selection from the Wynn’s voluminous wine cellar. It would also be apropos to order a martini and raise a toast to Ol’ Blue Eyes.